Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eileen KINNICK 75 yrs ago Week 42 - Oct 12-18

75 yrs ago
Week 42 - Oct 12-18

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 42. A very active week for Eileen. Started a new job; seems to go in each day. At the Maytag retail store. Have good photos to go along with the stories this week!

I remember Leo Fest visiting from Idaho in the 50s, as well. Was a good friend of Grandpa Paul Kinnick, Mom's dad. He lived to 101. From ancestry.com:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Leo E. Fest
SSN: 519-28-8632
Last Residence: 91325  Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 18 Feb 1892
Died: 23 Jul 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Idaho (Before 1951)

Eileen had a typical Sunday - she went to family dinner at noon, out with friends in the evening: "Went out to Petes with Lund 's. Max's birthday. Pete bro't me home. Whole gang there."
Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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