Tuesday, July 1, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - July 1, 1939 Happy Birthday to ME! ;-)

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
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.

My comments:

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!  ;-)


  1. It's so cool that you have this documentation on your birth. Happy Birthday dad!

  2. Yes, it is. But, no photos... that came years later... ;-)

  3. So very wonderful... What an awesome diary entry. Happy Birthday, Bill !

  4. I like "Billy" Leverne!! ....Good sized baby there DAD!!

  5. I was happy to see the Leverne spelled correctly! ;-)

    Yes, TK, isn't that really something! ;-) I can just hear her thinking the words, as she writes!! ;-)