If you enjoy reading this blog, you may also like to read the articles I write each week as the Springfield Genealogy Examiner and as the Ozarks Cultural Heritage Examiner. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a one. You may also enjoy reading my Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog. You can also read about the family stories in my novels at The Homeplace Series blog. You can sign up for e-mail reminders.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - October 9, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
October 9, 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, October 9:

Birthday note: Winona Neilsen (sic)

Up late. Kids stopped & want us to help pick casket. Pete went into (funeral) home with them & I stayed at Mom's. Pete got a new jacket & looked at new shoes but didn't get any. Both went up to funeral home again. Home, chores & went to bed.

My comments:

Usual funeral preparation activities. I can feel for them.

Winona was 12 years old. This photo I found, is labeled "Winona12" - taken in 1939?? Possible.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment