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Friday, January 31, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 31, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 31, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jan 31:


Up in pretty good time. Berthal brought the Hong Kong grass for the stools. The meeting is as Laura's. Ethel is sick. Waved my hair. Took cream in to town. Up home for dinner. Came home, cleaned up  & went up home. LVene, Polly & Betty went with me to Laura's.
She showed us how to make the stools. Got them nearly finished. She served us a pop corn ball. Home at 5:30. Snowing & cold.
Chored, ate. Did dishes while Pete shaved & washed his hair. To bed early.

My comment:  Image from this site: http://www.steveemma.com/hongkong.htm




Others sites of interest:

http://www.amazon.com/grass-chairs-Cornell-extension-bulletin/dp/B0006WSPIG

http://www.caning.com/html/category/CHR-A12.html

The book of Laura's life and poems. Do you have yours, yet?



Available here: http://www.amazon.com/After-Glow-Poetry-Wilson-Anderson/dp/1453622055/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391121597&sr=1-1&keywords=afterglow+annette


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 30, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 30, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jan 30:


 Up in good time. Pete here all day. He fixed the car in the pm. I scrubbed the kitchen. A nice day. Mom did both of our washing. Ate and milked early. LVene & Verle came at 8:00. Talked. Played Rummey & Pitch.

My comment:  Following yesterday, …

LVene - 28, last Sept
Verle - nearing 28th birthday in Feb


I like this image of playing a game of rummy…



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 29, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 29, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 29:

 Up at 10:15. Pete up before 8:00. Mom brought out a beef roast. Dad had an awful cold and he slept all pm. I made ice cream for supper. Pete milked early, before we ate. Folks went home at 8:00. Pete & I took our baths and we ate our oranges and went to bed early.

My comment: Good time for a reminder of ages of characters in our story… real life, of course. ;-)

Paul - 46
Dorothy - 51
Buzzy - 10
Pete - 23
Eileen - 20

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, and beef gravy... Yum! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 28, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 28, 1939
 
 
 This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Jan 28:


Up late. Made raisin bread. Went in and got Mom & Bussy after dinner & they were here all pm. Pete cut down vines & Mom & I washed the windows. Had chicken & noodles for supper. Dad came. He helped us fix our ledger. Pete making out an order. To bed at 11:00.

My comment: Raisin bread - chicken & noodles… those were the days. I'm hungry, how about you?
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, January 27, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 27, 1939




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 27, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Jan 27:

Up late again. Pete up home to dinner. I made p. corn balls and cooked down some lard. Pete came at 3:00 and we went in to town with cream. Home & ate & chores early. Pete shaved and we went in to Coon Valley Conference Finals.
Glidden - Audubon
Bayard - Lake City
Coon beat Manning & won the Tourney 10-8. Really quite a game. Down home a minute. Home at 12:00. Ate our oranges & went to bed.

My comment: Let's look at the next week's Enterprise - has the story, and several more worth viewing...


[Click to view larger image]

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 26, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 26, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Jan 26:

Birthday note: Leo Watrous

Up in good time. Washed & set my hair. Chasing the little roan heifer. had the best noodles for dinner. Ironed a dress, did the dishes, cleaned up & Pete took Betty and me to club at Hazel Bowman's. Put on the Carnival Committee. Had chicken sandwiches, ice cream, cake, coffee. Norma took us to Smith's afterwards. Pete & I home at 5:30. Did the chores ate supper and then Pete milked. Read the paper. Went to bed early.

My comment: I can actually visualize Pete and Eileen "chasing the little roan heifer." I have seen them do it, I've done it with Dad. Part of living on the farm, I suppose!! ;-)


Another club meeting... She is really getting involved in the community.


A photo of Hazel Bowman, in 1974, in the Methodist Church Directory:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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

 
75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 25, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Jan 25:

Up late. Had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Did separator, dishes, scrubbed kitchen, swept dining room and then we went in home to dinner. Took them in a load of cobs. Drove up to LVene's but they weren't home. Up home until 5:00. Had oyster soup supper. Did dishes, Pete chores. I made a dish pan of pop corn and we took it up to LVene & Verle's. Played pitch & listened to the Lewis - Louis fight. Louis won in 2 minutes. Home at 11:30.

