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Friday, May 30, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - May 30, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
May 30, 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, May 30:

 Really hot. Ate breakfast, picked flowers & went in & decorated Pete's mother's graves. Home at 10:00. Pete went over to finish plowing. Folks came out. Ate did dishes, made angel food, read awhile. In town after ice. Lil & Del here for supper. Moved the piano, etc. Did dishes late. Took baths. To bed at 11:30.

My comments:

Memorial Day. Interesting how she said "decorated Pete's mother's graves." In the photo, Ella's stone is in the center and Theodore is to the right. In 1939, Irene's would not have been there, of course, nor would the big stone for W.E. Smith, that I am standing beside in the upper photo.
[Theodore was their first son, together, born in 1904, Toots in 1906, Irene in 1909… Theodore died in 1921.]

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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