Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 48 - Nov 22-29

75 yrs ago
Week 48 - Nov 22-29

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 48. Thanksgiving on Thursday - was the last Thursday of month in 1936.

Very interesting to see Pete (my Dad) referred to, on Monday, as the "red headed boy" - his hair had a red tinge to the black… was it even more reddish just out of high school???

Noted boys and girls high school basketball scores: 22-25 & 18-19! ;-)

Curious the way the family divided for Thanksgiving day dinner: Older brother went to his Kinnick uncle's for dinner, while their Mom and Dad went to their Mom's sister's place. Eileen stayed home during day, but went out in the evening, with Pete! Stayed out late, it appears.

Her father was regularly attending a divorce trial - curious, as well.

Interesting that she worked at the appliance store, on Saturday night, since the owner was out of town!  ;-)

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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