Wednesday, February 1, 1939

Warm, & started raining this eve. windy all day. Bert [Bertille] washed, hung it in basement, ironed baked pies. Young Ladies have card party in hall tonite, its raining. Eggs keep going down every day; 1/2 [cents] now are 14 [cents] here.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1939

Cloudy & warmer today. Leona came & Billy [Willis]. Henry brought them, then went back home again, they helped quilt, had dinner & supper, also Henry & boys came up for supper. Leo & family came to, we finished the quilt & took it out this eve.; played tricks, popped corn etc.

Monday, Jan. 30, 1939

Pres. Birthday. Ball’s being held all over this eve, some were held Sat. & Sun. nite also. Some awful weather some places. Chicago 11 ins snow. St. Louis 5 ins snow 28 [degrees]. not so cold here, as in some places.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 1939

Went to Red Bud; raining all day & nite an awful wind. Bill [Klein] came, we played cards this evening. Aloys Roth have a baby girl; Fr. Spor’s wasn’t satisfied with the results of the euchre Thurs. nite $42. clear.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1939

Raining. We got our drivers license card today. Mrs. Frank Birkner is pretty sick, had Fr. Aydt out.

Friday, Jan. 27, 1939

Nice day. Ironed, patched, quilted. Mertz delivered 100 lbs. hog pellets. Eggs 14 [cents].

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1939

Nice day warm. A. [Aunt] Mary’s birthday 62 yrs. old. We went out this afternoon, had supper. Went with Whip. roads aren’t so nice. Pap went to Larsons by Burksville bought 8 pigs $34.00. Leo & family, Bill [Klein], came this eve; we quilted & played cards. Red Bud church has euchre tonite. Frank Birkners have a baby girl since Tues. also Oliver Quirins a girl Belleville hospital since Jan 21. Billy [Willis] has got pink eye now. Floyd arm is sore.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap went to Waterloo got laying mash. went to Burksville on business. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went butchering at Chris. Buehler’s today. 3 days. Bert [Bertille] quilted all day. Eggs are now 13 [cents] going down rapidly.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1939

Went to Leo’s butchering, not so cold 28. Roads are little slippy, we put chains on Whip, got there O.K. little muddy coming home; got through alright; made summer sausage to; Catholic Euchre in Waterloo tonite.

Monday, Jan. 23, 1939

Went out to Henry’s butchering 450 lb. hog boys were home no school, there eyes are alright; again. Somebody was here & swept paths for us. It snowed all day & tonite sheet ice, not so cold tonite about 30 [degrees].

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