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Monday, June 30, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Friday, June 30:

Did up usual work. Took Pete over on 80 to finish plowing beans. Home & washed and set my hair, did dishes and separator, read awhile, got dinner. Had fruit salad from ice box. Got ready to come to Dr. in pm. He was at the hospital when we got there so we rode around, watched them play tennis. When we did see Dr. he said I'd better go up on the hill so we went to Penny's & got a night gown and came down here.
Pete went home & chores & came back here until 9:00. He stayed at Clayburg's all nite. I didn't hardly sleep all nite. Felt good but was so restless.

My comments:

An unusual day, for sure… only just beginning… Note that she is writing in the hospital.

Certainly an interesting entry! ;-)

"Had fruit salad from ice box." 



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Thursday, June 29:

Up in pretty good time. Took Pete over to plow beans & then went in town & got Buss & Mom. Did usual work. Slept an hour in pm & then went down in garden awhile. Over after Pete. Pop stopped awhile over on 80. Home & chores & ate supper. Doing dishes when Polly, Irene, Betty came with papers for me to sign. Bathed shaved after folks left & went to bed.

My comments:

Have to wonder what the papers were…

Cake left over from the day before, YUM!

White coconut layer cake:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Wednesday, June 28:

Did usual work. Dad bro't Mom & Buss out in morning. I made a white coconut layer cake. Had beefsteak for dinner. Pete finished laying corn by. Mom & Buss & I worked in garden in pm. Really looks keen. Over after Pete. Home, chores, made ice cream. Ate, listened to Joe Louis T.K.O. Galento. Did dishes, folks left, took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Always interesting to see when she/they listened to the radio!

June 28- Joe Louis recovers from a third round knockdown and retains his world Heavyweight title, knocking out Tony Galento in round four, at New York.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_in_the_1930s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, June 27, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Tuesday, June 27:

Quite hot all day. Pete laying by corn on 80. I went in town at 10:00 and did my ironing. Bussy home to dinner with me. Dad bro't Mom out after dinner. Did up usual work. Read awhile & embroidered. Had fried chicken for supper. Chored early & worked in the garden awhile. Folks left at 8:30. Pete & I sat on the back porch a little while, then bathed & shaved and went to bed.

My comments:

Don't think she was very comfortable. Very hot. If only she knew, just a few more days…  ;-)

More new fried chicken for all...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Monday, June 26:

Birthday note: Mom (she thought it was her 51st; turned out, it was her 52nd)

Pete laying by North field. Did usual work & then canned 4 quarts of cherry sauce. Ate & went in town. Pete got soybean money. I stayed up home while he shopped. Home at 2:00. Pete to the field. I canned 4 more quarts of cherries. Cleanup up the kitchen. Chored, ate at 8:00. I heard "Mrs. Moonlight," (who didn't want to grow old) on the Lux Theater. Real good. Janet Gaynor. Pete read paper. Bathed and went to bed.

My comments:

Lots of good cherries preserved for later use!

Look at the images I found!






Janet Gaynor - 1931


[Note: Grandma Kinnick, perhaps when applying for Social Security, in the 50s or 60s, discovered her birth certificate information clearly said born in 1887, when she always said/believed it was 1888, in Denmark.]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Sunday, June 25:

 Pete didn't get up until 7:30. I dressed our first spring chicken while he chores. He worked in garden awhile before dinner. Had keen dinner. Both of us out in garden until 3:30. Up hime & Pete picked a pail of cherries. I watched Irene make a dress for Betty. Home at 6:00. Chored. Folks came out after the washing. They left early. Sat on back porch awhile & then went to bed. Really nice out.

My comments:

There is another of those phrases: "…dressed…chicken…" Know what she means, but not normal meaning of the words! Ain't English great!! ;-)
See: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_a_chicken_called_dressed_chicken?#slide=1

Another image, here… Eileen very pregnant, overdue, per her doctor, sitting watching Irene make a dress. ;-)

I really like her last comment: "Really nice out!" Especially in her condition!!

