Friday, February 3, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 3, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 3, 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 Wednesday, February 3:

Still cold. Snowed. Pete & Charlie fixing Chrystal's wringer. I fell off big chair. Stuck going up the drive way. Listened to radio.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, February 3:

Still a little cold. Snowed most of day. Out home to dinner. Helped Charley fix Chrystal's wringer. Pete came & he & Charlie finally got the shaft out. I fell off the back of the big chair. Was I embarrassed. Bussy & I & Jerry went out home alone. Got stuck going up the drive way. Really snowing. Listened to radio programs. Leo went after Dad. I went to sleep on the cot.

My comments: Maytag Wringer Washing Machines were upgraded nearly every year up to 1941. 1937 was the year Maytag introduced the first fully automatic wringer washing machine. I assume they were probably working on the 1936 Model 18 wringer, since it was still early in the year. See the photo.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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