Saturday, January 25, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 25, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 25, 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 Wednesday, Jan 25:

Up late. Had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Did separator, dishes, scrubbed kitchen, swept dining room and then we went in home to dinner. Took them in a load of cobs. Drove up to LVene's but they weren't home. Up home until 5:00. Had oyster soup supper. Did dishes, Pete chores. I made a dish pan of pop corn and we took it up to LVene & Verle's. Played pitch & listened to the Lewis - Louis fight. Louis won in 2 minutes. Home at 11:30.

My comment:
"load of cobs." Had kind of forgotten about using cobs in a stove! ;-)

They listened to the short fight on the radio.

Fun to find the fight listed under Joe Louis in Wikipedia:

"World Light Heavyweight Champion John Henry Lewis who, attempting to move up a weight class, was knocked out in the first round by Louis on January 25, 1939."

Have you listened to a boxing match on the radio? I remember doing so, many, many years ago. I seemed to lose interest when they came on television! ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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