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Showing posts with label 75 Years Ago This Week. Show all posts
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Items of Interest: 50 and 75 Years Ago, in our Hometown


Items of Interest: 
50 and 75 Years Ago, in our Hometown
 
[For our Daughters and Grandchildren]


From The Coon Rapids (Iowa) Enterprise, 2014-03-20 p. 5:

50 Years Ago
March 12, 1964



Lt. and Mrs. William L. Smith of St. George, Utah, are the parents of a second daughter, Alison Ruth Smith, born March 6.
Her sister, Annette, is 3 years old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leverne Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bolger, all of Coon Rapids
Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinnick of Bayard and Mrs. Hazel Bolger of Coon Rapids.


75 Years Ago
March 17, 1939



School election here on Monday was a very quiet affair with only 66 ballots cast. No opposition was presented to the reelection of the present incumbents, P.H. Kinnick
and C.W. Thomas.



75 Years Ago
March 17, 1939



Mrs. Mary Weaver, 79, a longtime resident of this community,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freyda Thomas, Friday
night. Funeral services were conducted at the Thomas home Sunday
afternoon by the Rev. W.F. Clayburg of Carroll. Burial was
in the local cemetery. Pall bearers were Wilbur Thomas, Wesley
Thomas, Glen Bolger, H.S. Keister and Clifford and Sam Weaver of
Spirit Lake. Harriet Ellen Yager was born in Ablington, Jefferson
County on July 2, 1859 and passed away at the home of her daughter
in Coon Rapids, March 10, 1939 at the age of 79 years, 8 months and
8 days. At the age of 10 years she moved with her parents to Jasper
County, and later they moved to Audubon County. She was united
in marriage to Samuel L. Weaver in 1880. To this union were born
four children, all who survive. They are Sherman C. Weaver of
Porterville, CA, Curtis E. Weaver of Spirit Lake, Minnie E. Overly
of Wenstchee, WA, and Freyda E. Thomas of Coon Rapids. While
still a young woman she joined the Methodist Church and has
been a faithful member throughout her life. In addition to her children
she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hatfield of Spirit
Lake, and Mrs. J.H. Grady of Harris, and one brother, Mr. C.A. Yager
of Coon Rapids; also 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren,
many other relatives and a host of friends.


Families are Forever! ;-)

Friday, February 7, 2014

75 Years Ago This Week - February 7, 1939


75 Years Ago This Week
February 7, 1939


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.




The Coon Rapids Enterprise - 75 Years Ago column, had two interesting items: 1)

February 3, 1939
M.R. Wait, superintendent of the local light plant, announces an REA Wiring school will be held in the community building here on the evening of February 10. Planned in cooperation with County Agent Paul Wilson of Guthrie county, the school is intended to give information to all interested REA project members or any others interested in electricity and house wiring. C.H. VanVlack of the Extension Service of Iowa State college will be in charge of the meeting and will be able to answer any questions which may arise in regard to any REA matters. Members of the Glidden and Guthrie REA projects and farmers from any of our four counties will be welcome at this meeting as it is designed principally for their benefit and information.

My comment: This is noteworthy because in my comments on my Mom's daily diary entries from 75 years ago, and the Facebook comments following those posts, we have been discussing how their farm house did not yet have electricity because a line did not come down their road.

2) A later article also including a report of the Coon Valley Conference basketball tourney played in Coon Rapids. I included an actual copy of that week's newspaper with the diary post for that day, there.

Note: Diary entries are posted each day on the KINNICK Project Blog.

Families are Forever! ;-)

Friday, November 15, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - November 15, 1938


75 Years Ago This Week
November 15, 1938
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.
[Image: Babe Towne Baseball Card]

From Page 5, Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, November 14, 2013
:


75 Years Ago
November 4, 1938



No longer will “Babe” Towne, former Chicago White Sox catcher, be the center of attraction at
our annual baseball reunions. [See: 5 prior stories here on Babe Towne!]

“Babe” is gone. In the language of the diamond which he loved so well, he “struck out” suddenly from a heart attack while sitting in his car in front of the Textor’s cafe last Saturday afternoon.

“Babe” had been working for the Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Co. at Spencer the past couple of months where he was rated as one of the best salesmen. Saturday, with his wife, he returned to Coon Rapids to start his campaign for sheriff as the Republican nominee. Sitting in his car he was happily greeting an old friend when his heart failed him without warning. Ed Zavitz who was with him at the time called Dr. Wolfe who arrived almost immediately but too late to be of assistance.

Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Coder funeral home here, conducted by the Rev. O.E. Cooley.

A Masonic escort accompanied the body. Interment was made in Spencer. Jay King Towne son of Dr. E.B. and Angeline Towne, was born at Coon Rapids, March 12, 1880. He passed away October 29, 1938. He grew up in Coon Rapids and graduated from the local schools.

After playing ball around Coon Rapids for about two years he went to Rock Rapids where he played his first professional ball. In 1901, he played ball in Madison, SD. He continued to play until 1903 at which time an opportunity came to him to play with Des Moines in the Western League. In 1905, he played with Milwaukee in the American Association, coming back to Des Moines in 1906. In the middle of that summer he went to the Chicago White Sox as a catcher and played until the end of the season. Following this he played several years of minor league baseball.

After retiring, he went to Sioux City where he was in partnership with Tom Fairweather, owning the Western Franchise at that place. On December 23, 1926 he was married to Nettie Lilly. After living in a number of places, they established their home at Coon Rapids in 1934 where they continued to live until recently when they moved to Spencer.


[image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Babe_Towne.jpg]


"In July 1906, Towne was batting .357 when he was purchased by the Chicago White Sox. He played in 14 games and also pinch-hit once in the 1906 World Series, which the White Sox won."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Towne

Note: Wikipedia article erroneously states that he died in Des Moines, Iowa; same date.


Families are Forever!  ;-)


Friday, November 8, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - My first appearances in Mom's Diary!


75 Years Ago This Week
My first appearances in Mom's Diary!


Boy Baby Rattle


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.


On Thursday, November 3, 1938, Mom wrote:

Made pancakes for breakfast. It was raining. I threw up in morning. Did dishes & separator & went in to town. Pete got his hair cut & we ate dinner with the folks. Came home early & did up the chores, ate supper & went to bed.

On Tuesday, November 15, 1938, Mom wrote:

Really sick in morning and at Noon. Pete here to dinner. Felt OK after dinner. Washed hair, made cookies. Scalloped spuds for supper. Pete here early. Pete shaved while I did the dishes. Read & listened to the radio awhile and then went to bed early.

My comments:
I was born on July 1, 1939, about eight months hence... what do you think?


Families are Forever! ;-)

Friday, October 18, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - October 17, 1938




75 Years Ago This Week - October 17, 1938
 

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, 75 years ago:

This is a "Catch Up" article that appeared in the paper related to my earlier post - when the same photo was used.

It was in the Enterprise on October 17, 75 Years Ago column, dated September 30, 1938:

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kinnick are the parents of an eight pound daughter, Karen Kay, born Monday morning at their home near Bradgate. Mrs. Kinnick is the former Ida Marie Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bell. The baby’s paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinnick. Mr. and Mrs. Kinnick moved to their present home near Bradgate the last of
January this year. This is their first child.

My comment:
The one little reminder/surprise here is that they were living in Bradgate, when Karen was born. I'm sure I knew that, but it certainly was not a fact I had in my mind, for my first cousin. Leo was working in a dairy there, as I recall. Bradgate was on the west edge of Humbolt County, three counties to the north and one county east of Coon Rapids.


Families are forever!  ;-)

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!  ;-)

Friday, September 27, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - September 27, 1938





75 Years Ago This Week - September 27, 1938
Bill and Karen, at Paul Kinnick front yard in Coon Rapids


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, 75 years ago:

Saturday, Sept. 24:

… Took Pop over to Pilot Mound & back. Drove Polly's car. Polly went along but I did all the driving. Ate dinner at 2:00 at Schoppes in Jefferson. ...

Monday, Sept. 26:

… Karen Kay born at 5:00 a.m. Folks there when it happened. …

Tuesday, Sept. 27:

… Down to the fair awhile. Got season tickets $1.00. …

My comments: Wish she had said who they visited in Pilot Mound, over in NW Boone County. Assume it was Soderstrom cousins… his ('Pop' was my Dad's father, William Smith, of course) maternal grandfather had died there in 1901… I would not have expected him to still be in touch with family there; but, of course, I was wrong. ;-) A new family history research questions to work on...  ;-)

Karen Kay Kinnick was born 9 months before I was (on July 1, 1939); she is daughter of Mom's older brother, Leo Kinnick, and his wife, Ida Marie. Karen is my first cousin, of course.

