Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 19 - May 8-14, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 19 - May 8-14, 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 19 (May 8-14): On May 6, last week, Eileen said she "Wrote to Bud in the middle of Main Street" and that got us into a conversation, on Facebook, about how Coon Rapids' Main Street was so wide that cars parked in the middle of the street as well as diagonally into the front of the buildings (and sidewalk). Cousin Becki was good enough to locate an old postcard that showed this in actuality - and the cars are parked diagonally in the middle, as well. I case you missed it on Facebook, here is the scan of that postcard. Look the age of the cars! And the scene being the east end of Main Street, not the west, that we more often see pictured. Neat! ;-)

And, look what I just came across last night (looking for something else, of course!)
West end of Main Street, 1959 - Garst Store corner on the right - looking west.  ;-)

I look forward to additional comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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