Sunday, Sept. 27, 1936

Raining all day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Leona’s birthday, they went to Waterloo, Geodells cleaned there cistern. Ray Wittenauer is still the same yet, unconscious. Frank Kroll’s have a baby girl since last Thurs. the paper says.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 1936

Rained this afternoon. Pap went to Valmeyer to Allotff sale, things brought good price, team mules $400. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in, they went to Plenger’s sale by Round Prairie, that was a cheap sale. Oscar Birkner bought 106 acres farm, Miller place, were Grahlerrs now fines. $5,800. We went to Floraville to Jac. Reheis birthday dance. music by Schoenborn & Skairs. Gents 25¢.

Friday, Sept. 4, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & pap went along to Sparta Fair with them. Rose 25th birthday. Henry & Leona came up, Henry went to the meeting at Kammler’s Hall; this morning. We baked bread etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, ate watermelons & doughnuts.

Monday, Aug. 31, 1936

We washed, ironed. Joe Griffin finished today. Pap got load corn fodder. Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Cortner had Gypsy Joe to play “Red Sails in Sunset” for there baby 1 yr. old today Ethel May. Mildred Watchel & Berneice Wagner was here, she is news reporter for Niece Rausch, for Daily Advocate, neice [sic] is working at Clara’s in New Athens now.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. We went out to Henry’s Billy’s [Willis] 3 yr. birthday, had lunch. Omer came there to. We went to Smithton Home Coming this eve. nice parade at 6:30 many beautiful floats; & lots of people.

Thursday, July 23, 1936

Mrs. Cleveland’s birthday today. Nice cool this morn. Steve Renneker came over awhile this eve. We went out to Henry this afternoon, pap hauled logs away, on different place, so he can plow. Uncle Fred took wheat to Waterloo got $1.02, Aunt Mary stayed by Uncle Adam’s.

Saturday, June 27, 1936

We went out to Henry’s had ice cream this evening. Agnes Gregson’s birthday. also S. Rennekers; had a few drops rain this afternoon, awful hot 96° degrees at 4 p.m. Eggs 18¢. Wheat 88.

Sunday, May 24, 1936

Henry’s birthday 32 yrs. We went to Red Bud 6 o’clock mass. The Bishop comes there at 10:30, we didn’t go down for confirmation, there was a class of 22 children & 7 adults. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie Keller were here all day, dinner supper, she was out at Aunt Mary’s all nite last nite; came about 9 o clock. Omer & we went to Foster Pond to free birthday dance tonite.

Saturday, May 23, 1936

Henry & Rob. Grover making hay, had dinner here. Mrs. C. Guebert has sale & Hubers have a sale this afternoon; nice day. Mary Mathews has birthday dance at Kammlers tonite, Ed. Mueth has one at New Athens, Brun’s boys, playing One at Log Cabin, by Red Bud Webers Orch. Lipperts has barn dance. Mrs. L. Sauer has Pautlers, Rythmn [sic] Kings. Och; so many tonite. It is Gertie Cortner’s birthday today. We went Mary’s dance here nice crowd, good time. Henry broke the axle on his wagon by Geo. Parkers going home with load hay, took 2 loads home.

Tuesday, May 19, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this evening. We got 1 pig from the other sow, so we got 2 sows & 2 pigs, awful. Miss Mary Matthews birthday 19 yrs. old today. We dug up the tulips.