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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Sunday, April 30:

Pete up at 6:30. Had to shut up another pig so it made us a little late to church. Really a swell day. Down home & so we stayed to dinner. Home about 3:30. Pete built some fence. I did dishes, separator. Got supper. 10 more little pigs. Through with chores in good time so we went in to town. Rode around awhile, got popcorn. Sat in middle of street by Lyric. Got pint of ice cream. Home to bed at 9:30.

My comments:

Sounds like they had a pleasant, enjoyable evening after a busy day.

10 more little pigs... more money in the pocket in the future!! ;-)





Looks like these three were playing in the mud! ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Saturday, April 29:

Really a swell day. Did up usual work. Scrubbed bedroom floor before dinner. Ate, went in to town & Pete got his hair cut. Home at 1:30. Did dishes. Scrubbed dining room, kitchen. Made an angel food cake. Had another little lamb. Ate, took baths and went in to town. In front of Textor's Cafe. Jean K & Edith P. rode around with us a minute before we came home at 11:30.

My comments:

Another lamb! Saturday night on main street in Coon Rapids, Iowa!! Ladies were former high school classmates of Eileen.

Angel Food Cake! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 28, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Friday, April 28:

Did usual work. Kinda chilly in morning. Warmed up after dinner. Rita here from 1:00 till 2:00. Scrubbed kitchen floor. Read and embroidered all pm. Out & raked garden awhile. Had tomato soup for supper. Took our baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Here is a good photo of Grant and Rita (Moylan) Ballard - probably mid-1940s. He died in 1949 at age 49. She lived nearly 40 years longer. I remember her visiting, from time to time.




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Thursday, April 27:

Nice day only windy. Did up work.  In to town until 11:00. Got some rhubarb from Rena George. Had wieners for dinner. Up to LVene's & went to club with her, Julia, Betty, Carrie at Selma Hagan's. Our Farm Bureau Group sang. Home and in to town at 5:30. Got 25 more white Rocks from Alex. Came home & fixed them. Did chores & went to bed.

My comments:

More chickens… Do you have rhubarb yet??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Wednesday, April 26:

Did up usual work. Went in to town. Ate dinner and went up to LVene's. Norma came for me. She & Gertrude on committee too for club luncheon. Planned our menus. Kinda chilly at nite. Pete & I out in field after the big sheep & her little lamb. Were going to the show but it got too late so we ate, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Big sheep and lamb… interesting… first mention of having sheep...
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 25, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 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 Tuesday, April 25:

 Out & worked in the garden. In morning planted radishes, lettuce, beets, carrots. Betty & Polly & Pop here awhile in the evening. Planted beans & peas I had soaked. Did chores, ate & went to bed. Dan Weaver here and looked at sow with 9 pigs.

My comments:

Will her beans look like these?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Monday, April 24:

Nice & warm but windy. Pete finished the garden fence before dinner. Ate, did dishes & we went in to town after pig pans. Pete plowed the rest of the afternoon. I embroidered and looked at magazines. At nite, ate supper, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Do you suppose his fence looked anything like this??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Sunday, April 23:

Pete up at 6:30. Nice & warm out but windy. Did the chores. Pete shaved, Sunday Paper man here and we paid him for year's subscription. Got ready to go to church. 52 were there. Record attendance. Folks here when we got home. Ate dinner, did dishes, cleaned dining room. Pete fixing garden fence. Dad & Buss started painting the chicken house. One sow had 12 pigs. Another 11 but she laid on 2 of them. Ate late supper. Did dishes. Grant came. Folks left at 9:00. Grant stayed & talked until 12:00. He took the stool I made home with him to finish.

My comments:

Here is a photo of Grant. This was probably a few years earlier, though I really don't know! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 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 Saturday, April 22:

Real nice out only windy. Took cookies to food sale. Mom & Bussy came out with me. Let chickens out. Pete worked on tractor, cleaned out chicken house & plowed garden. Took team up home.
Mom had head ache at nite. Dad came for them. Had 9 more little pigs. Did dishes while Pete read a story. Worked on books, took baths & went to bed at 11:00.

My comments:

Another busy day on the farm… tractor, chicken house, garden, team, pigs…

A generic chicken house of the time...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Friday, April 21:

 Pete worked on the tractor all day. Windy but not very cold. Mr. Cooly here awhile in pm. Made choc. cookies for food sale tomorrow. In to town a minute with Pete after new bearing. Ate supper, took baths & went to bed early.

My comments:

Cooley was Methodist Minister, as I recall.

This is supposed to be the tractor Dad had in 1939... a Regular, I believe. Was it the same one he still had 10 years later, as a utility tractor - that I learned, with rubber tires??? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Thursday, April 20:

Did usual work in morning. To town a minute. Took things in for Gleaner's class. Pete discing & harrowing oats east of barn.
LVene, Margaret & Polly came while I was scrubbing. Curled their hair. Finished making smock. Ironed them. Got ready to go to S.S. party at Glenn & Ruth's. Had a wiener roast. 21 there. Home at 12:30.

My comments:

First mention of "Gleaner's class."

She curled a lot of hair! ;-)

"Glenn and Ruth" Bolger, of course, became my in-laws. Nancy was born just 33 days after me. So, whereas Mom was 6 1/2 month pregnant, Ruth was 5 1/2 months along, if I counted right!

Ruth on left, Glenn on right, his sister, Clare, in middle.
Carolyn and Bob?? late in 1938, perhaps


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Wednesday, April 19:

Finally a nice day. Did up usual work. Pete fixing fence & hog pens. In pm. I went down to Lillians & she helped me fix my smock & slip. Home at 6:00. Spilt acid on my stockings. Were going to the show but it got too late, so we did up the work & went to bed.

My comments:

A sow in pen with pigs...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 18, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Tuesday, April 18:

I didn't get up until 8:30. Cold out. Most of snow leaving. Did usual work. Pete fixing sow pens. Ate, did dishes, scrubbed, sewed on smock & skirt.
Enterprise contest man here. Lost 2 chicks out of the bunch. Pete chores. At nite, Pete shaved, we took our baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Assume that sow was not supposed to be in the straw stack where she had her pigs!

Sad to lose those chicks, of course. Did they buy what the "Enterprise contest man" was selling?

"Smock & skirt" for pregnant body, I assume. Suppose she used a pattern like this?




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Monday, April 17:

Pete didn't get up until 6:30. Rained & snowed all day. Late with chores. Ate early dinner, did dishes, went in town. Pete got new gray shoes. In town until 4:00. Sow had 12 pigs in straw stack. Pete had quite a time getting them in the barn. Didn't get chores finished until about 9:00.
Ate, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Chasing after 12 new born pigs… snow and rain. No fun.

Couldn't find a good image of more than 9 at a time...  ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Sunday, April 16:

Pete up at 6:30. Did separator, tended chicks & got ready for S.S. & church. 16 in our class. Folks out to dinner. Had chicken & noodles. Made partition for the chickens. Scrubbed kitchen floor. Made pineapple upside down cake while Pete milked. Ate, did dishes. Folks left at 9:00. Looked for chicks. To bed at 10:00.

My comments:

Chicks getting lots of attention.
My focus was on the chicken and noodles - and lots more to come! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Saturday, April 15:

Rainy out. In to town & got Mom & Buss. Pete disced until Noon, then sowed crick bank & spaded the poultry yard & sowed it. Cleaned pantry in pm & tended chicks. Really tired at night. Dad came our for supper. Ate, did dishes. Folks left at 9:00. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

They certainly seem to have earned the "Really tired…" Busy day of accomplishments.

Stepping back, a bit, let's remember the ages of the people mentioned here, today.
Dad Paul was 47; Mom Dorothy was 52. Buzzy was 11, Pete 23 and Eileen 20.

Here they are, with Leo and Ida, about a year earlier.


