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Friday, February 28, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday,  Feb 28:

Up late. Did usual work. Really lots of snow. Roads blocked. No school. Made a 3 layer gold cake. Good. Had fried chicken for dinner. Read & played piano in p.m. Ate, Pete chores while I did dishes. Read awhile and then went to bed early.

My comment: A major blizzard for sure!

I seemed to focus in on the "3 layer gold cake!" Surprise!! ;-)


YUM!! ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Monday,  Feb 27:
Had a hard time getting up. Pete took me in to wash as soon as he got through milking. I did all the washing. Ate, did my ironing. Pete came at 4:00. Got some sawdust in his eye. I got it out after we got home. Ate, chores.
Norma came & Don went to Telephone Meeting. Don came afterward and we sang 'till 11:00/

A real blizzard!

My comment: Was blizzard overnight??? Dad must have sawed some more wood? Sawdust?

Remember the telephones from those days?
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Sunday,  Feb 26:


Bussy got us up at 7:30. Did usual work. Made a gallon of ice cream. Cleaned up & went in home to dinner. John, Jeannette, Gertrude & Everett were there. Played piano and talked in the p.m. Home at 5:00. Chored, ate. I made an angel food. Julia & Arnold came. Frosted the cake, played pitch and ate cake. They left at 12:30.

My comment: Notice she mentioned the young children first, this time. What is on her mind, do you suppose?

Sounds like a fun evening!

This photo of the Brideson family is dated 38-39 in my record:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Saturday,  Feb 25: [bold]

Did all the usual work. Made a spice cake. Scrubbed and waxed the kitchen floor. In to town at 4:00. Took in cream. Bussy came home with me. Ate and then chores. Bussy washed his head. Pete & I bathed.
Listened to Hit Parade.
Bussy slept on Studio Couch. Ate oranges & went to bed early

My comment: "Pete & I bathed." … this still fascinates me that she writes that down! ;-)

I always watch Hit Parade on television… wonder where I got that habit???
P.S. Think I listened on radio for years before on television, too. Kept a log of the "hits!" ;-)



For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Hit_Parade


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 24, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday,  Feb 24:

 Up at 8:15. Cleaned b. room & d. room. Did usual work. Scrubbed the kitchen floor. Ate, did dishes, cleaned up. Over after Norma. In to Mrs. Wallingford's to practice for F. B. Shopped. Time gear in car broke. Pete took it to Cabelka's. Didn't get it till 5:00. Got groceries, meat, and home. Ate, late with the chores. Did dishes while Pete milked. To bed early.

My comment: I don't recognize the Wallingford name. Do you?

Came across this photo of Pete with Don and Norma Williams, after they lived in Mesa, Arizona, about 20 years after these entries...

Don and Norma Williams, Pete Smith


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday,  Feb 23:

Up in pretty good time. Did usual work. Pete went down and cut a little wood before dinner. Ate, did dishes while Pete hauled some wood up.
Went up after LVene but she was at Thomas' so Pete took me to Club at Gertrude Ford's. Had a nice time. Norma drove me up home. Pete was there. Home at 5:00. Ate, did dishes etc. while Pete milked. Pete washed his head.  Read paper and looked at catalogs. To bed early.

My comment: Another Club meeting… at Gertrude Ford's this time. Small world! ;-)

The 1939 catalog had sheet music, including this one, that I know Mom had. Do you suppose she might have ordered it through the catalog??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 - A doctor check up, today!  ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday,  Feb 22:

 Birthday note: Helen B.

Up at 8:30. Decided to go to Carroll. Had chicken & noodles. Folks here to dinner. Left for Carroll at 1:30 in folks' car. Dad & I to Annenberg's. Dad had his eyes fixed for glasses. I'm just keen only gaining too much. Shopped a little bit. Dad went and saw Art Minnich. Didn't get home until nearly 7:00. Pete chores & then we ate. Read paper, looked at catalogs and went to bed at 10:30. Really was tired.

My comment: Walter Annenberg was her baby doctor, of course. Good to hear things went well. Now sure about "Dad had his eyes fixed for glasses." Hope it was just an exam to select proper lenses… ;-)

Art Minnich was an attorney.

More catalog reading. Do you suppose they ever  looked as houses? Hard to imagine these were actually in the catalogs, for sale. But, actually very popular, I understand.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Feb 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 Tuesday,  Feb 21:


Pete didn't get up till 8:30. Me at 9:30. Really did work until Noon. Cleaned up a little, ate, Pete up home & to town.
D. Johnston, E. Williams, E. Jones, C. Thomas, Minnie Rippey, S. Gehrig, M. Parker, Vivian Rippey, R. Bolger here to practice Farm Bureau Chorus. Left at 5:30.
Had potato soup for supper. Did dishes while Pete milked. Called Mom about going to Carroll tomorrow. Read the paper & went to bed early.

