Thursday, June 29, 1939

Cleaned chicken house, pap cut wheat. Went to Leo’s took hog back, & stopped at Jac Neffs longest 4 shoats $18.00. Wittenauers cutting alfalfa today.

Monday, May 22, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Eggs 12 [cents]. Cleaned chicken house. Mauff was here. Bill [Klein] brought us strawberries yesterday & Boy! are they good.

Wednesday, March 22, 1939

We planted bu. potatoes, sprayed trees, cleaned chicken house, sewed spiniach [sic] & lettuce. Schmidt & Dashner got old magazines here. Mauff was here, bought doz. oranges & lemons; Pap sewed alfalfa seed. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to lent service at Red Bud this eve.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 1939

Cloudy again today. We cleaned chicken house; painted chairs for Marita, had piegeon [sic] for supper. The Christmas card I send to Ed. McDermott at Washington D.C. came back unclaimed, it sure is funny it came back. Klotz’s family & Wagner’s family all got vaccinated for small pox.

Wednesday, July 20, 1938

Cleaned chicken house. Pap went to Henry’s, threshing clover seed with combine, he had lunch & dinner. Bert [Bertille] canned 5 1/2 qts. beets & 1 1/2 tomatoe. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, went to see Armstutz’s on a visit. Henry Spalt have another baby boy, July 18. this makes 2 boys in family, born at Belleville hospital. Sieberts called there girl Delores Norma Lena Siebert born July 8; sponsor Norma Siebert; sister of Leslie Siebert.

Wednesday, May 11, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud mass & brought Leona home & took her home. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary staying there all day. Pap cleaned chicken house & hauling lumber home this afternoon, from Schillings. Ed Brand & wife came from Alba. [Alabama] are visiting here with a new hudson car, swell big car. Leo & Bert [Bertille], went to hospital, Leo stayed all nite; Bert [Bertille] came home with Uncle Fred. Mr. Shields was here this evening. We planted sweet potatoes & tomato.

Monday, April 11, 1938

Went to Leo’s, washed, cleaned room, worked garden. Pap went to Ververs to get 22 doz. white rock setting eggs for 24 [cents] doz. blood listed; he then cleaned chicken house & set 19 hens. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] brought Bert [Bertille] home this eve; took truck along back.

Saturday, Dec. 18, 1937

Sun shine today. We cleaned chicken house; today. Tonite its foggy again, not very nice. Henry stoped [sic] in, got crushing done, wants to butcher again next Mon. if it don’t rain.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1937

Beautiful day. Cleaned chicken house & closed the young pullets in, & starting feed laying mash. Pap took trip out on business. Bert [Bertille] helped Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary paper. Emil came also. Rob. Laut brought 3 bus. our share; pretty nice ones. Wm. Ganley came pd. Int. etc. he had shooting match Sun. fairly attended.

Tuesday, July 6, 1937

Baked cookies, cake; cleaned chicken house took onions out; canned 2 qts beets. Everybody starts threshing this afternoon, all outfits. Went to Leo’s this afternoon helped bake cake & pie shells for threshing tomorrow. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came. Leo & Rose came after truck to get more coal left car here; takes so much coal this year.

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