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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 31: 


Bussy rode his bike out. He & Pete plowed awhile in am. Ate, did dishes & went in town. Pete had his hair cut & I got 2 permanent curls. Home at 3:30. Chored, cleaned up & took Billy to Polly for her to keep. Went to Des Moines with Irene, Bernice Eyestone. Danced to Paul Whiteman. He really was good. Pete drove. Home at 3:30.

My comments:

Irene had asked them to go to Des Moines this evening in her car. Sounded like they had a great time. Paul Whiteman had been known in earlier years at the King of Jazz. Here he is, as he appeared in the film, "Rhapsody in Blue," in 1945:




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 26:

Did dishes & separator. Pete cutting weeds. Dep. sheriff here at 11:00 & served papers.
Got dinner. Made a white cake. Cleaned the kitchen. Took baths after supper & went in town.
Home in good time.

[In big letters, under entry (may have been added later]
To move by Mar 1?
Crystals bo't it   

My comments:

Wow, that must have been scary! Served papers by Deputy Sheriff.

Apparently one of the Crystal family bought the farm they were renting, and they would have to move the following March 1, to a new farm… assuming Dad can find one. This will be something to watch for, for sure. I knew they moved… didn't actually realize why.

Suppose the Deputy Sheriff looks something like this???




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 25, 2014

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


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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 25:

Up in good time. Ate, did separator, dishes, bathed Billy & went in town. Did Mom's & my ironing. 8 shirts, 10 dresses. Ironed all day. Pete scythed along corn field.
Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, fixed pickles.

My comments:

"… fixed pickles…" two nights in a row???

Dad still cutting those last weeds along the corn, where he couldn't get with the horse-drawn mower. Neat!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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

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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 24:

Up late. Did separator. Took washing in town for Mom to do. Got groceries. Made p. salad & got ready to go to Swan Lake to Club Picnic. Had a keen dinner. Played kitten ball. The ladies watched Billy. Home at 6:00. Really tired. Chored early, read papers, fixed pickles & went to bed.

My comments:

Tried a search on Kitten Ball… "A search on the phrase Kitten Ball, a variation of baseball designed for city life, …"

Anyone heard of Kitten Ball??

Here is a kitten, in the meantime! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 23:

 Didn't get up to stay until 8:30. Ate, did separator, bathed & fed Billy. Rasmus, Karl, Howard came to have Pete fix their coupe. They stayed for dinner. Fed Billy & then did dishes & read paper & slept till 5:30. Pete scything weeds along corn field. Fed Billy, chores, ate supper. Read paper & went to bed.

My comments:

Billy well fed, today. Nice! Dad was good at fixing machines… cars, tractors, tongues… ;-)

Suppose their "coupe" looked like this??

[1934 Ford Deluxe 5-Window Coupe]


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 22, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 22, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 22:


Didn't get up until 9:30. Did separator, washed & fed Billy & then got dinner. Pete helped with dishes & then we went in town. Mom, Pete & I took Billy down town in the cab. At Leo's Dad bought us ice cream. Looked at antiques in the windows. Talked to Gerturde & Mr Huff & I were comparing babies. Home at 5:00 & chores. Ate, bathed, went in town. Folks kept Billy. Down & watched barn dance & the band & then went to Bill Franklin dance. Too crowded to dance & we were pretty tired so we went home at intermission.

My comments:

Does sound like Leo is running a cafe or ice cream parlor. That was what I thought. They must have converted it, somehow, from what it said in the paper.

Suppose he looked like this? Saw this yesterday in the "malted" images…  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 21, 1939
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 21: [bold]

Birthday note:
Pauline Bower

Didn't get up very early. Pete & I both washed our heads & then we went in to town & down to Leo's to help him. Ida Marie was up to her folks. Ate there. Home after dinner, changed clothes & went back in. Did the chores, bathed, & went in again. Folks kept Billy and we went to Hal Stewart dance. Floor swell & we had a keen time. Band was real good. Had malted's at intermission. Home at 2:00.

[Big letters, under, like a reminder to herself] 4 Co Fair?

