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Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 50 – Dec 7-13

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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


Jeannette Kinnick Brideson born.

Pete really looked swellegant!


 

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Monday, Dec 7

Still terribly cold out in mornings. My feet about froze. Charlie and & I decorated the window for Christmas. (with Lola's & Mila's help). “Nothing-40” Got $5 for last week. Leo & Bussy in town in pm. I helped Leo look at things for Ida. I went home with him. Had good noodle supper. Listened to “Sing-Sing” program & then I went to sleep on the cot ‘till 10:00.

 

Tuesday, Dec 8

A lot warmer and rather nice out. Found my lost fountain pen in the lining of my coat. Nice & warm in here and I got a lot done. Typed some drills for Edith. Dad & I home to dinner. Buzz ate in town. Pete here in pm. quite a while. Got me some wood. Uncle Robert came while he was here. Took in $15.00 on accts. Edith here after school. She got typewriter & we did a little shopping with me. Up at Whitten's looking at gifts for boys. Liz. there, too. Edith rode home with us. After supper we made out an order for Christmas.

 

Wednesday, Dec 9

Not cold but rather a dreary day. Wrote off candy recipes & called Lillian for date roll recipe. Ordered Max & Norma's presents. Studied shorthand awhile. Quite busy in pm. Betty S. in after school. The Seniors got their rings. Quite a colder out. Did the shopping, got the paper & went down to bank – listened to the radio. Cracked nuts after supper. Pete came at 8:00. Ida there, too. Made candy & popped corn. Buzzy drew pictures of us – our mailman. All 4 of us came into town. Home at 11:30.

 

Thursday, Dec 10

Warmer out. Listened to radio & studied shorthand. King Edward abdicated his throne this morning. Duke of York will ascend. Home to dinner early. Listened to radio, & just messed around most of afternoon. Leo here awhile. Sold 7 of pigs. Studied shorthand a little and listened to radio. Betty here after school. Up to bank waiting to Dad. Listened to Rudy, Maxwell, & Bing Crosby. Bussy & I fighting on the cot.

SEE: International News: King Edward abdicates; Duke of York will ascend
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2701463.stm
http://about.upi.com/company/timeline/1931/1936

 

Friday, Dec 11

Still real cold out. Especially afternoon. Put my name on bedspread for Max's shower at Curly Hilgenberg's. Ida & I went in V-8. Leo & Bussy went to Coon v.s. Guthrie. Boys lost, girls won. Dad at bank settling up after sale. Minstrels were good. Home about 10:30.

 

Saturday, Dec 12

Lots warmer out. Cleaned whole house. Lots of the snow left. Washed and set my hair. At nite listened to Sealtest Hour and then went to bed real early. Fixed my room & slept in there.

 

Sunday, Dec 13

[above added: Pete gave me keenest pair of hose – 12:00]

Jeannette Kinnick Brideson born at 3 this morning. Doing nicely. We went over to Lil's for dinner. Leo stayed home. I have 2 of the clootest {sic} cole sores (sp?) you ever saw. Took bath & listened to Jack Benny & Ripley. Pete came at 7:30. Went to “ Texas Rangers.” Really good. Sat with Leo & Ida. Over by Bayard afterwards. Pete really looked swellegant! And I couldn't do anything about it! Was I angry? Halter neck.

SEE: Movie detail: "Texas Rangers"
http://imdb.com/title/tt0028352/

 

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