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Monday, September 15, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 15, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 15, 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, September 15:

Real hot & windy again. in town & washed in morning/ Brought Pete home from the 80 for dinner. Ate, folded clothes, looked at catalogs. Cloudy at nite but it all cleared off. Ate, bathed & went to bed. Listened to Galento beat Nova.
Gave Merle check for $65.00.

My comments:

Electric wiring paid well, even then! ;-)

Galento beat Nova:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Nova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Galento


From Galento article:
"The Nova fight is reputed to be one of the dirtiest and bloodiest fights ever fought. Nova was knocked down five times. Both fighters kneed, gouged, hit below the belt, and on at least two knockdowns, Galento "fell" with his 230 lb (104 kg) on Nova, knees first. Galento finally knocked Nova out in the 14th round.The Nova fight is reputed to be one of the dirtiest and bloodiest fights ever fought. Nova was knocked down five times. Both fighters kneed, gouged, hit below the belt, and on at least two knockdowns, Galento "fell" with his 230 lb (104 kg) on Nova, knees first. Galento finally knocked Nova out in the 14th round."

From Nova article:
"Nova was injured badly in a fight with Tony Galento and was treated in hospital, almost losing an eye."

From YouTube: http://youtu.be/QghwSqAlKSQ




Now, imagine listening to the fight on the radio - have you done it? I have! Comments welcomed! ;-)
Hear is what it sounded like: http://www.boxingforum24.com/showthread.php?t=487071
[Click on the first image...]

Note: A three day hiatus follows this post - back on the 19th. ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 14, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 14, 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, September 14:

Real hot & windy again. Took Pete to work on 80. Washed my things out. Pop here awhile. Took Pete a lunch at noon & ate there with him. Cleaned up & went to club in pm. at Mary McLaulins's.(sic) Keen time & lunch. In to town awhile & then over to Aunt Gertrudes & visited until 7:00. Virginia C. came when I got home. She stayed until 8:30. Bathed & went to bed.

My comments:

What?? Do you suppose Pete is still working over on the 80? Or, did he get home and do the chores, while she was at Gertrudes? Where was Billy all this time? Did he go to club, in to town, over to Gertrudes, and back home, as well? Suppose so… Virginia C. there at 7:00 ???

Sharing a "miscellaneous" clipping, today. Came on it looking for something else.
Dad worked so hard, from day one… this shows some of how it paid off!! ;-)

[Click to see enlarged image]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 13, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 13, 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, September 13:


Up late. Did dishes, separator. Max came after tomatoes, took cream to town. Bakery burned last night. Over after Pete. Home to dinner. Took him back. Got soft water at Mos. Moylan's. Home, fed Billy, washed my hair Pete chores, we ate, bathed.

Hot!

My comments:

Guess it was hot, again! ;-) Assume Bakery burning will be in Enterprise next week…

Max came after tomatoes...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, September 12, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 12, 1939




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 12, 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, September 12:

Pete & Paul mowing beans on 80. Merle finishing wiring. All here for fried chicken dinner. Ate, took boys back, up home a minute. Home, did up dishes. Polly, Betty here till 6:00. Curled Polly's hair. Took Billy outdoors in his buggy. Pete came at 6:00. Chored, ate, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Wish there were a photo of Billy in his buggy!! ;-)

Fried Chicken Dinner will have to do, I suppose! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 11, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 11, 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, September 11:

Cloudy & cool in morning. Pete took me in town to wash & he went up home. Mowed his beans. Got the ironing done too. Pete chored & then we ate in town. Bussy went to the show with us "Its a Wonderful World." Really was good. Home to bed at 10:30.

My comments:


I enjoy seeing the sequence of farm field work would be doing, through Mom's eyes; what he told her he was doing. Fun! ;-)

Movie starred Claudette Colbert and James Stewart - had to be good!! ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Wonderful_World_%281939_film%29



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 10, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 10, 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, September 10:

I didn't get up until 9:15. Bathed & fed Billy. Mom, Dad & Bussy came out. Had beefsteak. Mom made a chocolate cake. Ate, doing dishes when Polly, Merle, Betty, Irene came down. Irene fitted my skirts again. Looked at fixture pictures. They stayed until 5:00. Ate some muskmelon. Chored. Fed Billy. Had pancakes for supper. Folks left at 9:00.

My comments:

Billy fed well, again, today. ;-)

Beefsteak for dinner.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 9, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 9, 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, September 9:

Birthday note: Norma Williams

Up in fair time. Ate, did dishes & separator. Cleaning the house. Got dinner. Scrubbed the whole house. Waxed some of the rooms. Chored, ate. Bill & Elsie Herron here selling musk melons. Pop here awhile. Bathed & went in town. Parked in front of Barbers. Quite a few people looking at Billy. home at 12:00. Finished wiring all except the fixtures.

My comments:

Nice to see I was still an "attraction!" ;-)

Here are Don and Norma Williams, at their place, in Arizona, with Pete, perhaps 1960ish…



Families are Forever!  ;-)