Saturday, January 7, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - January 7, 1937

75 Years Ago
Eileen's Diary
January 7, 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 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 Thursday, January 7:

Dad & I got breakfast. Mom lots better. Terribly slick & snowing. Ate in town. Sent in 21-22-23. {She added note: shorthand lessons to Commercial Extension Omaha}. Studied at bank. Home in V8. Colder than ___. Listened to Rudy, Maxwell House & Bing Crosby.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, January 7:

Coldest it's ever been this morning. Mom stayed in bed. I had to get up & get breakfast. Almost didn't get around one corner. Slid in ditch taking Buzzy to school house. Erna & Behren's kids rode with us. Dad & I rode home at nite. Snowing on top of ice. Getting deep & drifting. Did dishes & listened to Rudy & Maxwell & then I went to sleep on cot. Really cold.

My comment: Check photo of Maytag store where she worked, in the snow.

Familes are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. the ____ entry..she couldn't even write the word in her own diary?? hahah..amazing!