Was your county fair 'season ticket' $1.00 this year?? What fun!


Families are forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - August 31, 1938


75 Years Ago This Week - August 31, 1938
 

75 Years Ago This Week posts 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.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog this week we posted a series of daily entries regarding Mom and Dad's trip to the Iowa State Fair - 75 years ago this week, starting here at they prepared for the trip.

I was surprised to see that they took and stayed in a tent on the camping grounds adjacent to the fairgrounds proper.

On August 27th, they visited the livestock pavilion and ate at "a stand."

August 28th was the auto races in the afternoon; they left the fair and attended a movie; before driving home - and seeing friends who had also been to the fair.

I posted one more day, August 29th, just because it was a funny entry


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 16, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - August 16, 1938



75 Years Ago This Week
August 16, 1938

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.



Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we recently posted a series of daily entries regarding "threshing" from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary, starting here

This week, in the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago column, dated 29 Jul 1938, was this excerpt:

"Roy Greenlee narrowly escaped being injured seriously Wednesday morning while helping thresh at the Robert Kinnick home. One of his horses skipped a wire, became frightened, and scared the colt he was driving. The team bolted towards the threshing machine, broke the neck yoke and line, hit a post and broke loose from the rack. Roy was knocked to the floor of the rack badly bruised and shaken up. Robert Kinnick and Howard Lewis took after the team in a car and caught them before they had run clear home."

My comments: Robert Kinnick was my great-uncle, brother of Paul Kinnick, Mom's father. This was near by to where Mom and Dad were threshing… likely some same crew members. Small world.


Bonus family item
From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, in the 100 Years Ago column, dated August 1, 1913:

"Lem Williams has bought the Booth blacksmith shop tools and employed a blacksmith to work for him."
 
My comment: Lem Williams was an uncle of Robert and Paul Kinnick; brother of their mother. He was very active in construction activity, and other business ventures, in Coon Rapids. It is much fun following his reports in the Enterprise.



Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 26, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 26, 1938




75 Years Ago This Week - April 26, 1938



75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

We started this week 'planting spuds' …

Eileen mentioned listing to evening radio shows…

Both the Des Moines Register and Coon Rapids Enterprise mentioned on April 22


New week of early mornings… working in the field… continued posting Apr 22 Enterprise pages


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 22, 1938 - front page below - all eight pages shared on other site, fascinating:


My comment: An interesting a different week… settling into some long term routines.


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 19, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 19



75 Years Ago This Week - April 19
 


75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

Pete doing spring farming. Eileen to Bank Nite movie with Mae West…

Pete disked over at the 80…

Got both an ice box and a stove…

A 'normal' Sunday, worked around the house and yard, Pete had evening meeting…

Monday night, and they went dancing! ;-)


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 15, 1938:

Coon Rapids ranked first in the vocal division in class B schools by receiving four superiors and one excellent in the southwest district music contest at Atlantic Friday and Saturday. Superior rating was given to the boys’ glee, the male quartet, small mixed vocal group, and the baritone solo by Keith Textor. Wayne Cooley’s tenor solo received a final rating of excellent. Events rated superior will go to the finals at Iowa City the first week in May. Fifty schools were present at the contest. Jordan Johnson directed the students in competition.
Miss Mildred Middleton was their accompanist.

My comment: Some of Eileen's close friends in music and in Coon Rapids.


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 12, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 12



75 Years Ago This Week
April 12


75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

The week started with working in the field on the other eighty

A chocolate cake and a new mail-box came next…

Followed by a COLD April snow storm

Did you see the map of how close they were to town?

And, company on Sunday, of course…


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 8, 1938:

The new town council met Monday noon and were sworn in. J.E. Howe was appointed town clerk. Adjourning to evening they met at city hall. Taking up organization Ed Zavitz was appointed night watchman; Fred Smith street commissioner and day marshall, Dr. C.E. Wolfe was appointed health physician.
Appointed to the Claims and Finance committee were Cadden, Davis and Textor; Ordinance committee, Kretzinger, Tigges and Textor; Water and Sewer Davis, Cadden and Tigges; Light and Park Textor, Davis and Kretzinger.
The Iowa Savings and First State Banks were named as town depositories. Meeting as a board of health and later as a board of review they met in adjourned session Tuesday night and then they adjourned as a town council to meet again next Monday night.

My comment: Interesting insights into the Coon Rapids city government in 1938.


