Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1939

Went to Belleville with things, all sold but 2 pumpkins. Uncle Fred working up here this morn; brought bucket of peas this afternoon she [Aunt Mary] came along up. We got 25 [cents] for eggs today. Frank Kroll’s have baby girl born Sat. eve. & Dominic Roth girl Sun. at Belleville Hospital. Reports are that Aaron Papenberg is going to build a house, on Kessler’s ground next to Kammler. Hy. Fereuer brought the 3rd of potatoes this eve. 15 bus. The war business is still going strong. Warsaw is nearly cleaned out, paper says, half burning, churches were bombed Sun. during services.

Monday, Sept. 25, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed ironed. All on sick list. Bert got some ice cream & soda; neither of us can keep anything in stomach. Mertz delivered sack hog pellets $3.20 feed sure went up.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 1939

Went to mass. They are repairing the commounion [sic] railing in church in Red Bud. Firemen’s have fish fry & pinic [sic] & dance in Manier’s Park today. Leo & family came left Marita here with pap. Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Ducan & Mr. & Mrs Lester Huebner & baby Richard; came at 4 o’clock. had supper. here left about 6:15. Bill [Klein] came went to pinic [sic] awhile, & took Leo & Rose [Rosalia] along to show. Mrs. Spalt won quilt playing bluey & so did Alma Hyp.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1939

Nice day. Pap went out to Henry’s got few sacks of rye; took tomatoes along out for catsup. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, we all went to Manier’s sale at Griffins; brought good price, Huber Auct., & quite crowd, we bought nothing. A. [Aunt] Mary got buffet for 65 [cents] other things. 3 pc Davenette set $4.25 Chris Buehler bought. Helleshein, lot things & victrola for $1.25. Piano. Hugo Probst. $8. for Firemen’s. Ralph Ettling came on business this eve. pd. Int. $100. on note.

Friday, Sept. 22, 1939

Nice cool day. Bert [Bertille] cleaned 2 rooms upstairs. Pap took chev. to Red Bud get oil changed. 5048 mi. this afternoon. Seen in paper, some thieves were around Waterloo on S. Market & Morrison Ave. took money from Wedel home & some others. Chris Buehlers celebrating their Silver Wedd. today 25 yrs. giving a free dance at Log Cabin tonite, musci [sic] by Irene, Wilma & Oliver Birkner & Dilbert Mueth; have posters up. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in on there way down. Bill [Klein] came this eve. On Sept. 11 Lester Gregsons 10th Wedd Ann.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1939

Went to Leo’s, Pap helped hauled load corn to mill & Leo had hay wagon, went over with 2 loads, this morn. this afternoon made hay. Eggs 18 [cents] here at store.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1939

Went to Leo’s all day helped strip molasses cone. he hauled one load, in over to Keim’s at Floraville; Bert [Bertille] made pumpkin pie; had lunch, dinner & lunch; nice cool, days. Went to Smithton tonite to meeting held by Rev. Fr. Kunkel & Rev. Hosto, at Turner Hall to keep America out of war, what we must do, write a letter or send telegram to U.S. Senator Scott & Lucas & Congressmen Edwin Schaefer. that would help.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Pap went in woods also went to Wm. Ganleys bought 6 pigs from him $30. & that is pd. on Int. Wittenauers were shocking corn a load for us yesterday & harrowing today. Hitler made speech today over radio. The Hecker Ladies Sodality giving a card party in hall tonite.

Monday, Sept. 18, 1939

Went to Belleville with things didn’t do so good, couldn’t sell everything, got 23 [cents] doz. for eggs. had potatoes & apples along for Orlets; couldn’t sell it all. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Henry came got apples & tomatoes. Went to Orlet’s pap operated on pigs. Leo plowing. Bert [Bertille] cut lawn this eve. nice cool weather now; if it stays.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 1939

Went to mass. Leo & family came this afternoon him & pap went down by Feruers. Bill [Klein] came fixed Whip. put in new axle, had supper here. Went to Floraville Home Coming. Sure had crowd, sold out on chickens & almost everything had dance in hall in eve. musci [sic] by Ebels Merry Markers & German Band.

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