Monday, Nov. 18, 1935

Henry & Leona, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here butchered 2, one for us & 242 lbs. & one for Uncle Freds 250 lbs; the boys went to school; Uncle Fred took load home & came back again for supper; it is his birthday 61 yrs. old, we went out this evening. Henry & family, Chris Buehlers family & Oscar Birkner & 2 boy’s & Kenneth Neff, were there, played pinochle, games, sang songs, had cake, cookies. Fredrick Fritsch was here wanted eggs, we had none. Hy. Armstutz brought load corn. Hecker school has visiting day; no school here.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1935

Some men around fixing stoves & etc. Pap went up town, butchering a hog by Eichenseer’s today for the wustmark [sic – Wurstmart] Mon, at the School Hall. It rained all day. Roy Neff was around taking orders for beef, they butchered one yesterday, pap went up this afternoon & got 50¢ roast 3 lbs; sell it at 18¢ & soup meat 16¢. Alps. Karban & Elmer Buss have a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite Moonlight Orch. Gents 25 ladies free; & rain all night, terrible.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1935

Election today, just 2 commissioners running, Vogt & Teonjes. Bertille’s 21 yr. birthday. We washed, hung it in basement. Chris Buehler stopped in, to tell papa about some hogs. Chas. Wagner came with some corn for his hogs here, Geo. Lorberg was going to get them this afternoon, & he did. Geo Boll was also along, they had taken stock to East St. Louis, then went to J. Friedrichs, had bought a heifer & brought a cow along for A. Eckert. Painted a few window frames this afternoon. A Wind Power Electric Agent was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, called for Christ Kern’s to came here also, wanted to speak with them, so Mr & Mrs Kern & boy Leo came. We started fire in furnace for first time this year.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1935

Mrs. J. Griffin died last night; at her home here; will be buried Mon. morning 9:30 o’clock mass to Waterloo cemetery. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped, we all went to Mrs. Euler estate sale, at Mueth’s residency, were she lived; Starr & Hartmann auctioneer; bought a few articles, things brought good prices & lot of it, canned goods, meat etc. quilts, bedding, all was sold. We all went to Pautler’s this evening; John Rist birthday dance, ladies free, gents 25. Moonlight Orc; large crowd, free dance at Donahues.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1935

We cleaned front & bedroom today, little cloudy & rainy. Schwarz from Mound Ill was here selling apples we took 2 bus. 75¢. winesaps Roman Beautys & 1 bu. twigs 65¢, half for Leona. Uncle Ret’s [?] birthday. Al Gauen came & got 2 hams 24½ lbs. 35¢ & ½ bu. sweet potatoes 50¢. Berti baked molasses cookies. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Belleville to Breautigams funeral from Gunlack chapel to cemetery. Papa used mullin leaves this evening for the first time.

Friday, Oct. 4, 1935

Pap & Rose finished cutting corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here, he dug sweet potatoes. We planted all of our flowers out today. Rose shoes & things came from Chicago Mail Order; all O.K. We went out to Uncle Freds took a letter out. Miss Esther Dalkert & Adam Loub Jr. were married Sept. 21 in Missouri. Rob. Laut’s birthday. Gave Emma Birkner a fern stalk.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 1935

Papa has some sores on his face now, something like Henry & them had it. Beautiful day, nice warm again. Chas. Schilling is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, Moonlight Orch. Adm. gent 25 ladies free. There is also a few birthday dance at Donahue’s Midway Inn, musci [sic] by Phil Carle & entertainers; Rose & Bert went to Waterloo this afternoon, took papa’s watch to Bersche’s to get spring fixed, it was broke. Clara Wagner wanted flower slips, we weren’t home. Rose & Bert went to see Mamie this evening; seen her quilts & etc; listened to radio.

Friday, Sept. 27, 1935

We took our flowers in put them upstairs so far. Bert had to go to Renneckers [to] talk over telephone, ours didn’t work good but papa fixed it alright now. Angela Eichenseer invited us to her wedding dance on Oct. 16, everybody is welcome; to be at Kammler’s Hall. Clara Wagner got 1 doz. eggs 24¢. We got a card send a girl from Evansville got the Ford V-8 at the Dupo pinic [sic]. Went out to Henry’s, Leona 25 birthday, had cake & cookies, nobody else there; to bad weather & roads. Sparta Fair ends today & we didn’t get there.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935

Homecoming at Belleville. We went in this afternoon to church. Free dance at Oak Grove, & Double birthday at Pautler’s. Adm. gents 25 ladies free. Moonlight Orc. Jac. Reheis birthday today. Henry & family came up this evening; fixed hair & etc.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 1935

Aaron Papenberg’s 22 yr. birthday today. Leona brought Henry up & he couldn’t get the tractor started all morning, so he got Hugo Probst to fix it for him, started right away then. Papa is hauling coal 2 loads for basement & 1 nut coal for brooder stove .05¢; this morning; finished hauled 182 bus. including 12 bus. nut coal @ 5¢ the others 8½ & tax all $15.53 from the East Side coal mine at Freeburg. Henry finished plowing, took the tractor along home; had lunch, dinner. Papa hauled 2 loads wood from Pabsts – 60¢ paid for sawing. Mr. Ed Meng got a light stroke yesterday morning seated in a rocking chair, had the doctor, was better again now. Sterling circus in Waterloo this afternoon & evening porformances [sic] Adm. 25¢; We went in this evening, & crowd just picked reserved seats 10¢ extra, chairs & Boy it sure was good; flying trapeze, elephants & horse dance etc, big band, 3 different side shows at 10¢ Adm; littlest mother & baby. Wild west, 500 lbs. boy, a girl with thousand eyes & so much; a girl lyed [sic] down & elephant walked over her, Monkey, dogs & baby elephant etc.