Monday, February 13, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 13, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 13, 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 Saturday, February 13:

Cleaned whole store. Mr. Van here. Charlie left at 9:00. Cleaned house in pm. Slept on cot till 6:00. Did dishes, soaked feet, listened to radio & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, February 13:

Charlie left about 9:00. I didn't get to see him. Really tired but I swept & dusted the whole store. Mr. Van here most of morning. Jean here awhile. Surprised she wasn't angry because we wouldn't take her to the dance. home at Noon. Cleaned the house & then went to sleep on cot till 6:00. Did dishes, soaked my feet, listened to radio & went to bed. Got Ruth's picture. Talked to her. [Funny doodle of names of Ruth and Margary under - see image!  ;-)

My comments: She seems to be working every Saturday morning. Got in a little late, having not gotten home until 3 am Friday 'night!' Slept in afternoon - good.

I was reminded, looking at the image of the diary - this is really an appointment book she is writing in. I assume she got from her dad at the bank. He probably always got samples. The diary 'books' she used over the years were pretty much the same - same manufacturer!

Also, notice that Saturday and Sunday are on same page; short Saturday with only until 1:00 - assuming a short day of appointments on Saturday. Sunday only about a third of a page; no time slots. Details…  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment