Friday, Dec. 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went to Henrys got load oats. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this afternoon, got last of benifit [sic] wheat AAA check $22.91. Pap got his measurements taken by Peiper for a new suit for Christmas. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we played 5 hand pinochle, listened to radio.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 1936

Rose sewed jumpers. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Rose had her broken tooth looked after by dentist, he has to treat it, & if it hurts, has to have it pulled; come in again next Fri. We went to Steve Renneckers played pinochle broke even, except one game tie, Berti had 800 kings. Pretty cold.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1936

Holiday. Went to 6 o’clock mass. Aunt Mary came here had dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt & pap went to Wagner’s sale this afternoon, beautiful day. All had supper here. She went to church closing of 13 hrs. devotion. Fr. Orlet making the sermon. Leo came & took us all along up to there place, played cards, the kids did. 4 of us, the rest talked; also looked at pictures, etc, had cake & wine. Pap bought bench, spool table, fruit jars, & etc. at the sale, everything cheap.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1936

Went to mass. Pap took his budget envelope back he put in $5.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had breakfast with us, then went home. Leo came this afternoon had supper, they went to Belleville to St. Mary’s parish closing of the mission. Omer & Bert went out to Henry’s played cards. It is awful cold tonite.

Monday, Nov. 30, 1936

Pretty cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary going to saw wood today; got 24 loads; starting 7:20 this morn. Krebs saw, & O. Birkner, Henry, pap & himself; had dinner, took till about 3 o’clock when finished. Burdgorf of Red Bud got the heifer $210 & 3 lbs. good beef, get it when you want it. Eggs 31¢. Got calandar [sic] from Techny Ill. Al. Cleveland’s family were here played 6 hand pinochle game.

Sunday, November 29, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile, took in $350 at Turkey supper, but the expenses isn’t off that is $200 clear she said. Fr. Stern gave budget collection envelopes around this morning, for every body to donate, hand them in before Jan; has that instead of pinic [sic] & house collection. Henry & family were up this afternoon for supper. Omer & Leo came this eve. we played 5 hand pinochle.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1936

Quilted, Ironed. Went to Belleville this afternoon. Pap went out to Henry’s about pigs, he sold some for $5 a piece. Hy Burdorf came brought our 5 heifers $210.00. & 3 lbs. beef roast. the firemen have euchre & dance at Kammlers Hall tonite; St.Patricks Church at Tipton have turkey supper & cards at Donahue’s; Waterloo Church has card party in Memorial Hall & also New Athens have card party. We went to the euchre & dance Schmidts played for dance. 8 games were played & little different this time, sit & play with whoever you want, 8 deals to a game; papa got 4 & Bert had 4 didn’t all come out, pap got pitcher milk; Uncle Fred got scarf & lemon squezzer [sic]. Leo got dish play lotto.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1936

Pap hauled corn fodder, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came got there chickens bought 21 hens. 56 lbs. springs @ 12¢ & 6 lb. old hens @ 10¢. We are painting table & chairs in kitchen. Went to Belleville dentist this afternoon. Leo came we played cards.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1936

Uncle Fred is 62 yrs. old today & Uncle Joe 53. Today Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s got load oats. We all went out to Uncle Freds, had dinner there, played cards, Jos Keller came out to, for dinner. They all went to Louis Armstutz’s sale at the molasses factory, Kaltwassers estate. Went out to Uncle Freds again, had supper. Buehler’s & Frank & Oscars Birkners family came also, played cards, etc. Beautiful day, getting colder.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1936

Assorted our chickens, Ironed. A lady here selling a polishing salmeter; we bought one. Pap & Bert went to Belleville dentist this afternoon; he got his lower set today, has to come back, about Thurs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. played cards.