Wednesday, May 23, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 23, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 23, 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 Sunday, May 23:

Cleaned the house. Curled Mrs. Lund's hair. Pete didn't come 'till 8:00. Got to digging up the past. Settled everything OK though at the artesian well. [few shorthand symbols]

Here is the long entry for Sunday, May 23:

Up at 7:30. Got breakfast, did dishes, separator, cleaned upstairs, got dinner, cleaned downstairs, ironed, went to town, curled Mrs. Lund's hair & went home. Took a bath. Pete didn't come till nearly 8:00. Both of us started out feeling keen. Then he got to digging up the past. Settled it finally, I hope. [Three lines of shorthand notes]

My comments: …by the artesian well! ;-)

From Wikipedia:
An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure. This causes the water level in a well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached. This type of well is called an artesian well. Water may even reach the ground surface if the natural pressure is high enough, in which case the well is called a flowing artesian well.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Apparently, you / we need to learn to read shorthand... ;-)

  2. Grant, I've always wished. Couldn't find any 'shorthand ladies' who would admit they can read it. However, earlier this spring, one of my genealogy friends said she could read all but a couple of words... she told me the notes were intended to remain private. So, I've decided it is best to keep them that way. ;-) I appreciate your comment, very much. ;-)

  3. Yes..gonna have to learn shorthand :-) Why write them if you didn't want someone to know :-)hheh..of course..would be doing this for scientific reasons..LOL