Sunday, May 7, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & then they went along with us to Waterloo to the band consert [sic], it sure was nice the way they paraded the streets, but a rain storm came up, & knocked everything in the head, they where to play all afternoon, about 6 bands, & Columbia Drum Corps; it sure did rain somes let me tell you. Geo. Haudrich is to give a pulbic [sic] barn dance tonite. This rain sure makes the road bad out west for the funeral tomorrow afternoon.

Monday, April 24, 1933

It looked cloudy, so we didn’t wash, papa plowed the orchard. Steve came over & told us that Abe Heyl was here yesterday & looked at our pigs, Ab came this morning again, but they was to small for him, so he got some from Bill Geodell. Knappe stopp [sic] a little while this morning. Mrs. Hosto of Smithon [sic] is getting buried this afternoon at 1 o clock, to the church & from there to Summerfield; quite a few from here attended the funeral. Papa altered our 5 little pigs. Bert took 6 doz. egg off got 9¢. Clem Parker & Papenberg where here invited us to come to George Parker’s barn dance, Elmer’s birthday 19 yr. old; cake & water where served. Henry brought a calf up this evening, he said Floyd has the measles.

Friday, Oct. 7, 1932

Henry & Floyd brought a load of corn & got whey. Uncle Fred & Aung Mary where up, planted out flowers. Papa loaded a hog & took it out to Henry’s, he traded with him, Henry got 2 hogs & papa got 8 small pigs. We sold 6 doz. eggs @ 25¢ & 5½ lb. hen, @ 12 ¢, to a egg man. An alarm ring went, said that a truck load of apples selling at 75¢ bu. was coming to the square this afternoon & one that Fred Weber is going to have a barn dance musci [sic], by Ill. Roamers. I seen in the paper that John Cordy of Tiptown is sporting a new Chev, coach, traded his plymouth. Mr. Rippleymier from Waterloo was here & looked at our cow & calf, he bought it, gave papa $40.00 for both, coming to get it tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday, June 26, 1932

We went to Red Bud. It rained a good shower here this morning, but not at Red Bud. Miss Josie Keller came she had intended going to Heyl’s but they aren’t going to be at home, so she stayed here all day & evening & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where also here, for dinner, lunch & supper. We had ice cream, cake, lemonade for lunch. Then the women folks went out to see the cemetery, when we came back we stopped by Eliza Boll about an hr. Clem Parker was here & gave us all an invitation to come to Alphonse Parker’s barn dance a birthday, we didn’t go. They say there is also one in Weber’s barn, given by the Wittenauers, Lester Gregson’s wife birthday, & also Harry Kammler has one, musci [sic] by Chas. Wagner’s Rythmn [sic] Kings, Adm. 35. Kelley was here this evening & papa & him made a trade, our horse & a stock hay & $7.00 for his 2 horses. Mr. Hill was here gathered up the news. It thundered & lighten & wind this eve. rain.

Monday, June 13, 1932

We washed & ironed the truck patch, corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, worked a little while, then got ready for the barn dance at Jonny Kreher, he was supposed to furnish the musci [sic]. eggs 8¢, we took 21 doz. up. Vic Braun was here & brought papa the insurance paper for the house down here.

Wednesday, June 1, 1932

Gus Blackburn’s having a public barn dance tonite, Gents 25¢ Ladies free. It rained pretty heavy this afternoon. The Biebel Roofing fellows where here again today. The egg man was here & wanted to get some more chickens for 16¢. He is coming tomorrow morning to get them. Hy. Armstutz came here awhile this evening. Papa was over by Rennecker’s awhile. We planted flowers out.

Sunday, May 15, 1932

Ed Scheinder was here & took a look at the colts. Aaron Papenberg came & invited us out to Geo. Parker’s barn dance, Carol is celebrating her birthday there. The Fahey twins celebrated there birthday at Oak Grove last night, Adm. 25, Papenberg said he was there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where her awhile then went home. George Schilling was here to see papa. Mr. Branderburger & also Weber from Red Bud, where here to see the colts. We went out to Parker’s this evening, cake & cookies where served.

Friday, April 29, 1932

Last day for schools at most places. It rained last nite, & all day. Bad for the funerals today. Ed Parker’s have a barn dance, tonite we where invited, but the weather was unfavorable, & didn’t go. Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Hill of Smithon [sic] have a little baby boy born in St. Elizabeths Hospital the other day.

Sunday, April 24, 1932

We went to Red Bud church, & also went to the hospital to see Mamie Meuth, she got operated for appendix, she is getting along fine. Clem Parker & Aaron Papenberg where here & invited us for the barn dance at George Parkers tonite, Elmer’s 18th Birthday. So we went out this evening. Papa went up town this afternoon. Bertille went up to Lester Gregson’s but there was nobody there, they where at Joe Gregsons.

Saturday, July 11, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s again today to help haul oats bundles in the loft.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this morning, they where here for dinner, lunch.  He went to Red Bud.  We had cucumber salad for dinner.  Papa & Rosalia where out at Henry’s for lunch, dinner.  There was a man here selling different things for the orphans at Belleville & also two men from St. Louis, to see if we had any eggs for sale.  Jake Friedrich has another barn dance this evening.