Sunday, Aug. 6, 1939

Went to mass. Pap went over to Emils, Levi Gregson was there also this morn. Cloudy today. Firemens pinic [sic] in Red Bud last nite & today; parade at 1:30 today. Orville Schmidt & Lorreta Braun were published 1st. time at Red Bud & Hecker today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bill [Klein] came, went to Red Bud Firemen’s pinic [sic] & parade at 1:30. Mrs Staufenbiel also went along she went to church. Had supper here had chicken today. Totsch’s have free dance.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 1939

Went to Schmerbachs sale, then to Smithton to church. Miss Belle Lambur was up here with bus, she went to church here, had supper here, waited for bus 6:15.

Friday, Aug. 4, 1939

Canned tomatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she helped wash dishes & clean for pinic [sic] to be next Wed. 9. Threshing machines all started again this afternoon, after all rain. Chas Shad daughter of Columbia bottoms Vernet & Walter Pieper of Merimac were married at Columbia on July 29. had a dance at New Hanover. Mr & Mrs Joe Mauer are celebrating there 24 Silver Wedd. Ann. today, mass this morn. at 9. & dance at Mid Way Inn tonite; they are now living in Red Bud; paper says Misses Alfreda & Mary Wittenauer are spending vacation in Michigan.

Thursday, Aug. 3, 1939

Nice cool day. Canned peaches, pickles. Evansville have there pinic [sic] today; nicer day then yesterday, also sales today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came pap went along to sale by Millsdadt [sic] & Ritzel at Waterloo didn’t buy nothing. Henry Wittenauer was here, getting land ready to start plowing. J. [Josie] Keller & Mr. Neimey Jr stopped here got eggs & chicken; were also at Lizzie Bolls while. The couple that had triplets born at Belleville hospitiel [sic], only the girl is living, other 2 died, girl 5 lb. still living. August Mueth 59 formerly of Smithton was buried there this morn.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1939

Billies [Willis] 6 yrs. birthday. Henry was up this morn. Raining this morn. & good shower this afternoon. Church pinics [sic] at Red Bud & Paderborn. We went to Red Bud for supper, Bill [Klein] came down from work at Smithton, & went to Paderborn pinic [sic], didn’t win a thing there. Some of the prizes, set of knives & forks to Ray Neff & quilt to Gert Neff, case beer to Cyril Haudrich, spread, Geo Orlet, gas [? – unclear] to Smithton spread to Jac Schoenborn; flour to Fred Watchels & others.

Tuesday, August 1, 1939

Canned qt. tomatoes; baked cookies. Went to Red Bud took things down for pinic [sic], 2 chickens, cleaned & cut, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cabbage, 1/2 doz. eggs, prize for bingo stand. Cloudy this eve. & little cooler. Eggs are 14 [cents]. Emil was over a little while this eve. Wheat 56 [cents].

Monday, July 31, 1939

Washed, ironed. Mauff was here took some small peaches for 25 [cents]. & sold bu. to Clara Wagner 80 [cents] clings, she & boys came over & got them this afternoon. We went out to Uncle Freds this eve; took almost bu. along puled them & canned them this eve there; they were threshing oats, Schillings threshing Clem Parkers oats.

Sunday, July 31 [sic], 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary had dinner here. Orlets and Bill came this eve.

Saturday, July 29, 1939

Pap cutting weeds. Went to barber this morn. Smithton got homecoming today, parade 6 ‘ clock. Threshing some places today. Nice cool. Wagner boys went with Eichenseers to see ball game in St. Louis this afternoon. Went to Smithton Homecoming, got to late for parade; awful crowd present. The Pontiac went to Belleville.

Friday, July 28, 1939

Cleaned chicken houses. Canned pickles. cut lawn, rained again this afternoon, stop threshing.

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