My comments:

Was Hal Stewart band there for the Fair? Apparently a dance floor that was new to them, or, a temporary floor, perhaps? Nice to see them back dancing. They really like to do that, for sure!! ;-)

I put "Malted Milk 1939" in a Google Image search, and this is one of the images that came up, from my post of August 5!!!
 
 

… as well as this one, further along… guess it is ok to use photo for this source… I've contributed a bunch, myself, it seems.




P.S. Actually , most of the folks in these photo are mentioned, here, even though the search picked up the "1939" as the primary search. Don't you just love technology!! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 20:


Real cold. Rained a little. Pete fixed generator on car. Bathe & fed Billy. Had p. salad & deviled eggs. Did dishes. Took washing in. Talked to Jean Kupka about an hour. Folks at Leo's so we went down there. He was asleep. Ida & Karen at Bradgate. Home & picked a few plums. Chored, ate, wrote in books.

My comments:

Bradgate is where Ida Marie's parents lived. Leo must have not felt well, again.

Dad working on the car, again. Quite a life.

Do you have any plums to pick?



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 19, 1939 
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 19:
Real warm. Sultry. Pete mowing weeds. LVene, Betty, Polly down to get their hair set. Noon before they left. Had pancakes for dinner. Pete mowing weeds over on 80 in pm. He took the horses up home & I went up after him at 5:00. He wasn't ready so I went to Norma's a little while. Chored, ate, took baths & went in to town. Played the new piano rolls. Ate ice cream Mom made. Down town & did the shopping. Up home at (sic) ate muskmelon. Home at 12:00.

My comments:

Dad appears to have finally cut all the weeks. I'm fighting weeds, here, now, 75 years later… ;-)

How is your muskmelon coming?
 
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 18, 2014

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



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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 18:

Birthday note: Dad, Buss

Really sleepy. Slept till 8:00. Gave Billy his bath, did dishes, seperatar, Pete fixed mower tongue & mowed the road. Ate dinner, read paper, did dishes, fed Billy. Pete picked cucumbers & I  picked tomatoes with him. Fixed a batch of sweet pickles, bread & butters & tomato preserves. Folks came out while we were eating. They were going to Rasmuses after Buzzy. I went in town in pm. Got Bussy's present - 2 rolls of music. Up home a minute. Tired at nite. Wrote in books & went to bed.

My comments:

Mom… you really amaze me… Buss, Buzzy, Bussy… in the same writing…!!

Dad got the road mowed, finally. Neat…

Cucumbers and pickles, sweet and bread & butter… YUM!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 17, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 17:


Birthday note: Elizabeth

Up early. In town & had a big washing done by 10:00. Fed Billy. Took him down to the bank in the buggy cab. Mom sent ice cream home for our dinner. Loan Co. man here when I came. Ate, Pete fixing tongue. Cleaned the house. Chored. Got ready to go to the dance at Bayard. Hal Stewart. Folks kept Billy. Ed, Elmer, Orrin & Pete. Home at 2:00.
Had lunch with Penny & Valeria.

My comments:

Dad was always fixing something. That never changed! ;-)

They went dancing!! Nice group of guys she danced with.

Lunch with friends. Quite a day!

Not our baby buggy, but one like it, I suppose...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 16, 1939


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 16: 

Did up usual work. Made a burnt sugar cake. 3 layer. Really good. Pete up home fixing mower. Rainy. Ate dinner, did dishes. Pete mowed weeds. Chored early & went in to town. Pete got a haircut. Up to Leo & Ida's awhile. Home at 11:00.
Canned 6 qts sauce.

My comments:

I can visualize Dad on the seat of the mower with the team pulling it. Interesting and amazing!

Real good. 3 layer. Burnt sugar cake. For sure! Yum!!

 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 15, 2014

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


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



This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 15:

 Did usual work. Straightened up house. Pete mowing weed in the pasture. I was cutting up apples when Aunt Lena, Swansons & Betty came. They stayed until after 6:00. Chored, bathed, & went to bed.

My comments:

Pete was using the team to pull the mower to cut the weeds in the pasture.

