75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 19, 1937
This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of eighteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.
Since midway through 2010, a weekly update/comments blog entry began to appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Tuesday of the week, will continue, with links to these daily entries.
Here is the short entry for Saturday, June 19:
Leo and Pete took mules & got Ford out. Sprayed spuds all day. Tired. Cleaned a chicken. Leo & I to town. Got groceries. Pete brought me home. To bed about 11:30.
Here is the long entry for Saturday, June 19:
Pete here in morning. He & Leo took the team & got the car out. Sprayed potatoes from 10:00 till 4:00. 80 gallons of Arsenate of Lead. Was I ever tired. Cleaned chicken, did up the house work. Leo & I to town. I got a lot of groceries. Pete brought me home. To bed about 11:30.
My comments: We are beginning to see some the activities her mother does at home that Eileen doesn't write about. These were things that needed to be done, while her parents were out of town. Interesting sets of activities.
"Lead hydrogen arsenate, also called lead arsenate, acid lead arsenate or LA, chemical formula PbHAsO4, is an inorganic insecticide used primarily against the potato beetle."
Families are Forever! ;-)