Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, to put 3 in concrete in there cellar across the street, pap helped all day, water always stayed in cellar, didn’t slope enough, we had dinner & supper then beef soup. Bertie [Bertille] got flowers to plant out from Mrs Rennecker, all kinds. Henry Wittenauer’s worked up here, harrowing the ground today.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, he pumped the water out of the cellar first, then they went to Belleville. Henry was up & got his sow again.

Thursday, May 21, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to pump the water out of there cellar, he made a hole in the kitchen floor to put the pipe on the pump down, he has it all out now. They had lunch here with us.  There was a boy here wanted some votes to become a doctor, he had 47 more votes to get, he has to have 2,000 & then he get $500.00 bonus to study, you buy a book or magazine, & it has so many votes, from 1 to 8 vote, that’s the highest, he said Fr. Grootens gave him 7 & Sister Superior, Lela Deuker, that is all he mentioned.  We didn’t take none.  The butcher Sethl from Smithton was here & looked at our hogs, they are only 5.45 he said.  Clara Wagner gave us some flowers to plant out, touch-me-nots.  Eggs are 13¢.