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Monday, April 30, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 30, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 30, 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, April 30:

Nice day. Got ready for dance. Came in to school to see the banquet. Pete called from town his car was broken. Took our Ford. Had a keen time. Banquet kids got there late. Gyped about a dozen kids.

Here is the long entry for Friday, April 30:

At last a nice day. Up early. Set my hair. Buzz & I bro't in the Ford. Wrote contest letters. Bussy & I out home to dinner. Leo came back to town with us. Read "Redbook" most of pm. Took car home. Got ready for dance. Came in to school to see banquet. Pete called from town - his car was broke. Took the Ford. Really had a keen time. Banquet kids got there for only a few dances. Gyped about a dozen kids. In town quite awhile before going home.

My comments: "Gyped about a dozen kids." I do not understand what that might have meant. Any ideas?
Will we hear about Pete's car any more?

Eileen had a cute "doodle" on the next page of her journal - used that as an excuse to show a sample of her writing that I am transcribing…  ;-)
 




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 29, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 29, 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 Thursday, April 29:

Dark and rainy. Typed. Rained like the dickens. Saw Rasmus & Howard. His eye is better. Ate & did dishes. Mom ironed. Listened to radio & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, April 29:

[Notes along top: 100-90 - 4 times; 30 - 3 times; 44 - twice - 80]

[First two sentences underlined] Dad said I drove 22 miles. Ash tray all filled up.
Shopped at 1 cent sale & wrote to Bud in the morning. Dark & rainy all day. Mr. Browning here in pm. Typed some letters. Saw Rasmuses after work. Howard's eyes pretty bad. Rained cats & dogs; I tepped on a "poodle." Ate & did dishes while Mom ironed. Cleaned up, listened to radio & went to bed early.

My comments: A mix of things going on this day. "Ash tray all filled up" is repulsive - but Grandpa was a big smoker, as well. He died of emphysema, after all. I kinda wondered if Eileen wasn't taking some liberties with the cars… and it did catch up with her, this day.



Did their Ford V-8 look anything like this one?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 28, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 28, 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 Wednesday, April 28:

Typed library material. Took bath & went to town. Rode around in rain. Skating at 8:00. Bud & I left the rink early. To "school house." Took him to Bayard & came back alone.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, April 28:

About the same as yesterday. Into work early. Typed library material most of the day. Talked to Mr. Browning in pm. Washed hair. Late to work after dinner. Cleaned the office good. Home alone at 5:00. Ate, took a bath & went to town. Rode around in the rain. Skating at 8:00. Bud & I left the rink quite early. To "our" school house. Grandest time ever. "I love you with all my heart." "For all we know we may never meet again." - - - - Took him to Bayard. Back alone. [Wrote a separate line, but totally scratched it out.]


My comments: Ever notice when she is 'naughty' at work (back to office late after dinner) - she cleans "real good." I seem to recall she did that all her life. Same thing out of the farm. Notice when she "cleans real good!"

Not sure about this Bud - sounds like quite a line, to me.

And, tomorrow, her Dad is upset about all her "driving around" …  ;-)

[No image today… just out of ideas… ;-)]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 27, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 27, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 27, 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 Tuesday, April 27:

Dreary day. CCB gone. Edith & Lenore here. Got groceries & went home. Folks to show. I stayed home & ironed. Really enjoyed the evening all by my self just thinking things over.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, April 27:

Another dreary day. Wonder how long this kind of weather can keep up. "Try to pass judgment on yourself but don't try to pass judgement on others." Jean here. Mr. Browning gone again. To the library in the afternoon. Edith & Lenore here. Got groceries and went home. Ate, I did dishes & all folks went to the show.  I washed some things, ironed till folks came home & then went home. Really enjoyed the evening just all by myself. - - thinking things over.

My comments: "thinking things over" - huh?! Wouldn't you like to know what that was about? I would.

Ironed… might her iron have looked like this 1936 Montgomery Ward gas flat iron?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 26, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 26, 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, April 26:

Cold. CCB gone. Edith & Erna rode home with us. Eating soda crax. Ate, did dishes, listened to radio, cleaned up, & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, April 26:

Still kinda cold but not so windy. Mr. Browning not here all day. Had letter from Bud. All 3 of us home to dinner. Read Radio Guide & worked cross word puzzle. Edith & Erna rode home with us. Eating soda crax. Ate, did dishes, listened to the radio, cleaned up & went to bed early.

