Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 14 - April 2-9, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 14 - April 2-9, 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 14 (Apr 2-9): I am still thinking about the Big Group Music Contest that Eileen went to in Corning, a couple of hours away, on Friday. She got off work. This is the Spring of 1937, a year after she graduated. It was obviously very important to her. She went with me a couple of times when I was in High School in the 1950s. I guess it continued!

In looking for a photo for today's post, look what I found. This is a clipping from the 2003 Coon Rapids Enterprise, with a photo of the Coon Rapids High School Glee Club back in 1934… with some very familiar names (to me) - you may recognize others, as well.

Paul, Keith and Dale Textor; Richard Miller, Jack Rodgers, June Vaughn (a woman! pianist, I'll bet) Wallace Arms, Maurice Miller, Wesley Thomas, Andrew Raebuck, Roy Hilgenberg, Leo Kinnick, Charles Browning… wow! 

Comments welcomed! 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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