Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1937

Bert washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came they had dinner & supper here, him & pop went to Waterloo on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt went to see Louis Birkner this afternoon; he is pretty sick, has flu, fever. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, took calf in got 9½ – they are 10½ on the radio. Billy [aka Willis] stayed here, came back all had dinner here. Some fellows here from Red Bud looked at horses. We all went to euchre in School hall tonite, we got nothing. Uncle got picture of a bird, & A. Mary a lamp; big crowd, from all over Waterloo, Red Bud, Athens, Paderborn; nice evening, cold. Mrs. Hepp died at Wm Wiegands, her daughter; will buried about Sat. at Round Prairie; she was pretty old to.

Friday, Feb. 5, 1937

Bert cleaned, pap went to Red Bud to see Hartmann. This afternoon hauled a load wood in basement. Mr. Davies was here yesterday, wanted to trade; he took 2 doz. eggs along 19¢. Seen in Times that Joe Freund had auto accident last Sun. morn, near Booster Station, says he was crowded of the slab, car turned over landing on radiator, & quite a bit damage to the car, but he only has a few scratches. Transfer of Owen J. Fahey & wife to Ed. Fahey & then again Ed. Fahey to Amie, his mother. Tipton presents “Taming of Tuffy” tonite there. Leo & Rosalia & Jake came this eve. played pinochle about 6 games.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1937

Ironed. Aunt Mary is 60 yrs. old today. They came this evening & we went along to Red Bud to euchre, Uncle Fred had 9 points got apron, pap 8 & Bert 7, but didn’t get no prize; Leroy Siefert got attendance prize, magazaine [sic] table; pillow slips that were raffled were won by Mrs. Otto Huch. There is to be 200 people from Cairo brought into Red Bud tonite, in Gym. left 400 at Chester, also took train load to St. Louis they say.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 1937

Went to mass at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile, then went home. Leo, Rose & Isd. came for dinner, played cards this afternoon, Henry & family came, took pap & Bert along out to Uncle Fred’s, the rest to, went all for supper celebrating Aunt Mary’s birthday; played 6 hand pinochle. Raining & freezing all day long.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 1937

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile after mass. Mr. Nic Cortner & Wiffred were here, on business. Leo came & we all went along out to Henry’s, played cards.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1937

Still cloudy & raining, warm, the ice is melting away. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came brought a few articles, what we need for that day. Leo & Rosalia went to Belleville on business. Loyd & Mr. Ed Pabst came this morn. brought load corn. Sure is funny weather. Leo stayed for supper, we played cards. Rose had 1000 aces, pap 600 queens, Bert 1000 aces & twice 400 jacks, some real games.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 1937

Raining nearly all day. Went to Belleville this afternoon looked at some furniture’s stores. Telephone meeting at Geo. Wagners tonite. Pap & Bertie went over, drop tax is also due so it was $1.50 this mo. We played cards, then 6 hand & 5; ended pretty much even; had apples.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1936

We washed, ironed, patched; cleaned upstairs took the tree & decorations down. Some guys here this afternoon wanted to use our sheet [? – unclear] to unload some mules, 1 had been lying down in there, they were afraid it would get killed; & they got stuck in the yard, before they even got that far; some time, cut tracks over the whole place, & didn’t even say as much as thank you, came from way down in Mo. some place. Ed. Meng came yet to & Clarence Wagner. The St. Augustine School, they have lotto & euchre tonite given by the Young Ladies Sodality. Geo. Wagner butchered today. Found 3 doz. eggs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, & pap & Bert went along up to the euchre party, the quilt by playing 1 game lotto was won by Joe Watchel, we didn’t get a thing. Pap had 7 & Bert 4 & A. Mary 2 & Uncle Fred 12 he got a table cloth, the prizes were nice, but not very many & hall was filled, all the tables, surely nice crowd lot of N. Athens & Paderborn. Fr. Teonnies was also down. Leo & Rose went to see Geo. Orlet by Floraville.

Sat. Jan. 2, 1937

Rained heavy last nite. Josie Keller came & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary for dinner & supper, played cards. Leo & Rose went to Paderborn to see Fr. Teonnies. Beautiful day.

Friday, January 1, 1937

Went to Red Bud mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came awhile after church. We went out to Henry’s, had dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came also in afternoon we played cards & seen the kids presents from Santa Claus, had lot of nice things. Mr. & Mrs. Orlet & Leo came this evening.