Tuesday, July 21, 1936

Finished ironing, baked bread & coffee cake. Joe Griffin came yesterday, looked at the radio, the b battery is no more good both dead; A battery is alright yet; We went to Belleville this afternoon got new B batteries $1.59. Joe put them in now.

Tuesday, July 14, 1936

Finished ironing. Still hot as ever, days & nites. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening. Mr. Ed. Pabst & Loyd were here, he says he wouldn’t be able to handle our ground this yr. he was by himself Loyd works at Belleville Foundry. Our fish are dying in the pond, throw out 30 pretty nice ones, never got any like them when we were fishing; guess the water in pond is to hot & dirty.

Saturday, July 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went after our heifer that got out, in Braun’s field. We went to Belleville this afternoon to church. Hot, it is 105 degree’s here. Philip Kahmer of Lords Corner shot himself this morn, buried Mon. afternoon. Mrs. Stella Wiskamp nee Miller died, to be buried Mon. she was in the hospital 3 mons; went pap was there. we went to see her.

Saturday, July 4, 1936

Boy! the shooting in town; terrible way late in the nite. Sure hot weather these days’ 96 & 100 today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Rose went to Harrisonville to Catholic Church pinic [sic], had chicken supper there, & came home. German Band from Belleville played. Free dances all over, Log Cabin by Red Bud, Floraville, Dreamland Palace.

Thursday, July 2, 1936

Cloudy & heavy dew this morn; no threshing for awhile yet. Henry & Boys came up made hay; had lunch, put 2 loads in barn & took 1 home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way home from Belleville brought us sugar & saussage [sic] along. Sun ain’t shining so bright today, don’t dry so good. A lady here wanted to sell foot cushions to wear in your shoes for callouses.

Monday, June 29, 1936

We washed ironed, patched. Hot winds today & the sun, hot then it ever was yet, 108 at Belleville, 102 here at 7 o’clock. Alvin Voges was here & got our sacks for threshing wheat at Pabsts.

Thursday, June 25, 1936

Today threshing begins Joe & Geo. Schilling & Joe Watchels; at E. Rettinghouse. Pap & Rose went to Belleville with 28 springs 59 lbs. @ 20¢. Pap put new screens on basement.

Tuesday, June 23, 1936

We washed, ironed, baked bread. Went to Belleville this afternoon took 8 chickens – 16 lbs. @ 22¢ to Percy Miller. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, worked there garden took out onions, we took ours out yesterday. They have there radio battery up at M. Wagner’s getting it charged. John Wittenauer & son, were here looked at the mule; but was to high priced for him. Alfreda wasn’t so good last nite. Sure a big day at Belleville, a convention there for 3 days.

Tuesday, June 9, 1936

The Wedding of Clements Schlotmann & Helen Krou at 8 o’clock mass at Red Bud; we & Aunt Mary went down, Joe Gregson’s & Olivi & Agnes. Mrs. Starr all from Hecker; The Wedding was pretty, short veil, & white ensemble dress; took pictures at the church. Mrs. Schlotmann was crying; having the dinner at Kern’s. Berti went along with Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary home, helped clean the big room, washed, ironed etc. had dinner & supper; they came up this eve. again, & pap went along with them to Pautler’s, we went also. It was a Columbia couple wedding dance, big crowd & so hot it was. Jac. Erle was here, insured our house. Pap & Rose went to Belleville.

Thursday, June 4, 1936

We clipped old hens wings. Aunt Mary shoes from Chicago Mail Or. & were to small had to send them back today. We had beef soup dinner. We ate 3 springs already, sure good, we got 111 old hens. There is Church pinic [sic] at Dupo today, were we got chances to win a V8 Ford; but I guess we won’t win anyway. Mr. Geo. Homringhausen gets buried this afternoon. Rose & Bert went to the funeral, down to Red Bud only to Dashner’s, he looks natural awful large funeral, Pall Bearers were, 4 fellows of Waterloo, J. Schmidt, L. Zimmer, Metzer, Friederich, Schuette & guy of Red Bud; Rev. Brink had the services at the undertaker parlor, & also at Round Prairie Church & Cemetery; he was 55 yrs. old, had a copper coffin & vault. This evening there was some fellows ran around our hours, one was H. Davis of Belleville, he should of brought a boy along, that he picked up on the road, & kid got away from him, Elmer Kammler came here, he had the kids shoes, what he dropped, in alalfa [sic] field.