Wednesday, January 18, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 18, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 18, 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 Monday, January 18:

Cleaned store all morning. Old man sick. Dad. Audubon. I bro't car in. Erna better. Listened to Fibber & Molly - Pick & Pat - Lux Theater.
[She had arrow from "Old man" - Old man Vandaworker - (where Locker is)]

Here is the long entry for Monday, January 18:

Quiet cold. Took all morning to clean the store. Mr Vandaworker sick. Dad at Audubon so Leo came after us & I bro't  car back in. Edith rode home with us. Worked on Scrap Book. Typed letter to U. Bob in p.m. Erna better (underlined). Listened to Fibber Magee & Molly, Pick & Pat & Lux Theater. To bed early.

My comments: You can listen to the episode of Lux Theater she listened to, in your mp3 devise; download number 2 (37-1-18)

From 1930 U. S. Census - appears to be our Vandaworker family:
Cyres Vandaworker
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1930: Garfield, Plymouth, Iowa
Spouse's Name: Alice M Vandaworker
Occupation: Auctioneer
Household Members:
Name - Age
Cyres Vandaworker 49
Alice M Vandaworker 43
Charles C Vandaworker 21
Dorothy Vandaworker 19
Robert J Vandaworker 9

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Went in to Lux Radio theater Archive cool to listen to something that she did on Jan 18 1937!! I love those old radio shows...really love the scary ones...I forgot about this site..I actually have been on it before for another radio show!