Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went out to Henry’s got scale, stuffer etc. They have an airline radio from Wards; & gas engine to charge batteries on it. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up, went to Firemen euchre & dance tonite, didn’t win no prize, quilt played by bingo by Lizzie Neff. Oliver Birkner & Ben Schilling furnished musci [sic] for dance, wasn’t very much. Joe Gregson & Lee & Mrs. Andrew & Glenn Cannings of Marissa Ill. were all here on business to see Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary. Leo & Glenn Cannings are going to start tomorrow at Belleville a filling station there, corner of Milsdadt [sic] road Route 158. Lester is going to run this station on here they say. Pretty cold weather.

Saturday, Nov. 13, 1937

Pap got crushing done. He went to Grosomann’s sale by Smithton & Bert [Bertille] went along with Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary to a sale at Belleville, mostly old & antique things; bought some fresh liver saussage [sic] from Schwaegels; sure is good 23¢ lb. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down, played, 2 games pinochle; popcorn etc.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1937

Washed. Pap hauled load wood in basement. Bert [Bertille went to Lauts quilting this afternoon, wedding ring. had lunch there. Pirre was over this morn & told me about it. Boul from Belleville was here, looking for fat hog, ours sold. Emil came over this eve; till Grover Cleveland called him away, him & Albert & Kenneth Kemp came up to have a solo game with him.

Thursday, Nov. 4, 1937

Pretty cold, also yesterday morn. Henry brought load corn; white frost this morn. Ella Miller’s son in law is being buried this afternoon, his wife died yr. ago; leaves 2 children. had pneumonia, sick for 4 days. 41 yrs. old lives in Belleville. Uncle Fred came & him & pap went to school grounds, haul toilets home with the wagon & team; had dinner out there. Bert [Bertille] patched. Gauen came got ham 14½ lbs. @ 40¢. – cloudy this afternoon. Raining tonite; we went over to see Emil awhile, read papers etc.

Monday, November 1, 1937

Went to 6 ‘ o clock mass. Bert [Bertille] went along home with Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary had dinner with them, & went along to Belleville, met lot of people from all over. Leo & Rose & many more. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed for supper, brought some fresh liver & blood saussage [sic], along. We went to church devotion for poor souls & to gain indulgences for them. Rained this eve.

Friday, Oct. 22, 1937

Cold & light rain & snow. Henry & boys brought load corn. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies & cake. Emil was here all afternoon. Freedman’s Furniture Co. of Belleville brought his stove things & rug out about 4:30 this eve; put it up. There was a fellow going to sleep in our straw shed over nite, pap wouldn’t allow him there, told him to go to town jail, he says they don’t keep nobody over nite in there, he left from here anyway went back to town. Pete Wacthels called there baby boy Lee Roy. Dr Vogel of Columbia have a baby also. Pap pulled the rest of turnips out & plowed the patch; wagon load this time; so many. Henry & boys brought load cord up; this morn. going to kill heifer today.

Friday, Oct. 8, 1937

Canned qt. tomatoes. Pap went to town order laying mash & hog feed brought it down this morn. Received letter from Dupo stating who won there prizes, all of St. Louis, except 1 at Dupo & Highland 2 at Belleville; anyway not us. The wedding pictures of Papenberg & Schmierbach & Armstutz’s are all in paper, all pretty good. John Braun was here; going around trying to get signers for leasing land for oil, quite a few around here have signed up. Pap took 19 bus. wheat to Waterloo got 93¢. top is 95¢. Bert stayed at Henry’s. Seen in paper that Emil Brand gave the Times Editor a paper from 35 yrs. ago; they published the news, some of the items from that paper.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1937

Ironed curtains & patched; had chicken soup dinner. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came scrubbed upstairs this afternoon; went to Red Bud. We went to Leo’s & Rose this eve; busy working in the field. Isd. & dad & mother [Orlet] had accident Sat. eve. at Belleville, car coming from Monroe St. came on Ill. St. without stopping & hit Isd. car, the bumper is damaged & also window shield; all shattered, no one hurt but Mr. Orlet flew from back seat to the front, was unconsious [sic] for awhile, but nothing serious I suppose they didn’t see them since it happened. Isd. was out Sat.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1937

Went to Belleville dentist this morn; fooled around again little ground some of on teeth, come again in couple days, some dentist day. Painted smoke house. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, cleaning out cellar. Henry brought load corn this morn. Eggs 21¢. Wheat 96 & 98¢.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went along to Belleville, went to dentist, should come back again next Tues. A. Mary got new hat. Henry came brought 2 sacks potatoes along went to get crushing done. Pap went down to see Hy. Feruer. U. [Uncle] Fred said was some people here to look at mule. Etling [sic] was here.