Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1939

Leo’s birthday. Went to Belleville with meat etc. eggs 30 [cents]. Mertz paying 20 [cents] here. They had supper here. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed here this morn; beautiful weather these days.

Monday, Dec. 4, 1939

Butchered 180 lb. hog. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary Leo & family were here. Marita stayed all nite.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 1939

Went to Red Bud mass with Bill [Klein], he had Walter Helfrich, Les Becker along. Leo & family came this afternoon & pap went to see Perry May & guy back at Burksville. Bill came took Bert [Bertille] along & Mr & Mrs Walter Sternan & son Roland, all went to Ridgetop Tenn. at Nashville left at 3:30, got there at 10:30, plesent [sic] trip, Mr Sternan went to see his brother Henry who is sick in a sanatorium, had flat tire on way back, left down there at 10:30 Mon. morning & got home about 6 at Smithton, then Bill & Bert & Frank Klein & wife & Louis Schoenborn went to Edwardsville, took Frank to poultry meeting there, altogether made 838 miles trip from Sun. afternoon till Mon. nite. Bert won pencil at poultry meeting, brought a few rocks, like sponge from Tenn.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 1939

Went to Red Bud then to Waterloo this afternoon shopping & church. Its to be awful cold tonite; radio says 30; quite a change again. Bill [Klein] & Louis stopped this morn. were out at Schillings, Ben has ordered a new Chev.

Friday, December 1, 1939

Pap went to Red Bud to lumber yard. this afternoon we went to Freeburg got tiling, cement, nails. Bill [Klein] & Louis stopped this morn, were out selling cars. Belleville has big parade today, Santa Claus is coming.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 1939

Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, brought her wash along & we washed cloudy & rainy a little hung it in basement, ironed some this afternoon; had dinner & supper here, took Marita along tonite, going to Smithton to Orlets, Mr. birthday, Phyliss invited them send them a card. Rose [Rosalia] hurt her back this morn. lifting heavy. Bill [Klein] came this afternoon, sold another car to Sterns. Send order to Sears for [unclear] for Leo & things. Wagners having supper 6 o’clock for guests. Thanksgiving Day. Bill came, took us along to Lester Gregsons this eve. Gregsons & Wittenauers were there, had Thanksgiving supper by them; played cards, solo & pinochle, had apples & wine.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed, etc. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, he & pap hauled sand from woods, with wagon & truck; had dinner & supper here, this afternoon Leo hauled 2 loads wheat – 76 [cents]. Feruer brought load corn. We lost one of our horses, bleed so bad out of mouth up in woods; died this eve; got it home; Johnsons came this eve to get it. Marita stayed here all nite, again. Chicago Mail Order came, everything O.K. but curtain not like ordered.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1939

Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, went to Belleville, didn’t sell out on everything; had supper here, also Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary. The Ladies Aid have euchre tonite in hall.

Monday, Nov. 27, 1939

Leo & family, Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were here butchered today 212 lb. hog – sure going down $5.70 now. Marita stayed all nite here; Frank Klein has ordered a new truck V-8. like Leos, yesterday from Bill [Klein].

Sunday, Nov. 26, 1939

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, had supper here, he went along up in woods with pap; to count trees. Alois Havey & tile hacker was here. Katie Klotz came paid for use of lime dust spreader $2.00. Bill [Klein] came this eve, we all went over to Emils played cards.

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