Friday, July 22, 1938

Pap went out to Henry’s all day. got 18 bus. [clover seed] out in all now. Leo Kern & Edna Braun were married yesterday at priest’s house at Red Bud; dance last nite. Joe Kern & Louis Cowell’s daughter attendants, bride wore a dark blue dress. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Emil was over. Oliver Birkner delivered chick & pig mash. A lady been selling product for orphan children to help them along. Awful hot this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 20, 1938

Cleaned chicken house. Pap went to Henry’s, threshing clover seed with combine, he had lunch & dinner. Bert [Bertille] canned 5 1/2 qts. beets & 1 1/2 tomatoe. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, went to see Armstutz’s on a visit. Henry Spalt have another baby boy, July 18. this makes 2 boys in family, born at Belleville hospital. Sieberts called there girl Delores Norma Lena Siebert born July 8; sponsor Norma Siebert; sister of Leslie Siebert.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, July 6, 1938

Pap came to Leo’s threshing had them for lunch this morn; he got 391 bus. We stayed for dinner, washed etc. yet. John Horn came out with a Plymouth, trying to trade cars, coming again. We dug about 2 bus. potatoes. Bill [Klein] came down took 2 bus. along late to St. Louis. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came this eve. going to thresh oats tomorrow some time. Feurer threshed brought the 3rd; he threshed 204 bus. out our ground, we got 68 bus. Sure hot these days; no rain, everything drying up.

Saturday, July 2, 1938

Uncle Fred & we went to Waterloo, Uncle traded for a new 1938 Chev. Coupe – allowed $550 for his new Chev. Coupe $744. Pap went out to Henry’s combining oats, yesterday & today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went to get there chev. stopped here with it when they came home. Emil was over. New Athens home coming today.

Friday, July 1, 1938

Pap went out to Henry’s. We cut cabbage in. Leo Kern stopped here, went out to Uncle Freds got his wagon. Leo & family came this eve. & Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came from Eckerts threshing. Mrs. Martin Zauzek died, buried Mon. morning at Paderborn. Walter Stahl died, was out threshing. Clem Schlotmann coming home from threshing was hit by truck, is in Red Bud hospital in serious condition.

Thursday, June 30, 1938

Pap went to Henrys. Alsace Eckert – living back in Hecker again, moved to Sparta after they were married, have a baby girl now. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Bert [Bertille] took onions out over 1 bu. for sale.

Wednesday, June 29, 1938

Pap went to Henry’s, all day. Wittenauer made hay here. Leona came after sacks this afternoon. Wheat is 65 [cents]. Nearly everybody started threshing today. Geo. Schillings, Nic Hess; Cortners run. Frischkorns. Klotz starts Sat.