Sunday, May 6, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 6, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 6, 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 Thursday, May 6:

Nice day. Over to Rex's quite awhile in AM. Wrote to Bud on Main Street. Everyone bothering. Took V-8 home. Have a side ache. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, May 6:

All of these nice days are beginning to seem too good to be true. Over to Rex's talking to him about Canada. There nearly all morning. Typed all afternoon. Wrote to Bud in the middle of Main Street. Everyone came to bother me. Took V-8 home. Had side ache. Got supper, cleaned up  & went to bed real early. Rained at nite.

My comments: She must have been sitting in the car, parked in the middle of the street, writing her letter. Why she was there rather than in the nice office where she worked, I do not know.

I have provided a photo, below, of the very wide Main Street just south of her office where Eileen would have been sitting in the parked car writing her letter. You can see the diagonal parking in front of these stores. It was the same on other side of the street, behind the photographer who took this photo. The center of the street, then, was still wide enough for cars to also park down the middle of the street. When I was growing up, the center parking was also diagonal. I think in later years, it was switched to parallel. In any event. She was likely sitting in the car, along here, and anyone walking by would she her sitting in the car, wondering: "Why is she sitting in the car?"

Photo image scanned from 12 Apr 2012 edition of The Coon Rapids Enterprise, page 4.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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