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Sunday, March 3, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 3, 1938



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 3, 1938


This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Starting March 1, a weekly comment on these daily entries appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Friday of the week, will continue, with links to some of these daily entries.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, March 3:

Down at office until 10:00. Decided to go to Des Moines with Lunds. Elmer sick. Mrs. Lund, Mrs Fred Davis, Howard, Elmer, Ed & I. Had more flat tires. Our kids beat, Fonda by a great big score. They really played keen. Sat with Beth & Helen B. Saw Francis Williams. Mrs. Lund stayed. Home at 8:30. Called Pete. To bed early


My comments: Lunds were the neighbor family down the road, of course. A few hazards driving 75 miles and back in 1938, I guess, huh?? ;-) Also, if Elmer was sick, why was he in the car with 5 other folks?? ;-)

Assume this was the Girls High School Basketball team in the state tournament, playing the team from Fonda. Yes, I was right...


From the March 11 Coon Rapids Enterprise:

"...the Coon Rapids girls' basketball team which went to the state tournament at Des Moines last week. In the first round they beat Fonda 47-9 ..."

Just eight years later, in 1946, Coon Rapids (IA) High School Girls BB did win the State Championship, of course:


Here is the actual page from the March 11, 1938, Coon Rapids Enterprise with the GBB stories and photos:




Families are Forever!  ;-)

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