Monday, May 21, 2012

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

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 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.

May 1936 High School Graduation Photo

Here is the short entry for Friday, May 21:

Keen Day. Drove out to Pete's at 1:00. Asked him to come over tonight. Messed around all day. Had hair cut. Mowed the lawn. May Fete. Pete & I stayed home. Behrens rode. See other diary.

Here is the long entry for Friday, May 21:

Keen day after the rain. Really hot. Radio bad all day. Couldn't get a thing. Buss & I out home to dinner. I drove out to Pete's at 1:00. Asked him to come over tonite. Just messed around most of day. Had hair cut & set. I like it. Read most of pm. Buss & I home early. I mowed the lawn & get Dad. Everyone hurrying to get ready for May Fete. I did dishes & listened to First Niters. Pete came quite late. Stayed home. Where [followed by four lines of shorthand - 1:00 out in middle]

My comments: May Fete? Must have been a community event.

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago Column, May 17, 2012 editions;

"The second annual May Fete of the Coon Rapids School will be held May 14, in the gymnasium.
The high spot of the evening will be the crowning of Miss Edith Parker as May Queen. Miss Parker
was elected by popular vote from a list of senior girls, and was announced Friday at the Junior Senior
banquet. She will reign over the World Voyage which will be represented by dances and games of foreign land all in costume. Ten attendants, the other candidates, will accompany her."

In Google, May Fete 1937 brought up a page from the Palo Alto Historical Association and this photo, under May Fete Parade, 1937 or 1938. Do you remember such a celebration?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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