Around the world this week, 75 Years Ago:

  • Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY 
  • Henry Picard won the 5th Golf Masters Championship
  • Austria became a State of Germany

Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 5, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 5





75 Years Ago This Week 
 April 5
 

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

9 eggs… and reading love letters

Butchering meat for their new locker box

Took Cream to town… we see it in the ledger book… Neat!

She "told Lite Plant how much I wanted."



From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 1, 1938:

The Progressive ticket headed by Paul alex for mayor, won a decisive victory in Monday’s
election electing their candidate for mayor, assessor and three councilmen. The “city dads” for the next two years will be Paul O. Alex, mayor; P.H. Kinnick, treasurer; Ralph C. Bowman, assessor; Councilmen George Textor, Harry Cadden, Dave Davis, John Tigges, and W.A. Kretzinger. Of the old council, the mayor and three council members were not candidates for re-election. Mayor Whitnell had served five consecutive terms, 10 years; John Miller had been a council member 12 years; Meade Steele had served for four years; Russell Dixon was completing the term of Leo Watrous who resigned during his fifth term to take a position with
the municipal light plant. The new council will take office Monday evening.

My comment:
Had to show the Coon Rapids town council election results, since we showed the two tickets earlier.
The ledger page: Cream income, butter cost:


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 29, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - March 29


75 Years Ago This Week - March 29
 

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Interesting week of "new things" -

An ice cream party…

We started counting eggs each day…

We got our first look at the journal of cream sales (and butter purchase)…

Mom used some of the eggs to make a neat cake!

We got to meet Pop, up close…  ;-)


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

March 25, 1938:

The Coon Rapids Boy Scout Troop with 21 members and 5 “Cub” Scout associate members was formally instituted and presented with a charter at appropriate ceremonies in the public school auditorium Tuesday evening.
Sponsored by the Coon Rapids Lions Club, the Lions had charge of the meeting with
Chairman Dollarhide of the Lions Scout Committee in charge of ceremonies. The Bayard Scout Troop in charge of their scoutmaster J.B. Warren, acted as installing troop and carried out their program with precision and dispatch. F.C. Woolworth of
Sioux City, scout executor of the Sioux City area, was present and presented the new charter with an appropriate speech. Scout Master adrian Clark gave a short talk on the work of the troop and announced they had secured the use of an old barn on the F.C. Caswell property just west of the school building for troop headquarters where they held their meetings each Monday evening.
Some of the boys do not have uniforms and are anxious to earn money so they can get some. Members of the new troop are John Chrystal, Stephen Garst, Duane Davis, Duane Hoffman, Joe Gallagher, Keith Compton, Junior Schumacher, Bill Davis, Dick Davis, Lawrence Raygor, Raymond Betts, Bill Cook, Douglas Cook, Roy Patrick, Leroy Ockenfelt, Marvin Smith, Junior Johnson, David Ibach, Max Austin, Junior Whitnell, Dick Rafferty.
The five Cub Scout member boys under the age of twelve are David Garst, Jack Wallace, Keith Robison, Billy Grettenberg, and Junior Kersey. These boys are all
classed as tenderfoot Scouts with the exception of Max Austin and Junior Whitnell who have passed examinations to be classed as Second Class Scouts. Two patrols
have been formed, one called the Lions Patrol and the other the Raccoon Patrol. Max Austin and Steven Garst have been named patrol leaders. John Chrystal has been named treasurer, Joe Galloway, scribe, and Junior Johnson is game warden.

My comment: Just thought this was interesting. Lots of familiar names here, from later years, when I was around…  ;-)

How many do you recognize? ;-)


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 22, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - March 22


75 Years Ago This Week - March 22



75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

After all the preparation work on the old farm house last week, this week saw the marriage of Pete and Eileen take place on St. Patrick's Day - so they could go to the dance with their friends after!

Chivariers did come the evening of their first night in their new home - on schedule, and messed up the floors (see the next day)

Cows and the milk/cream separator (needing cleaned thoroughly twice a day) arrived on the 20th.


And, the chickens arrived on the farm on the 21st…


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

March 18, 1938:

George Boehler polled 91 votes and Orton Kretzinger 181 to become new members of the local public school board Monday. H.J. Day was reelected treasurer. Harold S. Keister, defeated third term candidate, polled 159 out of the 307 votes cast. L.A. Jordan the other retiring member, was not a candidate for reelection.
The new board will now consist of Chas. W. Thomas, C.E. Coder, Paul Kinnick, George Boehler and Orton Kretzinger with H.J.
Day as treasurer.

