Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 35 - Aug 21-27, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 35 - Aug 21-27, 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 35 (Aug 21-27): This week started off busy on Saturday: "Mom canned pickles." But, the rest of the week the diary was really quiet because "Pete and the boys" went on a whole week vacation - 70 miles away, but she never says where they went! They do get back at noon on Saturday!  ;-)

I did want to add one item from the Coon Rapids Enterprise, from August 23, 2012:

75 Years Ago
August 13, 1937

"The new Sinclair Super Service station just completed, opened for business Tuesday with Milo Roberts in charge and Roy Reid as his assistant, E.E. Reid and Dewey Connor, tank wagon men, were also there part of the time. While the new station is now serving the public, its formal opening will not be held until later."

In the 1950s, this station was run by our cousin, Paul Nielsen, and I had the opportunity to work there while I was in high school. It was interesting to see that this was the year it was built and opened.

I look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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