Eileen Kinnick

1936 Diary

Week 6 - Feb 3-9

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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

Eileen took a full breadth of courses.

All heat comes from Coal; Municipal Electric Company is still a year away.

Eileen sang in both the Quartette and Sextette, at the High School.



Monday, February 3, 1936

Bussy and I got Dr's permit & went to school. Surely cold. Took Typing, Grammar, Home Ec., Physics. Curled hair after school. Listened to Minstrels.


Tuesday, February 4, 1936

Ready to go to school but they postponed it due to coal shortage. Surely mad about it. Went to town. Got library books. Read "Seven Men Came Back" - Warwick Deeping. [actually, author of book is Warren Deeping - website may be in error, see Thursday, below] Listened to radio & then to Bayard game. Surely were scrappy. Tied the girls and won boys. Sat with Bugger.

SEE: Book Details: "Seven Men Came Back"


Wednesday, February 5, 1936

Usual work. Bugger brought down my white pigre shirt [pique]. Went to Mixed Quartette in p.m. Then sextette. Listened to Fred & Gracie. Surely were good. Wrote letters.

LEARN MORE: Definition: pique


Thursday, February 6, 1936

Usual work. Still no school. Went to Quartette & Sextette. Curled Beth's hair afterwards. At nite Valeria & I went to Choir practice at F. Textor's. Cocoa & Cookies. Surely cold. Full moon. Surely pretty. - - - lonesome. Read "Exile" - Deeping. Did Chores. Lee Brutshce's house burning.

SEE: Book Details: "Exile"

[Author of "Exile" was Warwick Deeping!!]


Friday, February 7, 1936

Usual work in morning. Mixed quartette and sextette practice in pm. Picked out solos. Leo made fudge. I refereed Jr. Hi girls game at nite. Our girls beat Woodward by a big score. Our boys lost to Lake City 32-31. Should have had a free throw. Lloyd Johnson outstanding. Mom made raisin bread.


Saturday, February 8, 1936

Did have the awfullest blizzards in Iowa history. Kept up all day. Couldn't even see up town. Everything blockaded. Listened to Lucky Strike Hour. Leo feeling fine. Washed my hair and read "Exile." Could hardly get up town. Terribly cold.

[Lucky Strike Hour - Radio show with top hit songs of the week]

Sunday, February 9, 1936

Still real cold and nasty out. I went to church in League room. Read " Bridge of Desire " all p.m. Listened to radio programs. No papers at all. Road at nite. All roads blocked. No trains, coal, bread, milk.

SEE: Book Details: "Bridge of Desire"


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