Wednesday, August 13, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - August 13, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 13, 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 Sunday, August 13:

Up at 5:30. Real busy all morning. Lils, Edna, Gertrudes & WIlbur were here. Had fried chicken $ ice cream. Gertrude showing pictures of their trip. Took pictures of the group. Had the watermelon that Gertrude brought. Leo, Ida , folks stayed for supper. Aunt Lena, Nellie, Polly, Irene here awhile. Ate supper. Leo sick. After folks left we went up home. Saw Toots & Swanson's. Home at 11:00.
[Under, in big letter:]
Celebrated Mom & Dad's 25th Anniv.

My comments:

Never mentioned the gift. She was fully occupied with playing hostess. Seemed to pull it off well.

Swansons were to become Toots' in-laws… from Shenandoah, or thereabouts, as I recall.

Watermelon anyone?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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