Saturday, July 10, 1937

Cloudy, looks like rain. Bert [Bertille] made chicken dinner, baked apple pie. A fellow here wanted to sell apples. Leo & Rose came this eve. awhile; brought some apples & pickles.

Tuesday, July 6, 1937

Baked cookies, cake; cleaned chicken house took onions out; canned 2 qts beets. Everybody starts threshing this afternoon, all outfits. Went to Leo’s this afternoon helped bake cake & pie shells for threshing tomorrow. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came. Leo & Rose came after truck to get more coal left car here; takes so much coal this year.

Saturday, July 3, 1937

Beautiful day. little cloudy. Nic Hess started threshing today; that is Joe. Schillings, both threshing same time, like always. Henry is helping at Geo.. Our cistern is nearly dry, time for rain. Lot of cars out for holiday; tomorrow & Mon. Bert [Bertille] baked apple pie. Geo. Wagners came over awhile this eve.; Lightening & thunder tonite.

Saturday, June 26, 1937

Canned 3½ qts. berries & baked 2 pies. Went to Belleville, dentist & church. Uncle Fred was up early this morn, working corn, before it got to hot. There is a a free farewell dance at Oak Grove tonite, he is going back to Burksville again. Alois & Gerti stopped wanted to take me [Bertille] long to New Athens, didn’t go.

Wednesday, June 16, 1937

We have 10 little pigs born Sun. nite. Raining this morn. baked cookies. Mr. Jake Helfrich’s wife of Belleville was taken to hospital & died; nee Mueth of Paderborn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon picked cherries. We went to Leo’s; picked dewberries, not ripe enough yet, picked about 1½ gal.; took few home just to eat; Rose made jelly, had lunch there. Cut lawn & broke the mower, in wheel. Went out to see Uncle Adam & Emil, he is in bed, there all day, don’t eat much & can’t sleep, has awful back pain, the doctor came when we were there, he says its old age & cold in kidneys. Emil doesn’t get much sleep either had to be there day & nite, Uncle lies nearly all day, can’t sit up & nite he sits & can’t lie down. We stopped at Henry’s on way home; they picked the cherries, ½ gal. & peas, almost milk bucket full, & ain’t finished yet; she has beets to can to; lots work.

Friday, June 4, 1937

We papered bath room this morn, washed paint etc. picked cherries canned 1 qt. 4 pts. so far, made 2 pies & coffee cakes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she helped stone cherries. We went out to Henry’s, went to Fauss by Maeystown, bought sow & pigs 8 – 2 weeks old for $38. he is going to get them Mon or Tues. pd. $5 down. Coming down Maeystown Hill, Henry’s brake didn’t hold thought for sure it was going to be a big accident, but turned out alright, as long as there wasn’t no car coming. Emil J. Hoffman teacher, who taught Hecker school one term & Luella Fults were married last week, paper says, eve. of May 29. Eggs 16¢

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¢.