Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1934

Henry & family came, papa went along with him to Walter Millers sale by Smithon [sic]; the rest stayed here, had dinner, brought one of her dresses along to remodel. Henry came home about 1 o clock. Papa came with Uncle Fred’s. Aunt Mary & Berti went over to Mrs. Staufenbiel, she took dress goods along, for her to make; Uncle went to see Armstutz’s, they had supper & watermelon here. The sale was such a crowd, like pinic [sic], had musci [sic], fellow selling medicine there. Otto Horn, was here, & Monroe Feurer to see Papa; Feurer wants to count hogs.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1934

We went dug 3 bus. potatoes this morning; stopped at Henry’s, a little, brought our 3rd along too. The Ruma church pinic [sic], was postponed, last Tues. till today, on account of weather. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to Ruma pinic [sic], but it was very cool; took chance on pillow slips but didn’t win them. Red Bud band furnished musci; met all the Myerscough’s; Aunt May, etc.

Monday, Aug. 27, 1934

We washed, ironed. Went to Waterloo got the Whip repaired, took nearly all afternoon; Rosalia & Bertie went by Mrs. Geodelle awhile; & took in the town. Wheat is 94¢ & hogs $7.45.

Sunday, Aug. 26, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Columbia to homecoming, stopped in went they came home, had supper here. Rosalia went over by Wagner’s a little while; this evening we went to Brezzy Hill, ladies free, Moonlighters playing, had a nice time.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 1934

Farm Bureau Pinic [sic] at Maniers Park today, we went up after dinner, speaking, games, & musci [sic], dancing were the most, that is was. Erma Happ was awarded blue ribbon, health girl, she was 3 at Springfield. This evening we went up for dance ladies free, Moonlighters playing, & fair crowd. Mr. Eugene Bruns 31 & Adelia Weber 21 were married this afternoon, Ralph Wiegand & Luella Bruns attendants, she was all white with veil; they had an invitation wedding dance in Kammler Hall, musci [sic] from E. St. Louis & what a crowd; not so very many from around here; were there.

Friday, Aug. 24, 1934

Papa & Rose put roofing on the barn, nice cool this morn. Pierre Laut is sick, tonsil’s, has 104 fever. A man here wanted to see Uncle Fred, wanted a drill; but it is already sold. Peaches at Waterloo are selling at $1.65 -75 a bu. by Al. Heyl’s; all $2. & 35 around here. Mr. James Crowe son of the late police men[,] James Crowe, was married Tues. morning to Miss Flora Wielbacher of Columbia, & at that parish, he was formerly of Waterloo, but now of Columbia were he is employed as mechanic there in garage. The New Athens & Hecker hard road route, 156 is now opened. Miss Mildred Rist 15 yr. old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joh Rist was operated for appendix; last Friday in Red Bud Hospital. Miss Elva Knapp, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Knapp was honored with a shower, given by & Misses Edna & Lavina Geodelle, she will become the bride to Mr. Harold Kloft of East St. Louis, the marriage to take place early in Sept. Last Mon. morning Bill Donahue of Midway Inn on Route 3, was awakened by a barking dog, on investigating found that his 25 half grown turkeys had disappeared, from there roosting place, he found 19 doped [sic – dropped] in a cornfield nearby.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary’s Wedding Ann. 36th. Frank Birkner’s have a little baby girl since Aug. 20. Mon. Edna & also Jerome Cortner’s, but it was born dead. Light rain nearly all morning. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening, Henry & family came too, watermelon, cake, candy were served; the roads aren’t bad.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1934

Henry came, finished plowing, had dinner & lunch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she helped cut Bertille’s dress out; man here & selling, germ elim, 55¢ bottle, good for everything. Mr. Oscar Schmidt, Co Superintendent was here to see Henry about school, wether [sic] or not there is going to be school, it is undecided.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1934

We cleaned upstairs; made spring chick dinner. The weather these days is very cool, rain all morning; had to make fire in the kitchen stove today; too cool without. The St. Patricks Church & congregation is having a pinic [sic] & chicken supper today, at present the weather is rather unfavorable for pinic [sic].

Monday, Aug. 20, 1934

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped for awhile, went to Red Bud. It rained all afternoon; & night. Floyd has his leg all bandaged, cut it with a hedge knief [sic].