Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936

We cleaned rooms, washed curtains. Pap went in the woods all day again. A man here selling household articles. Eggs 27¢. Leo came & we all went out to Uncle Fred’s played cards had pie cookie.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1936

We washed, ironed, baked molasses cookies. Pap went in woods all day, brought load along home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Kessler’s & Geo Parker’s looking for hog to butcher next Mon. here, got one at Parkers. Sure beautiful weather.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1936

Baked bread, pap hauled hay; Rose is sewing, aprons etc. Rose went to town got jumper goods 20¢ yd. Eggs 30¢ coming down. Bert baked oatmeal cookies, mixed carmels [sic] this eve. Bert wasn’t feeling well.

Monday, Dec. 7, 1936

It is 12 above zero this morning, quite a change. We washed. Rose sewed. Pap took the chev. to Probst had him to look it over, it can stand zero he said. Henry & Leona went to Belleville left Billy [Willis] here, went in about 9:30 came back at 4 o’clock. Pap went to Bolstead bought sow & 5 pigs 4 weeks old for $17.00. Bertille went to Mertz’s store, looked for mail & she won the fruit cake, for 4¢ push the name Belle & that won the cake, some luck, it is 98¢ cake, looks good. We had no street lights for awhile this eve. alright now. Eggs 31¢ now.

Tuesday, December 1, 1936

We washed, ironed; took turnips out, cleaned chicken house, took screens of, real busy day. Uncle Adam is butchering today.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1936

Quilted, Ironed. Went to Belleville this afternoon. Pap went out to Henry’s about pigs, he sold some for $5 a piece. Hy Burdorf came brought our 5 heifers $210.00. & 3 lbs. beef roast. the firemen have euchre & dance at Kammlers Hall tonite; St.Patricks Church at Tipton have turkey supper & cards at Donahue’s; Waterloo Church has card party in Memorial Hall & also New Athens have card party. We went to the euchre & dance Schmidts played for dance. 8 games were played & little different this time, sit & play with whoever you want, 8 deals to a game; papa got 4 & Bert had 4 didn’t all come out, pap got pitcher milk; Uncle Fred got scarf & lemon squezzer [sic]. Leo got dish play lotto.

Monday, Nov. 23, 1936

Washed, put stitched quilt in the frame. Pap hauled wood, getting cold this afternoon. Robert has sore hand scratched it Sun. red & swollen now. Santa Claus is on the air every nite now, at 6:05.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1936

Pap hauled corn fodder, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came got there chickens bought 21 hens. 56 lbs. springs @ 12¢ & 6 lb. old hens @ 10¢. We are painting table & chairs in kitchen. Went to Belleville dentist this afternoon. Leo came we played cards.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1936

Assorted our chickens, Ironed. A lady here selling a polishing salmeter; we bought one. Pap & Bert went to Belleville dentist this afternoon; he got his lower set today, has to come back, about Thurs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. played cards.

Monday, Nov. 16, 1936

We washed, finished our quilt. Uncle Fred & Berti went to Waterloo, he got his car inspected & all greased; they had dinner here, chicken. We got 100 lb. flour & laying mash.