Sunday, February 26, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 26, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 26, 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 26:

To work at 8:00. Left key in door. Rode home with Lund's. Did dishes, sep. at nite. Listened to H. Hotel & 1st Niters. Mom trying to thread a needle. Boys scaring me up stairs. [Arrow to boys: Leo & Buzz]

Here is the long entry for Friday, February 26:

 Real swell agantist (sic) day out. Came to work at 8:00. Left key in the door. Musn't do that. Typed & wrote letters most of morning. Out home to dinner. Came in with Leo. He to the sale. Met Lund's right outside the door at 5:00 so I rode to the corner with them & walked the rest of the way home. Took Edith's sweater to her & she wore my navy skirt to the game at Guthrie. Did dishes & separator. Listened to "Holly Wood Hotel" & FIrst Nighters." Mom threading a needle. Boys scared me about to death up stairs. [last sentence underlined]

My comments: "Two things keep Hollywood Hotel (1937) alive and vibrant… by giving audiences a way to see as well as hear the musicians they idolized on radio and records."

"Powell and Parsons debuted the Hollywood Hotel program in 1934 so by 1937 it had its fair share of the radio audience. Powell hosted, sang, and kibitzed with … "

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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