A "dressed chicken:"



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Saturday, June 24:


 A nice day. Pete started to lay north field of corn by. Did usual work. Made a chocolate cake. Had peas & carrots from the garden for dinner. Cleaned whole house. Scrubbed & waxed kitchen floor. Chored early. Ate, took baths, shaved, went to town. Parked in middle in front of Textor's. Had lots to talk to. Pete got the groceries. Home at 12:10.

My comments:

Any comments on the phrase "to lay north field of corn by?" I always thought this was a strange combination of words - out on the farm!

"Parked in middle in front of Textor's. Had lots to talk to."... brings back very specific memories!! ;-)

I chose to feature the fresh peas and carrots from the garden.Yum, fresh vegetables!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, June 23, 2014

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




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Friday, June 23:

Up in fair time. Pete crossing corn. I did my usual work. Irene called at 10:30 & said they wanted 11 bushels of beans so I took the car, got Pete & we went up home. Ate dinner there. Gret. said they didn't want them 'til nite so we came home at 2:30. I changed my clothes & we went in & got our driver's license. Didn't have to wait at all. Home & Pete went out & plowed 'til 5:30. I weeded in the row of carrots while Pete milked. Ate, Pete read awhile. Took baths and went to bed.

My comments:

Busy day. Found it interesting how closely they worked with Grettenbergs on just when they wanted the beans delivered. Small town courtesies, it seems!

Do you suppose Mom's carrots looked like this?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Thursday, June 22:

Really a nice day. Pete went up home and picked another pail of cherries. Washed my hair and made a white cake. In home for dinner. Folks had their piano tuned. Pete got his hair cut.  Mom & Buss came home with us & we canned 7 1/2 qts of cherries. Makes 15 1/2 quits. Pete cut weeds in pm. Chored early. Had tomato soup. Pete & I went to garden. Planted beans & peas & Pete did some raking. Bathed, Pete read paper. Ate orange & then to bed.

My comments:

Contrast in weather day to day. Sounds pretty normal! More cherries, yummy! ;-)

Will the peas they planted look like these?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Wednesday, June 21:

Up at 8:00. Didn't feel like doing much. Rained so Pete was here around the house. Read the new story. Ate a cold dinner. Read some more, did dishes. Pete finished hauling old car frame away & made another pig trough. He fixed his scythe & mowed a few weeds. Clouded up so he got the cows & milked real early. Rained real good. Had a little stomach trouble so we had potato soup for supper. Laid in on cot & read until 9:00. To bed.

My comments:

Interesting set of 'rainy day' activities.

Scythe has been used for many, many years!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, June 20, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Tuesday, June 20:

Really a keen day. Wes Davis came before we at to measure ground. Big cow had bull calf last nite. She beat me. In town & got groceries, Buss & Mom came out. Pete went out & cultivated. I pitted cherries & Mom got dinner. Made 2 doz. fancy sandwiches for church tea & took them up home for girls to take. Home & canned 8 quarts of cherry sauce. Scrubbed kitchen. In town & got sprinkler & ice. Made ice cream. Ate supper & then Pete & I & Buss went down & sprayed spuds & Mom & Dad did the dishes. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Cow had her baby boy before Mom did!!!  ;-)

Suppose her "Cherry Sauce" looked anything like this?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Monday, June 19:

Really nice out. Rained a little in morning. Pete cleaned out the cow barn. I did usual work. Pete picked up stuff in back yard. Ate, did dishes, went in town awhile. Got groc, paid tel. bill etc. Went up home. Got a big pail of cherries. Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, planted some watermelon & sweet corn. Sat on back porch 'til 9:30.

My comments:

They seemed to enjoy a day of rest from farm work with the wet fields. ;-)

Trying to get my arms around "a big pail of cherries!"


