Tuesday, February 21, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 21, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 21, 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 Sunday, February 21:

Colder. I have a cold. Wal. birthday. Leo has a sore ankle. Pete & Leo opened road. To Lund's and back. Pete & I, Leo & Ida to Bayard but film didn't come. Back to "Reunion." Rite home.

[Added later, arrow to date: Wallace Arms birthday - my boyfriend in high school.]

Here is the long entry for Sunday, February 21:

Colder out & really some big drifts. I have quite a cold. Felt kinda dumpish. Wallace's birthday. Burned all of his letters. At 3:30 Pete came over. He & Leo scooped out road. I walked over to corner. Over to Lund's & back. Dan W. went thru our field to road. Cleaned up, listened to radio, wiped the dishes & got ready for Pete to come. He came clear up the driveway. Met Leo & Ida on Mt. road. Went to Bayard in V-8. Show film didn't get there so we came back to Coon & saw 2nd show "Reunion." Really pretty good. Came right out home.

My comments: I read in the 75 years ago column in the Coon Rapids Enterprise that the Rafferty family, who ran the theater in Coon Rapids, had opened a theater in Bayard. This is the first I have noticed it in the diaries. Neat.

Photo of Wallace Arms - you can go back to the 1936 diaries to read about Wallace and Eileen. When he broke up with her. He was moving out of town with his family. His dad was Methodist Minister.

Did you read the 'See what happened to Wallace' ?

Wallace Arms (1936)

 Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. You can feel her pain--and sense of satisfaction--when she burned Wallace's letters.