Wednesday, February 22, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 22, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 22, 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 Monday, February 22: [bold]

Quite cold but sunny. Good to be home. Cleaned whole house. Leo to Shirbroun sale. I did some ironing in pm. Mom sewed. Learned to knit. Dad home after supper. Fibber & Molly. Knit till 9:30.

Here is the long entry for Monday, February 22: [bold]

Quite cold out. Seemed so good to be home again. Cleaned up the down stairs & had an early dinner. Leo & Clark went to Shirbroun's Dairy Sale. Cleaned upstairs after dinner. Ironed while Mom made an apron. Leo went after Bussy. Mom showed me how to knit [sentence underlined]. Listened to Fibber & Molly & "Capt. Blood." Dad came about 8:30. Knit till about 9:30 & then went to bed.

My comments: They called the noon meal "dinner" and the evening meal "supper" - as we always did as I was growing up. Out of step from "city folks" who had "lunch" and "dinner." Know wonder i was confused. Still am, actually! I prefer "lunch" and "supper." Or am I just contrary by nature!  ;-)

Interesting to see that Captain Blood was a first a successful 1935 Errol Flynn-Olivia deHavilland movie, and then, a successful 1937 radio production!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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