Friday, Oct. 29, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary up this afternoon. Clara Gregson came here till Emil got back, he was out at the place. We took load wheat – 17 bus. to Waterloo got 87¢. top is 90¢; ordered Times. H. Wittenauer is putting up hay. Henry is going to butcher a heifer again this afternoon, but it is awful warm today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came brought apples for A. [Aunt] Mary; plow share down.

Thursday, March 11, 1937

Beautiful day. Pap hauled load wood in the basement; this afternoon went out & helped Henry sewing oats. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped went to Smithton. Mrs. And. Mueth was here, looking for seed oats. Bert made garden planted onion sets, radishes, peas, lettuce. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Bert went along to the wake of Mr. Chas. Geodelle, 87 yrs. old; out at the house; so many people coming & going, will be buried tomorrow afternoon at Waterloo; & church. Sly. Doyle died & is to buried tomorrow morning at Red Bud, he was operated on appendix a couple weeks ago. Henry & family came this eve. A man around selling apples, bought pt. 50¢.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1936

Pap went in woods all day. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s went along to E. St. Louis with them got permanents at Esther Beauty Shop on Sinclair Ave. for $2.50 a piece, pretty good so far. We got bu. apples for $1.25 willow twigs. Pete Hoffmann is in St. Louis hospital pretty sick, they say;  we went shopping at E. St. Louis. stores this afternoon, met Maggie Grassheim & Pour brothers over there.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1936

Ironed. Rose & Bert went to Waterloo to dentist. Bert got 1 filled by Hotz $2.00. A guy here selling apples $1.25 bu. & ones taking orders for Mitner Product Co. of St. Louis. Joe Griffin came & checked up on light switches etc. We went to Belleville, got everything the fixtures etc. Joe also was in, got it all at Haskel’s Electric Store.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1935

Pap went out in the woods. Ironed, & patched today. A guy here selling apples, we took ½ bu. for Leona, 50¢ bus. & 85¢ bu. Clara Wagner got 1 doz. eggs. Sure nice weather again so warm.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1935

We cleaned front & bedroom today, little cloudy & rainy. Schwarz from Mound Ill was here selling apples we took 2 bus. 75¢. winesaps Roman Beautys & 1 bu. twigs 65¢, half for Leona. Uncle Ret’s [?] birthday. Al Gauen came & got 2 hams 24½ lbs. 35¢ & ½ bu. sweet potatoes 50¢. Berti baked molasses cookies. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Belleville to Breautigams funeral from Gunlack chapel to cemetery. Papa used mullin leaves this evening for the first time.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1935

Bert finished ironing, baked bread & coffee cake. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, cut some more hay down; had lunches & dinner there. Schwarz was around selling apples 75¢ & 1 bu. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening; brought pears & pickles.

Thursday, July 11, 1935

Selling apples, 80¢ bu. a guy here, we didn’t take none. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, finished lawning there place. John Reheis is threshing now. Aunt Mary got a card from Jennette Ronnenberg to come to her wedding dance Sat. nite at Praire [sic] Du Rocher don’t say to whom; she should tell Oscar & Larry, A. Rittmeyers, & us.

Tuesday, March 26, 1935

We washed, ironed. Chas. Helfrich & son were here got load hay for $12.00. A man around selling apples 35 & 40¢ pk. Papa took 14 bus. wheat to Red Bud got 81¢; got all kind mash & medicine for the little chix, disenfectant [sic] for brooder house etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, she was quilting at Mary’s today, finished it up. We patched tonite.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1934

We cleaned, baked. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon. Henry brought a load corn, took radishes & pumpkins along home. Mr. Schwagel & bride, picture was in yesterday paper. E. Wagner was around selling apples $1.25 bu. we didn’t take any. Baked a cake for Red Bud Catholic Church Supper & card party tomorrow night; also going to give pck. potatoes, 1 doz. eggs, 2 chickens, box sweet potatoes for euchre prize.