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Thursday, September 25, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 25, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 25, 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, September 25:


Real cold. Went in to wash. Stayed for dinner. Ironed in pm. Karen there. Down town awhile. Pete, Bud, Don & Fat putting up hay in pm. Home at 6:00. Fed Billy, chores, ate & went to bed early.

My comments:

Putting up hay in September 25th still has me shaking my head… ????

Washing and ironing a pretty big part of their week. ;-)

I could not pass this one up...


NOTE: An interesting article in today's hometown paper, about handpicking corn:
Coon Rapids Enterprise - Thursday, September 25, 1014 - Page 5

75 Years Ago
September 15, 1939


"By this afternoon 1,000 men from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma will have moved into Coon Rapids to make their home for the next five or six weeks. Garst and Thomas Hybrid Corn Company began this week picking their enormous 1939 corn crop over some 44,000 acres around the country and trucking it to their sorting and drying plants here. They started with about 300 sorters the first week and gradually increased the number until today when they expect to have the full 1,000 men going at full speed on shifts to keep the corn going continuously. Sacking crews will start work the middle of next week increasing the payroll to about $20,000 weekly. It is the intention of the company to pick all of their corn by hand this year and sort it green before it is dried, thus avoiding much shattered corn. The sorters capacity is estimated at about 6,000 bushels daily."


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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