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Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 3

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 3 - Jan 13-19

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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

Typist's were a basketball team from A.I.B., a commercial college in Des Moines. Exhibition games, including a team from Tulsa.

Eileen lived on Main Street, east of downtown (5th and Main was heart of downtown).

Church was one block west, on Main Street. Movie Theater was two blocks further west.
See map with following notations (in red):
B = Bank
C = Church
H = Kinnick Home
P = Church Parsonage
S = School
T = Movie Theater

Photo of Methodist Church and Parsonage next door - located across the street, far end of same block as Kinnick Home.

First mention of the 1936 Blizzard on Friday.

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Monday, January 13, 1936

Usual happenings. B. B. game with Typist's. Lost. Tulsa beat A. I. B. - - "Sonny" got hurt in ankle. Surely the biggest crowd. I was just about late. Forgot my red jersey.


Tuesday, January 14, 1936

Glee Club after school. Real cold out. After supper went up to Beth's. Typed awhile. Had ice-cream. Thurman, Dick, Doug, Toots, Kenneth there. Beth, Kenneth, Yip and I went riding in Thomas' new car. Radio surely keen.

1936 Buick
1936 Buick
Extracted: Feb 2005


Wednesday, January 15, 1936

B. B. practice after school. Helen B., Helen J., Mildred & I went up to Beth's afterwards [crossed out "wards"] the church oyster supper. Bussy home from school with abscess in his nose.

[Early on, Eileen spelled her brother's name Buss or Bussy, rather than Buzz or Buzzy, which he used all his life... his real name is Edward]


Thursday, January 16, 1936

Went to school in a.m. to take Lit. test. No one got out of it. Got dress taffeta & sewed in p.m. Quite a bit of snow. Prissy & I went to "Thanks a Million" at nite. She & Bud & I walked home together. Threw snowballs. Surely a grand show.

SEE: Movie details:


Friday, January 17, 1936

Snowed hard all day. Served at Priscilla's. Leo got home at nite. Surely surprised he got thru'. Regular blizzard. All but Bussy and I went to show. I popped corn and did dishes.


Saturday, January 18, 1936

Curled hair and finished dress. Neck hurt. B.B. game with Churdan. We lost 3 points. Boys won 21-27. Stayed all night with Madonna.


Sunday, January 19, 1936

Went to Doctor. Had mumps. Real sick at night. I cried and had an awful nite. Went upstairs to bed. Slept pretty fair.


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