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Friday, April 5, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 5, 1938


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - April 5, 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 Tuesday, April 5:

Up at 5:30. Pete took car with him over to work on the 80. Home to dinner. I took him back over after dinner. Getting colder all the time. Went in to town, got $26.00 from Mun. Light Plant. Did a little shopping, went over & got Pete & came home. Sleeting. He did the chores up early. Ate, did dishes & separator, took baths & went to bed.

My comments: Looks like she got paid well for her final work at the Light Plant. I was a bit surprised she didn't continue to work, but, I guess the 'old-way' of the newly-wed farm wife not working outside the farm home was still the practice.

Since a 'team' was mentioned earlier, I assumed the spring plowing was being done with horses. Do you suppose that was so? Here are horses plowing...


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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