Saturday, March 9, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 9, 1938

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - March 9, 1938

This entry is the daily post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

Starting March 1, a weekly comment on these daily entries appear on the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. Those weekly entries, on that blog, on each Friday of the week, will continue, with links to some of these daily entries.

Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, March 9:

Down at the plant in the morning. Mr Charles is real sick. Left for he farm. Just got there in time to eat. Made hamburgers. Painted woodwork all afternoon. Home at 6:00. Ate, cleaned up. Pete came. Looked at catalogs. Decided to have Eddie Patrick paper or we never can get married. Home early. Buzzy to the show.

My comments: "Painted woodwork all afternoon." I guess that goes with wallpapering the walls. Somewhat different world. I believe it is now called "decorative molding" - right? What kind was there to paint?

Did it look like one of these?


Or something else?

P.S. Great commment from Kinnick cousin Ellen, on Facebook to this post (she has a degree in historical restoration management!):
Ellen DeVilbiss Actually older homes had quite a lot of woodwork. This is the generic term for millwork of all kinds: baseboards & the quarter round or baseshoe, door frames, window frames, sills, etc, and then crown moulding, picture or plate rails, chair rails & wainscot, all those things must be painted before you hang the wallpaper so that paint doesn't get on the paper.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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