Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1933

Hallowen [sic]. Fr. Aydt had asked all the men of the congregation to come to his place last night, they would miss something if they wouldn’t come; it was for the men only, no women. There is going to be a lotto game on Nov. 8 there, lucheon [sic] set, attendance prize, cake walk, after the games. Adm. 25¢. The had road is finished now from Hecker to Waterloo, but not to drive on all the way yet, from Hecker as far as Henry’s, they go over the new bridge, Henry & family where at Aunt Mary’s tonite.

Monday, Oct. 30, 1933

We washed, Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s to get the heifer, what he got bought from Levi Ganley. Annie Reheis is 35 yrs. old. Joe Manier had a hallowen [sic] dance, Sat. night, cash prize where to be given to the best dress, but they say, there was none given out, not enough came in. We made some tomatoe [sic] chutney. Eggs 21¢ today.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1933

Uncle Fred, & Aunt Mary where up for dinner, then we went riding to see if we could get corn, went to Adam Eckerts he wants 50¢ bu; Herzog on Fritsche’s place, she won’t sale none they say, has over 1000 bus, & won’t sell; to Papenberg’s, nobody home, went to Henry talked awhile there, hard road opened that far, went to Barthels place, then past Joe Gregson’s home, also pass Voges, Brauns, then home, still didn’t buy no corn. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Birkner & family, Christ Buehler’s family, Frank Birkners family, Hy. Spalt; were there, the ladies had 6 hand pinochle game Mrs. Oscar Birkner has 1500 trump; the men had social conversation.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1933

Henry brought load corn. Papa got crushing done, We all went to Waterloo. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was there to, at Max Schliebe’s Sale bought box full buttons 15¢; things went cheap. We drove out to see Toenjes to see about some corn,  he has for sales 40¢ bu. Ettling brought our 3 heifers up, while we were gone.

Friday, Oct. 27, 1933

Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary came here then they went to Buehlers. They came back this evening, & took us along to Blackburn’s SchoolHouse, had hallowen [sic] program, the children had & teacher Miss Burgess served lemonade, & people brought cake, pie, dougnuts [sic], & then lunch was served, to the following – Mr & Mrs. Cleveland, Leona & kids, John & George Henkel, Mrs. Kenneth Kemp, Ivo Rapp, Eunice Blackburn, Hy Ronneberg & family, Bill Sensel’s family, Mrs. Christ Buehler & kids, & us. Miss Blackburn baked a cake & put in it a cloth a pin as a guess, Leona made the right guess, & got a cake soap, hallowen [sic] trick, I say. Ha!

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1933

We all went to Waterloo this afternoon, papa went to Rechschidor he was going to have implement sale, in town, but didn’t no people came, so they called it of. We took our Whippet to Horn’s, got it repaired, greased, packing put in new breaker point put on, $6.35; but still don’t work right. Mrs. Kate Geodelle, died there this afternoon. It rained nearly all afternoon

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1933

It is awful cold, had ice last night; The Evangical [sic] League have Euchre, pinochle, bluey & dance in Kammlers Hall to nite. Buddy Ettling was here last night, wanted papa to help him bring the heifers up today. Papa went out to Henry’s, Ettling couldn’t bring them because they had to go St. Louis to a funeral, this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rosalia & Tillie went to the euchre, Rose got pillow cases; Aunt Mary got plates glass. Rheinhardt furnished musci [sic] for the dance, also 2 Skaers boy’s; it was an awful large crowd, the tables where fill in euchre & pinochle, & they had to get more chairs to play bluey, just crowded & not many prices [sic - prizes]. Adm. 25¢.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1933

We are cooking catsup, fixing fence. Robert Rettinghouse funeral is this afternoon, they have him at John Lipperts service at the house, then to the Hecker cemetery, papa & Bertille walked down to the cemetery & rode home with Uncle Fred; it was a very large funeral, singers at the grave; it took 10 mins till they all got through Hecker. He has 3 children Clarence 28, George 23, Viola 14. The pall bearers where all cousins, Elmer Rettinghouse, Louis Armstutz, Oscar & Rob Lippert, 2 Weber boys.

Monday, Oct. 23, 1933

We washed, ironed. Pap & Rosalia fixed fence, put on wire.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1933

Mission Sun. Rally at Cakohia [sic - Cahokia] at Parks Air Port. Bob Rettinghouse got killed on the hard road last nite, he & his daughter where visiting at John Lipperts, neighbor & brother-in-law, on there way, home got he struck by a passing car, from Sparta; the car was damaged a little, they say the road, has blood, on & some of his brains, so it must of been terrible. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner. We went to Renneckers, Wagners where there too; played cards. Wagner held 1500 trump spades, Bertille had 500 in spades, & Pap had 1500 in clubs, & didn’t see it, some card player’s ha! ha!