Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 45 - Nov 2-8

75 yrs ago
Week 45 - Nov 2-8

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 45. Even though Eileen (Mom) had a very bad cold, and sore throat, and it was very cold - she seemed to keep doing all her activities - work, dancing, work each day, Homecoming activities, movies, and noticed it was election day on Tuesday. Love the photo of Shirley Temple in movie, "Dimples!"

"Max got her engagement ring tonight." - on Sunday! - "Those blamed wedding bells again!!!!"

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. I enjoyed reading what your mother wrote about the election--and the link to election results was interesting.

  2. Thank you for the comment, Sheryl. I found it quite interesting, as well. ;-) Those were 'interesting' times!