Monday, January 16, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 16, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 16, 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 Saturday, January 16:

Not as cold but real windy. Helen L'ot (sic) hamrs for Edith & me. Had to work in p.m. To town at nite with Edith & Helen. Rode with Kenny P. up to Lenore's. Buss at show. Pete's car. (arrow to Pete) took me home.

[Note added later: arrow to Kenny P. - Kenneth Pingrey (married Elizabeth Welch)]

Here is the long entry for Saturday, January 16:

Not so cold, but terribly windy. Read "Esquire" in morning. Bro't V-8 back in after dinner. Helen sat up Hambgrs for us. I took her & Lenore home. Leo & I & Buzz in town after supper. Buzz to show. I with Edith, Helen. Rode with Kenny P. in new Chevy. Over at Lund's station. Drove Pete's car. Took Helen home. Pete took me home. Erna had attack of appendicitis!

My comments: Couple of new names, that do recur in future months and year: Ken and Elizabeth, as well as Lenore - married Carl Shirbroun; also friends for many years.
I have noticed Eileen occasionally worked on Saturdays.
"Lund's station" was where farmers brought milk, cream and eggs on Saturday night - cash crops. Then, often went shopping on Main Street, a half block away. [I have vague memories of the men, in their hats, from those Saturday nights.]

New 1937 Chevy

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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