My comments: Why would she mention "Eating soda crax" ??  ;-)

Cross word puzzle:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 25, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 25, 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, April 25:

13 hrs. sleep. Not bad. Cold & snow all day. Served all pm. Listened to radio. Pete came before 8:00. "The Great O'Malley." Really good. Home early.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, April 25:

Up at 9:30. 13 hrs. sleep. Not bad. What an extreme from last Sunday. Cold & snow all day. Noodles & chicken. Served all pm. Good programs. Eddie Cantor & Frank Parker. Didn't get Sunday paper till 6:30. Pete came before 8:00. Went to "The Great O'Malley." Pat O'Brien & Sybil Jason. Really good. Home early.

My comments: Snow on April 25. I remember the year it snowed on May 25.

The Great O'Malley was a 1937 crime film starring Pat O'Brien, Sybil Jason, Humphrey Bogart and Ann Sheridan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028955/




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 24, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 24, 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 Saturday, April 24:

Sleepy. Listened to Drake Relays. Wind & snow. Blew privy over. Did dishes & cleaned up. Bussy & I to bed at 8:30.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, April 24:

Didn't feel much like getting up. Mr. Grove from Bayard here looking for old-fashioned suit. Wrote to Simpson College. Heard from & wrote to Bud. Listened to the relays. Wind, snow got worse all the time. Blew privy over. Did dishes & cleaned up. Buzz & I to bed at 8:30.

My comments: Drake Relays, late April, even in 1937 already!

"Wrote to Simpson College." Wonder if we'll hear any more about that!

"Blew privy over" still the top story of the day. I could not resist this photo I found - on a mountain, but is looks "so right!" Even the moon cut-out!!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 23, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 23, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 23, 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, April 23:

Warm but windy. Out to Helen's in pm. Getting ready to go to Carroll. Really did rain. Elmer & Helen to Carroll with us. Good time. Ate & danced at Lincoln. Home at 2:00. Slept. "Filipinos good!"

Here is the long entry for Friday, April 23:

Warm enough but kinda cloudy & windy. Card from "Sandy in Seattle." Up to Jeans awhile making out order. Out to Helen's after dinner. Talked about dance. She in to town with me. Up to school & Jean's. Home at 5:30. Washed, pressed dress & got ready for Carroll. Pete came at 8:30. Rained like the Dickens. Elmer & Helen went with us. Really had a good time. Ate & danced at the Lincoln. Home about 2:00. I slept most of the way.
"Filipinos really Good!"

My comments:  I assume the Lincoln was a dance club/restaurant on the Lincoln Highway, US 30, in Carroll. I suspect the "Filipinos" was a dance band… I could not find a reference of any kind.

Got this photo from a blog on the Lincoln Highway!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 22, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 22, 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 Thursday, April 22:

Windy. New Younker dress. Worked on Patterson estate. Wrote letters. Home with Dad. Ironed till 9:30. Cleaned up and went to bed.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, April 22:


Nice day but windy. New Younker dress. Worked steady all day on Patterson ancillary estate. Wrote Bud & Madonna after 5:00. Home with Dad. Got supper. Ironed till 9:30. Cleaned up & went to bed.

My comments:  Quiet day. Busy day.

Younker stores still going strong. Dress here from Younker online! [Interesting history] Lots of memories of the Des Moines store, in my youth!  ;-)
 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 21, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 21, 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 Wednesday, April 21:

Jean & I bowling awhile. Bro't the radio over here. Typed till after 5:00. Went skating. Took Liz & Jean. With Bud riding. Made Maude & Doug A. wait on us. [Later added: to Liz: Elizabeth Welch; to Maude: Bud Boots sister Maude]

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, April 21: 

The sun has nearly made its mind to come out. Very glad to get Bud's letter, & on the 1st mail. "Dearest Eileen." Wonder if I'm building up to an awful let-down?
        *        *        *
Jean & I bowling awhile. I like it. Bussy ate at the bank. I brought the radio over here. Speedy fixed the aerial. Listened to Henry Busse. Dictation till after 5:00. Over talking to Edith till 6:00. Home with Dad. Ironed new red blouse. Wore it & gray skirt skating. Took Elizabeth & Jean K. with me. With Bud. Went riding in the V-8. Keen time. Made Maude & Doug wait on us.


