Wednesday, May 1, 1935

Schools Public are out today, with pinics [sic]. Papa went on a trip, Red Bud, Waterloo, paid pew rent $10.00, & gave Father the quilt that we made, to donate to the church, Goose Track. Mrs. Donahue was buried this morning Tiptown & Kirsh this afternoon at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up; We went to church. May Devotion tonite; Paderborn Church is giving a euchre this evening. Boy! did it rain, about 1:30, thunder, terrible wind storm, blew some more shingles of the roof; also Fred Eichenseers little house. We cut lawn trimmed everything this morning. Patched this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 30, 1935

Went out to Henry’s, pap plastered the walls, we helped wash, took ours along to, cooked soap, ironed, baked etc.; last day of school. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up working. Mrs. Donahue, & Mrs. Kirsh both old ladies of Red Bud died, close neighbors. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & Rose & Bertie went to the euchre in Kammlers Hall, Adm. 25¢, was given by the Lords Corner Church not much of a crowd. Bertie had 11 point won prize, coffee percolator, Rose got soup dish; very beautiful. We washed our hair & they got very pretty. Henry Volkemann is very sick, cold.

Monday, April 29, 1935

Raining all morning. Papa went to Hecker to see Osie Neff, took 12 doz. eggs along. Jake Neff was here last nite, short while on business. Nic Schaefer came paid $10.00 rest of the hay looked at colt. Sunshine this afternoon, nice day. Papa went down to see Chris Buehler. Ralph Collier stopped in. Mr. Ed Pabst came, told papa he measured the land by Kunkelman’s for wire fence; also looked at the colt, taught [sic – thought] it was awful nice. We went to bed about 7 o’clock, slept it out Oh Boy.

Saturday, April 27, 1935

Strawed potatoes, cleaned chicken house. Papa got the chev. again this afternoon, all fixed up, new oil rings, etc. greased & labor, all $8.00. Omer Schilling is giving a birthday dinner at Paulters Hall to nite, gents 25 ladies free; Moonlight Orch.; playing; we went in, & Boy! was it a crowd. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon & got his hog check cashed $33.58. Sure some dust, today, it is terrible in Kansas dust storms.

Friday, April 26, 1935

We went out to Henry’s, helped clean house, moved the bed rooms; waxed floors; had lunch & dinner. Rained this afternoon heavy showers; planted out cabbage & tomatoe [sic] plants. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here; papa took Chev. to Probst’s garage, got repaired.

Thursday, April 25, 1935

Papa is fixing fence again, will soon be finished now. The Y.P.L. of Hecker, are giving a play intitled [sic], “Gates to Happiness” tonite at Kammler’s Hall; Adm. 35¢ dancing after play. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went up, but it wasn’t so nice, no pep at all; Characters were: Hy. Spalt, Clarence & Ralph Rausch, Harold Wagner, Floyd Thompson: Carol Papbenberg, Vernice Rausch, Marjorie Rausch, Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Alsace Eckert. The hall was crowded. Irene Reheis, furnished musci [sic]. Rev. Hasto painted the backgrounds, furniture came from N. Athens. Papa took load wheat to Red Bud, 90¢, got sack chic mash. Mrs. Gambach & daughter have a new 1935 model Chev Sedan; today. There were gypsies at J. Kaltwasser’s today, ransacked the place, took coffee & bread.

Wednesday, April 24, 1935

Elmer Parker’s 21 yr. birthday, celebrating it tonite in Uncle Clem’s barn, at Jim Parkers; no invitations, everybody welcome. We cooked kettle soap. Papa & Rose fixing fence; Mrs. Rennecker came, said if anybody calls at there play, should sent them down to Katy’s, digging a pond today. A guy here wanted old gold. Bertie fixed sweet potatoe [sic] rows. We went to Donahue’s to Milching election dance, 2 kegs of beer & free dance. Musci [sic] by Nic Ellis, or Sunrise Four; Mrs. Donahue is very bad, not expected to live.

Tuesday, April 23, 1935

Cooked 2 kettles soap, put up wire fence. We planted potatoes, finished now; pap got Meng’s plow to make the rows. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went along with us to Red Bud to the card party, Berti had 9 points got cake pans. Uncle Fred, a little dress & Aunt Mary 25¢ sugar; the rest got nothing, not so much of a crowd. The hooked rug was won by Mrs. Leo Schumacher of Evansville, pillow slips by Mrs. Ratz, & Schuelte got attendance prize, a lace tablecloth, very pretty. Aunt Mary said Mr. Bill Sensel, Pete’s brother died at Waterloo will be buried there Thurs. afternoon, she was talking to him yet last Sat. there, he was O.K. then.

Monday, April 22, 1935

We washed, ironed, patched. Christ Buehler came, got the rest of his chick coops. Chas. Helfrich was here, said he was getting the relief check, now for feed, & it would come in pap’s name, in about 2 weeks, would amount to $16.00. Henry came up, went to Meng’s. Bert Thompson came over with him. Mr. & Mrs. Alf. May were here about 3 hrs; brought Interest for Uncle Fred. Mr. Emil Schaefer & guy that bought the drill, came & got it this afternoon, Schaefer came to look at the binder, they are neighbors, near Foster Pond; the rabbit brought him a little baby boy; Them 2 & May looked at the colt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, set out cabbage plants 80, we helped. Papa went out to Henry’s this morning, Gus Blackburn is having posts cut for tiles for railroad, & those guys are hauling them out past Ettlings House, some system. We sprayed fruit trees again today. Ambrose Doyle’s baby boy is in Hospital, had 8 lbs. pus taken out from the lungs & rib taken out, to get it out, & the child is getting along fine now, 22 mos. old; doctor had said, it would have died if they didn’t take out the pus, its awful. Mrs. Hy. Miller, has awful trouble to with swallowing, kind of a sickness they claim, goes from one to the other. All the company we had today, it certainly was Easter Mon. Eggs 20¢.

Saturday, April 20, 1935

Henry & Leona & Rose & Berti went to St. Louis left 6:30, boys stayed here with papa, we got permanent waves, $2.00 apiece, & white shoes, Poetker of Smithon [sic] was here looking for hogs, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stop then went to Waterloo, this morn. Coming home from St. Louis there was an awful delay on the bridge, accident happened; slow traffic.