Saturday, May 16, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, had dinner here, we had beef soup, him & Rose went to Waterloo with all of the wheat from out there, got 78¢. Henry & family stopped in, took Floyd to hospital, got his hand re bandaged. Boys stayed here. Emil & Bert Thompson called on pap this afternoon, we opened the davenette & he sleeps, or rests on there during day. We baked lemon pie this afternoon. Eggs 18¢. Mrs. Joe Watchel & Clara Wagner got permanents at Belleville yesterday. The bill at the hospital for 10 das. [days] including room & board, washing (operating room $8.00), & surgical dressings. Lab ex. medicine $53.75. John Hepp came on business. The Chev. Dealer of New Athens, called again to; so far nothing yet; making trades for Uncle Fred’s car.

Wednesday, May 6, 1936

Uncle Fred went home, about 5  – then came back again, we ate, then us three went in, Aunt stayed here baked bread. Pap got operated at 10 min to ten, took 50 min, was to himself though right away, but has some terrible pains. Dr. Frein operated, he said it would be alright, all cured. Fr. Shoemaker came to see him last nit. Rose stayed in all day & tonite. Uncle Fred went home to work after dinner; Dr. Frein had 3 operations this morning, while we were in there, he told us. Sure warm again today, had a heavy rain at Belleville yesterday. Uncle Adams 86 yr. birthday. Henry & family came this evening. A corset sales lady was here. Uncle Fred went home this afternoon.

Friday, May 1, 1936

Cut lawn; fixed fence. Bert baked cookies & cake, cleaned, planted 44 cabbage plants, got 246 out now; & 121 sweet potatoes plants, planted out the big geraniums that we had in the basement all winter. B. Braun brought the Nationwide specials here; every week send paper around.

Thursday, April 30, 1936

Pap went Praire [sic] Du Rocher to McBride to get a sow. We baked doughnuts, Bert went along to Belleville with Henry & Leona, had to get Floyd’s hand redressed; looks terrible; they had dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, lawned & planted cabbage & beans etc; went over to Minnie’s & got her dress finished 25¢ now. We planted 77 cabbage plants, & 87 sweet potatoes; this evening & tomatoes. Beautiful day, warm. Louis Armstutz’s have a big supper at there place tonite, Alumium [sic] cooking ware, there advertising, 2 men & lady from city are doing it, furnished everything; she had to ask 6 couples, Mr & Mrs Milton Wagner, Harry Kammler’s, Hugo Probsts, Lester Gregsons, Joe Wacthels, & themselves; supper to be at 7:30. Eggs 18¢.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 1935

Cold & snowing in morning, sunshine afternoon. Papa hauled 3 loads wood down, got the cedar tree & hauling manure. Rose baked molasses cookies. We cleaned the front room. Went out to Uncle Freds, gave them some cheese & milk. There is an awful big piece in the paper, that Uncle Fred is accessed more than all Belleville, & than 9 townships, just everything is in, what he was accessed for, sure is the limit; the Belleville people aren’t paying taxes; even some of the beautiful homes pictured in the paper were there is no taxes being paid on.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 1935

Emil’s birthday. Berti baked cookies. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, he went up in the woods & got load rack; took milk & butter along home. Fredrick Fritsche came asked if he could go hunting here. Papa told him it was alright. Uncle brought the Belleville paper along up for us to read, they get it daily now. Mrs. Arthur Hepp was in the hospital, tonsils taken out. Steve Neff’s have a baby born at hospital. Willie Krehers have also a baby girl born Dec. 5. Webers Quarry is to be moved from Harbaughs farm to Rittmeyer’s, Weber has taken the Claus house in town, to pieces & will erect it out at the Quarry. Eichenseers have a new Chev. which costs $791.00 complete, trunk etc.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1935

Rose baked oatmeal cookies, ironed & patched today. Arlene Klotz’s birthday, lot of Hecker people went down, children’s party.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 1935

Leona brought the boys up, stayed all day, dinner & supper. Henry got them this eve; the beef didn’t sell so good, to many going around town with beef; we took 11¾ lbs; had roast for dinner. Made cream pies today. We went to Renneckers this evening, played 4 game pinochle, his brother Jake of Belleville was also there, visiting for several days. Pat May is having a free dance at Donahue’s tonite.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1935

Papa is working in the woods. Rose went out to Henry’s again, Leona got up this afternoon. Berti baked cookies all day. We went out to Uncle Freds this evening; she made lunch; listened to the radio.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1935

We all went up in the woods, took dinner along, but it started in to rain, came home at 12’o clock, rained all afternoon. Berti baked cookies; & we put quilts together; have the “Goose Track” all set together & border on; now started the stitched one. Bernice Wagner came, selling chances on a turkey to be raffled out on Dec 24. at the Public School House, we took 1, 10¢ each kid has 20 chances to sell – 3 – 25¢. Pierre Laut was also here, but we can’t take chances from all of them. Mr. Geo Dehn of Ellis Grove died at 3:20 this afternoon, he was ailing for quite awhile, had 3 pralatic [sic – paralytic] strokes. Mrs Rennecker’s brother.