My comment: Last week, we saw two town council tickets, with my grandfather, Paul (P.H. Kinnick), on both tickets, as Treasurer! This week we are reminded that he also continued to serve on the local school board. Neat! Local public service is so important! ;-)


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 15, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - March 15




75 Years Ago This Week

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

The old farm house was being prepared to live in by both families working together to help Pete and Eileen get ready when they are married in a few days…

Wallpapering was completed, among other things.


Identifying the Smith siblings that helped out.


From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

March 11, 1938:

Town election is a couple of weeks away Monday, March 28, and nomination papers are now in circulation about town for the following two tickets: The Peoples ticket presents John Shirbroun for mayor; George Textor, W.A. Kretzinger, M.H. Galloway, C.W. Rippey, and George Lachenmeyer for town council,; Jno. W. Smith for assessor; P.H. Kinnick for treasurer. The Citizens ticket presents Paul O. Alex for mayor; Dwight Williams, Dr. D.S. Weaver, Ralph Shannon, and John Tigges for town council; Ralph C. Bowman for assessor; P.H. Kinnick for treasurer.

My Grandfather, Paul (P.H. Kinnick), was on both tickets! Love it!
  ;-)

Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 8, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - March 1-7


75 Years Ago This Week


75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

On March 3, Eileen went to Des Moines to watch the Girl's Basketball Game in the State Championships.

On March 4, we started to hear a lot about plastering and pulling down old wall paper at the farm house where they were planning to make their new home.




On March 6, her whole family joined in with painting in that house.

On March 7, new wallpaper arrived.
What will come next?



From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

March 4, 1938:
"Coon Rapids playing the outstanding game of the state tournament so far out played Fonda during their first round of the tournament to lead 23-3 at the half. The radio announcer
said that Coon’s team was the smoothest he had seen this season and Lund’s ball handling simply marvelous. Lund was credited with sinking 12 of these points, Grohe 6, and Johnson,6.
Coon’s defense led by “Tuffy” Parker had the Fonda girls baffled. Coon Rapids was there in force with Holliday’s school band furnishing music for the occasion. apparently Coon was
the popular outfit of this day’s play with half the town in attendance.
Playing in the first half for Coon were Lund, Johnson, Grohe, Parker, David, Anderson. Starting the second half, Lund was given a free throw and as usual, sunk it to make the score
24-3. At the end of the third quarter the score stood 37-6 in favor of Coon. Lund accounted for 20 of these points, Johnson, 10, Grohe, 7. Lund’s work was outstanding. Between quarters Holliday and his band got almost as much mention from the announcer.
By special wire from Drake fieldhouse at the end of the game we find Coach Christian shot in all of his reserves to finish the game, Whisler, Baker, Davis, Coder, Rogers, George.
Long shots were a feature and the final score was Coon Rapids 47, Fonda, 9."


Families are forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 1, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week

75 Years Ago This Week



This is a new weekly meme, for me, starting today, March 1, 2013.

75 Years Ago This Week
included March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were recently engaged, preparing to get married later in the month.


Also starting today, over in The KINNICK Project blog, I have resumed daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Each week here, I will have something to say about the week's diary entries with a link over there.

Most weeks, I'll also have something from the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise. From time to time, I may add other tidbits from that week, 75 Years Ago! ;-)

***
 From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 6:
"Decided to get married sometime in March & love on Smith's other place."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 8:
 [At work] "Told Leo & Boyd I was gonna get married.
Told the folks but they hardly believed me."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 9:
"Pete came. Went out on Betts road. Just sat & talked. Plan on going to Des Moines {to get rings}."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 11:
"Pete came & we went to Des Moines. Ate at Butterfly. Got rings at Helzbergs, did a little shopping... [Back at home] So tickled about the rings; they're cuter than the dickens."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 18:
"Looked at catalogs and planned."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 20:
"Over to Smith's other place. Measured all the floors and windows. It really can be made nice. Over to Smith's to supper."

From Eileen's diary entry of Feb 23:
"Went to Whitnell's & picked out our Fiesta... Went to Carroll... Got our cabinet, couch, 2 rugs, & 2 kitchen chairs. Came rite home."

My comments: Kind of brings us up to date!  ;-)


Families are forever!  ;-)