Monday, June 11, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 11, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 11, 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.

Here is the short entry for Friday, June 11:

Keen day. Stayed home in pm. Washed in pm. Helen & Elmer over home. Waited on Pete till 9:00. Gene Pieper dance at Carroll. Keen time.

Here is the long entry for Friday, June 11:

Keen day. Still painting the store. I had the cleaning up to do after Patch papered. I home to dinner. Dad didn't. Didn't come to work in pm. Paint so strong & there wasn't any work to do. Finished my dress & ironed & washed all afternoon. Lyle & Burdette for supper. Loaded pigs. Took bath. Elmer & Helen over home about 8:30. Waited till nearly 9:00 on Pete. Danced to Gene Pieper. [half dozen shorthand strokes] Danced with Pete, Elmer, Don A.. Lee Davidson, Cla. Reisberg, Ed Kult. Had a keen time. Watched specialty at city club & then to Lincoln. [two full lines of shorthand notes finish the page]

My comments: Lyle, 20, Burdette, 13, first cousins (sons of Paul's brother, Robert Kinnick, from Bayard), came to help load hogs it appears. Hogs were hopefully a cash crop, those that weren't butchered for meat for the family. Hogs were $10.30 per hundred pounds in June of 1937, up from May.
Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun had article mentioning the Gene Pieper dance band on both June 8 and 15 of 1937!

The pigs for sale might have looked a lot like these:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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