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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 11, 1938

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 11, 1938

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

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Resuming with Dec 1, 1938...

Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Dec 11:

Up kinda late. Chored & got ready to go to LVenes for dinner. Max, Orrin, Merle, Polly, Arnold, Julia, Lvene, Verle, Don, Norma there. Chicken & biscuits were really good. Bavarian cream. Home at 4:00.  Mom & Bussy here to supper. Dad took Cantata to Carroll. [that last sentence underlined] Buzz & Pete & I to Shirley Temple in "Little Miss Broadway."

My comments:
An interesting six couple dinner. Life-long neighborhood friends, for sure, as well as some siblings. Neat!

Fascinated she spelled Bussy in one sentence and Buzz in the next! Is a change coming??

In the Shirley Temple movie, among other familiar names, Jimmy Durante played Jimmy Clayton, a bandleader…

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. So was dinner actually "lunch" since she had supper later??

    1. As TK says, yes, they called the noon meal "dinner" consistently! Interesting, huh??! ;-)

  2. As I remember, the meals were always called breakfast, dinner, and supper... especially Sunday dinner... It took me awhile to adjust to: breakfast, lunch, and dinner like the "outside world" of cities and the non-rural or whatever... hahahaaaa!