My comment:
"load of cobs." Had kind of forgotten about using cobs in a stove! ;-)



They listened to the short fight on the radio.

Fun to find the fight listed under Joe Louis in Wikipedia:

"World Light Heavyweight Champion John Henry Lewis who, attempting to move up a weight class, was knocked out in the first round by Louis on January 25, 1939."

Have you listened to a boxing match on the radio? I remember doing so, many, many years ago. I seemed to lose interest when they came on television! ;-)






Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, January 24, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 24, 1939




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 24, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jan 24:


Up late: Did the chores. Had a good pork chop dinner. They called off the demonstration at George's. Laid down awhile. Made a nut cake. Pete cleaned out the calf stall. Ate tomato soup supper and then Pete milked. Frosted the white nut cake and then after the chores were done we both bathed and Pete shaved. Listened to radio awhile and went to bed early.

My comments: "Frosted white nut cake," made me drool! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 23, 1939




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 23, 1939



This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jan 23:


 Slept late again. Snowing. Feel kinda droopy. Ate dinner, did dishes & then Bud & Pete took the xxxx up home. I drove the car. In to town at 4:00. Home at 5:30.Mom did the washing. Bussy home from school. Lots of snow. Ate supper & then Pete milked. Read awhile and went to bed early.

My comments: Snow makes me "droopy" too! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 22, 1939


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 22, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 22:

 Up late. Made noodles. Boiled chicken. Folks came out to dinner. Did dishes & then went down to LiIlian's. Men went to Jamaica to see a farm. Ate supper and then came home. Late with chores. Mom & Bussy and I playing Checkers. Listened to Infantile Paralysis program with Eddie Cantor. Real good. To bed at 11:00.

My comments: Getting serious about a farm, it appears! ;-) Glad that one wasn't it! ;-)

From Wikipedia:
"The organization began as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The name "March of Dimes"—coined in the late 1930s by vaudeville star Eddie Cantor as a play on the contemporary newsreel series "The March of Time"—was originally used for the foundation's annual fundraising event that requested each child donate a dime.

Eddie Cantor:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 21, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 21, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Jan 21:

Up late. I made an angel food cake in morning. Ate early. Cleaned up and went to Helen Jones Bogg shower at  Mrs. Wallingford's. Mom & I went. Sat with Valeria. Down town a minute. Pop and Pete were at the bank on business. We took Pop home. Betty sent us some pop corn balls and Pop gave us 4 oranges. Ate and then Pete milked. To bed early.

My comments: Pop and Pete at the bank, again. Sounds like progress. And, got more oranges.

Ah, an ANGEL FOOD CAKE! YUM! ;-) It was a very good day...  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, January 20, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 20, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 20, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Jan 20:


Up before 8:00. Did separator. Up home at 9:30. Up there for dinner. LVene there too but she had had dinner. Pete and Pop took 2 loads of pigs to Glidden. We 4 girls all washed our hair in pm & I waved them. In to town at 3:30. I sat on the street while Pete got a hair cut. Home and chores real early. Got to the Guthrie games before they started for a change. Boys lost 21-23 and the girl won. Down home talking until 11:00.

My comments: Overall, a very interesting, and somewhat unusual, day! ;-)

Pigs to market day ALWAYS an important day. Disposable income! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 19, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 19, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Jan 19:

Pete up at 6:00. I at 8:00. Ate, did separator, Pete finished the chores. He took me in to the folks & we went up home & helped saw wood. I made raisin bread and did my ironing. Pete came at 5:00. Got the groceries, radio battery & came home. Ate supper & then chores. Patched one glove while Pete read the paper. To bed early.

My comments: Assume they got some of the wood, since he helped saw all day! ;-)

Got "radio battery" - here is popular Philco battery-operated radio of the day:


Did you family have one like this?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 18, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Jan 18:

Birthday noted: Mrs. Lee Brutsche

I didn't get up until 9:00. Ate breakfast, did the separator and started patching Pete's old jacket. Got dinner. Ate, did dishes, Pete went up home. He & Pop & Toots went in to the bank & talked to Dad all afternoon. About getting things settled & us getting something of our own. I finished putting buttons on Pete's old jacket and then played the piano and read awhile. Out doing my chores. Pete came about 5:30. Had French Toast for supper & then Pete milked while I did the dishes. Pete shaved and we both took baths. To bed at 10:00.