NOTE: A couple days late, but this was in the Coon Rapids Enterprise[dated today] - Grandma Kinnick's sister, Louise, Mrs. Rasmus Nielsen, lived south of Coon and Bayard:

75 Years Ago
June 16, 1939


The Frohlich Grocery announces
Mrs. Rasmus Nielsen was winner
of the $25 set of heavy aluminum
given for the best story
on impressions on the new store.
In order to avoid partiality, the
Haley-Neeley Co. at Carroll, who
knew none of the contestants,
judged the papers.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Sunday, June 18:

Didn't get up until 8:00. Either of us. Hottest day ever. Didn't feel like doing anything. Folks went to Lil's for dinner. We kids were alone all day. Finished reading "Tess" together after dinner on the cot. Pete worked in garden awhile & fixed screen for pantry window. He washed the car and we both waxed it. Really an awful storm came up. Lightening, hailed, rain, blew, Pete got the cows in & we ate before he milked. Folks stopped a minute and got washing. To bed early.

My comments:

"We kids were alone all day" !!!
"He washed the car and we both waxed it." What fun! ;-)

Can't you just smell and feel that storm??? I sure can! ;-)

Did it look like this Hail Cloud image from Wikipedia?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Saturday, June 17:

I didn't get up 'till 8:00. Really hot & awfully windy. Betty, Polly & Jo came & had their hair set. They did the dishes. Folks came just as they left. Cleaned 2 bedrooms before dinner. Pete plowing beans on 80. Ate dinner, did dishes. Scrubbed kitchen floor & cleaned the rest of the house.
Mom & Dad worked in the garden awhile. Pete got through on the 80. Dad took me over after the car. Home. Chored early. Ate Sp. Rice. Did dishes. Pete shaved & we bathed & went in to town. Got a good parking space by Kitty's & Bertha's old place. Lyle sat with us awhile. Ed, Elmer, Orville, Erna, Lucille M., Ila Jean, Mrs Lund stopped & talked. Got groceries & came home about 1:00.

My comments:

Cultivating beans when it was "really hot & awfully windy" reminds of experiences on the farm, in my early years… didn't mind leaving that… though, at the time, it was just what we did! ;-)

Don't remember Mom ever mentioning Spanish Rice, before. Did it look like this??



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, June 16, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Friday, June 16:

Up at 8:00. Folks came before I had the dishes done. Pete crossing corn on the 80. Ate, did dishes. Mom & cleaned out the big box and Dad fixed the dresser & chest drawers so they'd open good. I cleaned up & Mom went down in the garden awhile. I slept while Pete milked & Mom got supper. Ate, did dishes & sat outdoors. Lillian called & said maybe they'd com but they didn't. Irene came, folks left. She stayed & talked until 10:00. Pete took a bath & we went to bed. Almost too hot to sleep.

My comments:

Another hot June day on the farm. Who remembers what "crossing corn" meant? I'd forgotten about it until I read this entry… but lots of memories, when they came back.

How about some really clean corn rows??? ;-)



P.S. These obviously were not "crossed"... ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Thursday, June 15:


Did up usual work early. I was making noodles when Polly & LVene came. They got our mornings cream to make ice cream with. Folks came at 11:00. Dad & Buss went over on 80 after Pete. Had chicken & noodles. Did up usual work. I slept in p.m. Folks worked in garden. Made a gold cake. Ate supper. Mom did dishes. Bathed & shaved & went to S.S. part up home. Played Bingo. Had ice cream, cake, cookies. Home at 12:00.

My comments:

Sunday School party hosted by the Pop Smith family. Played Bingo! Good snacks!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Wednesday, June 14:

Rainy. Dad bro't Buss out & took the washing in. Nearly finished cot cover before dinner. Buss helped. Pete reading "Tess." Rain made him quit plowing corn. He plowed after dinner. I got ready to go to club but no one came so I stayed home & finished cover. Made white cake. Got supper. In town. Saw Max & Orrin. Got groc, meat, came home & went to bed.

My comments:

Seems that now when she says "plowing" see actually means "cultivating" - as in "plowing corn."

Pete reading "Tess" - a very old book. In 1979 it was made into a Romance Film by Roman Polanski… "an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." A classic.

Here is a poster from the movie release:



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, June 13, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Tuesday, June 13:

Did up usual work. In town. Got Bussy & groceries. He helped me sew curtains. Ate. Pete plowing. Finished curtains & started cot cover. Ate supper & went up home until about nine. Took Bussy in town & came home to bed at 10:00.

