Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 34

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 34 – Aug 17-23

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1936 Orientation - middle of the year

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

Leo is 1 year older
Buzzy is 10 years younger

Summertime 1936


Curious insight into medical procedures and environment.



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Monday, August 17

[added later, at top: Art Miller's]

Leo lots better. He slept pretty good last nite. O. H. Texas operated on Sat. nite. They're in operating room & surely are nice people. In pm. they wanted to move Leo & me in with Texans but they finally decided not to. Leo a little upset but felt better at nite. Ate at J&M. They were from Bayard. Made jello. Met Chuck Grimm. Leo had orange juice & jello today. Listened to radio quite a bit. Leo slept pretty good at nite.


Tuesday, August 18

[Dad's & Bussy's birthday – at top]

Awfully hot out. Worst yet. Leo just felt keen, though. Another woman operated on last nite. They moved Texas to end of hall & a woman in operating room. Saw Louis McNurlen at breakfast. He came over several times & bro't fruit juices. Swell kid. Got ice & Dutch cleanser. Worked! Folks & Lil's here at nite. Leo sleepy. They went home at 9:00. Bro't supper & ice cream.


Wednesday, August 19

Rained nearly all nite & early this morning. Leo just slept real well. I was only up about three times. Got up early & brushed his hair & wrote in diary. Getting nice & cool out. Leo got letters from Ida and Paul Jones. Mr and Mrs Boyden came up at nite, brought plums & talked. Listened to Stoopnagle & Bud & Lucky Strike Hour.

SEE: Radio Show detail: "Snoopnagle and Budd"


Thursday, August 20

Up early. I slept from 9:30 to 11:30 & thought it was afternoon. Drs took out stitches. Said we could go home but decided to stay ‘till tomorrow. Dad called & brought Paul Nielsen down I took Leo back. I stayed with Paul. He just swore terribly while coming out of ether. Mrs. Boyden slept with me but I got very little sleep. Gave Paul hypo.


Friday, August 21

Paul has gas pains. My side hurt. In pm. decided to go home. Drs. examined me & I'm ruptured. In bed for 2 wks & can't lift for six months. Aunt Lil & Del came for me. Rained. Stopped at Del 's awhile. Robert & Edna there. Home at 10:30. Glad to be home. Slept on floor.


Saturday, August 22

Felt pretty fair but surely wish I was up. Got pen & pencil from Aunt Ida & Morris. Slept in pm & moved to cot. Mom worked all day long. Slept in pm. Ida Marie came out while we were eating potato soup. Cloudy & rained a little. To sleep about 9:30. Wrote to Ruth.


Sunday, August 23

Leo better up some. Up at 6:30. Felt pretty good just aggravated. Must keep from having dull minutes. Had chicken for dinner. Listened to radio & read Sunday paper. Dad & Bussy to town in pm. Wrote letter. Made ice cream in pm and then went and got Howard. I slept on cot. Slept good.



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