Friday, April 18, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 18, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 18, 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 Tuesday, April 18:

I didn't get up until 8:30. Cold out. Most of snow leaving. Did usual work. Pete fixing sow pens. Ate, did dishes, scrubbed, sewed on smock & skirt.
Enterprise contest man here. Lost 2 chicks out of the bunch. Pete chores. At nite, Pete shaved, we took our baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Assume that sow was not supposed to be in the straw stack where she had her pigs!

Sad to lose those chicks, of course. Did they buy what the "Enterprise contest man" was selling?

"Smock & skirt" for pregnant body, I assume. Suppose she used a pattern like this?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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