Thursday, Oct. 13, 1938

Beautiful rain last nite, settled dust for awhile. Rob. Payne democratic candidate for clerk was here this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped, went to Red Bud. Harry Wittenauer’s finished sewing wheat here today. Henry & family were up, he got some more wheat to sew; Listened to Major Bowes on radio.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1938

Columbus Day. We wormed our pullets this morn. John Frish – Gus dad was found in chair, pulling potatoes & died was found that way when Gus came home last nite. Bert [Bertille] made some more Mince Meat. Besse of Millsdadt [sic] bought 4 bu. & 20 lbs. potatoes & 75 [cents] hundred. $1.96.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1938

Warm again today. We picked potatoes through, cleaned out chicken houses. Leo & family were here this eve. Bill & Bert [Bertille] went to St. Louis to see Veiled Prophet parade & visited by Josie Keller awhile, had supper by her. There were 20 floats, & were they beautiful “Song we Sing.”

Monday, Oct. 10, 1938

Beautiful day washed ironed. Pap hauled 3 loads wheat to Waterloo got 60 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were here this morn. accross [sic] street. We went to New Athens this afternoon, took 2 bus. potatoes we got 40 [cents] trade. made guess on [? – unclear] of Waalows, 25 45 & 15 some people guessed in millions; closes today the contest. Pap payed [sic] L. Matzenbacher for lime dust & hauling & [? – unclear] 15 ton & 60 lbs @ 1.45 – $45.27 that was here & out at Henrys.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 1938

Went to Red Bud; Mauer going around with book, taking collection for dining room suite for priest, pap gave $1. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon she went to devotion & meeting he was here; then after when [sic – went] to Wustmark, Bill & Bert went also in eve. got dish playing bluey, A. Mary got 2 blankets & bread box playing Liz Boll won quilt, that was raffled out; nice crowd.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1938

Pap hauled load wheat to Waterloo it starting to get hot, got 60 [cents] a bu. We took another load in the afternoon, then went to Burksville to Zimmer’s sale, bought nothing. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were also there she bought few articles. Bert [Bertille] varnished kitchen floor this eve. after supper. Chas. McDermott, Luke’s son & Austin’s [? – unclear] brother passed away false report – he is in hospital from a fatal accident, falling of a truck several day ago. Pap went to Emil’s awhile. Bert [Bertille] listened to radio & fix curtains.

Friday, Oct. 7, 1938

Bert [Bertille] cleaned wood work in kitchen & painted chairs. Pap went to barber, then took chev. to Red Bud, got it fixed, have the bumbers [sic] & defroster fan put in all comes with the car, also the hook and chains. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up this afternoon; working across the street.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1938

Bert [Bertille] cleaned bedroom & hall. Pap dug sweet potatoes & cleaned patch, have about 1 bu. little bitter. Today Jack Ganley & girl from St. Louis, Holemeyer, they are living in Colorado, getting married, having wedding dance at Donahue’s; tonite. Days sure are getting short. Leo & family came this eve. Marita is getting big & fat. reaches now has 2 little teeth & some more coming, teeth at 5 mon. old.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1938

Leona was up all day, we stretched curtains. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bill [Klein] came, went to euchre at Red Bud, given by Holy Name Men; played cards till 10 o’clock & danced after, musci [sic] by Cowell & Schmidt, only had 1 – 2 – 3 prizes in euchre & 1 – 2 in pinochle & 1 – in 500, something new again, 11 points high in euchre by 4.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went out helped Leona fried down meat & cold packed pork saussage [sic]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up again today, finishing job from yesterday. Hy. Rausch is the chimney ex. this yr. he was here; there are just 2 places in town, that has to be repaired. Buehler’s are tearing down the barn here in town, taking it down to the farm, going to fix one there, also remodeling the house.