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Thursday, January 9, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 9, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 9, 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 Monday, Jan 9:

Some talk of our getting lites down here. In to town & washed. Pete up home. Finished wash before dinner. Clothes didn't dry very well. Down town in pm. Got groceries & had Jennie set my hair & roll the ends. Up home again & did the whole ironing. Made a little pop corn. Pete came about 6:00. Talked until 6:30. Home & Pete chores while I did dishes. Ate poached eggs & then did the dishes again. Late with the work. Wrote in diary & budget books & then went to bed early.

My comments: Confirms that they didn't have electricity at this house, yet. It was kind of remote. A good mile or mile and a half from any other house, as I recall, even in later years.

Good to see they got back to the "books" they started working on the night before.

Haven't done a "Poached Egg" image yet, so here goes:

Do you eat poached eggs? Do they look anything like this? ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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