Wednesday, June 13, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 13, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 13, 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 Sunday, June 13: [bold]

Ironed all pm getting ready for folk's trip. Took bath at Mrs. Henrys. Went to Swing Hi - Swing Lo at Bayard. With Helen, Elmer, Don A.. Ate 2 qts ice cream in the Park.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, June 13: [bold]

Up at 7:30. Got breakfast, did dishes, separator, & got dinner. Ironed all afternoon getting ready for trip. Went in to Mrs. Henry's & took a bath. Home at 7:00. Pete came at 8:00. Went to "Swing Hi- Swing Lo" - at Bayard. With Helen, Elmer, Don. Pete mad because Helen & I rode with Don. 2 qts of ice cream in the Park. Home early. (1:00) 

My comments: Lots to comment on, today. The "folk's trip" must mean they were going to Illinois again. Every year in July, her Dad, Paul, would visit the his Kinnick relatives (his dad's family, cousins, etc.) who still lived in Buda, Bureau County, Illinois. He had done it for years. Sounds like only Paul and Dorothy going this year. They also sometimes stopped mid-way at cousins in eastern Iowa.

Why would she go "to Mrs. Henry's & took a bath" - this one really confuses me. She took a bath a home, regularly??

Why did she and Helen ride with Don? Why not with Pete and Elmer, their 'boy friends?'

Swing High, Swing Low was a 1937 film starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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