My comments:  Let's see. She had a pen-pal, Bud - she divided the page, after notes on his letter. She went skating, and riding in the V-8 with another Bud. What is her world coming to?

Speedy Shirbroun was the radio repairman in town; he became the TV man in town, when televisions arrive in the late 1940s. I have lot of favorite stories on that, but will try to hold them in. He fixed her aerial on the radio. Did it look like this one?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 20, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 20, 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 Tuesday, April 20:

Keen rain last night & this morning. Vacummed {sic} the office. Helen & Jean here in pm. Went to Bk Nite with the folks. Griffin Girl - $100. Got Smoozies & went home.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, April 20:

A keen rain last nite & this morning. Vacummed {sic} the store. Here alone nearly all day long. Made out wardrobe list. Helen & Jean here in afternoon. Bussy & I got Cracker Jax & drove Chevy home about 4:00. Got supper & came in after Dad. Fixed my hair a little. Did dishes & got ready for Bk Nite. A Griffin girl got $100. Up watching them bowl a while. Got Smoozies & went home.

My comments:  She doesn't make many spelling errors. Had to note this one {sic}.

Cracker Jax and Smoozies in the same day. Amazing. 




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 19, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 19, 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, April 19:

Keen day. Marion and Paul here all pm. Went walking down Main Street. Seems like years since we lived there. Ate, did dishes, & went to sleep on studio couch. Up stairs to bed. [added later: Marian Grohe went with Paul Williamson.]

Here is the long entry for Monday, April 19:

Another keen day. This surely can't last. Straightened up the house before coming to work. Ordered dress & blouse from Des Moines.  No Bayard mail 'till 2nd one. Wrote back right away. Marian, Paul & Jean K. here all pm. Walked down Main Streeet, looked over all of the old places. Seems like years since we lived down there. Dad & I at Gamble's & then home. Ate, did dishes & went to sleep on studio couch. Up stairs to bed.
 
My comments:
  They moved from the house on Main Street out to the farm in about June 1936 - only nine or ten months earlier… Seemed a long time, to her. She is eighteen. Don't have a photo of the house on Main Street, that I know of. Too bad.

The Studio Couch made into a bed. Here is an ad from 1937.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 18, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 18, 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, April 18: [bold]

Real grand day. Cleaned the house & then to church.We had a picnic dinner in the timber. All of us stiff from acrobat stunts. Pete came early. 4 of us to Carroll "May Time." Pete looked keen in his new suit.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, April 18: [bold]

Real grandest day. Up in good time. Cleaned south room & then got ready for church. Sat with Helen R. Had picnic dinner down in the timber. "Deviled cackleberries." Doing acrobats. All of us stiff. Fished, got several red horses. Took off blouse, got sunbath. Cleaned the up stairs & down a little & folk's bedroom. Pete came before 8:00. Leo & Ida went to Carroll with us. "May Time." Really good. Pete really looked keen in his new suit.

My comments: Maytime (1937 musical romance) starred Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and John Barrymore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maytime_%281937_film%29




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 17, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 17, 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 Saturday, April 17:

Cloudy. To library. Took Harold Jns. home. [later added: Johnson ?] Did up all the nite wk. & then went to sleep of studio couch. Men hunting the cows. Separated about 10:30.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, April 17:

Not so cold but cloudy. Answered letters all morning. Saw Prissy, Jean, Edith etc. Dad & I home to dinner. Down to library & Prissy here in pm. Watched them bowl awhile. Took Harold Jno. home about 2:00. Did up the nite work & then I went to sleep on the studio couch. Men had an awful time finding the cows. They didn't get thru' separating 'till 10:30.

My comments: Chasing cows in not fun… wonder where they were? Across the river?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 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.



Here is the short entry for Friday, April 16:

Typed most of day. With Julia awhile. Washed hair. Leo took me skating. Nearly every skate with Bud. With Harold, Edith, Lenore, Yippy to Cafe. Went walking. Prissy R. took me home& then Bird.

Here is the long entry for Friday, April 16:

My premonition told me I'd get a letter from Bud. I did; on the 2nd mail & a phone call in the middle of the afternoon. Going skating! Thrilled! up watching them bowl.
Typed letters in am. Bussy & I home to dinner. Read in pm. & finished typing. With Julia to depot. Got Drene, took Edith home. Washed hair. Leo took me skating. Nearly every skate with Bud. At 10:00 went out & set in someone's Model A coupe. Too many people. Downtown with Harold, Edith, Lenore, Yippy. To cafe. coffee. Went walking. Into office. Prissy took both of us home. [Priscilla Rogers? added later] [At top of page - Love to keep me warm (DeLovely)]

My comments: I feel kind of lost with her 'strange' activities this week. Interesting.
 



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 15, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 15, 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 Thursday, April 15:

Colder. Mr. B. gone. Bussy to the dentist. Edith & I took the car home. In after Dad. Supper, dishes, washed some things, went to bed on cot & slept there all nite.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, April 15:

Colder & no sign of the sun. Finished Fiduciary report & wrote to Bud. Feel just keen. Not a bit tired. 3 of us home to dinner. Mr. Browning gone in pm. so I read all afternoon. Bussy to the dentist; he & Edith & I took the car home. Back in after Dad at 6:00. Supper, dishes, washed some things, went to bed on the cot with Bussy. Slept there all nite. Kinda walked in my sleep - got a sack of raisins.

My comments: I could not resist the raisins… yum!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 14, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 14, 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 Wednesday, April 14:

Nice day. Typed on Jones case. Hurried around getting ready to skate. Skated nearly all the time with Bud Boots. Keen time. "You're Laughing At Me." "Rather Defiant Looking Lips."

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, April 14:

Another gal nice day. In to work early. Typed on Jones matter. Mo mail - am I sore at some peoples. Dad, Buzz & I home to dinner. Worked all afternoon, 'till after 5:00. Over at Lund's till 6:00. Really hurrying around getting ready to skate. Helped with supper, did separator & took a bath. Got there, then, before it started. Skated nearly all time with Bud Boots. Keen time. "You're laughing at me." "Trust in me." "Rather defiant looking lips."

My comments: She had way too much fun - "Keen time." - skating…  ;-)

I'm still not sure if they are roller skating or ice skating? What do you think?  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 13, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 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 Tuesday, April 13:
Not so tired. Worked on Jones & Rhinehart cases. Got my new suit. Watched Bayard Baseball game. Made p.corn, soaked my feet & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, April 13:

A little tired but not so bad for as late as I was out. Letter from Sandy! Worked all day long on Jones & Rhinhart cases, Got my suit at nite. Sleeves a little too long. Edith & I watched Bayard baseball game a little bit. Home about 6:15. Did up the work, made pop corn, soaked my feet & went to bed.

My comments: Danced late into the night; soaked feet the next night...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

KINNICK Photos - Lyle and Leo - first cousins


KINNICK Photos - Lyle and Leo - first cousins


Here is a fun set of four photos, from the early 20th Century, of my uncle Leo and his first cousin, Lyle KINNICK. Do they look like family?

Lyle Baby Photo





Lyle KINNICK High School Graduation photo, 1936.




Leo Baby Photo




 Leo KINNICK High School Graduation photo, 1935.

In recent days, I have been so pleased to re-connect, on line, with a Kinnick cousin, out in Colorado, Ellen DeVilbiss, daughter of Roberta (Ford) and Bill Keister, granddaughter of Lillian (Kinnick) and Delbert Ford, great-granddaughter of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) Kinnick.

The photos shared, above, are from Ellen from the collection left to her by Lillian (aunt to Leo).

Thanks for sharing, Ellen!  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 12, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 12, 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, April 12:

Warm but windy. Washed the windows & really cleaned the store good. Typed. Decided to go to dance with Lunds. Good time for a stag dance. Harold S., Elmer (2), Orville, Dick, Leland, Squeak, Kenny P., Walter L. Home at 2:00. [added full names, later: Harold Slaybaugh; Elmer Lund (twice); Orville Pevestorf; Dick Pevestorf; Leland Davidson; Squeak Vanderloo; Kenny Pingrey; Walter Lauridsen.]

Here is the long entry for Monday, April 12:

[Monday, April 12 has a squggly around it. Not anniversary with Pete, wonder what it is?] Real nice & warm but windier then the dickens. Washed the window & really cleaned the store out good & proper. Another letter from Bud. Out home at dinner. All 3 of us. Went to Josie's after dinner. Did some typing & Bussy & I took the car home. Mrs. Lund & Jerry with us. Stopped at Lund's. Decided to go to the dance with them. Got ready. Took our car in. Swell time for a stag dance. Howard S., Elmer (3), Orville, Dick (2), Leland (2), Squeak, Kenny P., Walter L. Home about 2:00.

My comments: Didn't she just totally clean the shop on Saturday?? Think she was working off some frustration… perhaps because Pete was not feeling well, would not be going to the dance, I suspect. But, she decided to "go stag" anyway. It really sounds like her, working our her (often surprised) independent streak! Very interesting… trying to read between the lines!  OK, snooping, perhaps a better word!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 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 Sunday, April 11:

Mom better. Lil's & Del here. Washed & set my hair. Washed dishes & took a bath. Pete here at 8:00. "The Plainsmen." He was sick all week. Swollen gland in neck. Rather handicapped. Almost went rite home.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, April 11:

Up about 8:00. Mom better, Cleaned down stairs, got ready for Lil's & Del. They were there for dinner. Washed & set my hair. In to town after Dad. Washed dishes & took a bath. Pete came about 8:00. Went to "The Plainsmen." He was sick all week. Swollen gland in neck. Rather handicapped. Almost went rite home.

My comments: "Rather handicapped." 'bough said! Followed by ALMOST went rite home! ;-)

The Plainsman (1936) starred Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur, Cecil B. DeMille directing.

 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 10, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 10, 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 Saturday, April 10:

Nice day. Cleaned the office good.Typed 'till 5:30 & then went home. Mom went to bed. I cleaned up stairs, got supper, & did up all work. Took bath & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, April 10:

Another nice day. In to work early. Cleaned the office good. Mom didn't feel vey good. I typed 'till 5:30 & then went home. [That could be 2:30 - the lid is funny! It was Saturday, but she had taken Friday off…] Mom went to bed, I cleaned up stairs, got supper & did up all the nite work. Took a bath & went to bed early.

My comments: Cleaned at the office, cleaned at home.

 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 9, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 9, 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, April 9: [bold]

Up at 6:15. Left for Corning at 8:00. There at 11:00. None of large groups got Superior. Chorus did real well. With Marian T. to "Wakiki Wedding." Home about 11:15. [added later: Marion Thomas or Marian Teter]

Here is the long entry for Friday, April 9: [bold]

Up at 6:15. Left for Corning at 8:10. Got there a little before 11:00. None of the large groups got any thing at all. Disappointed about Chorus. They sang so well. With Marian Thomas to see "Wakiki Wedding." Really grand. Saw it thru' twice. Left as soon as Coon sang. Home about 11:45. Should have told Pete about going. Wonder what he'll think!

My comments: High School Large Group Music Contest in Corning. I remember them well from the 1950s! Great memories!

VERY interesting comment about Pete!  Relationship growing, it is obvious.  ;-)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029742/

Waikiki Wedding is a 1937 musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 8, 1937



 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 8, 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 Thursday, April 8:

Cold and cloudy. CCB at farm all day. Jean here awhile looking at wholesale catalog. Up to Josie's again. Got new compact. Did dishes, washed sweater, took bath, to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, April 8:

Kinda cold & cloudy out. Mr. Browning out on the farm all day. I read & studied. Jean K. here awhile looking at wholesale catalog. Up to Josie's but she won't be able to get my suit finished. Bussy walked home. Dad & I home alone. Compact. Did dishes, washed sweater, took a bath & went to bed real early.

My comments: At least she got a Compact. Pretty exciting week, so far!  ;-)


Surprising how hard to find a photo image of a "compact." Guess this will work, even without the "powder puff" that should be there...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 7, 1937


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 7, 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 Wednesday, April 7:

Rainy & damp. Studied Correspondence. Typed insurance policies. Tried on suit at Josie's. Leo came after us. Dad at Carroll to Bkrs. meeting. Listened to radio & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, April 7:

Rainy & damp but not really cold. Started fire. Wrote letters & studied Business Correspondence. Dad & I home to dinner. Wrote office letters & typed insurance policies in pm. Tried on suit at Josie's at 4:00. Leo came in after us. Dad went to Carroll to Bkrs. meeting. Listened to radio & went to bed early.

My comments: How do I find a visual image for Business Correspondence, Typed Insurance Policies, and Bankers Meeting????  ;-)

OK, "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters, the 1971 song… reaching, I admit!  ;-)
 




Families are Forever!  ;-)