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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 22, 1939

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 22, 1939

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)

Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 22:

 Up late. Made noodles. Boiled chicken. Folks came out to dinner. Did dishes & then went down to LiIlian's. Men went to Jamaica to see a farm. Ate supper and then came home. Late with chores. Mom & Bussy and I playing Checkers. Listened to Infantile Paralysis program with Eddie Cantor. Real good. To bed at 11:00.

My comments: Getting serious about a farm, it appears! ;-) Glad that one wasn't it! ;-)

From Wikipedia:
"The organization began as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The name "March of Dimes"—coined in the late 1930s by vaudeville star Eddie Cantor as a play on the contemporary newsreel series "The March of Time"—was originally used for the foundation's annual fundraising event that requested each child donate a dime.

Eddie Cantor:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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