Wednesday, March 29, 1939

Raining this morn. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo get oil changed. Aunt Mary stayed here. Leo & family came Marita stayed, they went to Athens to dentist; had dinner here. Sewed some lettuce & tomatoe seed & peas. Bert [Bertille] fixed curtains upstairs & put up. Received wheat check 1938 – $16.80. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to church.

Sunday, March 12, 1939

Raining, dust storm. We went to mass. Leo & family came this eve. & Bill [Klein] we played cards etc.

Saturday, March 11, 1939

Rained last nite. Pap went to barber. We went to Belleville, stopped at Smithton, also at Reisfsneiders farm. Leo & family were also at Belleville, all went to church. A fellow here looking at heifer & horses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up last eve. for lent service.

Wednesday, March 8, 1939

Went to Leos had dinner & supper, worked on brooder house, put in a floor. Mr. Orlet was also there. Rose [Rosalia] sewed herself a dress. We set onions out by her. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud to lent devotion this eve. got button for jubilee of the Bishop in Apr. 25. his 25 jubliee [sic].

Sunday, Feb. 26, 1939

Pretty icey [sic] this morn, we didn’t go to church today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up stopped awhile. Leo & family came for dinner & supper, he was stuck by his mail box; slipped in ditch.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1939

Ash. Lent begins. Cold. 19 [degrees]. Went to Red Bud mass received ashes. Ironed, patched. Baked pie etc. Wagners boys got ice from pond to make ice cream. Joe Mauer got attendance prize at euchre, pillow slips.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1939

Went to Leo’s. Pap helped Leo saw logs down, had dinner & supper. Bill [Klein] came & looked at Leo’s car, has coil burned out, going to order from Kettler bring along tomorrow. Ladies Aid have euchre in hall tonite. Annie Fahey of Red Bud died, will be buried tomorrow morn. from Red Bud there had 3 priests for mass. Fr. Havey, Aydt, Spors. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up for the euchre, nice crowd they said. Klotz’s girls were lucky, one winning quilt & blanket.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1939

Valentines Day. Went to Red Bud mass for Pope. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came. Bert [Bertille] went along to New Athens to dentist Dr. Lauter, does pretty good work. Filled 2 teeth for me for $2.00; fixed some for Uncle [Fred] & Aunt [Mary] to $2.00; they went home, came back again this afternoon we went to Belleville, brought clover seed along $2.61 for cleaning 174 lbs. @ 1 1/2 [cents]. Leo & family came this eve. we played 2 games cards etc. Eggs 16 [cents] at one place 15 [cents].

Friday, Feb. 10, 1939

Nice day getting colder, suppose to be zero. Bert [Bertille] got pink eye. Emil brought the mail here for us. Milton Wagners have baby girl since 11 o clock yesterday morn; now have boy & girl. Pope Pius XI died this morn. 5 o clock Catholic Churches ring & toll bell 3 times day about 20 mins.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 1939

Went to mass; took quite awhile had to read a letter from Bischof [sic – Bishop], & read yearly account. Leo & family came took us along to Uncle Freds, had dinner & supper. Bill [Klein] also came in afternoon, took us home. Went to Belleville to play given by St. Mary’s players; Name “Busy Honeymoon.” Steve Orlet was also in it; directed by Fr. Ratterman, & musci [sic] by St. Mary Choir & Glee Club & children was good. Steve Rennecker came here, Gus Edler was out & left money there by him for Uncle Fred. Mrs. Frank Birkner is pretty ill with flu, they don’t let no one in to see her, pretty weak. Named there baby Marlene – Maggie Schaefer & Ben Schilling were the sponsors. Beautiful day warm.

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