Tuesday, May 8, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 8, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - May 8, 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 8:

Damp. warm day. Fixed the office. New rugs. Came in to town after supper. Did shopping & went skating awhile. Rowdy bunch. Pete took me home.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, May 8:

Kind of a damp, warm day. Up at 6:30. Had to hurry. Fixed the office till 10:00. New rugs. I brought in the Ford after dinner. Down skating till nearly 4:00. Got out a paper & then over to Bowers, had coat & suit cleaned, got groceries & went home. Ate supper, cleaned up a little & we kids came back to town. Did shopping & then I went skating awhile. Boy in blue shirt bought me pop. Rowdy bunch. Pete took me home.

My comments: "Pete took me home." I love to see that!  ;-)

"In 1937 the United States soft drink industry was growing rapidly.  The popular brands of the period included familiar and not so familiar names as Coca Cola, 7 Up, Kist, Bubble Up, Cleo Cola, Cheer Up, Orange Crush, Red Rock Cola, Nesbitt's, Sunspot, Double Cola, Canada Dry, Nu-Grape, Mission Orange and Vernor's . The depression was over and people's thirst for all things was up and that included soda." From:

1937 Coke ad poster:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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