Friday, June 23, 1939

Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came. Bert [Bertille] went along sold all berrie, potatoes & apples; finished at 9:30; went good. Had dinner here, & took Marita along home again. Uncle Fred went to Athens after so more boxes, A. [Aunt] Mary stayed here. Bert [Bertille] cut lawn & cleaned; Notice of foreclosure of Mat Crowe by Barney Kaiser was in paper today. Waterloo is putting up $5.00 reward for capture of guy that bombed Schaefer House last week, causing $750 damage.

Thursday, June 22, 1939

We had little rain this morn. again but it hailed at Leo’s, & places. We went up Bert [Bertille] did the baking etc; rest picked berries. 23 gal; picked apples. to take to Belleville, they already sold 23 gals. Wed. there Marita came along home with us; over nite good girl.

Wednesday, June 21, 1939

Cloudy again this afternoon, cut lawn etc; rained heavy this eve. 2 pretty rainbows. Leo & family came this eve. & Bill [Klein]; after all the rain.

Tuesday, June 20, 1939

Lot cars passing with priests & Bischoff [sic – Bishop] to celebrate 50th Golden Jubilee of Fr. Van Dieft at Praire [sic] Du Rocher today; being 50 yrs. in priesthood. Raining mostly all day. Bill [Klein] stopped in on way going to Belleville. Man here cleaning out wells & cisterns, wanted $3. clean well so we didn’t have it done yet. Cleaned basement & garden. Rita Braun while coming home from work at Vera’s Tavern & riding with another girl, stepped from car while going & was injured face & shoulder was taken to East St. Louis Hospital. German Band played no. for Wagner Twins, he said. Charles & Melvin birthday.

Monday, June 19, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Rain pretty much all day, had terrible storm by Klotzs, tore up peach & maple trees a few, wheat shocks all down; 1 field of about 5 acres completely all down. Pap took Whip went to New Athens also Uncle Fred & got bu. boxes. pap hauled 38-1 load & went after another 29 & Uncle had 25 in Chev. & also went for another load. Mauff was here. Mrs. Rennecker came over little while this afternoon, after the rain. Tornado in Minnesota, cleaned out 4 towns 10 dead, 200 injured.

Sunday, June 18, 1939

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile. Orlets came & Bill [Klein] this afternoon, & we took a drive in V8 to Fort Chartres & Renault, Waterloo home; had nice drive & hot. all had supper here. John Schaefer’s new home, that is going up in Waterloo was boombed [sic] by chimney $200 damage had just gotten roof on same day. Crook boys had accident at Leohr Station but reported getting along well, were taken to hospital.

Saturday, June 17, 1939

Went to Orlet’s; they finished cutting last nite & shocked this morn. Bert [Bertille] baked coffee cake with dewberries, & canned 2 qts. Went to Waterloo church this afternoon. Wittenauers started cutting wheat here. Mrs. Rob. Groom (Kate Birkner) is being buried this afternoon at Belleville, she died on operation table. Sure is hot, & oats bugs terrible. Louis Cawell is giving a barn dance in the new barn tonite. Susie Gal of Hills is appearing at Log Cabin with “Sons of Ozarks.”

Friday, June 16, 1939

Went to Leo’s all day, lunch, dinner, lunch. Jake helped shock, pap drove binder. Awful hot 92. Marita came along home & stayed all nite.

Thursday, June 15, 1939

Went to Orlet’s this morn. Pap drove binder. Jake had to work in quarry, till noon, then he worked this afternoon; had lunch, dinner. brought Marita along home again. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. We put our berries away got 6 qts.

Wednesday, June 14, 1939

Went to Orlets; picked dewberries, Rose [Rosalia] got 14 qts & jelley [sic]; they picked about 12 gals; we got 3. We had lunch dinner lunch. Jake drives the binder & Leo shocks. We brought Marita along home, they want to schock this eve. Bill [Klein] came this eve; has a new V.8 coach.

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