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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Apr 2, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Apr 2, 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 Sunday, Apr 2:

Did up chores. I made upside down cake. To church. 14 in our class. Dels & us in to folks to dinner. Pete, I, Roberta & Buss home in pm. Loaded 2 cows of Pops' for Omaha. Lil, Del, Folks here for lunch. Pete shot a duck. I went after sheep with them. Picked the duck. Ate lunch. To bed early.

My comments:

Oh my, so many activities. To church, again. Seems to be proud of their Sunday School Class. It did get them to going to church… successful, already.

Birthday noon meal in town. "Lunch" at theirs, in early evening. In between, loaded 2 cows and shot a duck!! "Picked" the duck!! Just like a chicken?? ;-)

Roberta was 5, Buzzy was 10 1/2 - very much like our Kaylee and Alex right now - interesting!! ;-)

And, the was an "upside down cake!" prepared for the birthday dinner, it appears. Just a typical Sunday in small town Iowa!! … in 1939! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. have not read this for awhile. Really enjoyed this. Thank you!

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