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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 7, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - February 7, 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 7:

Slept clock around. Did up work. Washed & ironed. Listened to radio. Pete didn't come. 1st Sun in 4 mod. Really lonesome. Bed early.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, February 7:

Up at 9:00. Slept the clock around. Straightened up the house. Did my washing & ironing. Dad into town. Listened to radio. Took a bath & read. Pete didn't come over. 1st Sun. nite in 4 mos. that I haven't been with Pete. Really lonesome. Went to bed early!

My comments:
She seems pretty sad, and lonesome; kept busy all day, hoping to hear from Pete. This is only speculation, but I think she may have been 'having too much fun' in the snow and cars; when the 'broke the bridge' - working with other couples and neighbors. Pete was pretty serious about 'appearances' and 'accidents' that might cost money… we'll see, as the days go by.


This is a Delco 3208 32-volt farm radio (1937) - what do you suppose Eileen's looked like?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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