75 Years Ago
January 10, 1937
This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.
Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.
For 1937, the first entry available was for January 4. It was made in a multi-year diary format, so is short. Starting on January 5, there are two entries, one on the small format and a second is a full page entry. I suspect the longer entries were made later, when she got that book… there is no way to know, unless it shows up in the entries. This goes on for a couple of weeks. Let's see how it goes.
Here is the short entry for Sunday, January 10:
Road open. Still cold. Cleaned the house. Buss [Buzzy] & I went to Liebs [She added a note, off to the top: Lieb was Clark Lee's uncle & they were bachelors. He probably left the farm to Clark.] & slid on his hill. More fun. Pete came at nite. "Anthony Adverse." Swell! Out home in kitchen. Leo came. Pete & I put V-8 in garage.
Here is the long entry for Sunday, January 10:
Slept rather late. Cleaned up the house & went out doors & over to Leib's. Really swell out. After dinner Buzz & I went sliding over on Leib's hill. Had the keenest time. Made cheese sandwiches & cleaned up. Pete came about 7:30. Went to "Anthony Adverse." Really was good! Out home afterwards. Had to put V-8 in garage. Had keenest time!
My comments: In the late 1940s and into the 1950s, Clark Lee was my barber in Coon Rapids. He was married then, to one of Mom's friends. Real nice guy. Don't know that they had an children, come to think of it… ;-)
Interesting that 'putting the V-8 in the garage' - after the snow storm was over, could be the "keenest time!" Wonder what they were really doing, in the car? 18 and 21 years old… ;-)
Families are Forever! ;-)