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Saturday, October 18, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - October 18, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 18, 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 Wednesday, October 18:

Birthday Note: Maxine H. - Max would have been 22 years old

Really busy all day getting ready for tomorrow. In to town. Started cleaning the house. Ironed all the bedroom & kitchen curtains at nite & Pete put up front room fixtures. Really tired. Washed windows inside & out. Threshed beans up home.


My comments:

I'm tired just reading it. Items out of order, but, she was tired. Thanks for getting it written down!

Having a party - looks like Sunday School Class plus local family… tomorrow!

This is a neat "threshing" image I found...


Followup to story some time back about the fire in the bakery owned by Paul Graves:

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, October 16, page 5:

75 Years Ago
October 6, 1939


Paul Graves last week sold the local Graves bakery to a Mr. Girard of Casey. The equipment,
damaged in a recent fire, was sold as it stands and is being put in shape by Mr. Girard. He will open the bakery as soon as the building and equipment are ready.
Paul Graves, who some time ago bought his father’s interest in the bakery, is at present employed by Garst and Thomas. He is undecided as to plans for the future.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

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