Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eileen KINNICK 75 yrs ago Week 40 - Sep 28-Oct 4

75 yrs ago
Week 40 - Sep 28-Oct 4

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 bad links and all!). . 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; his girl friend, later wife, Ida, visited regularly. Younger brother, Buzzy (she often wrote Bussy) was 8 years old; see photo.

Week 40. Busy week, going to the County Fair events in town and back. On Thursday, "First and last dance with Pete. We took Grace & Betty home. Date Sunday night." Did you note: Oct 1 [– the date had fancy circle around it!]

They spend a lot of time in their car(s).

 1934 Chevy - when new...
Source: http://www.lonisantiquecars.com/1934%20CHEVY.HTM
Extracted: Feb 2005

Doesn't it help to have an image to relate to?

Note: I still do not know what the last line means: "Wished my ring on till Christmas."

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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