My comments: Very substantive entry. I can just feel the tension in her as she wrote this. I'd love to be able to hear that afternoon discussion. All afternoon. Wow!

Pete's mother actually owned the Homeplace farm; gift from her grandfather Miller (a long story).
With her early, unexpected death, the ownership interests included all the children, under intestate laws. Now that "the children" were all grown, it was time for some of them to "get something out" of their interest.

Eventually, some siblings bought out the interests of others. Mom and Dad wanted to have money to put a down payment on their own place. They did that, in a couple of years. Safe to assume that moving in this direction was a part of these discussions.

Notice how Mom did "busy work," and talked about it, while she waited to hear how the discussions had gone, during that long afternoon, at home, alone.

French Toast: Yum! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, January 17, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 17, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 17, 1939 
 
 This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jan 17:

Birthday noted: Howard (hired man)

Pete up at 6:00 & me at 6:30.
Made 3 apricot pies, did separator, Betty, LVene, Pauline here. Had steak, spuds, gravy, mac & cheese, lettuce, jell, pickles, apricot pie.
Didn't do dishes until middle of the afternoon. I darned my good gloves. Had men move piano into the dining room.
Ate & then Pete milked. Were going to the Gray games but we were too tired. 11 men to dinner. I finished darning my good gloves while Pete read the paper. Ate our oranges & went to bed early.

My comments: Did you notice she never mentions WHY 11 men were there for the noon meal?? Nice that they moved the piano for her… but, certainly some big activity!! I am really curious, but guess we'll never know. ;-)
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 16, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 16, 1939
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jan 16:

Up at 9:00. Did the separator. Took the washing in for Mom to do. Got groceries. Home for dinner. Pete up home in pm. Made rolls, scrubbed the floor, washed my hair. Ate supper & then Pete chores. In to town & got some more steak from Carr's. Up home & got the washing. Home at 9:00. Ate our oranges & went to bed.

My comments: "Ate our oranges…" Wonder where they came from? Seem to be special. Of course, in January, oranges are special…  ;-)
 
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 15, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 15, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 15:

Birthday noted: Irene Smith

Pete up at 8:00. I at 10:00. Ironed a few things. Cleaned up and went up home. Over to LVene's after them. Their car was frozen. Irene's birthday scissors. Aunt Lena & Erma were there. Goose dinner. Home at 6:00. Late with the chores. Sat and talked as usual. Looked at the catalogs awhile and went to bed at 10:00.

My comments: This was Irene's 30th Birthday - certainly deserved a family Goose Dinner! ;-)


Irene Smith:


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 14, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 14, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Jan 14:

Pete got up early. I got up at 8:30. Did the chores and cleaned up. Max & Orrin came at 10:30 and we went to Carroll with them. Ate at the Carroll Cafe. Max did her shopping. I went to the Doctor at 2:30. Didn't get to see him until 3:15. Perfectly all right. Surely glad. Got Hot Dogs and came home. Kinda peeved cause Max & Orrin kept saying how late it was etc. Got all right again though. Made some sugar cookies for supper. Pete chored. Fixed account books. Looked at catalogs. To bed at 10:00.

My comments: Happy to see her Doctor visit went well!

See liked her catalogs!

Had to choose between Sugar Cookies and Hot Dogs...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, January 13, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 13, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Jan 13:

I didn't get up until Pete was through milking. Ate breakfast. Finished the chores. Pete went over on Moyllan 80 and put the roof on the crib. Orrin brought another pig over at Noon. He went to the sale. Ate dinner and did dishes and then went in to town. Up home. Mom & LVene playing checkers. We 3 played, Pete came and all 4 of us played a game. Home. Got 11 eggs. Did my chores. Got supper. Pete milked & then got ready for the ball game. Casey girls. Manning boys. Girls won & boys lost 18-16. Such a crowd we couldn't even sit. I sat with Liz. Down to Cafe. Howard, Kenny, Liz [other name(s) behind a blot]

My comments: "…couldn't even sit. I sat with…" Isn't it interesting how we sometimes say things… For sure! ;-)

