Tuesday, February 28, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 28, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 28, 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 28:

No short entry - BY THE WAY: No entry on February 29; 1937 was not a leap year.

[Eileen wrote the following on a special page, after the Sunday entry:
How rapidly this month has gone but how many things have happened. Snowed in for a week end, Charley to Louisiana, Maytag Store Closed, Started Working for Mr. Browning.]

Here is the long entry for Sunday, February 28:

Swelegantist (sic) day out. Cleaned house. Washed my stuff. Dad to Mr. Pierce's funeral. Ironed with gas iron. To Lund's after my skirt. I made ice cream. Pete came at 8:00. Went to "College Holliday." Sat with Leo & Ida. Keenest show. Swellest time after wards. "Niagara Fall." Keenest moon. Hated to go home. 5th Anniversary tomorrow.

My comments: "College Holiday"1936 movie starring Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye: "Some bright young men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics."


Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Do you know what the 5th Anniversary was referencing??