Wednesday, July 20, 1938

Cleaned chicken house. Pap went to Henry’s, threshing clover seed with combine, he had lunch & dinner. Bert [Bertille] canned 5 1/2 qts. beets & 1 1/2 tomatoe. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, went to see Armstutz’s on a visit. Henry Spalt have another baby boy, July 18. this makes 2 boys in family, born at Belleville hospital. Sieberts called there girl Delores Norma Lena Siebert born July 8; sponsor Norma Siebert; sister of Leslie Siebert.

Tuesday, July 19, 1938

Washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary up this afternoon. We took ride to Rosalia’s this afternoon, brought beets along to can. Went to Red Bud this eve; took title down for on our old chev.

Tuesday, June 22, 1937

Cut in 13 qts. kraut; 3 qts beets; this morning. This afternoon varnished kitchen cupboards & doors, woodwork. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up, working across the street.

Thursday, July 9, 1931

It is raining this morning.  We got our beets in from the garden here & the truck patch, we got 5 quts & 1/2.  Mrs. Katie Klotz was here this morning to see if she could get a can of cistern water at Uncle Fred’s place, because they are getting the thrashers this evening, & they wanted the water to wash the dishes.  Papa went up to Eichenseers, & went along out with Vic & Odillo, to fix Henry pump, they put 5 ft. pipings on it, there is 30 ft. of water in it yet.  Papa called up for Rosalia to come out & bring some wrenches along from the store.  Mrs. Klotz was telling me about a fire at Albert Gregson’s on Tues. night, the road men had a fire burning the grass on piles, & they left without putting the fire out, & during the night the fire creeped & burned all the way through the woods, nearly too the house, they just got it out in time.  George Lorberg was called with a tank of water on his truck & also Joe Shilling’s, Louis Armstutz’s & a fire apartment, I don’t know if it was Smithon’s [sic] or Red Buds, fire out later, it happened around 12 o’clock in the night that is when George Lorberg left.  This evening we went out & lawend [sic] at the cemetery, & looked at Frank’s pigs, sheep.  Eggs are 12¢ now.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1930

We canned beets & sauerkraut today.  Leona & the kids were up this afternoon, but they didn’t get off of the machine, she came up to get some things from the store.  It is nice & warm again this afternoon.  Ed Meng was over tonight and wanted to know if he could get the lime dust spreader tomorrow.  In Belleville everybody is donating for the jobless.

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