Thursday, January 5, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 5, 1937

75 Years Ago
Eileen's Diary
January 5, 1937

This entry is the second daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Background: For 1936, Eileen's diary entries have been online since 2005. 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 now 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 Tuesday, January 5:

Mom stayed in bed late. Studied shorthand. Wore ski suit. Not quite so cold today. Pete came down to store awhile in p.m. We went to Bk Nite "Star for a Nite". Dad & Buzzy to games - Mom in bed.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, January 5:

Awfully cold. I had to get breakfast. Mom stayed in bed 'til late. Little warmer at Noon. Aunt Lil was in.  Had her hair cut and set. Looks so differently. Got 21 ready in Shthand. Charlie is going to either Arkansas or Louisiana! {she had underlined} Pete here in pm for awhile. Curled Bertha's hair. Skating rink men talked to me awhile. Edith and i started home with Edith R. Her car broke so we started walking & Orville picked us up. Did separator, ate, did dishes, and Pete came & we went to Bank Nite "Star for a nite." Really good. Went right home Sat outside in the car till 11:00.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bill,
    So great you're posting these diaries. I've been posting my mom's diary entries about falling in love with my Dad 70 years ago (1941-1942). Really cute and wildly in love. Congrats on your book too.