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Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 47 – Nov 16-22

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1936 Orientation - middle of the year

Eileen was 17 on Dec. 14, 1935
Graduate, Coon Rapids (IA) High School

Siblings
Leo is 1 year older
Buzzy is 10 years younger


Summertime 1936

 

 

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Monday, Nov 16

Real nice out! Read “The Golden Woman” and studied shorthand awhile. Fixed black rug for the window! Dorothy & Jean here. Up to Jennie's awhile watching Edith getting ready for permanent. Fixed my hair a little at nite. Did up dishes – went to sleep on kitchen table. To bed early.

 

Tuesday, Nov 17

Real nice day. Finished book. Norma & Jean down awhile. Read “Esquire.” Edith & Helen here after school & Betty. Rode to corner with Lund 's. Walked home from corner. Got ready for dance. Pete came at 8:30. Waited till end of class play before we went. Had the grandest time – Frenchy Grafolier! Is he ever good! Pete, Orrin, Don A., Elmer, Toots! With Elmer, Don, Vera, Esther at Intermission at Textor's. Saw Margaret Cameron!

 

Wednesday, Nov 18

[added later – Sam Allendar?]

Real frosty and quite cold out! Picked up Edith and Erna on way to town! Looked at catalogs & mailed one Shthd lesson. Got haircut of new man at Sam's. Short all over! Had quite a time letting them know what I wanted. Quite cold at nite. Dad at Bank; Leo & Bussy at show; Mom & I home alone. Listened to Fred Allen, darned & washed silk hose. Put on pajamas, laid on couch with hot water bottle, listened to Lucky Strike Hour & then went to sleep. “Way You Look Tonite” got 1st again.

SEE: Music detail "Way You Look Tonite"

http://www.dorothyfields.co.uk/song_waytonight.htm

http://www.oracleband.net/Lyrics/way_you_look_tonight.htm

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA01/Otten/jukejoint/1936-WayYouLookTonight.html

 

Thursday, Nov 19

[added later: Helen Jensen. Teachers stayed there & ate there]

Quite cold out. Didn't frost last nite, though. Made out orders for Xmas presents & stuff for myself! Now, if I just had some money! Studied shorthand awhile! Got groceries & then met Helen & Edith. Went home with Helen. Had supper with teaches {sic}. Got new shirt & wore Helen's skirt. Went to Basketball practice with Helen. Miss Wood & Adamson sitting in back tub knitting! Imagine! Edith & I took a bath & Helen studied literature. Helen slept in 1 bed & Edith & I had the other one!

 

Friday, Nov 20

Had breakfast at Helen's. Really the keenest day out! Couldn't sit still! Swept & dusted store & swept front walk. Cleaned up my drawer & school work. Got new stove yesterday. Really in good spirits! Dad ate at sale so Buzz & I took car out home Buzz didn't have to come back in in (sic) pm. I bro't in car. Charley & his Dad were here quite awhile after dinner. All Festival kids in town. Swellest day! Ila Jean here several times! Erna, Edith, Lenore rode home with me at nite. Dad had enormous sale & didn't get to go Home. Dad & to festival at nite. Really good! At Kitty's & Bertha's afterwards. Lunds were there, too. Getting real windy out!


Typical coal heating stove of the era
Source: http://www.sdl.lib.mi.us/stove.htm
Extracted Feb 2005

 

Saturday, Nov 21

A little bit colder! Got carload of machines. Quite nice out. Cleaned whole house in pm. Ironed before & after supper. Washed & set my hair. After supper Bussy & I went to town. In front of post office. Saw Pete for awhile – decided to go to Guthrie with Elmer tomorrow night.

 

Sunday, Nov 22

Slept late. Washed separator & got ready to go to church with Leo. Had a fine crowd & choir. Ate late dinner at Lund 's. Orville & Don there in pm. We girls went & got Edith P. Rasmuses out home in pm. Dad at Hookers. Left for Guthrie at 6:30. Elmer, Edith's, Pete, & Me. At Luckinbills. Esther & Don were there too. Not so hot [arrow to Esther]. Saw “Cain & Ma Bel” – really good. Danced at Luckinbills afterwards! Leo & Ida were there too, but I didn't see them.

 

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