Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 21 - May 22-28, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 21 - May 22-28, 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 21 (May 22-28): This week I feel as though we are seeing small positive changes in the relationship between Eileen and Pete - that I have been looking for. They have their ups and downs, but, starting the 26 and 27th she drives out past his place - just to be close to him, even if she doesn't see him or stop to talk to him. He is very busy with the planting and other field work this time of year. This plays out over the next couple of weeks and more.

On the 27th, she also goes to the High School Commencement. Of course, her dad is on the school board, in addition to the fact she is only one year out, herself. She would know many of the graduates well.
This is copy of her 1936 Commencement program... I assume 1937 would be similar in format! ;-)

I look forward to additional comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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