Wednesday, August 1, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 1, 1937

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 1, 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, August 1:

Hot. Picnic dinner. Helen & Elmer came & we went to Pete's. He didn't get up till 10:00. To Ledges. Pete & manager fight. "Captain's Courageous." Too hot to enjoy it. Elmer drove  home.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 1:

Up early. Really hot. Getting picnic dinner ready. Elmer & Helen came for me & we went to Pete's. He just shaving. Up at 10:15. To the Ledges. Real nice but hot billy hell. Kupkas there. Read Sunday paper, drove around. Pete & the officer going around. Was I ever scared. He drove to Jefferson. "Captain's Courageous." Too hot to enjoy the show. Elmer drove home. Here in good time.

My comments: Oh, my… quite a day, filled with activities worthy of comments! My Dad, almost 22, arguing with the park ranger… interesting image!! At least he shouldn't have been tired?!?!?

The new photo, above, for August, was likely taken at this visit to the park. I suspect Jean Kupka, Mom's friend, took the photo and gave it to her. Notice the back of the car in the photo, behind them… Would be Elmer's car, I assume, not Pete's.

'Captains Courageous' was a 1937 MGM family adventure film, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling. It starred, Freddie Bartholonew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney and John Carradine, among others. Spencer Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film. The film won the Best Picture Oscar, as well, along with two other Oscars.

Tracy and Bartholomew

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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