Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 13 - March 27-April 2, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 13 - March 27-April 2, 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. Starting here with Week 10, I am switching to the week ending on Friday.
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 13 (Mar 27-Apr 2): On Wednesday, March 31, Eileen's Dad went to the school musical. This was good reminder that he was on the Board of Directors of the School District.

In the recent Coon Rapids Enterprise, Page 4, 75 Years Ago column for March 12, 1937, it read:

"C.E Coder was re-elected to the local school Monday by a margin of three voted receiving 145 to 142 cast for Orton Kretziner. Apparently neither candidate did any campaigning or the results might have been different. The board now is composed of Mr. Coder, elected for a three year term; H.S. Keister and L.A. Jordan, whose terms expire in 1938 and P.H. Kinnick and Chas. W. Thomas, whose terms expire in 1939."

Related to earlier stories in Eileen's diary, the next paragraph reads:

"Harry Cadden announced in this issue that his new clothing store will be open for business and that he expects to have all his stock in and be ready for his grand opening in another week. Carpenters and painters have completed their work of remodeling the interior of the store, stock is arriving daily and the new store promises to be a decided credit to the town."

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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