Mom was cutting apples... can another apple pie be too far away??? Yum! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 14:


Fed Billy at 5:00. Back to bed until 7:30. In to town & washed diapers. Mom down at Leo's. Karen's that sore. Home & had a late dinner. Cleaned up & we went to Carroll to see about Billy's bowels. Had to see Dr. Martin. Walter on vacation. Home at 6:30. Stopped & got diapers & came home. Gave enama. Chored, ate, made out an order.

My comments:

All about diapers… [generic baby-in-diapers]



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 13:


Up at 5:30. Real busy all morning. Lils, Edna, Gertrudes & WIlbur were here. Had fried chicken $ ice cream. Gertrude showing pictures of their trip. Took pictures of the group. Had the watermelon that Gertrude brought. Leo, Ida , folks stayed for supper. Aunt Lena, Nellie, Polly, Irene here awhile. Ate supper. Leo sick. After folks left we went up home. Saw Toots & Swanson's. Home at 11:00.
[Under, in big letter:]
Celebrated Mom & Dad's 25th Anniv.

My comments:

Never mentioned the gift. She was fully occupied with playing hostess. Seemed to pull it off well.

Swansons were to become Toots' in-laws… from Shenandoah, or thereabouts, as I recall.

Watermelon anyone?


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 12, 1939
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 12:

Anniversary note: Paul & Dorothy; 1939-1914 = 25 years

Up at 5:30. Did chores. Went to Lils, Gertrudes, Ednas, Roberts, Lucilles,' Rasmuses' about folks' gift. Stopped at Leo & Ida's. Home at 11:00. Got dinner, ate, made white cake, mayonnaise, cleaned the house, cleaned 3 chickens. Chored early, bathed, went in town. Mom kept Billy. Shopped & came home at 11:00.

My comments:

I'm almost breathless, following her around, today. This was the anniversary. The Celebration was to be on Sunday, next day.
 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 11, 2014

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



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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 11:

Birthday notes: Toots

Up in pretty good time. Linemen putting wire from road to house pole. Pop & Merle bro't horse collars. Canned 6 quarts tomatoes in morning. Picked beans for dinner. Pete mowing buffalo burrs in pasture. Ate, did dishes & went in town. Ironed awhile. Down town tailing about a gift for folks. Talked to Joe Howe. Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, & end to bed.

My comments:

Electricity is getting closer…

Needed horse collars to use the team...


More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_collar




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 10:

Birthday notes: Edith L.

LVene & Julia came in the T. LVene had her hair set. I washed & set mine. Pete & I went up home. Polly gave Billy and enama. Ate dinner there. Pete bro't the team down here. I came home & got ready for club at Dora's. Rained hard. Played piano. Ice cream & cake. Home at 5:00. Chored. Ate supper. Leo, Ida, Karen & the folks here until 9:00. Bathed & went to bed.

My comments:

Another day filled with different activities, for sure.

This is a team from the Smith place, about this time. Likely these are the same ones! 



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

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



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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 9:

Birthday notes:
Leverne
Betty Smith [he was 24 and she was 20]

Up late. Cleaned a chicken & made a white layer cake for Pete.
Had a really good dinner.
Loan Co. man here to look at the place. Chored early. Batherd & got ready to go to town. Left Billy with Mom. Up home at 11:00. Had cheerios & then came home.

My comments:

Happy Birthday, Dad!! First birthday as a father!! White layer cake!! Yum - did Billy get any?? ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 8, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 8:


Up late. Rainy & cold. Did up usual work & went in town to dinner. Beefsteak.
Down town awhile. Had malted's at I.Cr. Shoppe. Put on slacks & rode Bussy's Bike awhile. Home. Scrubbed & cleaned the living room. Canned 1 qt, 1 pt of tomato preserves. Lucille & Merlin & Mrs. Barrett & Jerry were here awhile. Ate & wrote in books.

My comments:

Did she say: "Beefsteak?"




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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




75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 7, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 7:

Cloudy all day. Lite men put the brace on the yard pole. Did the separator. Made an apple pie. Pete picked the canner & a pail full of tomatoes & then went in to town after some groceries. Ate dinner, read paper, canned 15 quarts tomatoes & fixed some preserves. Pete scythed some weeds. Pop here awhile at evening. Fed Billy, got supper. Pete wiped dishes for me. He shaved & I wrote in books. To bed.