My comment: Love to have heard this group sing!!

Pete milked every morning and night!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Monday,  Feb 20:

Up at 8:10. Mom called at 8:30 and said she had the washing all done. Had fried chicken for dinner. Made B.P. Biscuits, too. Pete up  home just before Noon. Ate and then read the paper. Did up my work while Pete went down to creek and chopped wood. To town at 4:00. Got freezer & the washing & Verle's socks. Pete milked while I made a gallon of ice cream. Cleaned up. Up to LVene's & Verle's to his surprise party. Max, Orrin, Polly, Merle, Betty, Howard there. Played cards and ate. Home at 2:30.

My comment: Verle's 28th birthday. Quite a busy day. They got him socks for a present and made a gallon of homemade ice cream to take along. Neat! I love when there is detail!! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Sunday,  Feb 19:

Up late. Did usual work. Pete cut the boar. Cleaned up & went in to town to dinner. Louises' & Rasmuses' were there too. Ate, did dishes, looked at pictures. Made pop corn balls. Home at 5:00. Getting colder. Stuffed bedroom windows with rags. Ate supper, Pete chores. Looked at catalogs and went to bed early.

My comment: I always wonder what "pictures" they looked at. There are so few taken around this time that have survived!
No more breeding with the boar... about to be sold, me thinks! ;-)

Here is a page from the 1939 Montgomery Ward catalog. Do you suppose she looked at this page? Pretty good chance, I think! ;-)
 
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Saturday,  Feb 18:

 Pete up at 6:00. Me at 8:00. Did usual morning work. Max, Orrin, Gary & Betty here a minute. They brought the saw back. Don W. here while they were. Pete had to go in to the bank to a Soil Conservation Meeting. Brought Mom & Bussy out with him.
I scrubbed bedroom before dinner. Helped Saw wood. Cleaned rest of the house. Scrubbed the kitchen. Pete chores really early. Ate tomato soup. Took baths and Bussy & Pete and went to Sectional Finals. Coon beat Gray 33-23. Really some game. Sat with LVene and Verle. Down to Boehlers. Ed Kult and Edith Thomas sat with us. Home at 11:00.

My comment: A busy day. Never said what her Mom did all day… interesting.

Obviously very important "who they sat with" at events! ;-)

More wood sawed, now that the saw was back…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 17, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Friday,  Feb 17:

 Up late. Made a burnt sugar cake. Fried chicken for Pete. Made deviled eggs. Took them, pickles & sandwiches to Vivian Rippey's to a Farm Bureau Officer's Meeting. Had a keen dinner. Talked about Achievement Day.
Down town a minute. Mom bought me a lace table cloth. Pete came and we got the groceries and came home. Ate and I did dishes while Pete chores. Moved the good bedroom set into north room. Worked at it 'til 11:00. Read the papers and went to bed.

My comment: Must have been an interesting meeting... ;-)
More good food… cake, chicken, deviled eggs, pickles…
Wonder about the lace table cloth? Nice, but… some occasion? Grandma liked them, sharing, perhaps! ;-)

Decided on burnt sugar cake. Never saw a slice this small at our house! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Thursday,  Feb 16:

 Up in pretty good time. Snowing hard but not very cold. Did usual work. Was rolling noodles when LVene came. I set her hair. Her car froze up and Pete dad to thaw it out. She didn't leave until after 12:00. Had chicken & noodles for dinner.
Pete sawed a little wood. Chored early. Ate. Went in to Sectional GIrls. Gray beat Bayard; Coon beat Viola. Car battery down. Had to melt some snow. Tommy pushed us to get it started. Home at 11:00.

My comment: Cars and cold weather were a problem for them all, of course. Seems everyone was helpful, when needed. Nice to hear. Seemed the norm. Neat!

Chicken & noodles sounds good. Looks good! Yum!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Wednesday,  Feb 15:


Up at 8:30. Did usual work. Made a raisin pie. Ate dinner, did dishes, scrubbed kitchen and cleaned dining room and bedroom. Pete cutting trees down along creek. Did dishes while Pete chores. Did bookwork. Washed up. Both of us read a couple of stories and then went to bed.

