Sunday, March 18, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 18, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 18, 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.

WELL, now we know. March 8 was the last entry in the 'longer' appointment book, like in prior years. March 9 begins only entries in the shorter, 5 year diary format. How long will this last???

Here is the entry for Thursday, March 18:

Swellest day ever. Starting Whitnell's store. Studied shorthand all morning. Bussy had a cold. Cleaned the store. Don A. & Lewis C. picked me up & bro't me home. Went to choir practice. Went to bed early.
[Note related to Whitnell's store added later: Hardware Store where Laundromat was & Com. Insur is now. Across alley south of Charley Browning law office.]
[Note added later, following Don A. & Lewis C.: Don Anderson & Lewis Clausen both from Old Carrollton.]

My comments: Wasn't Don Anderson a regular at dances? I think so.

It appears she started working at Whitnell's Hardware Store.  It is not clear in what capacity. She studied all morning, cleaned the store in the afternoon. No customers? Office job, nothing to do? Curious!  ;-)

Do you suppose the front window of the Hardware Store looked anything like this?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment