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Friday, August 31, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 31, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 31, 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 Tuesday, August 31:

To Bk. Nite with folks. Home early

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, August 31:

Went to bank nite with the folks. Home real early. Went right to bed.

My comments: She must have been tired listening to Mrs. Weaver talk, do you suppose? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Monday, August 30:

Started staying at Mrs. Wever's. Nice place. She talks too much. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, August 30:

Started staying at Mrs. Wever's. Slept on the front porch all nite. It's a nice place but she talks too much. Too bed early.

My comments: Assume this is Mary E. Weaver, 79, in 1940 U.S. Census, Widowed, born in Illinois, lived in the same house at 319-1st Street in Coon Rapids, Iowa, in 1935 (per Ancestry.com image).


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Sunday, August 29:

Pete & Helen out home in pm. Over to Lund's. Rode around. Pete did chores. Helen & I made ice cream. She went to the show with us.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 29:

Did some washing & ironing. Pete & Helen out home. Went over to Lund's in pm. Rode in to town & back again. Pete home to do chores. Helen & I made ice cream. She was out home for supper. Went to the show with us. "Slim." Really good electrician show.

My comments: "Slim" was a 1937 movie starring Pat O'Brien and Henry Fonda. A farmer in Ohio becomes fascinated by a crew of linemen erecting transmission towers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_%28film%29



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Saturday, August 28:

Pete called from Lund's at noon. Grand to see him. Elmer sick so Pete helped at station at nite. Telling all about trip. Photograph Bk.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, August 28:

 Pete called from Lund's at noon & I went over. Did it ever seem grand to be together again. Elmer was sick so Pete worked at the station until 9:30. Did shopping & we went home. Told all about the trip. Pete didn't say a word for 70 miles. Just like him. Brought me a keen photograph book.

My comments: Do you also sense relief that Pete got home, safe and sound? ;-)

Interesting to read that Pete worked at "the station" - that would be Lund's creamery station where folks brought their excess milk, cream and eggs - especially on Saturday night.

I have a related photo from a number of years later, but I am confident the process was still the same, since I do have memories of going to "Lund's station" with our produce on Saturday nights.

This photo has Dad on the left, beside the milk can, in the back of a truck. I don't know the others, and I don't know whose truck, but it fits with the story!  The truck is sitting in our driveway, our tank and barn in the background. The dog on the ground is our "Whitey" and that may be my next younger brother in the truck, the smaller one. If so, it would date this about late 1940s.

[I think this is the only photo of this period where I don't know who it is.
Happy to hear from viewer who think they can identify these neighbors!]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 27, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Friday, August 27:

Home at nite. Tho't maybe boys would come.

Here is the long entry for Friday, August 27:

Stayed home at nite. Edith L. thought maybe the boys would come but they didn't

My comments: Didn't do anything else all day and night??? …  ???  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Thursday, August 26:

Helen out home. Went skating at nite. Harvest Festival crowd.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, August 26:

 Letter & card from the boys. Home Saturday. Helen out again at nite. Went skating with Helen J., Smoky T,. and a lot of others. There was really a good crowd for a change.

My comments: Still don't know where "the boys went" - don't know if we ever will! 





Families are Forever!  ;-)

Lyle Sievers Obituary


Lyle Sievers Obituary

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, March 10, 1988:

Services held for Lyle Sievers

Funeral services for Lyle Sievers, 64, were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), March 10, 1988, as the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating.

Lyle died at his home south of Coon Rapids on Monday, March 7 following a lengthy illness with cancer.

Pat Schwartz served as organist and accompanied Marcia Young in vocal selections.

Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids with military honors by Gurney Parker Post #357 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5554.

Carrying the casket were Kenny Knudsen, Deah Herron, Ric Hilgenberg, Tom Sievers, Larry Hilgenberg and Robert Rattenborg. Serving as honorary casketbearers were Ron Herron, Richard Knudson, Joe Sievers, Tim HIlgenberg, Thomas Nelsen and Glen Knight.

A prayer service was held a 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 9, at Olde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.

LYLE HOWARD SIEVERS

Lyle was born March 7, 1924 in  Manning, Iowa, the son of Peter Herman and Mary Barnes Sievers. He and his family moved south of Coon Rapids in 1934. He attended school at Union Township and Bayard. Lyle served his country in the Navy during World War II. When he returned home, he worked at Kretzinger Implement in Coon Rapids as a farm machinery mechanic.

On July 21, 1949, he was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Herron at the Methodist Church in Des Moines. To this union three children were born: Robert Dean, Kathleen Ann and Donna Marie.

They live in Coon Rapids for a year and a half when they moved to a farm south of Coon Rapids until 1959 when they moved to their present home. Lyle's greatest pleasures in life were his family, grandchildren, farming and the outdoors.

Lyle was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids.

Lyle was diagnosed with cancer in the latter part of January, 1987. He passed away at his home on March 7, 1988 at the age of 64 years.

He was preceded in death by his father in March of 1978.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Shirley of Coon Rapids; and the following children and grandchildren: Robert Sievers and his wife, Cindy and their children Stacey, Shane and Shayla of Granger, Iowa; Kathleen Hite and her husband, Terry, of Madrid, Iowa: and Donna Drees and her husband, Thomas and their daughter, Cassandra Marie of Carroll, Iowa; by his mother, Mary Esther, of the Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids; two sisters: Beatrice Knudsen of Bayard and Ila Knudsen and her husband, Nels, of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Merlin and his wife, Claribel, of Coon Rapids; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

**********

Lyle and Shirley (Herron) Sievers were active members of the "Kinnick Cousins" - grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) Kinnick. Shirley was a daughter of Wilson and Lucile (Kinnick) Herron of the Coon Rapids, Iowa area.

[This obituary published at both the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories and The KINNICK Project blogs]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.



[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Wednesday, August 25:

Helen & I went to "Woke Up & Live." Catholic's Festival.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, August 25:

 Helen came after me at nite & we came in and saw "Wake Up and Live." It really was grand. Up to Old Settlers Picnic awhile. Cards from the boys.

My comments: Short and sweet!

"Wake Up and Live" was a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The movie starred Walter Winchell (as himself), Ben Bernie and Alice Faye and was based upon the self-help bestseller by Dorothea Brande.




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 24, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Tuesday, August 24:

To Bk Nite with folks. Morman got $100!

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, August 24:

 At nite came in to Bank Nite with the folks. Laurence Morman got $100. Wish it could be Banker Kinnick.

My comments: Not to talkative to diary with Pete gone. Most interesting. Still not working, either, it appears.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.

[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]
 
Here is the short entry for Monday, August 23:

To town in pm. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, August 23:

Wonder where Pete is , what he's doing & if he's thought of me as I have of him. Up at 8:30 for a change. Just did the usual work. Leo & I to town after dinner. I went down to Mrs. Shavers. Saw Helen B. & Edith. Out to Lund's waiting for Dad. Wonder if Helen't balloon is still up. Home at 6:00. Ate & listened to radio & rode bike. Bussy in bed. To bed early.

Can't help wondering how Pete is. I hope & pray that they stay clear of any accidents!
Goodnite Pete!

My comments: Balloons left over from Spring Lake picnic, I'd guess! ;-)



Really concerned about Pete!  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges] 

Here is the short entry for Sunday, August 22:
We girls left for Spring Lake in our Ford at 1:00. Pretty good time. Back at 8:00. Went to "50 roads to town." Chased Morry & Tim. [Morrie Galloway and Helen Thomas I had written in, below]. Home at 11:00.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 22:

Up at 9:00. Did separator & cleaned the house. Leo wants to go to Wyoming. Getting picnic stuff ready. Cleaned up & left here at 1:00. Took buns & tomatoes. Edith L., Lenore, Helen J., Helen B & I took our Ford to Spring Lake. Skated and swam, took pictures all afternoon. Cooked wieners at community Kitchen. Telling jokes. Drove all over the Park. Back to Coon at 8:00. Cleaned up at Jensen's. Went to "50 roads to Town." Busted Balloons. Down to Park. Chased Morry G. & Tim Thomas. Home at 11:00.

My comments: "Fifty Roads to Town" starred Ann Southern. It was among the lowest ranked films of 1937… ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Saturday, August 21:
Cool. To town at nite. Pete took Helen home. Boys go tomorrow morning. Hate to have Pete leave.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, August 21:

Nice & cool. Really a grand day. Up at 9:30. Cleaned the upstairs good before dinner. Did dishes & cleaned downstairs. Mom canned pickles. Took a bath, went in to town with Leo & Buag (sic). Buss to show. I with Helen J. & then Pete. Te took Helen home. I hid in Lund's car. We brought Bussy home. Back to town. Got buns. Talked to Elmer. They'll be gone for a whole week. Will I ever miss them. He says he'll have as good a time as possible without [a shorthand squiggle!].

My comments: Haven't said yet where the boys are going for a whole week.

"Mom canned pickles."


Note Kerr jar, rather than Mason, in the photo... suppose there is a story there, as well.  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 20, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Friday, August 20:

Rained. Felt bad. Pete came. Out to Helen's. Made candy & sat on porch. Home early.

Here is the long entry for Friday, August 20:

Rained some more again. Did I feel rotten. [Scratched out a short sentence] Did the whole ironing, canned more corn. Felt O.K. by afternoon. Got supper, took a bath & got ready for Pete. He came about 8:30. Out to Helen's. Elmer there, of course. Made candy & sat out on porch, danced in the kitchen. Home at 12:15. Only took about 5 minutes. In house at 12:30.

My comments: More corn canned. Wonder what kind of candy they made? Fudge?




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Thursday, August 19:

Washed. Helen came in P.M. Went over to Lunds & to Lenore's. Planned picnic. Ate & rode bike. Didn't feel very good.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, August 19:

Finally got to wash. Took nearly all morning. Got 2 gallons of corn ready to can, & made jell. Helen B. came out about 1:30. I had to keep right on working. Did dishes, cleaned the house & then we went over to Lunds & into Lenore's. Planned our picnic. Boys will be gone. Home at 4:30. Ate & rode Bussy's bike. Read in bed. Didn't feel very good at nite.

My comments: I'll bet she ate some of that corn she was canning…  ;-)


http://www.simplycanning.com/canning-corn.html



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Wednesday, August 18:

Rained again. Lil & Del here for supper. To town with Lunds. To "Lloyds of  London." With Pete. Did it rain. Wringing wet. In house at 1:00.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, August 18:

Rained again. And again we didn't get to wash. I just did what had to be done again. Read & slept all afternoon. Lil & Del here for supper. Leo's & Dad's birthday. I rode bike over to Lund's in pm & went in to town with them at nite. Helen & I to "Lloyds of London." Really good. With Pete afterwards. Did it ever rain! Out home in Pop's car. Grand time. Just wringing wet.  - - - - - - - In house about 1:00.

My comments: Well, well. Was Pete's Dad's (Pop) car a little bigger? A little more room? or what? ;-)

Notice how 'big deal' was made of birthday's, again - NOT!  ;-)

"Lloyd's of London" was a 1936 American drama film directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, among others…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd%27s_of_London_%28film%29


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 17, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Tuesday, August 17:
Rained. Read "Gone With The Wind." Dad to School Board. Rest to Bk Nite. Crazy show. Greenwaldt $100.

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, August 17:

Should have washed but it rained like the Dickens. The boys & (I) went went (sic) in to town in the morning. Did some shopping & came home. Read "Gone With The Wind." Dad to School Board Meeting. Mom, Buzzy, Leo & I to Bank Nite. "Hotel Haywire." Kinda Crazy. Mr. Greenwaldt got $100. Right home afterwards. Buzzy had to soak his foot. [six lines of shorthand at bottom of page??!?!??]

My comments: Mr. Greenwaldt was one of the lead bankers - one that Buzzy (August Edward) was named after...  ;-)





"Hotel Haywire" was a 1937 comedy film starring Leo Carillo.
Read the convoluted plot here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Haywire



Families are Forever!  ;-)

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!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.

[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Sunday, August 15:

Alone for dinner. Men fixed fence. Got ice, made ice cream. Shower. Pete home at 7:30. Laid on yard waiting for Pete. Went to "Slim." Home at 12:00.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 15:

Up in good time. Washed my hair. Ironed a little bit. All alone for dinner. Listed to Thatcher Colt. Mex fixing fence. I wore shorts in to town & got ice. Made ice cream. Got linen dress ready to wear. Took a shower. Cleaned up. Called Pete's about 7:30. They just got back. Folks to Aunt Gers. [Gertrude Kinnick Brideson, near Bayard]. I laid on yard waiting for Pete. Went to "Slim." Home a little after 12:00. We're really getting good!

My comments: "Slim" was a 1937 movie starring Pat O'Brien and Henry Fonda.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 13, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Saturday, August 14:

Home in P.M. Scraped corn, took shower; sure missed Pete in town. He went to Cedar Falls. Such a Saturday Nite!

Here is the long entry for Saturday, August 14:

Up at 6:30. Worked in am. Finished posting so didn't go back after dinner. Cleaned upstairs & down, scraped 2 crocks of corn, went after the cows. Took a shower, cleaned up & Bussy & I took Ford in to town. He to show & I just plain missed Pete. He's in Cedar Falls. Hope he's OK. Only 2 nites & I just can't wait to see him. What a Saturday nite!

My comments: Oh, young love!  ;-) I still remember the feeling… al these many years later…  ;-)

She scraped the kernels of corn off the cob - 2 crocks of corn… lots of sraping!  ;-)


A pile of cobs, as well...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Friday, August 13:

Posted. Went to Carroll in P.M. Sheep shearer at home for supper. Took shower & went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Friday, August 13:

Posted in the ledger all A.M. Pretty warm out. Man here sheering sheep. Chicken for dinner. Mr. Charles said I could have the afternoon off, so I went to Carroll, didn't tell anyone - and no one knows about it yet. Got my brown linen dress, hose & cosmetics. Home at 5:00. Sheep shearer here for supper again. Late with the dishes. Took shower, listened to First Niter & went to bed early.

My comments: Well, well. Aren't we acting independent - and still eighteen years old.

This confirms they had sheep, doesn't it. Think we had sheep mentioned once before. This is shearing time…

[There were some KINNICK relatives in Montana who were professional sheep shearers… I wonder if they knew about them… I doubt it, actually]



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Thursday, August 12:

Posted. Pete came, went to "Green Light." Just grand. Had swellest time afterwards. Got home as Mom was stirring dried corn.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, August 12:

Up early. Got breakfast. To work at 8:00. Cleaned the office & posted all day in the ledger. Got gum & ice cream & came home at 5:00. Helped with supper & dishes, got cleaned up. Pete had to wait on me again. My, my! Went to "Green Light." It's simply grand. Afterwards on Sherbring road. Really had a grand time. Pete's going to Cedar Falls Saturday. Back Sunday. Maybe going on Vacation with the boys. Got home early as Mom was stirring the dried corn. A grand evening! - - - - - - -

My comments: My, My! Indeed!  How nice…  ;-)

"Green Light" was a 1937 American film starring Errol Flynn.




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


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Wednesday, August 11:

Cloudy. Ironed at nite. Listened to Hit Parade. Bud B. called.

Here is the long entry for Wednesday, August 11:

Really cloudy & dark when we got up. It really did rain. To work at 8:00, any way. Got money ready for first deposit. Home early at nite. Saw Adding Machine Man at the bank. ironed 'till 9:00. "Cherry Blosson Lane" first on Hit Parade. Bud Boats called when I was getting ready for bed. Why can't he leave me alone?

My comments: Does your bank look like this? A lot of them did in earlier days...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 10, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Tuesday, August 10:

Warm. At work alone now. Really rushed. To Bk. Nite. "Holy Terror."

Here is the long entry for Tuesday, August 10:

Really about the warmest day we've had yet. I'm there all alone. Got along just fine. Last day to collect bills. Really were rushed. Everything happening in one day, as usual. Home at 6:00. I did dishes, took a shower. Leo & Buss & I to Bank Nite. Jane Withers in the "Holy Terror." A grand show with Tony Martin & Leah Ray.

