Tuesday, July 11, 1939

Cut in 12 qts kraut, canned 3 1/2 plums baked cookies, etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary worked up here. Braun & stoff guy man stoped [sic] this morn, wanted lumber for make stoff.

Wednesday, July 5, 1939

Went to Leo’s, canned apples, prepared for threshing, so hot today. We took Marita along home; they came this eve. going to thresh tomorrow, have them for dinner. Bill [Klein] came Henry brought wheat money, so far $65.45 for 134 bus. only got for some 48 * 53-45-50-52[cents]. to Waterloo & E. St. Louis; he got about 580 bus. wheat don’t weigh out; & no price. Lewis Kumke was buried at Evansville this morning.

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.”

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.

Friday, Sept. 2, 1938

Went to Belleville with 2 hogs 405 lbs. $8.70. Pap cut corn got 16 shocks cut. Bert [Bertille] made 3 qts mince meat & canned tomatoes jars are filled now. We went to see Emil Schaefer by Foster Pond, had advertised pigs for sale; but they were already sold. A shower was given Miss Loretta Biffar at her home last Sun. of her approaching marriage to Joe Schaefer who works near E. St. Louis; was given by Anna Weinhoff – Joe’s sister who lives 3 mi. west of Waterloo.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1938

Rained heavy last nite cloudy didn’t wash. Canned 7 qts. peaches. Red Bud Catholic church pinic [sic] today, plate lunch served from 11 till 1:30 for 35 [cents] plate, supper 50. card game in afternoon. Pap went down this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went down for supper; we all ate supper there; wasn’t much till later in evening. None of us received the 41 prizes that were raffled, had no been on ground. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] & baby [Marita] came, pap brought them along done [sic – down], to picnic.

Monday, Aug. 8, 1938

Pap went & got Rose [Rosalia] & baby [Marita], we canned 25 qts peaches & tomatoes & cooked catsup & preserves. boy what a hot day. Leo came for supper, to get them. Henry & family came this eve. also.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 1938

Canned 21 qts. peaches. Laut & Schneider hulling clover seed here. Awful hot today. Cut tomatoes for catsup & peach preserves.

Monday, August 1, 1938

Cloudy. Canned tomatoes & peaches, cooked catsup & preserves. Emil plowed a field here & did other odd jobs; this afternoon, had lunch & supper here. This eve. Emil & Bert [Bertille] went to Waterloo to see Smith’s players show, it was fine, & big crowd. Leo & family were down to get his plow share, but it isn’t sharpened yet.

Wednesday, July 20, 1938

Cleaned chicken house. Pap went to Henry’s, threshing clover seed with combine, he had lunch & dinner. Bert [Bertille] canned 5 1/2 qts. beets & 1 1/2 tomatoe. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, went to see Armstutz’s on a visit. Henry Spalt have another baby boy, July 18. this makes 2 boys in family, born at Belleville hospital. Sieberts called there girl Delores Norma Lena Siebert born July 8; sponsor Norma Siebert; sister of Leslie Siebert.

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