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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - August 26, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 26, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 26:

Did dishes & separator. Pete cutting weeds. Dep. sheriff here at 11:00 & served papers.
Got dinner. Made a white cake. Cleaned the kitchen. Took baths after supper & went in town.
Home in good time.

[In big letters, under entry (may have been added later]
To move by Mar 1?
Crystals bo't it   

My comments:

Wow, that must have been scary! Served papers by Deputy Sheriff.

Apparently one of the Crystal family bought the farm they were renting, and they would have to move the following March 1, to a new farm… assuming Dad can find one. This will be something to watch for, for sure. I knew they moved… didn't actually realize why.

Suppose the Deputy Sheriff looks something like this???




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 25, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - August 25, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 25, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 25:

Up in good time. Ate, did separator, dishes, bathed Billy & went in town. Did Mom's & my ironing. 8 shirts, 10 dresses. Ironed all day. Pete scythed along corn field.
Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, fixed pickles.

My comments:

"… fixed pickles…" two nights in a row???

Dad still cutting those last weeds along the corn, where he couldn't get with the horse-drawn mower. Neat!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - August 24, 1939

 
75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 24, 1939
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 24:

Up late. Did separator. Took washing in town for Mom to do. Got groceries. Made p. salad & got ready to go to Swan Lake to Club Picnic. Had a keen dinner. Played kitten ball. The ladies watched Billy. Home at 6:00. Really tired. Chored early, read papers, fixed pickles & went to bed.

My comments:

Tried a search on Kitten Ball… "A search on the phrase Kitten Ball, a variation of baseball designed for city life, …"

Anyone heard of Kitten Ball??

Here is a kitten, in the meantime! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 23:

 Didn't get up to stay until 8:30. Ate, did separator, bathed & fed Billy. Rasmus, Karl, Howard came to have Pete fix their coupe. They stayed for dinner. Fed Billy & then did dishes & read paper & slept till 5:30. Pete scything weeds along corn field. Fed Billy, chores, ate supper. Read paper & went to bed.

My comments:

Billy well fed, today. Nice! Dad was good at fixing machines… cars, tractors, tongues… ;-)

Suppose their "coupe" looked like this??

[1934 Ford Deluxe 5-Window Coupe]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 22, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 22, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 22:


Didn't get up until 9:30. Did separator, washed & fed Billy & then got dinner. Pete helped with dishes & then we went in town. Mom, Pete & I took Billy down town in the cab. At Leo's Dad bought us ice cream. Looked at antiques in the windows. Talked to Gerturde & Mr Huff & I were comparing babies. Home at 5:00 & chores. Ate, bathed, went in town. Folks kept Billy. Down & watched barn dance & the band & then went to Bill Franklin dance. Too crowded to dance & we were pretty tired so we went home at intermission.

My comments:

Does sound like Leo is running a cafe or ice cream parlor. That was what I thought. They must have converted it, somehow, from what it said in the paper.

Suppose he looked like this? Saw this yesterday in the "malted" images…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 21, 1939
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 21: [bold]

Birthday note:
Pauline Bower

Didn't get up very early. Pete & I both washed our heads & then we went in to town & down to Leo's to help him. Ida Marie was up to her folks. Ate there. Home after dinner, changed clothes & went back in. Did the chores, bathed, & went in again. Folks kept Billy and we went to Hal Stewart dance. Floor swell & we had a keen time. Band was real good. Had malted's at intermission. Home at 2:00.

[Big letters, under, like a reminder to herself] 4 Co Fair?

My comments:

Was Hal Stewart band there for the Fair? Apparently a dance floor that was new to them, or, a temporary floor, perhaps? Nice to see them back dancing. They really like to do that, for sure!! ;-)

I put "Malted Milk 1939" in a Google Image search, and this is one of the images that came up, from my post of August 5!!!
 
 

… as well as this one, further along… guess it is ok to use photo for this source… I've contributed a bunch, myself, it seems.




P.S. Actually , most of the folks in these photo are mentioned, here, even though the search picked up the "1939" as the primary search. Don't you just love technology!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 20:


Real cold. Rained a little. Pete fixed generator on car. Bathe & fed Billy. Had p. salad & deviled eggs. Did dishes. Took washing in. Talked to Jean Kupka about an hour. Folks at Leo's so we went down there. He was asleep. Ida & Karen at Bradgate. Home & picked a few plums. Chored, ate, wrote in books.

My comments:

Bradgate is where Ida Marie's parents lived. Leo must have not felt well, again.

Dad working on the car, again. Quite a life.

Do you have any plums to pick?



Families are Forever!  ;-)