Saturday, February 11, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 11, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 11, 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, February 11:

Really swell spring day. "Fat Wilson" got stuck ahead of us. Read pin am. Ruth fixed my nails. Jean here. Really thawed. I did dishes & played cards with kids.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, February 11:

 Really a swell morning. Just like spring. "Fat Wilson" got stuck ahead of us but we went right through. Dad & I our home to dinner. Men from American College here. Ruth fixed my nails in pm. Jean here, too. Charlie shaving. All of us kinda crazy. Took Ruth home at 5:00 in old "Battlex." I did up about dish in houses & washed my head. Played cards with the kids.

My comments:
I do not know who "Fat Wilson" might have been. Any ideas?

Neither do I know what the "men for American College" might have been. It didn't seem to be personal. Perhaps recruiters came through regularly. I doubt they were looking for a Maytag…  ;-)

I choose fingernails, rather than toenails, for an image. Mom liked clear and clean fingernails.

"Played cards with kids." Would that be Buzzy & Leo? I'm not aware of any other 'kids?' Curious.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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