11 eggs! Orrin brought another pig to breed. Wonder what Dad charged him for use of his boar?? Twice, different days, different sows?? ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 12, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 12, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Jan 12:

Clarabelle called and got me out of bed at 8:00. She said they wanted us to come out Sunday nite. LVene came at 9:30. Had her hair set. She stayed 'til about 11:00. Got dinner, did a little bit of ironing. Got ready for club. Went up to LVene's & went with her & Mrs. Thomas. Over to Kate Brown's. LVene elected secy. & I pianist. Nice date cake for lunch. Home at 4:30. LVene here a minute. Ate & then milked. 9 eggs. Up to LVene & Verle's. Victor and Gertrude there. Played checkers. They left. Made pop corn. Looked at pictures. Home at 12:00.

My comments: A social engagement for Sunday nite! ;-)

Much interaction with sister-in-law LVene! They went to "club" together, both elected to offices, for the new year, it appears. Star Federated, or which one? We'll see…

I'd like to see the "pictures" they looked at, after Victor and Gertrude Ford left. ;-)

Date cake for 'lunch' - mid-afternoon snack, ...nice, for sure... ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 11, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 11, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Jan 11:

Pete got around in good time. Pete over filling loan Co's. crib. Made a chocolate cake. Got dinner. Just Pete & I here. Did dishes & went in to town. Didn't stay long. Just took in the cream. Got some groceries & meat & were home at 3:00. Pete over getting a load of corn. I cleaned out the big box. Fed chickens, got cobs. Got 10 eggs. Not bad. Ate & then Pete milked. Washed my hair. Pete shaved, we both took baths and the went to bed early.


My comments: 10 eggs, today! Coming along. Wonder how many hens there are?

I can see here chocolate cake - possibly same pan I remember…



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, January 10, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 10, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 10, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)

Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jan 10:

Had the chores done in pretty good time. Doing the separator when Max and Orrin came. Brought a sow over to breed. They ate dinner here. Had beef steak. Orrin to Kness sale and Pete over filling loan company corn crib. Max and Gary and I here all pm. Orrin came early & they left about 4:00. Scrubbed and waxed my kitchen floor. Fed chickens. 5 eggs. Got cobs & then got supper. Pete came at 5:30. We were in a real talky mood and we sat at the table & talked for about 2 hours. Late milking. Did dishes. Separated. Pete read the paper & I went to sleep. To bed early.

My comments: Love to hear many details of a day in their life at this stage. Great entry.

5 eggs… how about that. Must have been very satisfying. Raising those chickens "out of season" paid off nicely!

Love to hear they sat and talked. About their future plans, I"ll bet! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 9, 1939 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)

Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jan 9:

Some talk of our getting lites down here. In to town & washed. Pete up home. Finished wash before dinner. Clothes didn't dry very well. Down town in pm. Got groceries & had Jennie set my hair & roll the ends. Up home again & did the whole ironing. Made a little pop corn. Pete came about 6:00. Talked until 6:30. Home & Pete chores while I did dishes. Ate poached eggs & then did the dishes again. Late with the work. Wrote in diary & budget books & then went to bed early.

My comments: Confirms that they didn't have electricity at this house, yet. It was kind of remote. A good mile or mile and a half from any other house, as I recall, even in later years.

Good to see they got back to the "books" they started working on the night before.

Haven't done a "Poached Egg" image yet, so here goes:


Do you eat poached eggs? Do they look anything like this? ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 8, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 8, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)

Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 8:

Slept late. Merle here a minute in morning. Had fried chicken for dinner. Here alone. After dinner Pete up to Verle's to help Deppman load a cow & then down here after one. Went riding up past Ed's. In to town & got ice. Home. Made a berry pie & froze 2 quts. ice cream. Pete milked & then we were fixing out our expenses accounts when Ed & Elmer came. Played bridge & ate pie ala mode. They left at 1:00.
 
My comments: Assume Deppman had the truck to take two cows to whom they were sold.

Berry pie & ice cream sounds pretty good! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 7, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 7, 1939 
 
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)
 
Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Jan 7:

Up in pretty good time. Leo Byering here to look at the jersey.
Pete over to B. Johnsons after the hogs. I scrubbed & waxes dining room floor & then we went into town & ate. Bussy & Mom came out with us. Painted some of the kitchen. Pete made new nests. Made supper, ate, took Mom & Bussy in. Got a chicken from the locker & came home. Played Old Sol awhile and then went to bed.

