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Monday, December 2, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 2, 1938

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 2, 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.

Resuming with Dec 1, 1938:

Here is the daily entry for Friday, Dec 2:

Pete over fixing a fence on Gould's in morning. Home to dinner. Then we went in to town.
Pete to sale. I got the groceries etc.
Home at 5:00. Did the chores rite up. Bathed & went in to 4C. ball game. Tied 26-26. Boys lost to Ute 16-14. Really a good game. Afterwards Edith, Howard, Elmer, Erna & Pete & I to Boehler's afterwards.
Home at 12:00.

My comments: Dad apparently rented an 80 acres nearby owned by "Gould" family.
Will watch the paper for more about those "games."
I do not recognize "Boehler" - assume was a dance or such - frequent Friday night entertainment.

I found the "Gould Sisters 80" on the 1935 map of Union Township. It actually borders the land Mom and Dad moved to (red circled 6), on the county line, a couple of years later: W1/2 SE1/4 Sec 19. [You can read the map by clicking on it, and enlarging your view - focus in] Just about 2 miles by the road from where they lived (red circled 4 on map).

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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