Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 28 - July 3-9, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 28 - July 3-9, 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 28 (July 3-9): This week was really a good string of 'typical summer days' including the 4th of July holidays (extended to Monday since the 4th was on Sunday) - Fried chicken, picnics, Band Concert in the park, All-Star Baseball Game on the radio, lemonade and cake for fellows making hay at home, and making hay with the neighbors! Perhaps things have not changed so much in 75 years as we sometimes think!  ;-)

And, in 2012, the record heat has been broken. How long will it last?

I look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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