From left: Buzzy, Leo, Ida Marie, Paul, Pete, Eileen, Dorothy...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 14, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Friday, April 14:

Up in fair time. E. Reid came at 7:30. He wanted to know if we needed anything. Pete got some gun grease. Did up usual work. Pete harrowing over on the 80. Made cream pie & Baked beans. Pete home at 1:00. Ate, did dishes. Pete sowed oats east of barn. I went in town & got 50 Buff Orpingtons from Alex. Home & fixed all the chickens in the brooder house. Did chores. Ate supper. Talked awhile & went to bed.

My comments:

Ed Reid had the Sinclair bunk tank route then, I believe. Grease Gun grease is what he got, I assume. Probably a pail. I've actually filled a grease gun out of a pail of grease. Long time ago...  ;-)

Wondered what "Buff Orpingtons" were… turns out they are chickens… baby chicks, already hatched, it appears. They went directly to brooder house, apparently kept separate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_%28chicken%29



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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 Thursday, April 13:

I didn't get up until 8:00. In to town at 9:30. Pete got board for brooder floor. Had 5 little chickens hatch. Finished floor at 2:30. I scrubbed it out in lye water. Read awhile. Pete didn't come in from harrowing until nearly 7:00. Have 11 little chicks tonight. Put them over in the brooder house. Late with chores. Ate tomato soup. Pete took a bath and we went to bed at 10:30.

My comments:

Eggs hatching nicely. Brooder house fixed so chicks could be kept there. What fun! ;-)

Five chicks, right? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, April 12:

Up late again. Pete up home in morning and got 3 chicken coops. Ate dinner, did dishes, Pete disced (sic) in pm, after he got cobs scooped out of the brooder house.
I took cream & eggs in to town. Home at 5:00. Did my chores.
Pete & I put out the rat poison. Milked, ate supper late & went to bed.

My comments:

Good they did rat poison together, I would say.

"…he got cobs scooped out of the brooder house." That was an image I could relate to.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 11, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, April 11:

 Pete didn't get up very early. Really is cold out. Pete sawed a pile of wood in morning.
I did up usual work. Pete disced (sic) after dinner. Merle brought Betty down for the afternoon. I curled her hair. Cleaned out cabinet drawers. Pete chores, ate potato soup, shaved, bathed, & went to bed.

My comments:

Potato soup sounds good for a cold day in April.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Monday, April 10:

Did separator and went in town to wash. Pete discing (sic) in the oats. Got washing & ironing both done. Down town a minute and then home. Ate supper & I went out with him while he milked. Laid on straw pile and watched him. Separated. Pete read story & we ate our oranges and went to bed.

My comments:

Sweet scenes in the evening… laid on straw pile… watched him… (he) read story… we ate our oranges… went to bed. Note: she was very pregnant by this time, as well...  ;-)

Found this image of disking a field… tractor is a little newer… but this is what it looked like, for sure, with dust flying about! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, April 9:

I got up at 6:30. Did last night's dishes. Got ready for church. Mrs. Riis here trying to sell Jehovah
Witness Materials.
46 at Sunday School. 23 in our class. Polly & Merle came down home a minute.
In to folks to dinner. Leo, Ida, Lil, Del there. They went to Louise's awhile so Pete & I rode around and then came home. Folks and Leo's out home for supper. They left at 6:00. With Pete doing chores. Did dishes while he milked. Polly, Merle, Betty, Irene here until 10:00. Rode in to take Irene. home at 10:30.

My comments:

They must have been exhausted… I see six separate activities in addition to work around the farm!

Changing up the images, here are Leo and Ida on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, in 1987, in Tucson, with their four children, from left, Kathleen, Karen, Karla, Kelton.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, April 8:

Up in good time. Took Pete up home. In to town. Had 3 permanent curls put in at Ted's.
Up home a minute. Pete sowing oats on the 80. Home to dinner. Did up work. Cleaned the houses. Made choc. cookies while Pete milked. Leo, Ida, Karen & folks came while we were eating. Took our baths. To bed at 10:45.

