Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 52

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 52 – Dec 21-27

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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


Couldn't listen to radio because battery down.



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Monday, Dec 21

Embroidered yellow scarf all day. Got handkerchiefs from Ferne. Dad and Bussy & Leo went to Viola – Coon ball games. I did dishes & separators & Mom knitted. I embroidered afterwards ‘till 10:00. Couldn't listen to radio because battery down.


Tuesday, Dec 22

Finished yellow scarf. Got ski pants. Wore them to work in morning. Warmed up in pm. Pete here about an hour in pm. More fun! Betty in after school. At nite did dishes & came in to show with the folks. “White Fang.” Bank Nite $120 – folks weren't there. Just wore o'alls. Surely agood show!

SEE: Movie detail: "White Fang"


Wednesday, Dec 23

Real nice & warm. Worked on green scarf. Norma, Edith, Betty in in pm. Santa Claus in town & school out. Lots to sale & shopping. Really lots of people in town. Went home with Edith, Erna, Elmer. Worked on green scarf. Leo at Bell 's. Dad home late. Made fudge & date roll. Buzzy and I to bed early.


Thursday, Dec 24

Felt kinda blue & dumpish all day. I don't know why. Charley let me off in pm & did I ever shop. Got Xmas tree & about everything else. Charlie gave me a desk set. Pete came at nite. Cracked, nuts, ate candy & listened to the radio – Went riding a little while – Opened my presents – swellest dresser set from Pete – hose, hankys, snow pants, jewelry boxes, bath salts, chocolates.


Friday, Dec 25

[above line: Take off ring at 8:00 p.m.]

Up rather late. Did up the two scarfs I made for Norma & Ida. Really hustled all day – Ida & Rasmuses there for goose dinner. I did all the dishes, washed my hair & cleaned up. Played Runmey while waiting for Pete. Were going to Lil's but Lund 's wanted to go to Carroll so Edith, Harold, Elmer, Orville, Pete & I went in Orville's car. Good time – busted straps & the blamed V-8's. Junior's milk bottle from Lincoln . I was almost afraid to move! Had to wait on Elmer & Orville. Home about 3:00. So warm out & raining!


Saturday, Dec 26

Raining & warm. Not at all like Xmas weather. Charley talked about Arkansas . Cleaned whole house, washed and set hair. Leo & Buzz all “pooked” out. Ironed before oyster soup supper. Did dishes, washed up and went to bed real early.


Sunday, Dec 27

Up a little late. Hurried around did dishes & separator & Leo & I went in to church. Saw Paul T., Valera S., Francis & Roger, Pete, Elvine & Merle. We were the last ones to leave. Ate dinner at home. Fixed finger nails & then Edith & Erna came over. Played cards & listened to radio. Francis, Roger, John & Robert there too. They stayed to supper. Had a time finding cows. Lamp mantle burned up. Pete came about 7:45. Saw “Big Broadcast.” Shirley Ross & Martha Raye were best. Oh Boy! Home early.

SEE: Movie detail: "Big Broadcast"





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