Wednesday, May 29, 1935

We washed, ironed. Henry & Emil brought the cavass [sic] back, & got Emils wagon by Geodells again. Baked cake & cookies. Went to Belleville this afternoon, to church. Zita Carrol wanted to ride home with us, we waited for her, but she had gone home with some body else; she called & told us. Mrs. Renneckers birthday. It was cloudy this morning, but turned nice.

Wednesday, May 22, 1935

Finished the dresses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, then went to Belleville, they brought us 5¢ – 2 gal. skim milk along from the creamery, to make cheese. Papa got hair cut. We cleaned hen house, & put the young spring roosters over & fed them up to sell. Clifford gave up his job by Waterloo, & came back to Meng’s again now. Eggs are 20½¢ at Mertz today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, she went to church. It started in to rain again a little this evening & cloudy.

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.

Thursday, May 16, 1935

We clipped of the chickens wings. Rose & Bert went out to Henry’s, helped stretch curtains, ironed, scrubbed. Mr. Tolin was here looked at the colt & mare, but did no business. Eggs 20¢ today. Send of chain letters, Mr. L. H. Roberts of Agnes Kansas City Mo. received the dime; Leona got chain letter from Aunt May of Florida.

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 7, 1935

Ironed, patched this morning. Papa went to Red Bud, got 100 lbs. growena, from Zipfel. We went out to Henrys this afternoon cleaned hall & papered kitchen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, & we all went to the Catholics euchre, & what a crowd, not many prizes, $1.00 attendance prize was won by Clyde Pautler, of Evansville, 11 points was the highest, Max Welabacher took 1st prize, get 25 chip from Ed Parker, Bertie had 3 got bottle white shoe cleaner, Uncle got stationary, rest got nothing.

Monday, May 6, 1935

We washed, hung it in the basement, cleaned chick house. Went out to Henry’s this afternoon, finished the front room, put wax floor & furniture, beat the rug etc. Emil was down awhile. Uncle Adam’s birthday 86 yrs old; girls were home yesterday he said. Mr. & Mrs. Gus Geodelle came out, Henry has a sick heifer. Eggs 21¢. Rose took old hens to Eichenseers, got 16¢ for 6 – .08 for 1. Hy Volkmann is pretty sick, has double pneoumiana [sic], have a nurse there now at nights; no one is allowed in, only the ones that take care of him. Tiptown parish is giving euchre tonite. Mrs. Neff is getting buried this morning, from the home of Ben Neff to Paderborn, church & cemetery; that is his mother, also Mrs. Joe Schilling.

Tuesday, April 30, 1935

Went out to Henry’s, pap plastered the walls, we helped wash, took ours along to, cooked soap, ironed, baked etc.; last day of school. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up working. Mrs. Donahue, & Mrs. Kirsh both old ladies of Red Bud died, close neighbors. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & Rose & Bertie went to the euchre in Kammlers Hall, Adm. 25¢, was given by the Lords Corner Church not much of a crowd. Bertie had 11 point won prize, coffee percolator, Rose got soup dish; very beautiful. We washed our hair & they got very pretty. Henry Volkemann is very sick, cold.