Thursday, August 16, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 16, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 16, 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.

 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Monday, August 16:

Went to Old Settlers Picnic. With Helen. Saw Pete. Bussy got bicycle. Shower. Pete came. To celebration. Rode scooters. Took Bill home. To Daages dance. Home at 3:15.

Here is the long entry for Monday, August 16:

Hottest day ever. Just did necessary work. Had chicken for dinner. I went to Old Settlers Picnic with Dad & Bussy in pm. With Helen. Watched Ball Game. Just got a glimpse of Pete. Home at 6:00. Bussy got his new bicycle. Took a shower & cleaned up. Pete came at 7:30. I wasn't quite ready. To celebration. Listened to Band Concert. Rode motor scooters twice. To Leo Daages dance. Too blamed hot but had fun any way. Pete & I took Bill home. He'd been in town too long. Home about 3:15.

My comments: "Bill" of course is Pete's father. Family tradition has it that Bill 'didn't drink' during Prohibition, but 'returned to drinking' after it was over. Guess this was one of those nights. Not surprisingly, I grew up believing 'drinking' was very bad. Never tried a drop. Yet, even.

Eileen's brother, Edward, "Bussy" - "Buzzy," had a birthday, 9th, coming up on August 18. Got the new bicycle. Pretty big deal, for him, in that family!  ;-)
 This is an ad for a 1937 bicycle like he got - it had the tank - actually, I got it in the late 1940s for my own, as I recall - it was in great shape. I have a photo or two... just not right at hand.

 Families are Forever!  ;-)

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