Thursday, May 13, 1937

Pap went out to Henry’s helped saw logs in the woods, & haul them to Schilling’s; had dinner at Henry’s. Bert baked pie etc., we got lot of milk, about 1 gal. to a milking. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up working this afternoon; & came back again this eve. Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud to Catholic euchre. Uncle got pr. house slippers, had 8 points & played paps card, he got dresser scarf. Bert had 7 got rug. A. Mary 3 points; quite a few prizes & nice crowd pillow slips attendance prize by Mrs. Ed. Vogt. Fr. Stern is very low, but he said they should have the euchre; he talks yet but is very weak; pap stop to see him last Mon; he knew him right away. A man here looked at cow; to high for him. Bert Thompson send him here.

Wednesday, April 28, 1937

Raining all day. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies, Eggs 16¢. Henry, Leona & Billy [Willis] were up, Henry went to dentist Dr. Lark, here in town. The Young People Ladies Sodality are giving a pinochle & euchre party tonite, in school hall. Bert went had 7 points, didn’t win nothing Ray Wittenauer won pillow cases attendance prize; crowd wasn’t so large, weather & roads spoiled it, had nice prizes; lot of pillow cases.

Friday, April 23, 1937

Another Beautiful day, pap fixing pen for little chixs. Bert [Bertille] baking bread etc. & cleaning. Light bill $1. for 9 hrs.

Saturday, April 10, 1937

Baked bread, coffee cake, then went to Leo’s butchering 2 hogs, also Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped to; had lunch, dinner supper, sugar cured meat, etc; got weighed U. Fred, 166, pap 162, Rose 162, Leo 149, A. Mary 176, Bert 118. Pap took eggs up got 20¢.

Friday, April 9, 1937

Pap fixed fence. Bert cut lawn, set 2 hens, each with 1 duck eggs so far; just got the 2 from our duck. Baked cookies cake; colder this eve. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, he pumped water out of cellar. Mr. Wilbur Osterbage & Alice Glessner of Waterloo were married at Kankakee on Easter Mon. was secret till recently, going to live with his parents on Park Street, he works with his father in contracting business; she is Mike Glessners daughter. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back again this eve. Leo & Rose came down to; brought eggs; want to butcher tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 9, 1937

Pap is sewing clover seed. Bert baked cake. Its cold this morn. froze ice last nite again. Joe Schilling is appointed solictior [sic] for gathering feed grain through Farm Bureau for the flood sufferers at along the Wabash & Ohio Rivers. Leo came with the team & got his disk, that he bought at Todds sale. Eichenseer pays only 19¢ for eggs. Mertz 20¢. Mr. Chas Geodelle died this afternoon. There were 2 funerals at Red Bud this morn. Wagner & Kaffai.

Friday, Feb. 12, 1937

Lincoln’s Birthday, also send J. Kellers birthday greeting for tomorrow. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, baked bread here. Fred went to L. Birkners, she stayed had dinner here, then went up this afternoon, he is pretty low & didn’t think he would pull through today any [unclear] talks so much, high fever. Uncle Fred came down for supper, went back again, then came again at 1:30 went to bed here, had breakfast then went up again.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 1937

Baked & cleaned. Pap went up town to the barber. We drove as far as Barthels Garage, & went along with Leo & Rose to Belleville, got there pictures 13 in all one big one free, & painted also. Sure beautiful day, warm. Read papers & listened to radio.

Friday, Jan. 29, 1937

Bert cleaned, baked bread etc. Eggs only 19¢ now; Bert got the mail, not much news, Mr. & Mrs. Jake Schaefer of near Foster Pond have a baby boy, born at St. Mary’s Hospital last Thurs. nite; Mr. & Mrs. Ray Schmidt & son Linus [? – unclear] of Waterloo returned home from Red Bud’s Hospital Sat. were all 3 had pneumonia, boy was taken back there again still has throat ailments, paper says. Mrs. Joe Watchel gave me the wedding present for Rosalia, they couldn’t go to the wedding, Delmar was sick with grippe. She [Rosalia] got set silver ware from Uncle Ed, knives & forks, spoons, teaspoons, butter knives, sure beautiful set, sent by mail.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 1937

Bert baked cookies; patched. We got oats over. Sure a beautiful day, nice warm, snowing & ice melting away fast, & lots water & mud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped, he went to Waterloo she stayed at Henry’s, visited them for awhile; brought us 100 lbs. flour along $3.49. It is getting awful cloudy & hazy in sky all around. Tonite is the President Birthday Ball at Waterloo in 2 halls; like usal [sic – usual].