75 yrs ago
Week 44 - Oct 26-Nov 1
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 44. As last week, another cold week as she continued to work at the Maytag store each day, it appears.
On Thursday, this nearly 18 year old is lamenting, “Wedding Bells are Breaking Up that Old Gang of Mine.” We get more comments like this, in weeks ahead. Very interesting.
Friday night dance grouping becoming familiar: Max and Orrin, Harold and Edith, Don and Norma, Pete and Eileen. Ten years later, or more, as a youngster, I often saw these same couples play important roles in our lives.
Homecoming, Church Bazaar, Chivari, "Halloweener's pushed my car into the telephone pole."
Movies, dancing, Cafe, fun. Another good week! ;-)
Families are Forever! ;-)