Monday, Feb. 4, 1935

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went home after breakfast, froze a little. Mrs. Wil Klotz is very ill; eggs today is 26¢. Aunt Mary sent a dress pattern along with Louis Birkner for us; left it at Mertz’s Store. We went to Renneckers this evening, played pinochle, even games. Chas Hill & family left for Chicago for a 3 mo. job; with truck & car. Ed. Mengs butchered today.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here all day again, remodeling dresses, finished quilt, we washed machines. so nice, the ground hog can see his shadow; played cards in eve.

Friday, February 1, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all day, had breakfast, dinner & supper, played cards this evening, sewed Aunt a dress. Uncle went home this afternoon.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up early, & Rose went along, left 5:15 to Belleville to Route 15 to Mr. Vernon & then route 142 to Dalgreen, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Sam Schilling, got there at 9 o clock, had coffee; walked to the cemetery; too muddy to drive, came home at 4 o clock, shopped at Belleville first. Joe & George Schilling, Mrs. J. Kreher Sr. & Jr. & daughter, also all went down; it is 100 miles there; one way. There was a lady here, begging for help, clothes are [sic: or] food; we gave her liver sausage. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, stayed in Hecker all night; too muddy to go home. Mr. Robert Bersche infant baby of was buried Sun; she is Fern Gulley, that is the mother.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, Berti went along to E. St. Louis; they had supper here. Mr. Joe Schilling came, told us that Mrs. Sam Schilling, nee Josie Brand of Dalgreen died will be buried Thurs. morning at 9 o’clock; she was 68 yrs. old; The last one out of Andrew Brand’s family. Rob. Laut got sack hay; 15¢.

Monday, Jan. 28, 1935

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while, he hauled load wheat to Red Bud, got 90¢. Eggs 25¢ today. We went to Waterloo this afternoon, nice day. Straw baler guy was here. Otto Horn suit agent stopped again, trying to put in an order, just booked Wilfred Cortner for one.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 1935

Leona came after the boys; Henry still has headache. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, here went out to see Uncle Adam this afternoon. Rose & Bert went up to Mamie’s, but she went to the Mill Pond, so we came home again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back here had supper, then played couple games cards. Uncle Adam was sitting up all afternoon, he is better again.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 1935

We went out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s birthday, we had dinner & supper, played cards had radio. Leona brought the kids up to stay all night here, Rose & Berti went along with them to Waterloo to Pautler’s to Laf. Geodell’s birthday dance, gents 25. ladies free, Geodelle’s Orchestra; nice size crowd present. Henry played drums; but got sick; little too much, I guess Ha-

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.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1935

Fried in bacon. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, Billy [Willis] stayed here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon. We went to Donahue’s to Tipton Parish euchre party, played 10 games, we didn’t receive prizes, had 5 points; not much of a crowd, & no prizes; a quilt was raffled out & was won by Ruth May. Mr. Bill Kelley of Ruma, died will be buried tomorrow morning.