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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Aug 27, 1938

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Aug 27, 1938

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

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

State Fair Time

Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Aug 27:

 Up about 8:00. Ate breakfast at the tent. Wore slacks & Pete wore overalls dow to see the livestock in the morning. Ate dinner at the tent. Slept till about 2:30 and then went down to the grounds. Ate supper in a stand. Chicken giblets. Went and got a jacket and came back down to the grounds. Saw quite a few from Coon Rapids. Saw hoola-hoolas, the fireworks. Played bean. Pete won the first time. Got an "alumuninim" pan. Up to the tent about 11:30.

My comments: If you have been to the Iowa State Fair, you can probably easily imagine the paths they took and the 'feel of the fair' as you read what she wrote. NEAT!

"Ate in a stand" - obviously was an "experience" for them. Not sure the connotation, but I can feel it in her words. I'm sure she was concerned about either cost, or cleanliness… perhaps both! ;-)

Livestock still make a "fair!"

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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