Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 32

Eileen KINNICK Diary - 75 yrs ago
Week 32 - Aug 3-9

My mother, Eileen KINNICK (maiden name), kept a diary from 1932 until her death in 1999. In Feb 2005, I created a website of her 1936 diary, the year she graduated from high school, and started dating my dad later in the year. The transcription, week by week, with commentary, notable items, and my comments are sitting there to view, unchanged (a few back links and all!). I am starting this retro view in the middle of the year. You are welcome to click on the Weekly Index, and go back to read the first half of the year, at your leisure.
My comments - in red
Commentary at the time - in green
Notable items - in blue

Setting: The family lived in a farmhouse a couple of miles out of town (Coon Rapids, Iowa). Older brother, Leo, lived at home; girl friend, later wife, Ida. Younger brother, Buzzy (she often wrote Bussy); see photo. Lund family lived down the road, on the way to town.

Week 32. The first three days continue at Spring Lake, on vacation with friends (See Week 31). She does drive the car, regularly, you will note. "Lil's & Del" refer's to her aunt Lillian (father's sister) and husband, Delbert Ford. Carrolton school was a few miles north of town - had been the historic 'first town' in Carroll County. We later lived out that direction - many of the folks out that way were good friends and neighbors. Burning of the school was a 'big deal.'

Enjoy the read. Comments welcomed.

Families are forever!  ;-)

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