Friday, Sept. 11, 1936

Send a card to Aunt Mary, at St. Louis. We got lights now, all connected & working order, sure nice. Got letter from Aunt Mary; coming home by buss [sic] as far as Belleville, we should meet them there.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 1936

We had house cleaning in dining, front room, washed curtains. Received a card from Aunt Mary, all well so far. Nic Helfrich brought the limedust tickets here. Went out to Uncle’s farm gather eggs, picked pickles 1½ bucket, gave some to Lena. Sure hot today.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936

Pap went to see Alb. Monicke. Henry Huelsmann’s have a baby boy born Sat. Henry came brought the wagon & load corn fodder, took the mower home. The family came this evening, got the yeast. We had roast beef dinner today. Vic Eichenseer finished our ground wire for light; suppose to hook up tomorrow, they say. Nice rain today.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1936

Finished ironing, & patching. Chas. Helfrich was here on business. We went out to Uncle Freds tonite for supper, Miss Keller came, & took them along to St. Louis, left about 8:30; she is going to the dentist to have a Xray taken of her teeth, to see what is wrong with her tongue; it is comes from the teeth or what it is.

Monday, Sept. 7, 1936

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & pap went to Columbia to Catholic church pinic [sic], this afternoon. So many pinics [sic] today. Red Bud, Smithon [sic], Valmeyer, Walsh. Sure hot these days again.

Sunday, Sept. 6, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile, Bert’s had to write a letter to J. Keller for her, she is going to come out Tues. & take them to St. Louis. Aunt Mary wants to got to a dentist over there. Waterloo got Home Coming today, nice day cool, parade at 1 o clock, we all went in, the parade wasn’t very much; not many floats. Dancing free this afternoon. Had an airplane out at Breezy Hill. 5 min ride, $1. Adult.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 1936

Pap got load corn fodder. He went to Red Bud, put ad in Saxemeyer’s news, went to see McBride. Went to Belleville this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, went to Belleville this evening. Rose went to Millsdadt [sic] Homecoming; this evening to see parade.

Friday, Sept. 4, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & pap went along to Sparta Fair with them. Rose 25th birthday. Henry & Leona came up, Henry went to the meeting at Kammler’s Hall; this morning. We baked bread etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, ate watermelons & doughnuts.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 1936

Cloudy, looks like rain; Pap plowed a field for potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon. We planted some flowers.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1936

We cleaned upstairs, after the rain; A man here want to buy white oak timber. We got the order from Chicago Mail – everything o.k. pap overalls 38 & jumper 42 rather large, Bert shoes 5 o.k. Waterloo is going to have pinic [sic] again this eve; but it is thundering & raining again now. Fr. Frankovich & Uncle Matt are advertising it. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Waterloo Pinic [sic], sure had a nice crowd, had sold over 600 tickets for supper last nite, & had supper again tonite, Waterloo Band played. Herr Hugo German Band, Hug. Radan Orch,; all played a few pieces. We didn’t win anything, from 44 prizes; played a bingo for quilt. Mrs. Pete Kleim won it. It rained a little, but didn’t spoil the pinic [sic] any.