Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1936

Armistice Day. Pap went to Harvey Pleuger’s to get pig in trade with the mule yet; got letter from him yesterday $32.00 8 week old, 8 of them now. G. Wagner is butchering today, getting hog from J. Henkel. Patched & quilting; nice weather these days cold morning & nite, white frost. Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up & he went home making wood she helped us quilt this afternoon & nite. Uncle came up this eve.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 1936

Berti 22 yrs old. The tree man was here, pap went out in woods all day, hauled wood out for them. We fried down bacon & sausage, cleaned things from butchering. A Zanol products agent was here, we didn’t buy from him. Rose took chev. to garage to get it repaired this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family & Omer were here this evening; played cards.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1936

We butchered, pig 161 lbs. & Uncle Fred got it his from J. Henkel 234 lbs. Henry & family helped to. Josie Keller came for supper yet also, took sausage & ribs $1 & 2 doz. eggs along. Lizzie Boll went quilting at Wagners, came over here to see Josie first.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 1936

We went out to Henry’s butchering a big hog, but it was pretty warm. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped also. Went to Paderborn to euchre tonite, still didn’t win anything, played 12 games, dance after, musci [sic] by Skaers & Schoenborn; pretty good crowd. Ed & Carrie were at Henry’s yesterday morn. left for Alab. today taking Mrs. Kessler along back with them over the winter. Eggs .28¢.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 1936

Pap went up in the woods with the tree man, he brought some honey & we strained it got 3 glasses. Ed. Schineder looked at the horses. We went out to Henry’s he butchered; we brought some along; had beef soup dinner & liver. Cold today, & nite. Tipton has euchre tonite. We paid electric light bill $1.00 for 8 kilowatts hrs. Leo came & we all went out to Henry’s; played cards, pinochle, 6 games. won every one, had fresh sausage & cake. We took all the flowers out, pretty cold tonite.

Tuesday, March 17, 1936

St. Patricks Day. We went out to Henry butchering; 1 hog. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came a little while there, he went up & got rocks from the woods. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Reheis wake awhile. Henry & family came, boys stayed here, & Bert & Rose went along to Waterloo to the show $80 was won by Parson’s a guy working on the sewer there, the show was nice “Yellow Dust,” & the hall was filled. Wm. Doyle got 1 bu. clover seed $4.80 – @8.

Saturday, March 7, 1936

Pap went out in the woods. Martin Doyle came & looked at our Clover seed, he is going to take it. Eggs 18¢ today. Geo. Wagner butchering today; got it from Joe Gregson. Berti went out first time awhile today, we sewed lettuce, side of house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Rose went along to church.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1936

Lincoln’s birthday. We went out to Henry’s butchering; killed 2 hogs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped too. Clara Wagner brought the cheese dish back, & ordered butter again. Raining tonite. The Altar Sodality is having a euchre tonite in school hall; we didn’t go. There is a masquerade ball in Smithon [sic]. Miss Adelle Probst & Floyd Quirin were married at Millsdalt [sic] this morning; her mother nee (Mary Henkel), a private reception at Daabs Club House. Schoenborn, Schaefer & B Schilling muscianers [sic] playing for the dance. Iowa is having terrible weather 25 below zero; people dying from cold, eggs raised 6¢ there. Mr. Otto Wagner of near Red Bud died yesterday will be buried Fri morning 9:30 at Catholic Church & cemetery, Clarence dad.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 1936

We butchered, 1 & Uncle got 1, Henry helped [unclear]. Hy. Armstutz shot them; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile in eve. Klein Bros. got the sow & pigs; An alarm ring went over the lines that sales agents were going around, they were warned by 5 coustmers [sic] to be on the look out, before signing any contracts, to read them over careful; Awful cold wind today. S. Rennecker also butchering.

Monday, Dec. 30, 1935

We washed, ironed. Papa went to town, mailed New Year cards for Aunt Mary. Joe Watchel’s butchering today. John Kaltwasser was nearly frozen stiff the other day, he is pretty old & lives by himself, didn’t have no fire, nothing to eat. Geo. Wagner came borrowed our scale to weigh some saussage [sic]. Mr. Chas Guebert & son came looked at our mare, but it is to small.