Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 1

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 1 - Jan 1-5

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1936 Orientation

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

Leo is 1 year older
Buzzy is 10 years younger

Eileen's boyfriend of several years is at college in Mt. Pleasant

Kinnick gathering on New Year's Day.
See Kinnick Family information.

B.B. = she was on the Basketball Team

Epworth League was the Youth Group at the Methodist Church

Wallace Arms is the boyfriend

Park No. 2 was a city park in Coon Rapids, a favorite parking place for kids.

S. S. is Sunday School at the Methodist Church

Std. Br. is Standard Bearers, another church youth activity.


Next Week

Wednesday, January 1, 1936

Up to Edna's all day. Gertrude's, Lillian's and Lucille's and we were there. At nite read book and listened to Gracie Allen. "The Music goes Round & Round."

SEE: Eileen's signature on front of book

SEE: Scan of this first actual first page, in her handwriting


Thursday, January 2, 1936

B. B. practice in pm till 5:30. Up to district E. League convention. Leo took our car. I was elected pianist. Home about 10:00. Valeria K., Mildred B., Jean J., Priscilla R., Leo & I went.

Leo Kinnick, 1935 Grad Photo


Friday, January 3, 1936

Basketball game at night with Yale. Pretty good crowd. We beat both games by big scores.


Saturday, January 4, 1936

Usual work. Washed and set my hair. Fixed up all my clothes for school. Wallace came about 7:00. "A little bit Independent." Went riding. I had a funny streak. Pretty cold. Had a grand time. Home late. Park No. 2.


Sunday, January 5, 1936

Went to S.S. Folks at Louise's. I stayed home and typed for St. Br's. Leo left for school at 4:00. Went to League and show: "Man on Flying Trapeze" - W. C. Fields.

SEE: Movie details: "Man on Flying Trapeze"


Next Week

Scan of Front Page of Diary

Scan of January 1 in her handwriting

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