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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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


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

Rainy out. In to town & got Mom & Buss. Pete disced until Noon, then sowed crick bank & spaded the poultry yard & sowed it. Cleaned pantry in pm & tended chicks. Really tired at night. Dad came our for supper. Ate, did dishes. Folks left at 9:00. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

They certainly seem to have earned the "Really tired…" Busy day of accomplishments.

Stepping back, a bit, let's remember the ages of the people mentioned here, today.
Dad Paul was 47; Mom Dorothy was 52. Buzzy was 11, Pete 23 and Eileen 20.

Here they are, with Leo and Ida, about a year earlier.


From left: Buzzy, Leo, Ida Marie, Paul, Pete, Eileen, Dorothy...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 14, 2014

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


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

Up in fair time. E. Reid came at 7:30. He wanted to know if we needed anything. Pete got some gun grease. Did up usual work. Pete harrowing over on the 80. Made cream pie & Baked beans. Pete home at 1:00. Ate, did dishes. Pete sowed oats east of barn. I went in town & got 50 Buff Orpingtons from Alex. Home & fixed all the chickens in the brooder house. Did chores. Ate supper. Talked awhile & went to bed.

My comments:

Ed Reid had the Sinclair bunk tank route then, I believe. Grease Gun grease is what he got, I assume. Probably a pail. I've actually filled a grease gun out of a pail of grease. Long time ago...  ;-)

Wondered what "Buff Orpingtons" were… turns out they are chickens… baby chicks, already hatched, it appears. They went directly to brooder house, apparently kept separate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_%28chicken%29



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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



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

I didn't get up until 8:00. In to town at 9:30. Pete got board for brooder floor. Had 5 little chickens hatch. Finished floor at 2:30. I scrubbed it out in lye water. Read awhile. Pete didn't come in from harrowing until nearly 7:00. Have 11 little chicks tonight. Put them over in the brooder house. Late with chores. Ate tomato soup. Pete took a bath and we went to bed at 10:30.

My comments:

Eggs hatching nicely. Brooder house fixed so chicks could be kept there. What fun! ;-)

Five chicks, right? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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



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

Up late again. Pete up home in morning and got 3 chicken coops. Ate dinner, did dishes, Pete disced (sic) in pm, after he got cobs scooped out of the brooder house.
I took cream & eggs in to town. Home at 5:00. Did my chores.
Pete & I put out the rat poison. Milked, ate supper late & went to bed.

My comments:

Good they did rat poison together, I would say.

"…he got cobs scooped out of the brooder house." That was an image I could relate to.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 11, 2014

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


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

 Pete didn't get up very early. Really is cold out. Pete sawed a pile of wood in morning.
I did up usual work. Pete disced (sic) after dinner. Merle brought Betty down for the afternoon. I curled her hair. Cleaned out cabinet drawers. Pete chores, ate potato soup, shaved, bathed, & went to bed.

My comments:

Potato soup sounds good for a cold day in April.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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



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

Did separator and went in town to wash. Pete discing (sic) in the oats. Got washing & ironing both done. Down town a minute and then home. Ate supper & I went out with him while he milked. Laid on straw pile and watched him. Separated. Pete read story & we ate our oranges and went to bed.

My comments:

Sweet scenes in the evening… laid on straw pile… watched him… (he) read story… we ate our oranges… went to bed. Note: she was very pregnant by this time, as well...  ;-)

Found this image of disking a field… tractor is a little newer… but this is what it looked like, for sure, with dust flying about! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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



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

I got up at 6:30. Did last night's dishes. Got ready for church. Mrs. Riis here trying to sell Jehovah
Witness Materials.
46 at Sunday School. 23 in our class. Polly & Merle came down home a minute.
In to folks to dinner. Leo, Ida, Lil, Del there. They went to Louise's awhile so Pete & I rode around and then came home. Folks and Leo's out home for supper. They left at 6:00. With Pete doing chores. Did dishes while he milked. Polly, Merle, Betty, Irene here until 10:00. Rode in to take Irene. home at 10:30.

My comments:

They must have been exhausted… I see six separate activities in addition to work around the farm!

Changing up the images, here are Leo and Ida on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, in 1987, in Tucson, with their four children, from left, Kathleen, Karen, Karla, Kelton.



Families are Forever!  ;-)