Thursday, April 30, 1936

Pap went Praire [sic] Du Rocher to McBride to get a sow. We baked doughnuts, Bert went along to Belleville with Henry & Leona, had to get Floyd’s hand redressed; looks terrible; they had dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, lawned & planted cabbage & beans etc; went over to Minnie’s & got her dress finished 25¢ now. We planted 77 cabbage plants, & 87 sweet potatoes; this evening & tomatoes. Beautiful day, warm. Louis Armstutz’s have a big supper at there place tonite, Alumium [sic] cooking ware, there advertising, 2 men & lady from city are doing it, furnished everything; she had to ask 6 couples, Mr & Mrs Milton Wagner, Harry Kammler’s, Hugo Probsts, Lester Gregsons, Joe Wacthels, & themselves; supper to be at 7:30. Eggs 18¢.

Wednesday, April 29, 1936

Pap & Rose took load wheat 86¢ to Waterloo & got chick mash. Rained last nite a shower; but not near enough. Irene Reheis of Belleville & her piano pupils are having a recital & dance at Hotel Belleville tonite, & there is a euchre in the school hall here given by the Holy Name Society; just everything, in one nite. We planted flower seed nasturiums [sic]. Friedrich of Belleville was here agent for paint, alumium [sic] $2.95 gal. delivered. Pap went out on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he stayed across the street, has a bad cold, he went to bed over there. Rose & Bert went along with her to the euchre in school hall, she got a broom, we didn’t get nothing.

Tuesday, April 28, 1936

Strawed potatoes. Pap took Henry’s mare home again. Cloudy weather. Jan Erle & guy were here, to look at the Ins. rate. on our house, with there Co. it would be $5.00 cheaper same thing. The Ladies Aid have euchre & lotto for a quilt tonite, we didn’t go. We planted out some more cabbage plants; cut lawn, made flower bed.

Monday, April 27, 1936

Rained a little. Candler got load hay $8.00. Oliver Ruhl wheat ground measurer was here. A guy from Mo. selling & renewing the Extension Magazine for $3.00 Catholic paper & we took it again for another year, & also got a prayer book along. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, worked his lot with the mare; we plowed a patch & planted in bu. potatoes, & made sweet potatoes rows. We washed, ironed. Eggs 17¢. The Chev. Agent from New Athens was here.

Sunday, April 26, 1936

Nice day. Porter Braun Chev. sales agent was here and pap went along to Uncle Freds; Wm. C. Voges was here wanted to buy oats but said 40¢ bu. was to much. Austin McDermott, comitteman [sic] on the A.A.A. project was here yesterday evening; getting the people to sign. Pap & Uncle Fred went to Belleville then to New Athens, Chev. Dealers; & we Aunt Mary went out to Henry’s to see Floyd he is sitting up now; drawing pictures. We went to Oak Grove tonite to J. Cody’s farewell dance, free, big crowd present; he is going to start farming on his place again & Joseph of Bursksville is coming at Oak Grove, going to have opening dance May 10, they say. Chas. Guebert south of Hecker, died this morn; blood poisoining [sic], just since Easter Sun. will be buried Tues. afternoon, Round Prairie Cemetery, he was middle aged.

Saturday, April 25, 1936

Pap went out & helped Henry bring his mares up; brought 1 along to leave here, so he could plow a few patches. Pap went to Dr. A. Wagner’s sale this afternoon, selling all things. Congratulations was heard on the radio, german band for Arthur Mehrmann by sisters & brothers of Floraville, & for Mary Wagner of Belleville by Bernice, Charles & Melvin Wagner of Hecker. Sam Mosio has a free dance & fish fry, tonite music by Webers Bros. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here, he is hauling rock again & she stayed here. Mamie Eichenseer came down awhile. Manier has fish fry.

Friday, April 24, 1936

Pap went to Red Bud; to Wm. Vogt bought a sow 165 lbs. @ 12¢ – to have pigs in a week, he delivered here. Henry came, went to Belleville & got the rest, brought Floyd home, he looks pale, hand all tied up, have to bring him back next Thurs. Mrs. Pete Matzenbacher is in the hospital at St. Louis, for cancer.

Thursday, April 23, 1936

Henry came this afternoon, Rose went along in to Belleville to stay over nite, they have to leave Floyd in there a couple of days, took 1 finger of [sic – off], & sewed the others together; left hand. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he hauled rocks, she stayed here & went to Minnie also. Al. Cleveland got 82 lb. corn for seed. Pap went to Windell Rahn West of Red Bud to his sale; didn’t buy anything. Adam Braun’s have a 2 hand [ed – second hand] car chev, 1932, marron [sic].

Wednesday, April 22, 1936

Hauling logs all day. Uncle Fred helped to, they had dinner here. Aunt Mary & Rose went over to Minnie’s fixing her dress, Rose smocked it. Leona brought Floyd to the Dr; cut his hand in chopping box, fingers nearly of [sic – off]; took him to the hospital at Belleville, to see what they could do. Gus Geodelle went along in, she stayed there with the boy’s. Henry Birkner’s, Glenn fell from L. Birkner’s sink in Hecker here Sun, & bit his lip & tongue in through, & had to take it also to hospital & have it clamped together. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.

Tuesday, April 21, 1936

Rain this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she stayed here & pap went along with him to Waterloo, paid taxes, $206.84; got flour & chic mash. Minnie Staufenbiel came here to see Aunt Mary about fixing her dress for her. Pap & Uncle went to Red Bud see Schrieber garage man on trading cars; they want to get a new Chev. coupe, soon. Eggs are 18¢ at present. Mr Gus Ettling died at the home of his son Oswald at Belleville, was reported on radio. Pap took Whippet to Probst’s got it repaired & oil put in.