Saturday, January 14, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 14, 1937

75 Years Ago
Eileen's Diary
January 14, 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 Thursday, January 14:

Played "Sol" most of day. [That is short for Solitaire!] Jean J. & Betty in in p.m. Terribly cold. White ear muffs. Buss and I walked home. 'Bout froze. Listened to good programs. Finished Jeanette's pillow.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, January 14:

Real cold out and slicker than the dickens. What thawed yesterday froze again & is it ever bad to drive. Played solitaire most of day. Buzz (Buss, originally; then added tails so they look like zz; much later??) & I walked home at nite. Nearly froze. Listened to Rudy, Maxwell & Bob Burns. I finished Ger's baby pillow. To bed early.

My comments: It as been a while since I posted the link to the radio shows. Let's see what we find, today. Rudy Vallee, here and here. Bob Burns, here and here.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Cold winter days in January are the perfect time for solitary!

  2. For sure. My wife and I do puzzles. Nice being retired. Never HAVE to go outside, either. ;-)