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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eileen KINNICK 75 yrs ago - Week 47 - Nov15-22

Eileen KINNICK
75 yrs ago
Week 47 - Nov15-22

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.
Key:
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 47. "The Golden Woman" is most likely 'A story of love and adventure in the west' - certainly something she would be likely to read.

Back issues of "Esquire" magazine for 1936 are available, if you would like to see what she was reading! I also notice there is a book of F. Scott Fitzgerald "Short Stories from Esquire: 1936-1941" that likely included his story in the magazine Eileen was reading. [Love the internet, with instant access to so much information, more than we can ever use!]

Thanksgiving was still a week away, in 1936.

Another busy week for my future Mom!  ;-)


Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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