Thursday, March 31, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed in Hecker all night last, & part today. She went to church this morning high mass, Fr. Jubillee 20th. there where 3 strange priests. Adam Braun & Melching where here electioneering him & Joe Brauch running for road commissioner. Papa went out to help Henry sow oats, there for dinner. We made quite a lot of garden, but is rather cold, eggs are still 9¢. The School children are having a free play tonite, all free. We had lettuce for supper, it is good.

Wednesday, March 30, 1932

Papa went out to Henry’s to help him again today, there for dinner. It started to rain this morning, but after the sun came out nice. Osie Matzenbacher & Rosie Meuth are being married today. It rained again nearly all afternoon got colder towards night. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then we all went to the Wedding dance at Oak Grove, this eve. had a good time. Elmer Matzenbacher & Mamie Mueth where best, but Emil Goedelle danced the waltz with Mamie, because Elmer couldn’t. Rosie was dressed with a pale blue or greenish like lace dress with blue velvet coat, short one. gold band around the head, & black pumps. Mamie had light blue crepe, with ruffles & black slippers, it was pretty. The Hickory Hollow Billies furnished the musci [sic]. [They] got married in the parsonage of Evangical [sic] church. He 24 & she 19. She got quite a few presents. Henry & Leona left the kids here this eve, then went down to Red Bud to the dentist, she had a bad toothache from the one he pulled out for her last time.

Tuesday, March 29, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched. The wind is so strong, it blew our clothes line to pieces. Papa went out to Henry’s with the mule, helped Henry harrow & sow oats. He had dinner there. Rosalia went & got him this evening with the Whippet. The sewing circle of Red Bud Catholic Church is giving a card party tonite. There is also one in Waterloo given by Mary & Martha Society. Seen in the paper, Mrs. Val. Fristche was suing Wm. Klotz for $10,000 for accident of him & Val Fritche in Smithon [sic] & Hecker road. Ben Neff’s had a big dance Sun. nite, being Mr. Neffs, 53 birthday. Mr. Hy. Burdhorf of Red Bud told Eliza Boll this evening that Mon. was Mrs. Burgdorf’s birthday, & that they have a daughter living far away I believe Montana, she called her & congratulation her mother, it was 2200 mile distant talk, & Mrs. was so happy she cried for joy.

Monday, March 28, 1932

Nice day, little windy, we sprouted & planted 30 rows of potatoes, people are working in gardens. Rosalia took 9 doz. eggs & got 9¢ doz. tonite. There is a Euchre & Bluey in the new school hall, tonite. Fr. Grooten had singer here yesterday morning from St. Louis, choir, & organ player. We set 10 hens & incubator.

Sunday, March 27, 1932

Easter. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed with the boy’s while we went to church. They & Henry & Leona where all here for dinner & supper. The rabbit laid so many eggs. It looked cloudy this morning, but later the sun came out & made it a real nice Easter. We went over to Rennecker’s, this evening, played pinochle. Bertille held 1500 diamonds & won 3 games out of 5. Wagner’s where at Bill Fristche, her & Mrs. Chas. Wagner went together & had a big celebration for all the children that got confirmed, & minister, & all the relation, & childrens parents.

Saturday, March 26, 1932

Henry & Leona went to Red Bud dentist, & left the kids here, they stayed all day & nite. Henry & Leona went to Waterloo this afternoon to church. A man here wanted to clean cisterns, Harry Wittenauer was here & brought us a picture of Fr. Grootens, his silver jubillee [sic] will be next Thursday. Floyd burned his hand here this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this evening, to stay at there place over nite again so he can take care of the boys tomorrow morning. From here they went to Christ Buehlers, the baby girl is sick, next thing to pneoumia [sic].

Friday, March 25, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came over this morning he helped to move the hogs at the straw shed & ring them. They stayed in Hecker, nearly all day. We went to Red Bud to church. Bertille helped Aunt Mary scrub. Rosalia & papa went out to Henry’s he helped him, then he brought the mule home. Gus Geodelle’s where there too. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, tonite for church, then they went to Wm. Birkner’s, Oliver’s birthday, school children where present, playing games. We got 67 chick from our incubators, & out of set 110 eggs.

Thursday, March 24, 1932

This morning we went to church, communion at 8 oclock, & mass at 9 o clock. We had dinner over at Uncle Freds. This afternoon Bert Thompson brought 2 colts & got 3 hogs, even up trade. This afternoon we went to Mrs. Dugan to see if she would buy our eggs, but she had plenty, so we took them to Waterloo to Krogers got 10¢, had 51 doz. eggs, then papa & Gus Geodelle went out to Henry Ambrecht west of Waterloo & looked at a mule, seen him work, then tonight Henry took the buggy & went after him, we came home & papa & Uncle Fred went back to Henry Ambrecht again got 2 hogs & mule for $35.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper with us, we took Uncle Freds car & went out to Henry’s, Bobby’s birthday 6 year. old. cake, lemonade served. Rosalia got a letter from Rosie Meuth inviting us all to come to Oak Grove Mar. 30, for her wedding dance, Osie Matzenbacher. We went to church in Waterloo awhile this afternoon, till papa got back. Ella Stalheber was here but we weren’t at home.

Wednesday, March 23, 1932

Henry was here & got the rest of his hay & hog. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon to keep house in Hecker for a few days. This evening she went along with us to Red Bud to confession & service. We went to see Mrs. McQullian in the hospital but she had already retired, so we couldn’t get to see her, she was feeling bad.

Tuesday, March 22, 1932

Henry & Emil got 2 loads of hay what the wind blew yesterday. Bert Thompson was here wanted to trade his colt, for our pigs. It is called of now. I seen in the paper that a tornado swiped 4 states, Albama [sic - Alabama] 193 dead & 700 injured, & Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina.