Sunday, February 19, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 19, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 19, 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 Friday, February 19:

Nicer warm but cloudy. Mr. Van, Ruth, Pete, Helen J., Edith here in pm. Mite ate with Ruth. Pete came at 8:00. To 4 C's game. They beat. Kissed Ruth goodbye. "Had time to leave."

[Added later, arrow to 'Kissed' - Pete. Then, Ruth Morgan from De. M.]

Here is the long entry for Friday, February 19:

Real nice & warm but cloudy in morning. Washed & set my hair down here at the store. Dad & I out home for dinner. I brought V-8 in. Dad had sale. Mr Van here when I came back. Ruth, Pete, Leo, Edith, Helen here in pm. Tried to get Don for Ruth. He had a date. Ruth & I drove V-8 out past Pete's. Ate at Ruth's. Pete came about 8:00. To 4 C's game. Spoke to Short. They beat a little bit. Good game!
Drove around afterwards. Up at Ruth's drive way. Both kissed her goodbye. Bessie (?) bet a movie I'd be married before Ruth is. Each other's b. maids. Hawaii. "May never see her again, you know."
We went rite home after taking Ruth. "Harder to leave each time."

My comments: Ruth may be daughter of Boyd and Bessie Morgan; Ruth about same age as Eileen. Appears she was just visiting in town for a few weeks; returned to Des Moines.

I sure remember the feelings that go with "Harder to leave each time" - from when Nancy was at school in Cedar Falls and I was at ISU in Ames…  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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