My comments: Busy work day for new farm wife.

"Pete made new nests" "Got a chicken…" Just too much for me. Thinking about chickens…

Had to pull this image out, from a few years later…  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, January 6, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 6, 1939




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 6, 1939 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Jan 6:

 Up at 9:00. Did the usual work & then we went to Carroll to get corn money started.
Ate a good dinner at the Carroll Cafe. Pete got a new sweater, I got 4 plates & card table. Stopped at Frank & Clarabelle's on the way home. Home & chores & then to Viola B.B. games. Not very good ones. Home to bed.

My comments: "… to get corn money started." I like the sounds of that! ;-)

I do wonder which sweater Dad got on this trip! ;-)

Frank & Clarabelle Clayburg… always talked of as close personal friends, of course; another young couple on a farm.

A card table - Great! They played lots of card games and other games. Will be nice to have.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 5, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 5, 1939 
 
 This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Jan 5:

Pete up home after he chores. I did up my work, scrubbed the kitchen floor, made a caramel nut cake. Had tenderloin (fresh) for supper. Folks here at nite awhile. They left early & we went to bed.

My comments: Ah, fresh tenderloin - pork, I would assume! Yum! ;-)

Bet her "caramel nut cake" was yummy, as well! Suppose it looked like this - probably not, but who really know... Great walnuts on top... ;-)
 
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 4, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Jan 4:


 Rained in the nite. Real foggy. Pete didn't get up until nearly 8:00 and I didn't get up 'till 9:00. I went in town & Pete went up home and butchered. Down town awhile. Beat Mom 4 times in checkers. Mom not feeling very good.
Pete & I ate a lunch in with folks. Came home and chores. Went to bed early.

My comments: Hey - they ate "lunch" - how about that?! ;-)

"Pete went up home and butchered." Assume they butchered a pig. Wanted to show a pig hanging from a tree - but too gross… so went with how it would be cut up...


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, January 3, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 3, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 3, 1939
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.

Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jan 3:

 Pete up at 7:30. Me at 9:00. In to wash at 10:00. I didn't feel very good so Mom did it. Really a big one too. I got dinner. Did dishes. Mom went to Aid Society at Wolfe's. I did most of my ironing. Had a lot. Pete came at 4:30. Home, ate supper before Pete milked. Ate nuts and listened to the radio until 9:30 and then went to bed.

My comments: She said "Ate nuts…" What this made me think of is Smith Family Christmas gathering - at Toots', or Irenes' or LVenes' houses - alway had bowls of nuts in shells with a nut cracker… hadn't thought of the particular memory, before. I'm sure Mom was eating walnuts, but, here is what came to my mind:

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 2, 1939


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 2, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.

Today begins 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jan 2:

[Noted as birthday of "Jean's Bob" - Jean Kupka Gunnar, her son Bob]

Up at 9:00. To town. Got groceries and took the cream in. Up home a minute. Didn't feel very good. Ate dinner & then I slept 'till 2:30. Pete fixed the medicine cabinet and made a lamp shelf. We painted the wash stand, shelf, woodbox & finished the 1st coat on the w.w. Pete cleaned the chicken house. Did dishes & swept. Ed Kult came while Pete was emptying the milk. Played checkers, bridge, and rummy until 1:00.

My comments: The rest seemed to energize her for the rest of the day.

There is that "w.w." reference, again… ??

Decided to share her "address book" - kinda' interesting, to me… some friends, some family. ;-)
She doesn't mention writing letters as much as she did before she married. ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Jan 1, 1939 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Jan 1, 1939
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 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.

Today begins 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Jan 1:

 Up at 9:00. Late with the chores. In to the folk's for chicken dinner. Bussy to show in afternoon. The rest of us played checkers until 4:30. Home. Ate supper before we milked. Did dishes. Played solitaire, both of us, until 10:30. To bed.

My comments: Happy New Year! Played games all day with "family!" What fun! ;-)

Starting a new year as a married woman! My favorite year, for some reason...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)