Saturday, January 28, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 28, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 28, 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 28:

[Somehow, it seems to be missing… ]

Here is the long entry for Thursday, January 28:

 Colder out. Snowing a little bit. Sore throat and bad cold. Sent in Ivory Soap Contest letter. Did the dishes and listened to Rudy V., Lanny had Mary Small & child's revue. Really was good. Heard Bing Crosby, too. Too bed early.

My comments: "Tell us in 25 words or less why you like Ivory soap." Prizes included 60 New 1937 Pontiac DeLuxe Sixes and 1000 gallons of Texaco gas. I'd probably have entered, too!  ;-)

In 1937, the Pontiac Deluxe was called 'America's Finest Low Priced Car.'

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Nice looking car in a great color. And your folks are so vibrant and gorgeously young in this pic. Makes me smile. Love the post.

  2. Thank you, so much. I really enjoy getting comments... ;-)