Monday, June 4, 2012

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 4, 1937

 75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - June 4, 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 Friday, June 4:

Typed. Abstract. Locked myself out. Up to Jean's awhile. Drove out to Pete's. He was planting corn. Went to bed early.

Here is the long entry for Friday, June 4:

Up till 7:00. Got breakfast in time, tho.' Did dishes & came to work at 9:00. Did some typing. Home at Noon. Typed abstract exam after dinner & then locked myself out till about 3:00. Up to Jean's awhile. Came back and typed till 5:00. Got groceries, stopped at Lund's & drove out to Pete's. He was planting corn. Stayed till 6:35. Was Mom mad! Got supper, did dishes, & went to bed early. Rained.

My comments: A two row horse pulled planter was one of several 'old implements' that sat in our Grove, north of the farm house, all the years I was growing up. It was one of my favorite 'playthings.' I  would sit on the seat, and put my feet in the circles the farmers did, to control something or other. I thought I was a big deal. Later, when we had the tractor and real farm work, I wasn't so impressed.

[This for sure is not Dad, but this is, for sure, what it looked like when he was planting corn!]
[This is a generic Iowa farmer in 1940 - certainly close enough!]

Interesting current note:
USDA expects U.S. farmers to plant corn on 95.864 million acres this year, up 4% from 2011 and above the high end of pre-report expectations. If realized, this would be the most corn planted since 1937′s 97.2 million acres, with USDA projecting record acreage in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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