My comments:

Reminder, at this time, Buzzy was 10 - 11th birthday in August. Just a little older than our grandson, Alex.

Here is a photo of Buzzy with his class in Coon Rapids, undated. Looks to perhaps be a year earlier.


[Click to see larger image, of course]


Buzzy, of course, is third from the right, standing, in bib overalls. ;-)

Know any of the others?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Monday, June 12:


Up late. Salesman came & kept Pete 'till 9:00. Pete over & bro't tractor here. He & Jr. plowing. Here to dinner. In pm. worked in the garden. In town at 4:00. Just ready to eat supper when folks came home from Leo's. They stayed and ate. Left at 10:00. Pete shaved & we went to bed.

My comments:


Found this photo, from Library of Congress, that shows what tractor and plow would have looked like. Field not as large, of course!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Sunday, June 11:

Up at 7:00. Took Pete over on 80 to plow. In town & picked strawberries & peas. Up home a minute. Pete & I here alone to dinner. Pete plowed & finished field in pm. Didn't get home till 6:30. I made 5 glasses strawberry jam. Worked on d. room curtains. Ate supper & went in town & sat on the street. Talked to LVene & Verle & Ger & Everett a minutes. Home to bed at 11:00.

My comments:

I can see Dad wanted to get that field plowed… having gotten behind when he was hurt. No church, today… though, might have been Annual Conference, and not service???

Like to have some of that jam! Here are some strawberries just picked… you can make the jam! 



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Saturday, June 10:

Pete went over to plow. Rained so he came home at 10:00. I made choc. cake, cleaned the house. Pete cleaned out brooder house after dinner & then went over & plowed. Chored, ate, took baths & went in to town. Got new radio batteries. Home at 12:00.

My comments:

Note the "Got new radio batteries." We've had comments on Facebook about this earlier.

Glad he got some more plowing done. Much more "fun" than cleaning out the brooder house!

I'll focus on the chocolate cake, OK??




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, June 9, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Wednesday, June 9:

Didn't get up very early. Pete up home putting on the cultivator & plowed Moylan 80 corn in pm. Jr. helped him. I went in town & ironed in pm & Jenny cut my hair. Car turned over by George's. Over after Pete. Home chored. Out with Pete in garden. He hoed 4 rows spuds. Bathed, shaved, went to bed.

My comments:

This photo is the cultivator on the tractor. This may be from a year earlier, of course. She is not eight months pregnant, and only use the cultivator in June or so… But, this is Pete with the cultivator on the tractor…  ;-)  ...and this is certainly what they looked like, then...  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Thursday, June 8:


Pop & Junior came down in morning. Jr. finished planting the beans and Pete harrowed them in. In town & picked strawberries & peas. Pop, Jr, & Pete her for dinner. Had creamed new potatoes & peas. LVene & Verle came & stayed till 2:00. Did dishes. Pete finished harrowing at 4:00 & we went out in garden & planted cucumbers & a few more spuds. Chored. Eating when LVene, Verle, Arnold, Julia came. Sat on floor in dark and talked. Elmer & Don came. All left at 11:00. Right to bed.

My comments:

Nice that Dad got help finishing planting. Don't imagine he was real anxious to be around that horse again, soon. Why did EVERYONE stop by? Had they heard he was hurt??

"…creamed new potatoes & peas" sure sounded good!!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Wednesday, June 7:
Pete doesn't feel very good. Did usual work. In town & washed. Rainy so had to hang clothes in house. Pete fixed Mrs. R's line. Ate, did dishes & went down town a minute. I did dishes out here. Pete laid down and read 'till 5:00. He didn't feel a bit good. Home & chores. Had french toast for supper. Bathed & went to bed. Put cold packs on.

My comments:

Hate to see my Dad hurting!!

French Toast… oh, yes...
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, June 6, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - June 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 Tuesday, June 6:

Rainy when we got up. Went after cows with Pete. He milked. Did usual work. Pete up home till 10:00. In home. Picked berries and ate there. Home, cleaned up and went to Carroll. Pete went to Dr. with me. Everything OK. Thinks it's a boy. Only 2 wks. maybe. Head is down already. Shopped awhile. Got pt. ice cream. Down by hospital. Home. Pete went to Dr. He's OK too. Home & did usual work. Tired. Ate & went to bed.

My comments:

"Everything OK. Thinks it's a boy. Only 2 wks. maybe. Head is down already." Always watching for reports on THE BABY! Ok, that is me… amazing!

Good to hear Dr. say Dad is ok, as well. He still hurts, though, I'm sure.

Grandma Kinnick always had Raspberries, so assuming that is what they picked! Look good! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Monday, June 5:

Did usual work. Made a spice cake. Pete discing & planting beans. Waxed bedroom & painted wash stand. Painting kitchen table when Pete came in. Dick kicked him. In to Doctor. Up home an hour. Pete laid down. Wilson came. Found John Miller & got a supporter. Bud M. & Coon Cavanaugh milked & separated. Coon tight. Ate & Pete bathed. Went to bed but I didn't sleep much.

My comments:

Wow! OUCH! I've been kicked by a cow, but never by a work horse, of course!! Hazard of farming with the horses, I guess. Just about done with planting, using the team… but, still hurt, a lot!

Let's be positive and think about the delicious spice cake, instead! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Sunday, June 4:

 Slept till 7:00. Hurried with chores. Got ready for church. 17 in our class. Keen day. Home & ate, slept till 2:00. Pete out in garden. Did dishes. Went out and weeded the whole garden.
Folks stopped a minute on the way to Leo's. Chored, ate & went up home after soybeans. Home at 10:00.

My comments:

Dad needed soybean seeds to sow in the field the next day. Here are some soybeans...



 Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Saturday, June 3:

Didn't get up very early. Took Pete over to 80 to harrow in the beans. Did separator & went to Carroll to see about a cot. Ended up by getting one at Glidden. Home at 3:00. Pete worried. Cleaned the house. Pete chores early. Ate, bathed & shaved & we went in to town.
Sat down by Goodrich's awhile & then in middle in front of Garst's. Got groceries etc & came home at 12:00.

My comments:

Not sure about "cot" - and, wondered about "Pete worried"

Here is a WWII era cot… or, did "cot" mean a baby bed???



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, June 2, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Friday, June 2:

Sultry. Did usual work. Polly & LVene here at 8:30. Finished with the biggest jobs. Started raining at 11:30. I went over after Pete. Ate dinner, took him to work, did dishes, went in town. FInished ironing curtains. Got groceries, came home, hung most of curtains. Pete came with team at 7:00. He finished planting beans over on 80. Got supper, Pete milked, ate, talked till 10:00. Bathed & went to bed.

My comments:

Note that from yesterday's expense sheet, her groceries this day, June 2, were 26 cents.

Since we've already snooped, a bit, in the books, let's also look at the page before, for some of the expense we have read about earlier… Pop's shirt, for his birthday, was 1.00, paid by check. Another check was for 1.00, for 2 qt. paint. On the 25th, paid cash for 100# st. mash for the Egg a/c.
The last entry on the page included the haircut, groc, cleaning… 1.24 paid cash. Neat!



 Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
June 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 Thursday, June 1:

 Pete up at 5:45. Me at 6:15. Did separator. Took Pete up after team. Polly & LVene here again & we nearly finished cleaning. Real tired at nite. Threatened to rain. Folks came after milk while we were eating supper. Wrote in books. Roberta had her tonsils out this morning. Pete shared and we went to bed.

My comments:

"Wrote in books." Here is what she actually wrote. H.E. is household expense. Notice paint, and turpentine, and wax, in addition to groceries. On 28th, the day the went to Springbook park and the a movie at night: H.E. (show, swim etc) - 1.42…. how about that?? ;-)
Looking ahead to June 3, First State Bank - Notes Payable - 50.00. Then on June 6, Dr. bill - for Eileen - 1.00 Health care costs have gone up a bit, in 75 years! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)