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Sunday, January 29, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 29, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 29, 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 Friday, January 29:

[This one also missing… ]

Here is the long entry for Friday, January 29:

Real cold out. Played cards with 2 decks. Sent in some Shorthand. Pete, Leo, Ila Jean & Robert in store in pm. I did up dishes & listened to First Niters. Went to bed early. Talked about Dairy.

My comments: Ila Jean was the daughter of Robert, first cousin to Eileen - exactly two months older (14 Oct vs. 14 Dec). She married Louis Buhr in 1943.

I think Leo was thinking about possibly going to work for a Dairy, in a nearby town. We'll have to watch and see if that is what is was they were talking about.

I've been unable to find the Ila Jean photo, that is in my mind. I think it is her high school graduation. I did post of photo of Eileen and Ila Jean as 'almost' ten-year-olds. Also, Ila Jean's obit is posted.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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