Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 5 - Feb 1-7, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 5 - Feb 1-7, 1937

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. During the latter half of 2011, commented weekly on these entries.
For 1937, I am transcribing the daily entries, currently, at The KINNICK Project surname blog.

In this weekly blog post, I will make summary comments and observations, and perhaps add a photo, from time to time.
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 9 years old. Pete Smith is her 'boy friend' - fourth month starting Jan 1 (they do marry, in Mar 1938).

 Week 5 (Feb 1-7):

One of the highlights this week, for me, was the Feb 3 entry (Wed) where "Pete & Charley fixing Chrystal's wringer" in the short version and "Pete came  & he & Charlie finally got the staft out" in the longer version. I hope you enjoyed the image of the 1936 Maytag Wringer Washing Machine, as well.

 From last week, the Jan 29 diary entry (Fri) [as well as my Jan 25 Wordless (nearly) Wednesday post] I want to provide an update - I came across the photo of Eileen's first cousin, Ila Jean Kinnick, that I was thinking of. I believe it is a high school graduation photo. I feel much better having come across it - and recognizing it - and being able to share it here!

And, finally, I have to call attention to Sunday night (posted today): "Pete didn't come over. 1st Sun. nite in 4 mos. I haven't been with Pete. Really lonesome." What do you suppose will happen next?

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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