Monday, February 20, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 20, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 20, 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 20:

Real cloudy but not so cold. Tramp kept going by. Kinda scared me. Drove home alone in Chevy. Dan walked. Dan and Danny W. here for supper. They walked home. Did dishes & play cards.

[Added below, later: Dan Weaver veterinarian & son Danny]

Here is the long entry for Saturday, February 20:

Almost same as yesterday. Rather cloudy. Tramp kept going past store. Frightened me a little bit. Dad at Conner trial in Carroll. Ruth left this morning for Oklahoma. Snowed all day. Leo came after me at Noon & I took Chevy back alone. Stayed 'till about 3:30. Really awful coming home. Couldn't get the car up in the yard. Dad left car at Lunds & walked. Dan W. & Danny at Shawds. Car went in ditch. They ate supper here and walked to town. Did dishes, played cards & went to bed early.

My comments: I do have a map of Union Twp in 1835 with the Kinnick farm marked on it, red circled 5 just northwest of Coon Rapids town proper.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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