Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1938

Beautiful day. Pap went up to woods. Rose [Rosalia] came this morn. helped quilt; Leo is butchering at Jake’s. Uncle Fred brought A. [Aunt] Mary up to help quilt this afternoon, he came this eve; had supper. Emil was here awhile. Al. Hoffmann came to see A. [Aunt] Mary. Bert [Bertille] went along home with Rose [Rosalia] with our Whip; went with them to Paderborn euchre, didn’t win nothing had 5 points; they had 5 points; they had a dance, also had been the priest was sick, couldn’t be there.

Monday, Jan. 31, 1938

It is 5 above this morn. at St. Louis. Emil came & we went out butchering at Henry’s, had dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were also there; Mr. Horn 83 yrs. old was buried this afternoon from his home here, to Stehfests cemetery; we didn’t get there & didn’t see him.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1938

Emil & Bert Thompson came after the hogs, 2 – Emil took our truck; they weighed 217 – 239. @ $8.65 top price today. Pap went out in woods this morn; Bert [Bertille] stayed at Henry’s, they finished working on telephone lines this morn; we had dinner there & butchered this afternoon, got home about 4:45. Started in sleeting & raining. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, got a few things from store. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down, we played cards. They brought 15 doz. eggs.

Monday, Jan. 17, 1938

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed. Pap went in woods all day. Cleveland called here, for Emil to the phone, going to fix on there telephone lines today. Levi Gregson came, going to kill the hogs here & take them down in our truck, there was a accident near J. Braun’s this eve; a [unclear] truck & car from St. Louis, had the cop there, & car was taken in the Waterloo road on a wrecker; so far haven’t heard no more of it.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 1938

Nice day. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile then went home. Levi Gregson came, brought over 2 hogs, wants to butcher on Tues. if its nice. The St. Mary’s Young people of Belleville are having a play this afternoon & eve. Adm. 25 [cents]. Isidore Orlet is also in it as a butler. The Holy Name Sodality of Red Bud is having card party on Jan. 27; & Sewing Circle a lunch & card party Feb. 22. Fr. Spor said. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville to St. Mary’s, Young people gave a play, we were by Fr. Joe awhile, he gave us each a gold cross & Leo tie pin; the play was pretty nice, Isd. was in it. Vin James furnished musci [sic], Orch, it was what you call a musical comedy; the hall was filled. The name of the play “Marrying Mirian” directed by Fr. Rabeman.

Monday, Jan. 10, 1938

Cloudy all day, we went out to Henry’s butchering, had dinner, finished up about 2 o clock brought load oats along. Went out again for supper; Geoddels also came out, we made gal. ice cream we took the ice & bannanas [sic] along out, played musci [sic]. Ray brought his guitar along. He said Pautlers had big crowd, Neff & Probst’s birthday dance, couple fights he said. Rhenhardts quite [sic – quit] playing musci [sic] now, Ray joined Keim’s Och. now, played first time with them Sat. nite; at Dreamland Palace; have several jobs.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1938

Butchered 2 hogs, 223 lb. each. Henry, Leona & Billy [Willis], Leo & Rose [Rosalia], Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, all helped. had lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed for supper, sugar cured meat this eve. Hill was here collecting telephone dues, got meeting at Kammlers tonite, pap didn’t go, electing new officers this eve. for the new year. John Horn is pretty sick; doctor was there this morning. Eggs 23 [cents] hogs $8.40.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1938

Washed ironed, sure nice days. We went to Leo’s & Rose’s [Rosalia] tonite; asked them to help butcher tomorrow, one for us & 1 for Uncle Fred.

Monday, Jan. 3, 1938

Went out butchering at Henry’s had dinner. Oliver Ruhel was here, working on agricultural problems. Nice day.

Thursday, Dec. 30, 1937

Rained a little today, & Boy the roads, terrible mess. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary wanted to go to Belleville, got as far as Sphalts’s land, turned around, & went home again, couldn’t make it she said. Pierre Laut came, asked for permission to go hunting on our ground. Geo. Wagner butchering today. Rennecker & Laut helping got it from Hy. Armstutz. Sure warm, but cloudy & south wind. The mail carried Schmidt has been going around the last several days, well all week, so far with the buggy & horses; some trip, & some mud. We got Christmas card from Fr. Joe Orlet Mon. Sun starting to shine.