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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - June 25, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
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.

My comments:

There is another of those phrases: "…dressed…chicken…" Know what she means, but not normal meaning of the words! Ain't English great!! ;-)
See: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_a_chicken_called_dressed_chicken?#slide=1

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!  ;-)


  1. 7 more days!!! and guess who gets to pop out!! :-)

  2. I dress about 150 lbs of chickens every day at work. But I think if I put a dress on my chickens, people would start to wonder about me. ;-)