My comment:

Did she want her hair to look like this, perhaps?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, April 7, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Friday, April 7:

 Birthday Note: Jean Jenks

Up early. Went up home with Pete. He sowed oats. Slept awhile in pm. Polly to Guthrie Center. Betty made popcorn balls. They gave us 4 quarts of meat & 2 quarts of beans. Home & chored. Were going to the Ball Games but were too tired. Ate & went to bed early.

My comments:

Tired from the party the night before, I suspect. They need their rest.

Oats to sow… in the 1950s, we used a spreader on the back of a wagon, as I recall. We didn't have a separate spreading machine. I like to sit in the wagon of oat seed. ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Thursday, April 6:

Really windy. Bussy, Mom, Betty & I took folks car to Carroll.
Left at 10:00. Mom got shoes & suit. I got shoes. Betty got her eyes tested.
I went to the Doctor. I'm just fine. Home at 4:00. Did up work. Ate supper, Pete milked, took baths & shaved. Took Mom & Bussy into town & then went up to Arnold & Julia's.
LVene, Verle, Margaret, Orel, Edith, Howard, Helen B., Elmer, Erna, Orville, Dick, Don, Kenny, Ramona M., Edith, Ed,  [space]
Played cards & ate hot dogs.
Home at 12:30.

My comment:

Busy day at Carroll. Positive results. BIG party in the evening.

Had a Hot Dog lately?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, April 5:

Pete disked on 80. Home to dinner. Bussy here. Max came in pm. Gary kinda scared.
She left at 4:00 and Buss & I took cream & eggs in to town. Over after Pete. He'd started walking.
Did chores, ate, went in to show "The Shining Hour." Best show I've ever seen. Home at 11:00.

My comments:

Spring farm work in the field began…

Gary eight months old.

See more about the movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_Hour



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 4, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 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.


Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Apr 4:

Bussy here. Pete up home in the morning. Did up usual work. Made chocolate cookies. Polly & Betty came down & I took them in to town. Betty got a permanent. Polly & I up home. They got their chicks. Did chores. Bussy slept while we ate. Took baths & went to bed early.

My comment:

Chocolate cookies… for Buzzy?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Apr 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 Monday, Apr 3:

Pete up home. I made a batch of jell. Dad and Buss came after me at noon & I went in and ironed. Mom & Buss came home with me & we had a duck supper. Took Mom in to town. Bussy stayed all night.

My comment:

Did schools have Spring Break in 1939? Why was Buzzy not in school?

Had duck, lately?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Apr 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 Sunday, Apr 2:

Did up chores. I made upside down cake. To church. 14 in our class. Dels & us in to folks to dinner. Pete, I, Roberta & Buss home in pm. Loaded 2 cows of Pops' for Omaha. Lil, Del, Folks here for lunch. Pete shot a duck. I went after sheep with them. Picked the duck. Ate lunch. To bed early.

My comments:

Oh my, so many activities. To church, again. Seems to be proud of their Sunday School Class. It did get them to going to church… successful, already.

Birthday noon meal in town. "Lunch" at theirs, in early evening. In between, loaded 2 cows and shot a duck!! "Picked" the duck!! Just like a chicken?? ;-)

Roberta was 5, Buzzy was 10 1/2 - very much like our Kaylee and Alex right now - interesting!! ;-)

And, the was an "upside down cake!" prepared for the birthday dinner, it appears. Just a typical Sunday in small town Iowa!! … in 1939! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
Apr 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 Saturday, Apr 1:

Birthday note: Delbert Ford

Up late. Did usual work. Bussy walked out in morning. Boys up home after trailer. Ate dinner, boys  in to town after sheep. Did dishes, cleaned the house. Made butterscotch pie. Folks came out after Bussy. Did dishes, took baths & went to bed early.

My comment:

Sheep are tempting, but the butterscotch pie caught me eye… for an image! Yum! ;-)


Not quite perfect, needs to be eaten... right?  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)