Wednesday, March 21, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 21, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 21, 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 Sunday, March 21:

Cleaned the house, fixed nails, & went to Church. Sang in choir. Leo & I & Pete & folks to Lil's for dinner. Shut the sow stanchions. Pete home. Ida here. Pete came back early. Laid on cot. Says he's tired of farming. [last sentence underlined - later?]

My comments: I guess we all question what we are doing, sometimes. Pete saying he is tired of farming is an extreme, hard to imagine, thing to say - he continued to do it all his life. I wonder if he had something else in mind he wanted to do? Doubt that we'll ever know.

Here is a photo a couple of years later, possibly one of the earliest photos of him actually working on the farm:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. The short entries are so frustrating, after getting used to the longer ones - but I think you are extremely lucky to have Eileen's diary in any form. We can only second guess what Pete was thinking. You have a priceless insight into Eileen's life regardless :-)