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Thursday, September 4, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 4, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 4, 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 4:

Up early. Cleaned a chicken, made pumpkin pie. Folks here for dinner. Paul, Marion, Larry here in a new Buick. Ate, did dishes. Drove in to see Leo's. Home at 3:30 & they went to town again. Made ice cream. Folks stayed to supper. Helped Bussy with his lesson. Read awhile after folks left & went to bed.

My comments:

Labor Day, of course, though not mentioned. Looks like a Sunday, based on activities! ;-)

A 1939 Buick Special:


Special Bonus Photo:

A few days ago, I published here a photo of 4 of us (Jim and I, 2 neighbor kids) on the bicycles. It got much attention on Facebook. Here is a better photo of the bicycle a few years later, in 1953 - I was 14 years old. (from left, Jim, Tom, Barry, Bill!)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

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