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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 18 - May 1-7, 1937
75 yrs ago
Week 18 - May 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. 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 18 (May 1-7): This week we had May baskets, a really good and a really bad movie, the Tilton & Guthrie show, some long shorthand entries, a job offer, writing on Main Street, the heifer had a calf, and Dad brought home ice cream and a chest of drawers for Eileen. If you missed any of those stories, click over to the daily entrees and check them out.
In the meantime, I'm going sit and stare at this calf photo I found and shared (today) - I can still smell it, so distinct an odor, from the years on the farm - near Coon Rapids, Iowa! ;-)
Families are Forever! ;-)