Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 22 - May 29-June 4, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 22 - May 29-June 4, 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 22 (May 29-June 4):
Back on May 21, the diary entries mentioned May Fest at the School. In the 24 May 2012 Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago column, there was an additional story with more useful information:

"Miss Edith Parker will reign over the second annual May Fete to be Friday night, May 21, at the high school gymnasium. Her attendants will be Misses Helen Jensen, Marian Thomas, Dorothy Watrous, Edith Lund, Virginia Gillesie, Linette Cretsinger, and Gerolene Johnson. This year the fete will be in the form of a “Melting Pot” with dances and games representing the different countries, who have sent emigrants to America."

And, in another article in the same 75 Years Ago column, same issue:

"The Normal Training Club held its final meeting of the year last Wednesday at which time reports of the various officers were made covering the work of the year, and officers chosen for the ensuing year. Those officers were elected for the coming year:
President Marjorie Davis, Vice
President Erna Lund,
Secretary Edith Vaughan,
Treasurer Lorene George, and
Student Council Representative Shirley Johnson."

Note the mention of Eileen's nearest neighbors and good friends, the Lund girls: Edith and Erna.

I look forward to additional comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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