Sunday, February 5, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 5, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 5, 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 5:

Not so cold. Drove in. Roads awful. Robert and Edna paid. Ate down here. Pete came in pm. Pete took home. To  Hilgen's. Awful coming home. Broke bridge. 1:00.

Here is the long entry for Friday, February 5:

Not so cold. Dad & I drove in in V-8. Roads really awful. Just messed around most of morning. Robert & Edna came in & paid up. Ate lunch here in store. Read McCalls & Enterprise. Charley at Carroll 'till after Noon. Pete, Jean & Helen here in pm. Pete took me home. Came at 7:30 & we went out to Orrin & Max's. Don, Norma, Elmer, Verle, Arnold. Julia, Lucht's. Arnold, Verle [should be Julia], LVene & Verle went home with Pete & me. Roads terrible. Had to push Clark out. Ran into bridge. Home at 1:00. More fun!
"Either in love or d-fools" - Arnold

My comments: Clark had pulled them out the ditch early in the week. Now they were able to return the favor. Some familiar couples showing up regularly - that lasted thirty or forty years together!

The Enterprise was the local weekly newspaper, still is - comes out every Thursday.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. ...awesome... all those couples, and all those years... LVene and Verle, Don and Norma, Arnold and Julia, Max and Orrin, Mom and Dad... huh!