Saturday, February 18, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 18, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 18, 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 18:

Really swell out. Mr. Van. here in morning. Really thawed. Ruth, Edith, Lenore, Helen, Harold here in pm. Took Harold & Edith home. Did dishes, listened to radio. Bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, February 18:

Real swell day out. Mr Van- had stayed here all nite. I guess its a good thing Ruth & I didn't. he had fixed the stove & put on the tea kettle & had a good fire going when I came. Told me he's going to sell out & get out of the business. Had letter from Charlie & he's in Louisiana. Probably only another week or less of work. Wonder what I'll find to do now! Time will tell. Old man here till about 2:00. Ruth here all pm. Edith, Helen J., Lenore & Harold J. here too. Studied shorthand. Took Ruth home. Down at church listening to radio. Took Harold & Edith home too. Listened to radio, I did dishes, went to bed early.

My comments: Well, this will be interesting to see what happens to the Maytag business. He is selling, but will someone buy it, and keep it open? Or, will it just be sold and closed. "Time will tell."

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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