Saturday, March 24, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 24, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 24, 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 Wednesday, March 24:

All yellow & cloudy. Snowed & rained all pm. Typed on Smith estate. Real cold at nite. Dad & I shopping & got coal [added later: Coal for stove]. "This Year's Kisses" first on Hit Parade.

My comments: For those who many not read every day, the "Smith estate" papers she was typing for her lawyer employer had noting to do with Pete Smith, her boy friend, it was an unrelated family.

"This Year's Kisses" was a recording of Billie Holiday - see the lyrics.

Billie Holiday - 1947 photo

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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