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.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, he helped pap refixed the corn crib, had dinner & lunch here, chicken, brought then wash along Bert [Bertille] ironed it; cooked catsup & pear preserve. Henry Wittenauer cut hay. Mehrmann got eggs 7 doz. @ 22¢. going up now; also sugar is getting higher. A fellow here looked at the mule, but couldn’t use him right now. John came again looked at horse & mule, it was dark already.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went out to Henrys got damson plums, canned 8 qts. & cooked jelly; caned [sic] peaches, the last now, have them all picked, cooked catsup; planted out flowers etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Luhrs Hatchery man & Geo Luhr. were here pap had bought a second hand feeder but he found out it, wasn’t much good so they bought a French Feeder, $34.75 better than the other, rain won’t hurt it any. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came want to peel apples tomorrow nite; for them & Orlets.

Friday, Aug. 27, 1937

Berniece brought the egg basket over, Mehrmann got 10 doz. eggs. @ 18¢. Cooking catsup, perserves [sic] made coffee cake. Canned 3 qts tomatoes & 3 peaches yesterday. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came cut lawn, puled [sic] 2 gals. peaches for her. Ruhl came measured land. Mrs. Martin Karban came this eve. wanted peaches, but we didn’t have any picked past then & to dark to pick.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1937

Made 28 bottles catsup; got 81 so far. Picked 5 bus. peaches. Bert Thompson got 1 bu. Al. Rausch brought a letter here from Rose [Rosalia]. Eichenseer got 2 bus. peaches for Walter Pour; took them to store. The Catholic Church pinic [sic] at Waterloo today. Lester Gregson came to see about hauling lime dust, but he takes not less than 50¢, thats high. Gypsy Joe sang a piece for Mrs. L. Matthews & Arlene, Mr & Mrs. Shloemmer requested by Mrs. Jake Geodelle. Pretty hot 91° degrees. Pap paid electric bill 5 hrs. this mon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here. Leo & Rose came, we all went to Waterloo Catholic church pinic [sic] nice crowd. Waterloo band & St. Peter & Paul’s Orchestra sure nice.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1937

Cut in 7 qts kraut. Uncle Fred came, Bert [Bertille] went along to Waterloo, with him. Washed ironed this afternoon; cut tomatoes 1 bu. for catsup. Pap dug all our potatoes. Circus at Waterloo today & nite. Walter Pour was here wanted peaches; didn’t have none right now. Pap went down to see Louis Armstutz about lime dust. Eggs 18½ ¢ now.

Monday, Aug. 23, 1937

Rose came A. [Aunt] Mary & Josie stayed last nite, out. we canned 4 doz. qts peaches, & made preserves, 3 doz. for Rose; cooked 12 bottles catsup, canned 2 qts. Uncle Fred went & got Leo, all here for supper, had spring chicken 2 celebrating Wedd. Ann. [of Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary] Henry & family came here yet, got bu. peaches. S. Rennecker got bu. to said they were to green yet & we thought to ripe. Clara Wagner came, wanted peaches to; gave them mushmelon & watermelon.

Monday, Aug. 9, 1937

Hugo Radau Orch. of Waterloo played for dance pinic [sic], pretty good musci [sic], yesterday. So hot this morn. Canned 2 qts. tomatoes & pickles, cooking catsup again. Painter is here again. We went to Friedrich at Tipton, looked at his mule, [illegible] he paid his note, from buying the mare last spring. Then we went to Waterloo, paid paint bill at Hamachers  & toilet lumber for Henry at Grasses; stopped at Henrys took them some peaches, she has about 150 bottles catsup cooked; also stopped at Emil’s awhile. Went to Leo’s & Rose tonite, took peaches along, canned 2 qts; took plow share along for him; had supper there. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, cutting lawn. Eggs 17¢ hog $13.50.

Monday, Oct. 2, 1933

We washed quilts etc. ironed; took flowers up. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, had lunch here, she took the tomatoes all along 1 bu. ½, we went out this evening helped cut them for catsup. Ed Pabst was here brought 6 bus. potatoes. Henry & Floyd brought sugar cane, he butchered a pig yesterday evening, weighed the meat 20 lbs; fryed [sic] some down. Clara Wagner got flowers; here. Form [?- unclear] are being laid now in town.

Monday, August 1, 1932

Papa got some whey this morning. We didn’t wash it looked to much like rain, cloudy. We cooked catsup & caned [sic – canned] pickles, we got 8½ qts. pickles so far, but the vines are right nice. We dugout 6 rows straw potatoes this afternoon. It rained this morn, so this afternoon it went nice digging. Henry was here & Hy. Armstutz, Jatho, Vic Eichenseer, but we where in the potato patch. Eggs are 11¢ today. Papa took them off 24 doz.