Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 49 - Nov 30-Dec 6

75 yrs ago
Week 49 - Nov 30-Dec 6

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 49. On Monday, "Came in to Globe Trotter game at nite." This was at the gym in our little home town school. I saw them in the 1950s, as well. Just saw an ad for their appearance in Springfield, MO, here in Dec 2011, too! 

Nice photo of Eileen and Pete, at the Homeplace (his Dad's farm, north of town).

Wednesday night was Hit Parade nite - I listed to it in the 50s, as well. It was just new in 1935; I'm sure she hardly ever missed it on the radio.

Thursday radio was "Maxwell House & Bob Burns - see details.

Finally, on Sunday, Eileen mentions '13 stayed at Smith's for dinner' and 'Betty and I did the chores.
Here is a photo of the folks likely at the gathering.

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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