Thursday, July 5, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 5, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 5, 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 Monday, July 5:

Did we work. Thought Ida's were coming but they didn't. Took car in pm. Drove out to Pete's. Went to Kinnick picnic at Springbrook. Grand time. Home at 1:00.

Here is the long entry for Monday, July 5:

Did we ever work. Thought Morris & Ida were coming. Fried 3 chickens & got all ready. Waited till 1:30 & then ate. They didn't come. Slept in pm. & then went in to town & out to Pete's. He's coming to picnic tonite. Ida Marie here. She & Leo & Folks left about 7:30. Pete came at 8:00. Seemed like I hadn't seen him for so long. Had a grand time at Spring Brook. Came right to Coon. Home at 1:00.

My comments: Also a holiday, obviously. Morris and Ida would be mother Dorothy's older brother and his wife, from Des Moines (the pharmacist). They were obviously disappointed not to see them.

The Kinnick picnic at Springbrook (Lake and Park) would be father Paul's siblings and families. Generally got together annually in the summer. Must have been a good crowd.

Mom was getting very attached to Pete - missed him after a few hours! Good sign!  ;-)
Springbrook as I remember it:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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