Wednesday, May 30, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 30, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 30, 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 30:

Folks to Wms Kinnick picnic. Bussy & I stayed home. Bussy's side. Washed some things. Cleaned up & Pete came at 8:00. [nearly full line of shorthand] Rained.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, May 30:

Slept till 9:30 & am still tired. Did dishes, cleaned upstairs. Mom getting picnic dinner. Leo, Mom, & Dad to Wms-Kinnick picnic. Bussy & I stayed home. Afraid Bussy's rise would bother. Cleaned downstairs, did separator after dinner. Did some washing. Cleaned up & got ready. Pete came about 8:00. [2 lines of shorthand notes.] Rained awfully hard at nite. [later added, near shorthand: Had to crank the car. And, "would you marry me next year"]

My comments: This was Memorial Day in 1937. It appears Monday was a work holiday, but Memorial Day was on the 30th.

The Williams-Kinnick, or Kinnick-Williams, picnic was a fixture in the family well into the 1950s or beyond. These were the descendants of AP & Nettie (Williams) Kinnick and their 5 children.

This is a photo of the group, a few years earlier…

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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