My comments: The Holy Terror was a 1937 American film and a vehicle for child star Jane Withers; the film follows the comic adventures of 11-year-old Withers.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Withers

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Monday, August 9:
Pete's birthday. Leo introducing Grant as my brother-in-law. Verna's last day at work. To bed early.

Here is the long entry for Monday, August 9:

[Highlighted:] Happy Birthday, Pete.

Leo Watrous introduced Grant Ballard to Charles as my brother-in-law. Was I embarrassed!
Lot in paying their bills. Verna's last day at work. Got groceries at Frohlichs. Ate, did dishes, & took a shower. Looked at Catalogs. To bed early.

My comments: Grant Ballard would become her half-brother-in-law when she and Pete were married, of course. Grant was Pete's mother's son from her first marriage. Grant was born 2 Feb 1900, so he was already 37 at this time. Grant's father had died 30 Dec 1900 in an accident. Ella married Bill Smith in 1904.

This is Grant, from Irene's scrapbook [Thanks, again, Becki!]




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.
 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]


Here is the short entry for Sunday, August 8:

Slept till 8:30. Hot. Ida here for dinner. Ironed. Donny, Neva & I to Spring Lake. Pete here when I got home. To "This is My Affair." Clock. Keen after we got started.

Here is the long entry for Sunday, August 8:

Slept till 8:30. Scrubbed upstairs & down. Really hot. Ida here for dinner. Ironed. Donny & Neva & I to Spring Lake. Am I awful! Pete here when I got home. Gave him his clock. To "This Is My Affair." Good. Cafe with Elmer & Helen. Closer to Hi Chair. Keen time after we got started.

My comments: Pete's birthday is Monday, August 9. She got him a clock for his birthday.

"This is My Affair" was a 1937 crime film starring Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_My_Affair


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.


[August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Saturday, August 7:

Sultry. Went to town after supper. Pete till 11:00 getting hair cut. home about 12:00. Something wrong.

Here is the long entry for Saturday, August 7:

Real close, damp & sultry after the rain. Busy all day. Quit early. Did shopping. Washed hair, cleansed up & came to town with Leo  & Buzzy. Took Pete till 11:00 to get his hair cut. I took Buzz home in his car. Irene with Merle & Pauline. We kids home about 12:00. Back seat full of groceries. Something wrong.

My comments: Have no idea what "Something wrong." means or refers to…  ;-)

First time I can recall Eileen mentioning Pete's oldest sister, Irene, in her diary. She was a school teacher out of high school; then worked in bank and insurance agency. Not sure exactly what she was doing in 1937. Probably still teaching at one room country schools.


I believe this is Irene's High School graduation photo... from her own scrapbook [Thanks to cousin, Becki!]



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 6, 1937


 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 6, 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 Friday, August 6:

Hot. Cloudy. Verna gone last nite & she's tired again. I feel swell. Stormed at nite. Out to Harmon Riis field fire. Electrical storm.

Here is the long entry for Friday, August 6:

Hot again. Cloudy. Verna gone again last nite & she;s all tired again. I feel swell. Collecting yet. Rained in pm. An awful storm at nite. We drove out to Harmon Riis. Stubble field burned. Electrical storm in nite. Struck Alf Davis' barn.

My comments: Storms are always scary events… especially when lightning sets fires...
 




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

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


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - August 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.
 
 [August 1, 1937, at Ledges]

Here is the short entry for Thursday, August 5:

Hot. Tired. used Thomas adding machine. About went to sleep over it. Verna tired too. Went to bed really early.

Here is the long entry for Thursday, August 5:

Nother hot day. Was I ever tired. Used Thomas adding machine most all day. Most went to sleep over it. Verna tired too. Did up nite work & went to bed real early.

My comments:
Thomas adding machine - another new name at new work at Light Plant.

I could not find an image of a "Thomas adding machine" but I found stories of Thomas Office Machines in the 1930s - Thomas got laid off by Remington Rand Typewriter and started to make his own.

Here is a new 1937 Monroe Adding-Calculating Machine that likely replaced the one she was using...



Families are Forever!  ;-)