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Sunday, July 27, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - July 27, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
July 27, 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 Thursday, July 27:

Up early. Made 2 cakes. Took Pete up home. Threshed here.
LVene, Polly, Folks, Delma, Clyde, Ferne, Claire, Buzz here, too.
Had chicken & ice cream. Real hot & were we ever busy. Played & sang in pm.
Ida & Leo came awhile. We girls rode up home with Pete a minute. Home, chores, ate, Pete bathed, Leo & Ida came again & then Claire played again & we all sang 'till 10:00. To bed.

My comments:

Fed the threshers at their house… and had family company, as well!

Ferne, Claire and Buzz were the children of Clyde and Delma Luse.
Ferne was Mom's age, Claire a little older, Buzz was younger… "favorite" first cousins, it seemed.
They became semi-professional musicians in California a few years later.
They all loved to sing!

Here are Claire and Ferne, about this time, perhaps a couple of years later:

I think this was probably taken at their home near Sioux City, but I'm not certain.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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