Thursday, March 5, 1931

Papa is plowing & harrowing the potatoe land this morning.  Fr. Grootens was here.  He wanted to use the truck to get some straw and our brooder.  So him & Frank got it.  He has 2000 little chicks.  He also has a new DeSoto coupe.  We planted 2 bu. potatoes this morning.  Papa took the team back out to Henry’s again he is going to help him sow oats out there today.  He was there for dinner.  This afternoon Rosalia had to go out to get him.  We have to turn our eggs twice a day now in the incubator.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon.  She went to the sewing circle.  Tonight is farmers meeting at the new school hall, but none of us went.  Eggs are 18¢ today.  There was a lady here today & wanted to sell 3 flowers in a basket for 25¢.  I send her off.  She said she was selling them to support 5 small children & her father.  There was a man here wanted to take orders for strawberrie plants, & also a fellow from Waterloo & wanted to sell or advertising Skill Gas.  They sure have a time at Blackburns School this year the way Mrs. Ettling told Papa.

Friday, Oct. 31, 1930

Today is Halloween.  “Look out for tricks.”  Papa went up to Neff and Staufenbiel to get crushing down this morning.  Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went to confession this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while before she went up to church.  Ralph Wiegand was here this evening and invited us to come to the Halloween party in Kammler’s Hall.  But we couldn’t go.  The boys wore overalls and the girls gingham dresses.  Somebody did a dirty Halloween trick at the Blackburn School.

Friday, August 29, 1930

Today is “Billy” Kammler’s birthday.  He is 2 yrs. old.  Gus Hempe and a man from St. Joe were here this afternoon & got our little colt for $40.00.  They didn’t have it so nice to load her, she wasn’t used to any trucks.  They got her on & away they went.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to got a load of wheat, then Papa went to Red Bud with it.  Mr. & Mrs. Mike Wedel had a accident near by Waterloo, when they were crowded off of the hard road.  The Hecker School will open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 Gregory Mcarthy teacher.  Broad Hollow on Sept. 2 by Miss Mary Havey teacher.  McQuillen School Sept. 2 by Miss Lela Deuker teacher.  Hirst School Sept. 2 by Miss Ethel Deuker teacher.  Blackburn School Sept. 2 by Miss Klinklenberg of Marystown teacher.  Grace Axley the Marini School.

Friday, May 23, 1930

It rained last night.  Papa went out to see Mr. Statterman the man that lives were Julius Ambruster lived.  This afternoon he went up to Smithton to August Mueths place, it is getting sold this afternoon.  Miss Bertha Wolf of 414 E. McKinley Street died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  She was only 21 years old, she will be buried tomorrow afternoon.  I went to Blackburn school with her.  She was born March 24, 1909.  The Fahey twins, Stella and Marcella of St. Louis were home Sunday and celebrated their 19th birthday anniversary.  Bertille was at church this morning.  Eggs are .17¢ a dozen at Eichenseer’s store.  Henry & family were up this evening.  Henry sold his gray mare to Schneider from Smithton, for $10.00.

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