Tuesday, May 15, 1934

We ironed, patched. Nice again today after the rain. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family, Emil, Mr. Cleveland, were here for lunch, dinner, lunch. Robert got a fish, took it along home. Uncle also for supper, all worked on barn, all standing & nailed shut, on sides; Rosalia cut her a dress out. Aunt Mary was talking to Frieda Bueheler, she told her, they were going to move on Skaer’s place, were Bill Geodelle now lives, he is going to move, on Threfall’s farm; some moving around Oh! Boy.

Monday, May 14, 1934

We washed, hung in basement. Oh! Boy! is it raining, all nite & all day, surely is fine. Mrs. William Klotz is very bad sick, heart trouble. Henry & family came for supper, get tomato plants. Papa took eggs up, got 13¢. Lester Braun’s when going home from work, slipped, & hit the culpirt [sic-culvert], down the road, by Braun’s, he had heard something & looked around, his machine is damaged, the fender is hanging on the tire, Eichenseer’s truck pulled him in; to the garage to get repaired. David Hardy 90 yrs. old died Sat; prominet [sic] land dealer, in & around the vicinty [sic] of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 9, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up. Rosalia washed the paint in the back porch this afternoon. Otto Horn of Waterloo gave us a call. Joe Mueth of Saxtown having a barn dance, Moonlighters play.

Friday, May 4, 1934

Olivia Laut’s birthday. We cleaned little chick house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up. Pap got a money order from Ettling $5.60 – 1933 is all paid now. We got the Watterloo Republican, a piece of it today. I guess on account of the corn & hog contract, it is in there, & also in the Times. Mrs. Hy. Wedel was granted a divorce, & settlement was made the amount $875.00. Mrs. Pretzilk got no divorce. Several from Renault are having there farms leased for oil drilling, Mary May is one. Wm. Reheis of Burksville is putting up a new store on his premises; Osterhage has the contract. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Fauss of Burksville bought a house in Waterloo from Fred Mueller, one of Ida Sommer’s & will move in near future, will have sale tomorrow. Cyril Havey is recovering from an operation on appendix in the new St. Louis University Hospital, he took ill suddenly & was operated on next day; also Mrs. Arstice Whiel is recovering from an operation.

Monday, April 30, 1934

We washed, ironed. Beautiful day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he helped papa with the shed, had lunch, & supper. They had lots company yesterday, Buehler’s family, Frank Birkner’s family, Uncle Adam & Emil. Mr. Hill was here, also Joe Johns, peddler, Frederick Fritsche, Maryanna, wanted setting eggs; we have none. Papa went to Hy. Armstutz got mixing box. The fire men pumped Uncle Fritz’s [aka Uncle Fred – ed.] cistern dry, put it in the tank. Papa went over awhile to help them, some mess.

Monday, April 23, 1934

We washed, ironed, scrubbed basement & etc. nice day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo, on business & also paid tax $231.75 got $1.06 on discount. Helped Aunt Mary plant tomatoe [sic] plants out.

Thursday, April 19, 1934

Papa & Rose went up to straw potatoes had a blowout. Cool this morning; they had dinner at Henry’s. Pap is hauling lumber home, from Schilling’s. We cleaned basement this afternoon. Papa took Henry’s team home, & we went out to get him; stayed awhile. Eggs are still 13¢. Pete Myerscough of Ruma had a accident in Hecker, by Eichenseers corner yesterday about 4 o clock, smashed telephone post, & iron post & stopp [sic] sign. There were 2 ladies with him, one was driving, she didn’t no [sic] she was suppose to turn the corner there, & turned to short, smashed things down, no one was hurt, the machine pumber [?] was smashed in all the damage that was done; on the car.

Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Town Election. We cleaned house down stairs, all finished now, but the basement. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile, went down to Red Bud with wheat. 70¢ bus. Pap & Rosi went up to vote. Lester Gregson won by 12 votes & tonite Clifford came & told us that Lester has 1/8 beer in all 3 saloons, everybody should come & help themselves. We didn’t. Ha! Ha! plenty beer; real day for Hecker! Henry came this evening, awhile. Three of our little chicks died. We ate our first lettuce yesterday. We planted 20 tomato plants from A. [Aunt] Mary.

Monday, April 16, 1934

We washed, ironed, patched, cooked kettle soap, finished now. A man was here wanted to buy old gold rings etc, we had none. Lester Gregson was here, electioneering, tomorrow is town election. Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s wanted to haul load wheat to Waterloo, but couldn’t get in the yard so came back again, then went over to New Athens got some cement & nail kegs empty ones, seen Ike Napier over there at the lumber yard where he is working. Nice day. Rose took 21 doz. eggs up. 13¢. Bertille wrote a letter to Kansas, joined in the cake & cookie contest to be over Apr. 30, sent recipes.

Tuesday, April 10, 1934

Papa went up in woods. Willie Ganley is going to haul logs this morning. Started the fire in brooder house, Thurs. our chicks come. Mrs. George Haudrich got operated on appendix & tumor & is in a serious condition in Hospital at Belleville. The Sewing Club of Red Bud are giving a euchre, 500 & lotto tonite in the parish hall. Mr. Emil Rubel was here counted the pigs to see if it corresponce [sic] with that contract. Mrs. Rennecker brought some flower over, dalias [sic] etc. Clara Wagner & kids were here awhile. Gus Frisch came wanted to see if pap was going to vote. Today is Primary Election. We cooked kettle soap, cleaned upstairs. We went to the euchre, didn’t get no prizes. Bert had 8 points but no prizes. Bobby Cowell received attendance prize a small rug. The quilt was won by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mauer’s youngest child.