75 Years Ago Today
August 31, 1939
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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 Thursday, August 31:
Bussy rode his bike out. He & Pete plowed awhile in am. Ate, did dishes & went in town. Pete had his hair cut & I got 2 permanent curls. Home at 3:30. Chored, cleaned up & took Billy to Polly for her to keep. Went to Des Moines with Irene, Bernice Eyestone. Danced to Paul Whiteman. He really was good. Pete drove. Home at 3:30.
Irene had asked them to go to Des Moines this evening in her car. Sounded like they had a great time. Paul Whiteman had been known in earlier years at the King of Jazz. Here he is, as he appeared in the film, "Rhapsody in Blue," in 1945:
Families are Forever! ;-)