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Sunday, March 11, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 11, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 11, 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, for most days, there is both a short entry in a multi-year diary and a longer entry in a an appointment book like her diaries of past years. There is some indication the short entries were made later based on the longer entries. We still do not really know for sure.
[See March 26 note, below]


Here is the entry for Thursday, March 11:

Kinda cold out. typed all pm. Typed on Smith estate. [later added note with arrow to Smith: What Smith?] Did separator and dishes. Leo & Bussy & I played "Old Man Wins" with marbles. Took bath and fixed nails. Listened to Bob Burns awhile and went to bed early.

Inserted after March 26:

Here is the long entry for Thursday, March 11:

Kinda cold out. Mailed dotted dress back to National. Finished letter started last nite. Wrote to Helen Gray. [Next comes: Hareh occurred! - don't know what that means] Typed Smith estate all afternoon till 5:30. Took car home. Leo & I bro't cars in & left Chevy for Dad. Sold the eggs. Up a cent. Ate & then we kids played Odd Man Wins with Marbles. Did separator & wiped dishes. Took a bath & fixed nails with New Cutex Manicure Set. Listened to Bob Burns awhile & went to bed early.

My comments: Bob Burns was born in 1890 in Greenwood, Arkansas, and became known as The Arkansas Traveler. He was an American radio and film comedian during the 1930s and 1940s.




I could not find anything on a marbles game, "Old Man Wins." Have you heard of it?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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