Friday, Aug. 18, 1933

Mr. Eichenseer is 65 yrs. old today, the family where going to have Valley of the Moon, over the radio for him. Rosalia & Bert went out to Henry’s cleaned, & baked, washed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here got papa & him & Uncle Fred went in & Aunt Mary stayed by Henry’s. Mr. Walter Coap, Paul & Clem Parker, Oliver Pours left yesterday by car for the World’s Fair. Rusell Gregson & his family went to.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1933

Rosalia sewed Robert shirt. Papa went to Armstutz’s to see about peaches, but Hy. wasn’t home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up for lunch. It is awful warm again today; it rained a little this morn. Mr. Jung got some old hens here 8¢, eggs 10½¢. Bertille went to Hecker.

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1933

Holiday. We went early to church, had dinner, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went along to Belleville all got dress good hats white ones 29¢. Blowed out a tire. Uncle Fred & Papa went into Waterloo in Uncle Freds machine & got new tires for the chev, brought 1, & the other one sometime this week, we took the whip, went out to Aunt Mary’s, till they got back, had supper there, they had lunch here. We got 11¢ eggs. Mr. Jung stopped again, he pay 10½¢.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we fixed 4 chickens, & things for the pinic [sic] & Papa went up to see George Schilling. Henry brought Rosalia home, & Robert went home, he went to the pinic [sic] first with Aunt Mary. Karl Boll’s have a little baby girl since 5 o clock this 9 lbs morn; she is pretty sick, no one alound [sic - allowed] to come into the house for 3 days. It rained & hailed up north terrible, we had a shower, & wind, spoiled the pinic [sic] for awhile. We drove 1 up with the car, after the rain, it was a fair crowd, they got rid of all the chicken & things, we bought cake for 30¢ pies they sold 5¢ a piece. Smithon [sic] Band furnished the musci [sic], the 10 articles where raffled out at 9 o clock, Rich from Belleville won the ft. prize a quilt, lace dresser scarf, Geo. Gresslioem plaid blanket, Ed. Parker, 100 lb. flour F ed Eichenseer; ½ doz. stailes knives & forks, Hamil of Belleville, bed spread, Josie Gregson, pillow cases, H. Becker, pocket watch, Hy. Kirsch Jr. Red Bud, linen tablecloth, Ethel Pour, 5 gal. gas Ed. Coup.

Friday, Aug. 11, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch here, he helped put up stand for the pinic [sic] tomorrow. Mr. Hill is 77 yrs. old today. Mr. Wm. Ganley was here & paid Int; $33.50, still $1.77 still due. Papa went up to Maniers Park to the meeting, the farm advisor was the main speaker. Quite a few people attended the meeting.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1933

Papa took Rosalia as far as the hills & Henry met her there. Canned 2 qts greengages. Papa & Rob culling manure. Mr. Leo Wittenauer & Miss Katherine Daley of St. Louis where married there last Wed. Aug. 2. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, she brought some more greengages, so now we have 13 qts; they where here for lunch. Papa went down to Geo. Lorberg’s sale with Osie Neff; he sold dairy cows, 3 of them, higest [sic] $55 the rest where bought back, & Bruns bought engine, Hinkel crusher & belt; it was a very large crowd, papa said. Mr. Ed Schinder was here, started cutting the hay for second time. Aunt Mary helped to cut Roberts shirt out, & sewed it.

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1933

Canned 2 qts. tomatoes. Willie Geodell & papa went out to Uncle Fred’s looked at the horses; didn’t buy yet though. It rained a little this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he went out to get Rosalia at the Hill’s; then we all went down to Red Bud to the church pinic [sic], had our supper.

Sunday, Aug. 6, 1933

Papa & Bertille & Robert went out to Henry’s early, took Rosalia along & went to Waterloo church, then came back killed chicken for dinner, 4 of them. Henry went to late mass & brought Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Matthews along, we all had dinner & lunch. Henry & Mr. & Mrs. Matthews took the baby in to Waterloo & got it christened by Father Eschman, called it Lawrence Willis, they want to call it Willis, Mr. & Mrs. Gus Geodell & Ray where there all day too. Mr. Hill was here to get news.

Friday, Aug. 4, 1933

We went out to Uncle Fred’s took a spring along out & brought one back, & also the mule. Henry called up, said one should come out, so papa & Rosalia went, she is going to stay. Mrs. Geodelle went home last nite, & Mrs. Cleveland stayed there & this morning; Robert came along back with papa. We cultivated the pumpkin patch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we helped clean house, & set things straight again had lunch, there, a watermelon, but it wasn’t very good. Steve Rennecker was here awhile, we all went along home with him to see a flower, Kings of the Night, it will be opened about midnight, it is nice.

Thursday, Aug. 3, 1933

Papa & Rosalia came out to Henry’s to see the little baby, Bertille went along home, again Mrs. Geodelle is there but, she is sick too, the baby has dark blue eyes, & black hair. We all went to Rettinghouse funeral, this afternoon, it was very large. It is awful cool tonite; need heavy blankets again.