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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!
Families are Forever! ;-)