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Thursday, July 24, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - July 24, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
July 24, 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 Monday, July 24:

Took Pete up home. Bathed baby & then Julia & Edith came & got cream to help serve Berthal's threshers. Left for Carroll at 10:30. Mom, Buss, Billy & I. Real hot. Ate at Carroll. Saw Dr. Baby weighs 10 1/2 #. Home at 3:30. Quite tired. Mom & Dad & Buss left here at 6:00. Rainy. Chored, bathed & went to bed.

My comments:

She was tired… her writing style showed it! Billy gaining weight 'nicely.'

Notice that threshers moved around the community… different groups of men, worked at different sites… big noon meal at different  place each day. Quite a well orchestrated tradition!! ;-)

Cream came from the separator… milk separated into milk pail and cream can. Cream sold, milk consumed… by family or hogs.

Here is a 1939 new International Harvester separator - with model! ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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