75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 1, 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.
May 1936 High School Graduation Photo
Here is the short entry for Saturday, May 1:
Keen May Day. Everyone tired after the dance. Up to Jeans and down to the library. Raked part of the yard. Ate, cleaned up & went to sleep about 7:00.
Here is the long entry for Saturday, May 1:
Keen May Day. Can't understand why Bud doesn't write. Wayne Cooley here for while in the morning. Letter on 2nd mail. [short note in shorthand, in quotes, followed by………..] Dad & I out home to dinner. In pm. I was at Jeans, library & here. Everyone you saw & spoke to was so sleepy & tired. I took Ford home early at nite. Raked part of the yard. Ate, cleaned up, & went to sleep a little after 7:00.
My comments: She mentioned May Day, but not exchanging any May Baskets with anyone. Did they do that back then? Or, just the kids. We did, out in the country, when I was a kid. [Ours were usually primarily popcorn, it seems I recall!]
May Basket photo credit: http://creativetreasure.blogspot.com/2009/04/mystery-of-may-day.html
Families are Forever! ;-)