Friday, Oct. 11, 1935

Henry came, had lunches & dinner here, finished up sewing wheat today. Leona is still sick, doctor says cold on kidneys. We spaded a piece in back yard; & this afternoon cleaned dining room, washed curtains. Bernice brought the mail; she also had a chain letter if we wanted to try it, making a quilt block, & when your name reaches the top, you will receive 125 blocks, we didn’t try it. Clara Wagner came paid for the lard 16 lbs @ 20¢. Mr & Mrs. Roy Pautler have a 10 lb. baby boy born at Red Bud hospital on Oct. 8, first born. Wm. Huebners have also a baby boy. Wilbur Grossman of Smithon [sic] & lady friend Irene Rayson had a head on collision last Sun. afternoon with Beckmann of Columbia on the Prairie du Rocher; injuries were treated at Red Bud hospital.

Tuesday, May 21, 1935

We washed, ironed. Sewed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, he went to Waterloo. Mr. L. Shea of Burksville looked at the binder. Mr. Maus came to look for cultivator, neither one bought just yet. Dr. Qurin & Hy. Armstutz tested the heifers from Tubercolisis. Nice day, sunshine. Aunt Mary received chain letter from Josie Mueths said, we should take it; 10¢ would have to go to Okl. to Sims.

Monday, May 20, 1935

Raining again, sure terrible, no corn planted yet, its awful. Rose fixed paps shirt. Tiptown has euchre party at Burksville station tonite, was giving it for the last 2 weeks now; Farm Bureau has a meeting & movie show at Pautler’s farm tonite. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s, he took the truck & went to Waterloo to Rahns & got a ice box for nothing, they were going to make kindling out of it, Emil came down, & helped to unload it. Eggs are 21¢. Pap got chain letter today Red Bud. Rose sent hers of 10¢ to Battermann of Carder. Ms. Qurin & Armstutz cow tester was here, but it rained so much, they didn’t go to it, coming again some other day. Mrs. Euler is in Red Bud Hospital now, was taken there since Mon; was to high at Mary’s Hospital at E. St. Louis, $1,000.00 for 1 mo; without nurse; she is awful bad, cancer of throat or jaw. Phil Mueth told that to Emil.

Saturday, May 18, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to Kirsch’s sale, this afternoon, stopped here awhile, they didn’t buy nothing; brought sack chick feed along. So many birthdays today, & many dances. Karban & Buss has one at Pautler’s; free one at Burksville. Walter Reheis has his at Manier’s Hall. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & we went, Gents 25 ladies free. Birkner Orc; not much of a crowd; he had to pay $5. for hall, besides the musci [sic]; people came paid & went again. Dudenhoeffers & Gusta’s niece & family, Lester & Margaret were out. Frank & Henry came down by Papa awhile. It started in raining at 12 o’clock. Rosalia got chain letter from Ruth Hoffmann. We planted our house flowers out.

Wednesday, May 15, 1935

Ironed patched, cleaned little chick house. Rose went to Red Bud to Zipfel to get chick feed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, him & papa went to Waterloo on business; cut Rosalia’s dress out. Aunt Mary & Rose went over to Mrs. Staufenbiels to get patterns. Bertille got chain letter from Mrs. S. Heller St. Louis today & sent it on again. Mr. Jim Purtle, was buried at Red Bud church & cemetery this morn, from the home of his son George, aged 92 yrs. made his home with a daughter of St. Louis; was a very large funeral; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, wanted to stay for church, but it started in to rain, they then went home.

Tuesday, May 14, 1935

We washed this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, & we went along to Belleville with them, went to dentist, rain again today, & colder. Send Melvin Winter a chain letter today.

Saturday, May 11, 1935

Papa went to Waterloo, & to Johanning’s sale by Burksville. Berti send her letters off to 5 people; & a dime to Mrs. Wilson Griffith of St. Louis. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up; got a letter from Seyler & had it cashed. Geo. Wagner’s family also came. Leona brought the boy’s up they stayed all nite. Hecker road commissioner, gave his dance at Country Club tonite, free dance & beer. Art Geodelle had birthday dance at Pautler’s, Geodell’s band played; then they all went out to Heinken’s, played for him. Papa got Chas. Helfrich’s relief check for $16.00 from relief ass. for feed.

Friday, May 10, 1935

Beautiful day; but the ground is still terrible wet yet. We went to Belleville, Rose went to dentist & got the packing out of her tooth, all opened now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up again this afternoon; we planted beans. Bertil got chain letter from Mrs. Kruse of Burksville; today Mrs. Rob. Merz of Waterloo was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital & operated for appendix, same day, last week; getting along OK present; Mr. Otto Horn was here. Mr. Davis of Belleville, here look at colt & horse.

Thursday, May 9, 1935

Baked bread & coffee cake. Our garage door was opened paper lying in back yard, but couldn’t see nothing done or anything, don’t know. Rose & Bertie went out to Henrys helped paint, scrub; the kitchen is finished now; that is painted wall & doors & floor. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon. Eggs are 21¢.  We joined the prosperiety [sic] club, my dime went to Murphysboro Ill, to Flora Lees.