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Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 2

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary


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

B.B. = she was on the Basketball Team

Standard Bearers is a church youth group activity

Eileen sang in the Glee Club


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Monday, January 6, 1936

B. B. practice 'till 6:30. and then went over to Standard Bearers at church. Decided to order new white jerseys for Friday's game.


Tuesday, January 7, 1936

Glee Club after school and B.B. practice till 6:30. My new hat and coat came. Surely like it. Fixed buttons & belt on it. Read book & listened to Radio.

SEE: Radio detail

1933 Gurnow Radio, typical of the times



Wednesday, January 8, 1936

B. B. practice till quite late. Wore new coat and hat. At nite went to show "Kentucky Blue Streak." Not much good.

SEE: Movie details: "Kentucky Blue Streak"


Thursday, January 9, 1936

Glee club after school. Curled Helen J's and Beth T's hair. Helen & I went to "A Night at the Opera." Surely good - "Alone.[musical note]. Louise and Rasmus here when I got home.

SEE: Movie detail: "A Night at the Opera"


Friday, January 10, 1936

B. B. game with Exira. Wore new white jerseys. Surely good game and crowd. Won both of them.


Saturday, January 11, 1936

Usual work. Curled hair. Read and finished "The Iron Woman." Bussy & I went to cowboy show "Bar 20 Rides Again." Kinda good. Got Cracker Jacks. Getting cold out.

SEE: Movie Details: "Bar 20 Rides Again"

SEE: Product detail: Cracker Jacks"



Sunday, January 12, 1936

S. S. and church. Folks at Gertrude's. I stayed home and got book report. Had good time. League at night. Helen B. & I to show. "Dangerous." Franchot Tone & Bette Davis. Surely good! Helen had new car.

SEE: Movie Detail: "Dangerous"

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