Thursday, January 12, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 12, 1937

75 Years Ago
Eileen's Diary
January 12, 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 Tuesday, January 12:

Nice out. Thawed. Typed for Betty & Dr. Ger. [added margin note: Dr. Gertrude (Collard) was an osteopath (in Johnson house)] Walked home. At nite Buss & I to Bayard games. Folks to Bk. nite. "Rip" Morman's name called. With Edith & Norma. Won all 3 games.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, January 12:

Nice out again but a little colder. Norma called in pm. Betty here after school. Left some typing for me to do. At nite Bussy & I went to the Bayard games. Rest of folks went to bank nite. With Edith and Norma. Home at 11:00. We won all 3 games.

My comments: I'm curious about "3 games" - would expect it to be boys and girls basketball. We'll have to wait to see if later notes give more clues. She was pretty regular at following high school sports.

I assume she was being paid for doing the typing. Her ledger accounts may have some more insight into that. She does typing for folks fairly regularly. He dad had the typewriter… stayed in the family, for years… an old upright Underwood. She was still typing 'family newsletters" on it in the 1960-70s.

1937 Underwood Typewriter
Image from ebay

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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