Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 29 - July 10-16, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 29 - July 10-16, 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 29 (July 10-16):
At the end of the entry for Wednesday, July 14, she quotes Pete as having said to her: "You know I should be getting you an engagement ring." Neat, huh? For sure, it is time.

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, July 12, 2012, page 4:
75 Years Ago for July 2, 1937:

"In another week, movie fans, you will be able to attend your home town theater again. The extensive remodeling of the Lyric theater building and equipment is rapidly nearing completions. Coon Rapids will soon have a show house which will be a credit to the community."

I look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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