75 Years Ago Today
June 25, 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, June 25:
Pete didn't get up until 7:30. I dressed our first spring chicken while he chores. He worked in garden awhile before dinner. Had keen dinner. Both of us out in garden until 3:30. Up hime & Pete picked a pail of cherries. I watched Irene make a dress for Betty. Home at 6:00. Chored. Folks came out after the washing. They left early. Sat on back porch awhile & then went to bed. Really nice out.
There is another of those phrases: "…dressed…chicken…" Know what she means, but not normal meaning of the words! Ain't English great!! ;-)
Another image, here… Eileen very pregnant, overdue, per her doctor, sitting watching Irene make a dress. ;-)
I really like her last comment: "Really nice out!" Especially in her condition!!
A "dressed chicken:"
Families are Forever! ;-)