Friday, October 4, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - October 4, 1938

75 Years Ago This Week - October 4, 1938
U.S. baseball player Dizzy Dean, featured on the April 15, 1935, cover of Time magazine.

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month. I'm continuing this meme, from time to time, as issues warrant.

Selected diary excerpts from Eileen's diary, from this week (and a day), 75 years ago:

Saturday, Oct. 1 (Mom had it circled; she and Dad started dating 2 years ago on Oct 1!):

…Pete to Carroll in pm. Pop with him. He ordered a heater. … Went with Lyle & Wilma to be married by Clayburg at Carroll at 7:00. … Lyle & Wilma stayed all nite. …

Wednesday, Oct 5:

… Alf Hetland put in the phone in the morning. Talked to the folks. … Did up the work and then listened to the World Series in pm. …

My comments: Getting chilly already this fall. Need a heater.

Lyle Kinnick was first cousin of Mom (Paul's brother, Robert's, son). They had stopped by a couple weeks before to ask Mom and Dad to 'stand up with them' - interesting to see how this wedding was handled.

They finally got a telephone… didn't need to drive the few miles into town, or up to his Dad's place, to talk to parents.

First game of the world series: New York Yankees - 3; Chicago Cubs - 1

"Dizzy Dean, who had helped carry the Cubs to the National League pennant despite a sore a rem, ran out of gas in the Series as the Yanks crushed the Cubs again (4-0) as they had in 1932." Wikipedia

Families are forever!  ;-)

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