My comments:

Lots of tomatoes canned…

I like the sounds of the apple pie... that first piece was REAL good...  ;-) With ice cream...  ;-)





Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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


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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 6:

Up late. Cloudy & cool all day.
Fixed a chicken for dinner. Just finished eating when the folks came.
Pete, Dad & Buss went fishing over by Lunds'. I scrubbed kitchen floor & swept dining room. Had pancakes for supper. Pete & I went to "East Side of Heaven" & the folks kept Billy in town. With Arnold, Julia, Ed, Elmer afterwards.

My comments:

An evening out - Billy with grandpa and grandma - two nights in a row. ;-)

Bing Crosby movie...


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 5, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 5:

Birthday note: Rita Ballard

Up late. Pete took threshing machine back up home in morning & I went to Carroll to the Dr.
Everything is OK. Shopped for Merle. Talked to Mr. Clayburg.
I got a new brassiere & dress. Home at 6:00. Chored, ate, cleaned up & went in to town.
Folks kept Billy. Parked in front of Barber's. Had a malted milk at the Ice Cream Shoppe.
Home at 11:00.

My comments:

Have you seen your Doctor on a Saturday, lately???? ;-)

Great that everything was OK. Looks like a "normal" Saturday night!

Photo of Polly and Merle Bower, and their girls, Joyce on left, Joan in center, plus Judi Hilgenberg on right... this is about 5-6 years later, of course.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, August 4, 2014

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


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

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 4:

Didn't get up until 8:15. Pop here awhile. Ate, bathed Billy, did dishes, sep, ate dinner & went in home & washed. Pete threshed our rye & then threshed for Fat. Bussy lots better today.
Lil, Del, Roberta, Dennis, Jennie, Bernie, Iva stopped in home in p.m.
Folks came out after milk & cream at nite. Had french toast for supper. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

Nice that Buzzy was getting to feel better, for sure.

Dennis would have been about 9 months old. Roberta near 5. Here she is at 2. Just too cute to pass by...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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


75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 3, 1939
 
This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 3:

Up early. Took Pete up home. Frosted cake, bathed Billy & got rest to go to Toots' to cook for his threshers. In Polly's car. Had a keen ham dinner & ice cream. Stopped to show Billy to Aunt Lena. Stayed there nearly an hour. Went in to town. Bussy doesn't feel so well tonite. Home, did dishes, separator, ate, bathed, & went to bed.

My comments:

Aunt Lena was a sister of Michael Smith, so, my Dad's great-aunt… Always called her Aunt Lena. She married Bert Brown, they had a farm over near Scranton. No children.

Her she is, a couple of years later, holding cousin Judy Higenberg. ;-)
 

P.S. This is the day Nancy Bolger was born to friends, Glenn and Ruth Bolger, but Mom didn't know about it yet, of course. ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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



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


This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 2:


Birthday note: Gary Lee

Got up late. Pop, Junior, Paul came & helped PEte castrate the pigs. Light Co. brought poles. Made choc. cake. Bathed Billy. Pete sold 7 old sows. He was in town till Noon. Cleaned a chicken for Mom to take to the church supper. Took it in in pm. Had lunch at Ice Cream Shoppe. Home at 5:00. Had fresh fish & roasting ears for supper. Ed & Rita Kult stopped awhile. Wrote in our books, bathed & went to bed.

My comments:

"Light Co. brought poles." PROGRESS!! ;-)

Cousin Gary Hilgenberg was one year old!! ;-)

Young pigs and old sows… let's see an old sow… not really that old, but she'll do, for now! ;-)




Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, August 1, 2014

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



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
August 1, 1939
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 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, August 1:

Birthday note: Mrs. Weaver

Up early. Took Pete up home. They finished threshing Vonnahme's flax & took the machine to Toot's but got rained out. LVene came to have her hair set. I went in & washed. Bussy had his tonsils out at Jewell's. I was there when he came home. Chored early. Ate, bathed, & went to bed. Rained.

My comments:

Poor Buzzy… but, it only hurt for a little while!! ;-)

Do you know what golden flax seeds look like???



Families are Forever!  ;-)