Wednesday, May 7, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - May 7, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
May 7, 1939 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.

Here is the daily entry for Sunday, May 7:

Didn't get up very early & we had to hurry to get to church. Julia & I transferred our memberships from town to Star. Jack, Joan, Hazel B. [Bowman] baptized. 21 in our class. 46 there altogether. Came home & got picnic ready, changed our clothes, & went back up to church. To Springbrook with Glenn & Ruth. Ger. & Vic, Julia, Arnold, LVene, Verle, Margaret, Orel, Don, Norma, Ruth, Harold, Polly, Merle, Junior, Betty, Edith. Had a keen time. Walked up to the shelter house. Home at 4:30. Pete fixed the car. Irene came in her new Plymouth. We rode up to Moylan's & back in it. Home & chored. Up home until 10:30. Took wire and plate back. Home to bed.

My comments:

This entry brings back lots of memories of Star Church and related activities. This is sort of "where it all began…" Springbrook is nearby Lake and State Park, in Guthrie County. A very popular picnic site, over many, many years! ;-)

Notice they "rode up to Moylan's & back" - I assume that is Rita's family home… ;-) Small world.

Irene's new Plymouth likely looked like this 1939 Plymouth Sedan.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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