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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 23, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 23, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, April 23:

Pete up at 6:30. Nice & warm out but windy. Did the chores. Pete shaved, Sunday Paper man here and we paid him for year's subscription. Got ready to go to church. 52 were there. Record attendance. Folks here when we got home. Ate dinner, did dishes, cleaned dining room. Pete fixing garden fence. Dad & Buss started painting the chicken house. One sow had 12 pigs. Another 11 but she laid on 2 of them. Ate late supper. Did dishes. Grant came. Folks left at 9:00. Grant stayed & talked until 12:00. He took the stool I made home with him to finish.

My comments:

Here is a photo of Grant. This was probably a few years earlier, though I really don't know! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 22, 1939


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 22, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, April 22:

Real nice out only windy. Took cookies to food sale. Mom & Bussy came out with me. Let chickens out. Pete worked on tractor, cleaned out chicken house & plowed garden. Took team up home.
Mom had head ache at nite. Dad came for them. Had 9 more little pigs. Did dishes while Pete read a story. Worked on books, took baths & went to bed at 11:00.

My comments:

Another busy day on the farm… tractor, chicken house, garden, team, pigs…

A generic chicken house of the time...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 21, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 21, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 21, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Friday, April 21:

 Pete worked on the tractor all day. Windy but not very cold. Mr. Cooly here awhile in pm. Made choc. cookies for food sale tomorrow. In to town a minute with Pete after new bearing. Ate supper, took baths & went to bed early.

My comments:

Cooley was Methodist Minister, as I recall.

This is supposed to be the tractor Dad had in 1939... a Regular, I believe. Was it the same one he still had 10 years later, as a utility tractor - that I learned, with rubber tires??? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 20, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 20, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, April 20:

Did usual work in morning. To town a minute. Took things in for Gleaner's class. Pete discing & harrowing oats east of barn.
LVene, Margaret & Polly came while I was scrubbing. Curled their hair. Finished making smock. Ironed them. Got ready to go to S.S. party at Glenn & Ruth's. Had a wiener roast. 21 there. Home at 12:30.

My comments:

First mention of "Gleaner's class."

She curled a lot of hair! ;-)

"Glenn and Ruth" Bolger, of course, became my in-laws. Nancy was born just 33 days after me. So, whereas Mom was 6 1/2 month pregnant, Ruth was 5 1/2 months along, if I counted right!

Ruth on left, Glenn on right, his sister, Clare, in middle.
Carolyn and Bob?? late in 1938, perhaps


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 19, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 19, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, April 19:

Finally a nice day. Did up usual work. Pete fixing fence & hog pens. In pm. I went down to Lillians & she helped me fix my smock & slip. Home at 6:00. Spilt acid on my stockings. Were going to the show but it got too late, so we did up the work & went to bed.

My comments:

A sow in pen with pigs...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 18, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 18, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 18, 1939
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, April 18:

I didn't get up until 8:30. Cold out. Most of snow leaving. Did usual work. Pete fixing sow pens. Ate, did dishes, scrubbed, sewed on smock & skirt.
Enterprise contest man here. Lost 2 chicks out of the bunch. Pete chores. At nite, Pete shaved, we took our baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Assume that sow was not supposed to be in the straw stack where she had her pigs!

Sad to lose those chicks, of course. Did they buy what the "Enterprise contest man" was selling?

"Smock & skirt" for pregnant body, I assume. Suppose she used a pattern like this?




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 17, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 17, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Monday, April 17:

Pete didn't get up until 6:30. Rained & snowed all day. Late with chores. Ate early dinner, did dishes, went in town. Pete got new gray shoes. In town until 4:00. Sow had 12 pigs in straw stack. Pete had quite a time getting them in the barn. Didn't get chores finished until about 9:00.
Ate, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Chasing after 12 new born pigs… snow and rain. No fun.

Couldn't find a good image of more than 9 at a time...  ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)