Thursday, May 15, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - May 15, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
May 15, 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 Monday, May 15:

Didn't get up very early. Did separator & fed chicks, took Pete over on 80 to plow & then went in to wash. At noon took picnic dinner & we ate in the car. Back in to town. Slept till 4:00, did most of the ironing, got Pete, came home & chores. Were going to the class play but were too tired. Ate supper, Pete read Capper's. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Always interesting to see which days they are "tired" and which not…

Capper's Farmer… knew it as a kid. Learned more about it when we lived in Kansas. It was out of Topeka, Arthur Capper was a prominent business and political leader, including Governor from 1915 to 1919 and U.S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.

This is the April 1939 issue...

Family note from Coon Rapid Enterprise, 100 Years Ago (May 8, 1914) - reported in paper of May 15, 2014, Page 5:

"Paul Kinnick was elected president of the Alumni Association Tuesday evening...."

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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