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Monday, April 14, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 14, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 14, 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, April 14:

Up in fair time. E. Reid came at 7:30. He wanted to know if we needed anything. Pete got some gun grease. Did up usual work. Pete harrowing over on the 80. Made cream pie & Baked beans. Pete home at 1:00. Ate, did dishes. Pete sowed oats east of barn. I went in town & got 50 Buff Orpingtons from Alex. Home & fixed all the chickens in the brooder house. Did chores. Ate supper. Talked awhile & went to bed.

My comments:

Ed Reid had the Sinclair bunk tank route then, I believe. Grease Gun grease is what he got, I assume. Probably a pail. I've actually filled a grease gun out of a pail of grease. Long time ago...  ;-)

Wondered what "Buff Orpingtons" were… turns out they are chickens… baby chicks, already hatched, it appears. They went directly to brooder house, apparently kept separate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_%28chicken%29



Families are Forever!  ;-)

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