My comment: That day went by quickly…

Glad she made a raisin pie… a new one… yum! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 14, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Tuesday,  Feb 14:

 Up late. Did the usual work. After dinner Peer [Yes, that is what it says! Could be Pelt!] came.
I pushed Pete in the Ford with the Chevy. In to town. Cableka [excellent, very special, mechanic in town… still there when I was a teen…] saw rite away what it was. Some little think - 10 cents. [Very typical response… amazing, for sure!]
Up home a minute. Pete got a hair cut. Took Pop's car up home. Home & chores. Ate, shaved, bathed and went in to Glidden - Coon ball games. Down home a minute. Home at 10:30.

My comment: No mention of any Valentine's Day recognition... Not part of their lives, apparently. Not too surprised at that! ;-)

Cars are great when they work. Frustration when they don't. Hope it is fixed! ;-)

Did that engine look like this?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Monday,  Feb 13:


Pete up at 6:00. I before 8:00. Did the separator and went in to wash at 9:00. Through at 11:00. Ironed before dinner.
Ate, set Mom's hair.
Sorted the clothes. Made pop corn balls. Pete came at 6:30. He couldn't get the car to start after he got it together. Ate potato soup. Pete read the paper and we went to bed early.

My comment: Sounds like Dad may have been a little frustrated with the car.

Pop corn ball, anyone?! They seemed to be popular this winter! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Sunday,  Feb 12:

 Pete up at 8:00. Lots warmer out. Scrubbed the kitchen & cleaned dining room.
Had chicken dinner ready when the folks came. Pete worked on the car all afternoon. Folks went down to Rasmuses. I went out and watched Pete awhile. Ate supper & Pete milked while I did dishes. Read the Sunday papers and went to bed early.

My comment: Funny, as I read and transcribed this, the phrase "Pete milked" caught my attention, though she had used those words about every day. Dad did the milking all through high school. He always said that was why he had a car before most guys his age, because he had to finish milking before he could go in town to school. He told lots of stories based on that fact.

This made me wonder how many cows he had brought down from the Homeplace, and paid for the prior week. How many cows, how many pigs, etc. Fun to ponder!

Chicken dinner, something like this, I assume! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Saturday,  Feb 11:

 Up late. Made 4 glasses of apple jell and burnt some sugar. In to town and got Bussy and Mom. Made a burnt sugar cake.
Helped Pete saw a pile of wood. Dad came out for supper. Played a game of checkers before they left and then Pete & I played rummy and pitch until 10:30. Listened to Horace Heidt. To bed at 11:00.

My comment: Her burnt sugar cakes were really good.
She helped Pete saw some wood. Neat! ;-)

Did her "4 glasses of apple jell" look like this, possibly??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 10, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Friday,  Feb 10: 

Up late. Ate a late breakfast and no dinner. Made 3 loaves of white bread & a batch of buns. Scrubbed and swept. Pete cutting wood down along the creek. Ate tomato soup for supper. Pete milked while I did dishes. Took baths. Pete shaved. Went in to A.I.B. Typists vs. Coon girls & Van Meter Boys. Girls lost and boys won. Right home afterwards. Sat with Edith & Howard.

My comment: Boys basketball team beat Van Meter team. Girls basketball team lost to the A.I. B. Typists out of Des Moines.

Cutting more wood… got to keep warm!

I would love to have some white bread toast while the buns rise!! ;-)

I think these look like Mom's buns…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Thursday,  Feb 9:

 Pete up at  7:30. Me at 8:30. Did the separator and went in to town. LVene came to have her hair set while we were gone. Home at 11:00. Snowing & sleeting. Ate dinner. Drove up to LVene's. Told her I wasn't going to club. I think she's kinda mad.
Over home but they were to Aunt Lena's. Just laid & read all afternoon. In to town at 6:00 and got a rental battery. Ate, did dishes while Pete milked.

My comment: Not very thing is positive, here, all the time. ;-)

I've found the cold and bad weather has a lot to do with that, as well!! ;-)

Lena was Pop's sister - married to Burt Brown, lived on farm over north of Scranton. Here is a photo of them, about this time - and of her, at a younger age. ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Wednesday,  Feb 8:

Really awfully cold out. Pete up at 7:30. I at 8:30. Did usual work. Had liver for dinner. Cleaned the house a little. Pete working on the car. Made a good white cake. Had potato soup for supper. Made frosting, did dishes, Pete milked early. Hung two pictures. Read awhile and went to be at 10:00.

My comment: "Really awfully cold out" here, too!!

Wonder what the pictures were?

Mom's White Cake with Frosting always yummy! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 7, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Tuesday,  Feb 7:

 Pete up at 8:00. Me at 9:00. Did separator. Ate dinner, did dishes. LVene & Verle came after a load of corn. Pete had Verle help him saw a pile of wood. They stayed until 4:00. Took the cream in to town. Signed the note for $600.00. Home at 6:00. Ate tomato soup and Pete milked. Fixed our commode drawer into a file. We took baths, ate our oranges, and went to bed at 10:00.

