Friday, April 5, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 5

75 Years Ago This Week 
 April 5

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

9 eggs… and reading love letters

Butchering meat for their new locker box

Took Cream to town… we see it in the ledger book… Neat!

She "told Lite Plant how much I wanted."

From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 1, 1938:

The Progressive ticket headed by Paul alex for mayor, won a decisive victory in Monday’s
election electing their candidate for mayor, assessor and three councilmen. The “city dads” for the next two years will be Paul O. Alex, mayor; P.H. Kinnick, treasurer; Ralph C. Bowman, assessor; Councilmen George Textor, Harry Cadden, Dave Davis, John Tigges, and W.A. Kretzinger. Of the old council, the mayor and three council members were not candidates for re-election. Mayor Whitnell had served five consecutive terms, 10 years; John Miller had been a council member 12 years; Meade Steele had served for four years; Russell Dixon was completing the term of Leo Watrous who resigned during his fifth term to take a position with
the municipal light plant. The new council will take office Monday evening.

My comment:
Had to show the Coon Rapids town council election results, since we showed the two tickets earlier.
The ledger page: Cream income, butter cost:

Families are forever!  ;-)


  1. I especially like the line--"9 eggs and reading love letters." I can almost picture your mother doing mundane chores like gathering the eggs while her mind was on her upcoming wedding.

  2. So much of life is mundane, and then... there are those other moments... so precious.
    Like you 'class play' this week!! ;-)