Saturday, Feb. 9, 1935

Rose started the “Goose Trot” quilt. Papa went to Waterloo, & Henry too get the hog business corrected. George Wagner butchered, got his hog from Joe Gregson. Mamie Eichenseer & Clarance came this evening, we played 500 Rommey. Robert Laut got sack hay for his rabbits again 15¢ worth.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1935

Papa went out to get wood, but it was to muddy, couldn’t get there; he was by Uncle Adam awhile, he says he is just the same. Papa went to Red Bud got laying mash; he also was by Henry this morn, & got pay check; hog – it was $23.93 but isn’t settled right yet.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1935

The hog checks are being paid out at Waterloo today. Papa sewed clover seed this morn. Rose is making dresses, Berti baked cookies, surely is nice, but it is turning colder tonite. Bernice Wagner came, over & got 1 doz. eggs @ 26¢.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1935

Presidents 53 Birthday Ball; tonite, 3 in Monroe Co. Mr. Meister & Krupp was here, looked at the farm implements. Papa went out to Henry’s helped measure wheat ground. Henry & Ed. Schmidt came here, measured up here then. Most beautiful day, so nice warm. Birthday dances tonite at Pautlers Old Time, musci [sic] by Moonlighters, one at Odd Fellows modern & at Columbia; 40¢ ticket, can attend all three, for the same one.

Friday, Jan. 25, 1935

The old guy what sharpenes [sic], etc is back in town again, was here today, papa gave the cross cut saw to sharpen for 35¢. A guy here wanted to sell auto paint, $2.00 box. Bernice Wagner got 1 doz eggs. Roy Staufenbiel had there little baby girl christened last Sun, called it Pearl Louisa, Mr. Joe & Pearl Griffin as sponsors. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Wittenauer of St. Louis have a baby girl. The Frantz Baker truck of New Athens, Edgar Wittenauer in charge had an accident on the Baldwin road, & damaged somewhat.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 1935

Papa went out to see, how it would be to have wood up, it don’t work; he stopped in at Uncle Adams, a little while, he isn’t feeling well at present, had the doctor, is up & down, priest was out the other day to see him. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Art Schaefer where here for dinner, Art wants to buy hay, he looked at the stack. Mertz paid 26½¢ for eggs today. Warmer today.

Monday, Jan. 14, 1935

Uncle went home. We all went to Belleville got new dresses $2.88. Papa isn’t feeling well. Bought beef for summer sausage 12½¢ lb; 21 lbs; baked pumpkin pies tonight.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & pap went out to Henry’s, went along to E. St. Louis. Chas. Wagner brought the recipt [sic] of fireman’s dues. We finished our quilt, took out of the frame. They stopped at Whielbacher’s at Columbia bought different things, dress goods, etc. We played 5 hand & 4 pinochle.

Friday, Jan. 11, 1935

Uncle Fred went home; Mrs. Rennecker & Mrs. Robert Laut were helping to quilt this afternoon, had supper, also Katie Klotz dropped in, waiting for Arlene. Papa went to Hill’s; on business about selling land. Mr. Oscar Bibler died last Sun. evening at the Red Bud hospital. Mrs. Emma Bickechaupt nee Vogel died Tues. 34 yrs. was buried Thurs. at Burksville; been married since 1931. Our cousin Matthias Crowe of St. Louis, Sun. morning, Thom. brother, died, was buried Wed. morning 60 yrs; ailing since he was hurt in a accident in 1933, was formerly a policeman there, he leave his wife & son Dr. Matt & daughter Viola, & 2 sisters & 1 brother Tom policeman at Waterloo.

Thursday, Jan. 10, 1935

Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Hy Brand were here helping to quilt, had dinner & supper, Mrs. George Wagner came helped the afternoon, had supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day again. Papa took eggs up, got 25¢. Hogs are $8.25 top price now. We played pinochle, again this evening; 2 games. The firemans have meeting tonight. George Wagner is elected trustee of the Evangical [sic] Church.