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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 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 Wednesday, October 25:

Did up usual work. At nite I went in town after a nipple. Irene stopped & left us a duck. Chored & went to bed.

My comments:

Hope and assume she got the nipple she was after!

Why would Irene bring a duck???

Suppose it looked like this one??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, October 24, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 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 Tuesday, October 24:

Pete was going to Carroll but didn't. Mom & I went. Took Billy to Dr. Have to put him on the bottle. Mom got a lot of things. Home at 6:30. Had pancakes for supper. Dad & Bussy drove our car out here. Did dishes & folks left early.

My comments:

"Have to put him on the bottle." Interesting comment. What did baby milk bottles look like in 1939?

This one is said to be from the 1960s… What do you think? Do you have an early photo of bottle with nipple??


NOTE: In the
Coon Rapids Enterprise - Thursday, October 23, 2014, Page 5:

75 Years Ago
October 13, 1939



Under the direction of Rev. W.F. Clayburg, pastor of the Methodist church at Carroll, funeral services for William E. Smith, of the Star community were conducted at Coder’s funeral home Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Smith died Sunday at the age of 70. Pallbearers were Bernice McLaughlin, Boise McLaughlin, Leo Moylan, Conrad
Lawrence, Ed Williams and Roscoe Bowman. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Lena Brown of Scranton, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ballard of Waterloo,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartlett of Perry.
William Emmanuel Smith, son of Michael and Nellie Smith, was born at Moline, IL, May 22, 1869, and died at his country home north of Coon Rapids on October 8, 1939 at age of 70 years, 4 months, 16 days. When he was a small boy, he moved with his
parents to Grand Mound, Iowa.
At the age of 12 years he moved to Carroll county and made his home in this vicinity until the time of his death. On May 11, 1904 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ellen Preston Ballard, and to this union were born nine children.
Mrs. Smith and two sons preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, Willard, Irene, LeVene (Mrs. Verle Thomas), Pauline (Mrs. Merle Bower), Leverne,
Maxine (Mrs. Orrin Hilgenberg), Bethene, one step-son, Grant Ballard, two sisters, Mrs. Lenn Brown of Scranton, Mrs. Elsie Grapes of Boone, NE; two brothers, Joseph
Smith of St. Edwards, NE, and Robert Smith of Bakersfield, CA; and one half sister, Mrs. Mary Mohr of Grand Mound, besides a host of friends and acquaintances.




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 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 Saturday, October 21: 

Did usual work. Betty at Max's. Polly came down & had her hair set. She helped me do the dishes. Toots, Wayne B. & Merle here moving oats. Polly brought Billy's pictures. In to Mrs. Shavers'. She gave Billy a white blanket. Home & chored & then went back in to town again. Home late.

My comments:

Sure wish I had "Billy's pictures" - I don't think any have survived… from that time. Darn!

Glad they got to go back into town for "Saturday nite" - they always enjoyed that… over many, many years!!

Suppose that blanket looked like this?? ;-)


Note: Next entry will be Oct 24... ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, October 20, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 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 Friday, October 20:
Rainy. Toots wanted snow fence so we dug spuds & carrots. Mr. & Mrs. Ensey came about more insurance. Merle here helping with crib. Stayed for dinner. Washed dishes nearly all pm. In to Frenchs'. Carrie & Nettie practicing for club. Home, chores, went to bed.

My comments:

Still tired from last couple of days activities… can feel it is her cadence and her choice of words. ;-)

Here is some snow fence, piled up in front, not being used. Perhaps, Toots could have used it!! ;-)
 
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - October 19, 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, October 19:

Really busy. Set up front room stove. Cleaned whole house. Make 2 cakes. Had ice cream with b.r. sauce. Don, Norma, Ruth, Glenn, Vic, Ger., Max, Betty, Gary, Verle, LVene, Arnold, Julia,  Merle, Polly, Margaret, Orel here. Sang. Stayed till 11:00.

My comments:

Quite a party. All very familiar persons. Could have just as well been ten or twenty years later!! ;-)

Cake and ice cream sounds pretty good, to me!!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 18, 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, October 18:

Birthday Note: Maxine H. - Max would have been 22 years old

Really busy all day getting ready for tomorrow. In to town. Started cleaning the house. Ironed all the bedroom & kitchen curtains at nite & Pete put up front room fixtures. Really tired. Washed windows inside & out. Threshed beans up home.


My comments:

I'm tired just reading it. Items out of order, but, she was tired. Thanks for getting it written down!

Having a party - looks like Sunday School Class plus local family… tomorrow!

This is a neat "threshing" image I found...


Followup to story some time back about the fire in the bakery owned by Paul Graves:

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, October 16, page 5:

75 Years Ago
October 6, 1939


Paul Graves last week sold the local Graves bakery to a Mr. Girard of Casey. The equipment,
damaged in a recent fire, was sold as it stands and is being put in shape by Mr. Girard. He will open the bakery as soon as the building and equipment are ready.
Paul Graves, who some time ago bought his father’s interest in the bakery, is at present employed by Garst and Thomas. He is undecided as to plans for the future.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, October 17, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 17, 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, October 17:

Anniversary Note: Leo and Ida - 2 year [That, of course, means 2014 is 77 years!! Both still alive to celebrate! Congratulations!]

Pete working on corn crib. I washed with new machine. Were supposed to go in to folks for supper to the kids anniversary. Monument man came & we didn't get to go.

My comments:

Too bad they missed the supper. Neat to see them celebrating, a little, anyway!

Here is photo of them the year they got married: Leo and Ida...



Families are Forever!  ;-)