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Saturday, December 7, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 7, 1938

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Dec 7, 1938

This entry is a 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.'  Resuming with Dec 1, 1938...

Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Dec 7: 

 Keen day out. Did up work early. Polly & Betty got their hair fixed and we decided to go to the Annual Harvest dinner. I took rolls & pickles. Had the keenest dinner. Home at 4:30. Changed clothes & did my chores. Went in to town and got a grab bag present. Bro't Bussy home with me while folks went to see Lil. Moved couch. Max, Orrin, Gary came and we played bridge 'til 12:30.

My comments: She had a full day. Assume the Annual Harvest dinner was at Star Church, just a little over a mile from the Smith farm. It was a tradition. First mention, that I recall.

Bussy - as she always spelled her younger brother's nickname in her diaries; others spelled it Buzzy!

Lil was her aunt, who just had the baby, Dennis, on Dec 1.

Dad's sister, Max, husband, Orrin Hilgenberg, and their young son, Gary, spent the evening.

Playing bridge - all evening!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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