Sunday, April 29, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 29, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 29, 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.

Here is the short entry for Thursday, April 29:

Dark and rainy. Typed. Rained like the dickens. Saw Rasmus & Howard. His eye is better. Ate & did dishes. Mom ironed. Listened to radio & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, April 29:

[Notes along top: 100-90 - 4 times; 30 - 3 times; 44 - twice - 80]

[First two sentences underlined] Dad said I drove 22 miles. Ash tray all filled up.
Shopped at 1 cent sale & wrote to Bud in the morning. Dark & rainy all day. Mr. Browning here in pm. Typed some letters. Saw Rasmuses after work. Howard's eyes pretty bad. Rained cats & dogs; I tepped on a "poodle." Ate & did dishes while Mom ironed. Cleaned up, listened to radio & went to bed early.

My comments: A mix of things going on this day. "Ash tray all filled up" is repulsive - but Grandpa was a big smoker, as well. He died of emphysema, after all. I kinda wondered if Eileen wasn't taking some liberties with the cars… and it did catch up with her, this day.

Did their Ford V-8 look anything like this one?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Dad would be complaining about the 22 miles she drove the car the previous day, going nowhere in particular and wasting petrol. I did the same at 18 at every opportunity :-)