75 Years Ago Today
July 1, 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 Saturday, July 1:
Birthday note: Billy Smith [BIRTH day!]
They came at 5:00 & gave me caster oil and a little later an enaea [sic]. Started pains at 7:00 and the baby was born at 8:30.
Got along just fine. Pete stayed with me until I came out from under the ether and then he went home. Rested pretty good. Baby sure is nice. [That is gratifying!]
Weighed 8# 14 3/4 oz. Billy Leverne. Doesn't seem possible it's over.
Ate a good dinner. Feel keen.
Berthal Jones, Paul, Katherine Kimball, Barbara & Johnnie here in pm.
Nursed baby at 3:00. He sure took right a hold. Rested good.
Ate supper. Clayburgs & Pete here. Clayburgs bro't a little white dress. Pete left about 9:30.
Successful day… not that there was really any doubt! ;-)
No early baby photos that I am aware of… sorry! Or, maybe not! ;-)
Suppose the "little white dress" looked something like this?
Families are Forever! ;-)