My comment: Appears they had saved the other $600.00. Interesting, private, insights. Thanks, Mom! ;-) Wish I had a photo of Pete and Verle sawing a pile of wood.

Tomato soup is not glamorous, but tastes great on a winter evening.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Monday,  Feb 6:

Pete up at 6:00 and I got up before 8:00. Did the separator. Pete finished the chores and we were in town at 9:00. I did the washing. Had swiss steak for dinner. Did this weeks ironing. Bussy home. Had a cold. Ate supper. Pete got home from Carroll at 7:30. He ate at the folks & we came home. Got a bill of sale for $1200 from Pop. Glad that's all settled. Pete late with the chores. To bed about 11:00.

My comment: It now appears the meetings at the bank were about purchase of cattle, pigs, tools, etc. More on this tomorrow.

Swiss steak was always my favorite meal, that Mom made (really about even with chicken and noodles, perhaps!) growing up! ;-) ...enough for everyone reading this...  ;-)
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Sunday,  Feb 5:

 Pete up at 8:00. Me at 9:30. In to town. Had Dwight open the locker for me.  Got some pork chops. Got the folk's Sunday paper. Ate, did dishes and went riding. Almost got stuck in one place south of town. Home at 4:30. Ate, Pete milked. Folks home from Leo's at 7:00; they stopped in just a  minute. Pete finished the chores. We popped some "corn." We each read a story and went to bed at 10:00.

My comment: A fairly typical Sunday. Except, she got her cousin, Dwight Williams, to open the town meat locker, so she could get some pork chops!

I really don't think they looked like this, but it was hard to pass by this image!!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Saturday,  Feb 4:

 Up at 9:30. Did dishes, separator, scrubbed & waxed the kitchen floor. Made a white cake. Jacobson here after oats. 2 loads. Pete got the wood saw. He was up home for dinner. Washed and set my hair. Had tomato soup for supper. Ed Kult came before Pete was through milking. Talked until 9:00. Did the rest of the chores. Were listening to Horace Heidt. Left the lamp and radian on until 3:00.

My comment:  Did the batteries run down? Sure would like to know what that "wood saw" looked like!!

Horace Heidt was very popular on the radio. I remember listening to him, as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Heidt



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 3, 2014

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

 
75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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 Friday,  Feb 3:

Up at 8:30. Did dishes, separator, scrubbed the kitchen floor. Ate an early dinner and Pete went up after Pop and went in to sale. Listened to radio, played piano and read. Pete home at 5:30. Creamed egg on toast for supper. Pete milked and shaved and we went in to Final Co. Tourney. Coon beat Glidden 16-17. Some game. Home at 11:30.

My comment:  All I can think about is the Creamed egg on toast - love it! ;-)
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 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.
Now we are beginning 1939 - the year I was born, on July 1 - Bring it on! ;-)


Here is the daily entry for Thursday,  Feb 2:


Birthday note: Grant Ballard [39 - born in 1900]

Pete up at 7:30. Me at 8:30. Did separator & scrubbed. Ate dinner at 12:00. Did dishes. LVene came down & took us up  home. Pete & Pop took the Chevy to town. Polly, Betty, LVene & I came down here. Waved Betty's & LVene's hair. FInished the bench. Folks left at 4:30. Had potato soup for supper. Did dishes & made out the books. Took baths and then played 2 games of rummey. (sic) [Should be rummy!] Of course, Pete beat. Went to bed early.

My comment:  Dad didn't know about letting the "little woman" win! ;-)

Potato soup - I think Mom's would have looked like this... great for a cold evening! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Feb 1, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Feb 1, 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,  Feb 1:

Up real late. I made a 2 egg cake. Had pancakes for dinner. Cleaned the house a little bit. Pete cutting down trees along the creek. Chored and ate real early. Up and got LVene, Verle, Polly, Merle, Betty. Over the Max & Orrin's but they weren't home. Over to  Max & Orrins's. [She probably meant LVene and Verle's or Polly and Merle's!!]
Ate pop corn & played rummy until 12:00. Just got in Verle's yard and the car broke down. They bro't us home. LVene gave us a loaf of bread. Home & to bed at 1:30. Really cold and windy.

My comment:  Assume Dad was cutting trees for wood to keep the house warm!

A difficult evening, for sure. Dad has just worked on the car. Young couple with a serious problem, it appears. Very frustrating, for sure.

A 2 egg cake is also known as a pound cake:
 

YUM!


Families are Forever!  ;-)