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Monday, March 31, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Mar 31:

Did usual work. Up home. I fried all the canned sausage. Canned 37 quarts of meat.
Curled LVene's & Betty's hair. Rained in pm.
Home at 5:30. Chored & then ate.
To bed at 10:00.

My comment:

Lots of pork meat preserved...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Mar 30:

 Did up the work & then went up home. Ate dinner & then Polly, Pete, Betty, LVene & I cut up meat & made 20 gal lard.
Home at 7:00. Real late with the chores. To bed at 10:00. To town in the morning before we went up home.

My comment: Quite a day. Cutting up the meat from the 2 hogs. 20 gal LARD… wow! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Mar 29:

Up at 7:30. Snowed all day.
Did up work & both went up home. Remele butchered 2 hogs. Fresh liver.
Betty made p. corn ball in p.m.
Home before 6:00.

My comment:

Fresh pork liver - and a whole lot of other pork available to the family.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 28, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 28:

Up before 7:00. Norma, V. Rippey & I left for F. B. Meeting at Carroll at 10:00.
Ate lunch in hall. Rehearsed awhile. Sang in pm. Made 20 points. Union got superior.
Down town awhile. Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, took folks car in. Home at 11:00. to bed
Reva George
E. Williams
G. Ford
Norma Williams
Ruth Bolger
Dora McLaughlin

My comment: They represented Union township in the competition, apparently. Superior rating sounds pretty good to me. She listed the others involved. Interesting activity. Too bad she didn't mention what song(s) they sang.

Found the neat old early Farm Bureau sign...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 27:

Mom did the washing. Cool. Made a batch of bread. Scrubbed kitchen floor.
Cleaned the dining room. Read till Pete came home. Ate supper, did dishes. Pete slept while I took my bath. To bed early

My comment:

How about a cartoon children's book of hanging the wash out to dry…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 26:

Up in good time. To church at 9:30. Wayne Cooley preached. 31 there. 15 in our S.S. class.
Home to dinner. Folks here. They went down to Rasmuses in p.m. Pete and I read several magazine stories. Chored, late, made a cream pie, to bed early.

My comment: Good day. Interesting information.

This is Star Church, a few miles north of where they lived. They continued going there for many years. I was just a mile north of Pete's family's farm, of course.

An addition was added, later, but this is how it would have looked, at this time.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 25:

Really a keen day. Cleaned the house. Pete up home.
Bussy rode his bike out after dinner. Raked awhile. Bussy took a nap.
Made peach upside down cake. LVene had her hair set. Folks came out to supper.
Pete shaved and we bathed and went to bed.

My comment: Long bike ride for Buzzy. He obviously was worn out.

Peach upside down cake… made one lately? Yum!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, March 24, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 24:

Took Pete up home in morning. Did up my work and went in town to dinner. Rose dress came. Pressed it & wore it to Mrs. Wallingford's to music practice. Mom showed me how to crochet. Out to Smith's after Pete. Girls tearing paper off of east room. Home at 6:00. Chored and went to bed early.

My comment:

Suppose her dress looked like this?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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, Mar 23:

 Pete up at 6:00. Did usual work. Pete had to fix a flat. Merle here after a chain. Took Pete up home. Washed, set my hair, scrubbed, went in to town to dinner. Slept for 2 hrs. after dinner. Out to Maude's and got 5 dozen eggs to set. Up after Pete. Home at 6:00. Listened to radio and went to bed early.

My comment:

Assume the 5 dozen eggs were fertilized eggs… What do you think?

Did they look like this?  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Mar 22:


 Pete up at 6:00. He went to work up home. Cleaned the house a little bit. Norma, Ruth, Gertrude, Cletus, Dora here to practice. Left at 4:30. Pete home at 5:00. Made choc. cookies while Pete chores. Cleaned up and went to Gertrude's & Victor's to S. S. meeting. LVene, Verle, Arnold, Julia, Don, Norma, Ruth, Glenn, Gertrude, Vic, Orley Browns there. Organized class, played cards and checkers & had lunch. Home at 1:00.

My comment:

This was the "young married couples" Sunday School Class at Star Methodist Church. They continued to hold these monthly meetings, in the evening, in different couples' homes for many years… long after they were "young marrieds!" Ruth and Glenn my future in-laws, of course. Ruth was pregnant with Nancy, just as Mom was pregnant with me… 33 days behind! ;-)

And, chocolate chip cookies…



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Mar 21:

Birthday note: Leo K.

Really a grand day. Pete finished hauling up the wood. Up the road after the calves. Finished the setter and put the hens in. Cleaned the house up a little bit. Ate, did dishes while Pete chored.

My comment:

Calves were out, again. Need some fence work, perhaps. Sounds like good weather to do it in, finally.

The "setter" now has hens in it… will get eggs in a couple of days…

Leo now lived out of town… so no party or celebration today. But, here he is, with car - may be a couple of years earlier, but don't think I've shared this image, recently! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Monday, Mar 20:

 Pete up at 6:00. Hurried around and I took car in to wash. Pete hauling up wood. Bussy in bed with the flu. Got ironing done, too. Home at 4:00. Down with Pete to get a load of wood. Made cornbread. Ate, did dishes while Pete chores. To bed early.

My comment:

More wood, that is good!

Warm cornbread… YUM! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Mar 19:

 Birthday note: Orrin H.

Up late. Did usual morning work. Ate dinner, did dishes, making 4 holes chicken setter.
Read "The Golden Hills." Don and Norma here just before Pete chored. Want us to come to. S.S. party Wednesday nite [This sentence underlined].
Chored, cleaned up, LVene & Verle came and we went over to Max & Orrin's. Played cards. Had Angel food, chic. cake, Bavarian Cream, sandwiches, coffee. Home at 1:30.

My comment: Good food! ;-)

Suppose they go to the Sunday School Party on Wednesday??

Found a good image of "4 holes chicken setter!"


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.

Here is the daily entry for Saturday, Mar 18:

Up in good time. Did usual work. Making choc. cake when Norman Hastings came selling Rawleigh products. Bought some White Ointment. Ate dinner.
Went in to town. Intended on coming right home but sat on the street until 4:00. Up home a few minutes. one & finished my work. Pete hauled up a load of W. P. A. wood.
Chored, ate & worked on books.
Listened to Hit Parade and heard Creston beat Diagonal in Boys State B.B. finals.
To bed early.

My comment: What do you suppose "W.P.A. wood" meant??

Actually found an image of 1939 Rawleigh Ointment… look familiar??  ;-)
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, March 17, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - Mar 17, 1939 - HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday, Mar 17:

 Date Circled!! ;-) [St. Patrick's Day - Mom and Dad's First Anniversary!!]

A whole year tonite. Woke up with a cold. Delbert bro't the seed corn. Usual work.
In town to Anniversary dinner. Singers here after dinner. Eunice stayed till 6:00.
Chored, ate, read the paper & went to bed early.

My comment: Pretty understated celebration, it appears.

Her parents had "Anniversary dinner" for them at noon. Neat! ;-)

Don't know which Eunice this might have been… one of the singers…  ;-)

Seed corn delivery pretty important for the farm for the spring!!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Mar 16:

Cold out. Did usual morning work. Pete here in am & up home after dinner. Cleaned the house in afternoon.
Made a choc. cake. Chored, ate, did dishes. Edith called & wanted us to come over.
Chivariied Julia and Arnold. Candy and cigars. We girls played checkers & talked. Boys played cards. Home at 11:30.

My comment: They obviously got married… "Candy and cigars" - sign of the times, I suppose… ;-(


I'll focus on the Chocolate Cake! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Mar 15:

Did usual work in morning. Had chicken and dumplings for dinner.
Pete up home. Betty & Polly here after dinner. Cut and set their hair. Embroidered and talked.
Chored, ate, Pete washed his hair and shaved and we both bathed. To bed early.

My comment:
Variety - chicken and dumplings… Yum! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 14, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday,  Mar 14:


Pete up at 6:30. Me at 8:30.
Did usual work. Scrubbed kitchen & swept the dining room. Pete went up home and worked after dinner. LVene came & had her hair set. Verle & Julia on in to town. She stayed until 3:30. Pete came at 5:00. Chored. Really tired at nite. To bed early.

My comment: Julia was a lifelong friend… here is a small photo from the late 50s-early 60s. 


And, here is a tribute I did a few years ago on her passing:

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/2011/10/sentimental-sunday-family-friend-julia.html


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Monday,  Mar 13:

Birthday note: Ida Marie

Up in good time. Did usual work. Helped Pete saw a pile of wood. Ate, did dishes and went up to Thomases. Walked up the lane. Decided to meet LVene up there and go with her. Home and in to town awhile. Made pinecor (sic), chores, ate & went up there at 7:00. 12 boys had stag party while we went to Julia's shower at Helen Bower's. Julia, Edith, LVene, Garnet & I in Thomases car. Made lunch for boys and came home at 2:00.

My comment: Julia was marrying Arnold Thomas… series of events were a little hard to follow in her diary entires here for a couple of days. She tried to be descriptive. Obviously had "no idea" we would be trying to relive her experiences, as well!

"Helped Pete saw a pile of wood."... did it look like this???  ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 12, 1939 
 
Returning after a 9 day break... ;-)


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,  Mar 12:


Up in good time. Washed and set my hair. Usual work. Had beefsteak dinner. Ed & Elmer stopped awhile & the folks came.
Men to Moylan's after the bull. Chored, ate, cleaned up and went in to "Cafe Society." New theater really nice. Real nice day and night. Lots of water in the week.

My comment: "after the bull" - brings back fond memories for me…

As I was growing up on Dad's farm, this is what each of our "bulls" looked like:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Break - hopeful! ;-)


Spring Break - hopeful! ;-)

Taking a couple of weeks off from these postings...

Monday, March 3, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday,  Mar 3:

 Ethel Jones phoned & got me out of bed. Did up the usual work. Had fresh fish for dinner. Pop gave it to us. Did dishes took a bath & went in & practiced at Mrs. Wallingford's until 3:00 & then Pete and I went to Carroll. Got a corset & brassiere. Home at 5:30. Ate French toast. Did dishes while Pete milked. Cleaned out dresser drawer. Right to bed early.

My comment: Ah, Ethel Jones and Mrs. Wallingford in same place… verifies earlier information about a relationship, for sure, it seems.

Trying to keep a trim figure? Corset? Doesn't that look like fun!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday,  Mar 2:

Betty called & wanted us to come up. Ate early and then Pop & Pete went to Carroll. Curled Betty's & Polly's hair and embroidered, talked, & listened to the radio. Home and in to town. Got some dress material. Up home just a minute. Ate. Rather late with chores. Took baths and went to bed.

My comment: I've been very curious about their bath tub. Did it look like this, or what???  


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Mar 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.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday,  Mar 1: [bold]

Birthday note: Ruth Bolger   [** My future mother-in-law, of course!! ;-)]

Up late. Did usual work.
Had chicken & noodles for dinner. Did dishes & cleaned the whole house. Outdoors watching Pete put on car fan & clock mirror. Ate & chores. Embroidered & listened to radio. Pete shaved & washed his head. Snow plow went by at 9:30. To bed at 10:00.

My comment: Curious about the car accessories… "clock mirror" ?? "car fan" -day after a blizzard??

What was she embroidering? A table cloth like this?
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)