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Saturday, February 25, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 25, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 25, 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 25:

Leo's foot better. Charles Browning wants me to work for him steady. Typed for him in pm. Like it. Did dishes, listened to radio programs. We 3 kids playing solitaire. [Arrow to Browning: Lawyer where new bank is. - Added later. Also: Maytag Store closed & Vandaworkers left.]

Here is the long entry for Thursday, February 25:

 Quite cold out. Leo's foot better. Outdoors awhile to see calf again. Really cute. Mom says to call it "Martha." Came on George's birthday. Charlie Browning wanted me to come in in pm. to type. Steady job for as long as I want it. Really like it. My own desk & every thing. Went home at 6:00. Had to get some typing done. I did dishes. Listened to Rudy & Mary Small on Maxwell again. All 3 of us kids playing Solitaire. To bed at 9:30.

My comments: I found Charles C. Browning in the 1930 US Census, in Coon Rapids, an Attorney at law. 53 years old, first married at 30, wife, Mary. She was born in Pennsylvania, He was born in Iowa, with parents born in Virginia and Ohio, respectively. One 13 year old son, Charles, Jr., born in Iowa. Young Charles is a paper carrier for the D.M. Tribune.

In the February 2, 2012, Coon Rapids Enterprise, in the 75 Years Ago column (for January 22, 1937): "Dale Carpenter, a junior student in the law school and Charles Browning, a freshman student in the law school at Drake University in Des Moines, will be initiated into Delta Thea Phi., national professional law fraternity, Sunday. … Carpenter is the son of Mrs. Grace Carpenter. Browning is the sone of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Browning."

"Fifteen-year-old Mary Small sings, "Alabama Barbecue" on The Maxwell House Showboat, 1937."

Rudy Vallee:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it fascinating where a diary account will lead you -? I can see you're having lots of fun with this, Bill! Thanks for sharing.

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