Monday, July 21, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - July 21, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
July 21, 1939 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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 Friday, July 21:

Up at 6:00. Fed baby just as Pete finished chores. Hurried & ate & took Pete up to thresh. Home & did my work and went back up again. Had 12 men for dinner. Polly slept until 3:00. Grant, Rita, Betty came & ate dinner. Took Norma home. Home at 4:00. Fed baby. Priscilla had been here and she left the cutest cover. Late with the chores. Folks came & got the washing. Bussy had an airplane ride today. Fed the baby & went to bed.

My comments:

Assume Polly was involved with Toots "operation" and/or recovery. All pitching in. Threshing needed to be done while weather good. NOTE: See article in paper, below the photo.

Have an airplane photo to go with comment on Bussy… hold it off a day or two…

Here is a threshing crew at work… remember them well!

***** Coon Rapids Enterprise, July 17, 2014, p. 5:

75 Years Ago
July 14, 1939

Threshing rigs in operation about the country report medium yields of fair quality grain. W.A. Kretzinger, who threshed Monday, reports his oats went about 35 bushels to the acre.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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