Saturday, July 16, 1938

Another hot day. Wittenauer threshed oats here today. 98 bus. we got 32. our share. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. Leo & family came. Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud, they went to church, to see Doc. Pautler. Rose [Rosalia] brought 2 buckets pickles along. A. [Aunt] Mary.

Friday, July 15, 1938

Nice day. Henry & family came yesterday afternoon boys stayed here & Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, got new dress & things. Geo. Walzbacher’s only child girl Mary Elizabeth 4 yrs. old died at St. Marys Hospital brief illness says in paper. Mr. Joe Rieckert celebrated his 98th birthday on July 9. still hole & hearty, still pratices [sic] law yet. Walter Nobbe & Al Hoffmann were here, trying to trade cars again, now he offers $150. for chev. but we won’t trade yet with him, wait longer. Harry Wittenauer came going to thresh oats here by tomorrow.

Thursday, July 14, 1938

Bert [Bertille] baked cookies etc. had chicken dinner. Wm. Braun & Leifer were here, pap signed up his ground at Henrys for oil – to start working in couple months. Sparta they have started 2 wells so far; he got $1. for leasing so far.

Wednesday, July 13, 1938

Cut lawn, washed, ironed. Mr. Walsh extension Magazine seller, we took it from him, now till 1939. took rosary premium, he will be ordained in 2 years, he says, this helps him along. We had nice shower this eve. Hy. brought 100 lbs. growing mash down. Harry Wittenauer was here, we were there by him this eve. to look at his sow & pig; didn’t buy them, to high price.

Tuesday, July 12, 1938

Another hot day. Bert [Bertille] canned pickles from Rose [Rosalia] & 1 1/2 peaches. Have spring chicken dinner. Eggs 17 [cents]. Wheat .60 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. threshed oats at there place today. Bill [Klein] came from threshing at Cortners finished this afternoon, got our potatoes & onion. Al. Karban came awhile, came to Hecker to get ice.

Monday, July 11, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went to Leo’s washed & cut in kraut, 49 gals. Emil came over awhile, hottest day so far 102 [degrees]. Pap dug 1 bu. potatoes.

Sunday, July 10, 1938

Beautiful day. Elvira Siebert (nee Jatho) have a baby girl. Leo & family came, we went along to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. Mr. Haudrich was here on business. Smithton Turner pinic [sic] today, awful hot. Totsch’s has a free dance again tonite.

Saturday, July 9, 1938

Pap went to Red Bud to the funeral of Mrs. Cowell 81 yrs. to be buried in Hecker cemetery. Mrs. Rapp’s mother. Bert [Bertille] canned 2 qt. peaches. Schriebers was here twice trying to trade cars, he would give $164. for Chev. on a new 1938, & we could keep Whip. We went to Millsdadt [sic – Millstadt] this afternoon.

Friday, July 8, 1938

So hot 92. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, digging potatoes. Bert [Bertille] got mail. Mrs. Otto Susewind nee (Osterhage) died of 2 weeks illness, married 5 years. Walter Pour lost one of his best horses.

Thursday, July 7, 1938

We went to Leo’s threshing oats this afternoon – had them for lunch. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary helped to. Henry couldn’t they were helping Dan Geodelle’s for 2 days. Rose picked got 1/2 bu. pickles again today.