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Monday, February 24, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Feb 24, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 24, 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday,  Feb 24:

 Up at 8:15. Cleaned b. room & d. room. Did usual work. Scrubbed the kitchen floor. Ate, did dishes, cleaned up. Over after Norma. In to Mrs. Wallingford's to practice for F. B. Shopped. Time gear in car broke. Pete took it to Cabelka's. Didn't get it till 5:00. Got groceries, meat, and home. Ate, late with the chores. Did dishes while Pete milked. To bed early.

My comment: I don't recognize the Wallingford name. Do you?

Came across this photo of Pete with Don and Norma Williams, after they lived in Mesa, Arizona, about 20 years after these entries...

Don and Norma Williams, Pete Smith


Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I also found Clara Wallingford, widowed, 74, on the 1940 U.S. Census. Assume that is her.
    She ran a Boarding House, in Coon Rapids. In 1940, her tenant was Stella Millspagle (later Zumwalt), age 44.
    We knew Stella as "Mrs. Zumwalt" of course. She had been teacher, principal of the High School at one time, and was still teaching when I graduated in 1957.

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