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Eileen Kinnick Diary - 1936 - Week 5

Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 5 - Jan 27-Feb 2

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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



Monday, January 27, 1936

Didn't feel extra well in am. Better in p.m. Cleaned up house. Leo felt some better. Still cold. Listened to Sinclair minstrels and wrote letters at nite.

SEE: Radio Show Details: "Sinclair Minstrels"'s)top25.htm


Tuesday, January 28, 1936

Usual work. Felt better. Leo did, too. Went up town in p.m. Made black silk skirt. Thought I'd go to school Thursday. Listened to radio programs at nite. Bussy & I sleep upstairs alone.


Wednesday, January 29, 1936

Curled hair in morning. Usual work. Listened to Gracie & Fred Allen. To bed early.

SEE: Radio Show Detail: "Gracie & Fed Allen"


Thursday, January 30, 1936

Thought I'd go to school. Went up to get Dr's permit and couldn't go. Was I ever mad! [shorthand note?] Bought drape material and finished making them that nite. Looked at catalogues and listened to radio. Leo felt better.


Friday, January 31, 1936

Felt keen. Did usual work. Listened to daily programs. Leo lots better. White pique jacket. At night listened to "1 st nighters." Surely a good war story.


Saturday, February 1, 1936

Leo got up in middle of p.m. but he was terribly weak, surely looked funny. Just up a little while & then back to bed. Ida came at nite & Buzz and I went to show. "Throwback" Surely cold - "Moon over Miami ."

SEE: Movie Details: "The Throwback"

HEAR: Audio Download: "Moon Over Miami" Scroll down to "Moon Over Miami"

Sunday, February 2, 1936

Leo up again. Felt better but terribly thin & weak. Buzzy and I up to Beth's after curlers. Surely cold. Gertrude's here for a little while in p.m. Fixed hair. Went to League at Cooley's. Stayed with cabinet to plan party.

SEE: Detail on Epworth League:


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