Friday, January 1, 1937

Went to Red Bud mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came awhile after church. We went out to Henry’s, had dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came also in afternoon we played cards & seen the kids presents from Santa Claus, had lot of nice things. Mr. & Mrs. Orlet & Leo came this evening.

Thursday, Dec. 31, 1936

Last Day of the year & how beautiful, I must say. We went out to Uncle Freds, had dinner & supper there. Clifford Stahelbers wife is in St. Louis at Mt. Rose Sanatorium she has T.B. [tuberculosis]; isn’t well at all, had been steady in bed for 2 weeks. We seen the picture of Walter Stahl & Elvira Qurin in the papers attendants, Edgar Stahl & Viola Quirin, 21 & 19, aged were married at St. Johns Evangical [sic] Church by Rev. Hasto on day before Christmas. Bill Dengarhardt 27, of Bellevile & Rethuermann girl were married yesterday at Cetreville Station by Fr. Keuth, he is Geo. Dengenharts.

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1936

We washed, ironed some, we hung it in basement, so cloudy this morn. but the sun shined awhile this afternoon. We sent New Year Cards away. Stahl & Qurin were married Christmas. We found 26 eggs. today not bad; eggs are cheaper now. A man was here yesterday, selling 7 books for 25¢, relating to the bible, he says Christ will destroy this world in near future. Gus. Klotz is going to butcher 4 hogs tomorrow; if weather is nice.

Saturday, Dec. 26, 1936

Cleaned. Rained a little, warm & cloudy. We got a electric lamp from J. Keller for Christmas bucket style. We got an invitation for Is. Helfrichs birthday dance at Floraville at Kern’s tonite, also is V. Cortner’s. Advent is over, dances start again, Oak Grove has one, give $1. for attendance price every hr. tonite. Pautler’s has double birthday dance tomorrow nite all free. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner, he went to Waterloo & to Red Bud this afternoon. Played cards.

Friday, Dec. 25, 1936

Christmas Day. Went to 5 o clock mass; lasted till 7 o’clock had solemn High mass 3 priests; Church was crowded. It rained a little when we came out of church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family & Leo were all here for dinner & supper, had 2 ducks. Sure beautiful day, had the doors open all day, after dinner sat on the back porch on north side, so nice an warm. We played cards afternoon & evening. Rose went along with Leo to his folks tonite.

Thursday, Dec. 24, 1936

Cleaned & fixed the ducks, 7 & 8½ lbs. they weighed. Went to Belleville Rose went to dentist, went to church. Sure a nice day, so warm we have windows & doors open. Robert Laut has his electric put in & has a radio, installed. Slopy [sic] weather & roads. Leo came down this evening, we light the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1936

Cleaned 2 ducks, fixed Christmas tree electric lights. Mauff vegtable [sic] man was here, we didn’t buy anything, pap went up town, got oranges, nuts. Rose got Christmas cards from Irene Helfrich. Bert got 1 from Omer. Pap tried his luck on box candy 10¢ & fruit cake .02. Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s got load oats. Beautiful day.

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1936

We washed, cleaned basement, fried in meat etc. Bert got mailed Christmas cards from J. Keller, Fr. Stern, First National Bank at Waterloo. Berti got a punch for a 5 lb. box candy by Mertz paid .03. Name Dorthy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here, then went to the school children’s play in School Hall.

Friday, Dec. 18, 1936

Went to Belleville, Rose had tooth put in & 1 filled $13.50 we got new galoshes; Bert had her picture taken but no good. Boy it is snowing, will be a nice Christmas. I think; so far.

Friday, Dec. 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went to Henrys got load oats. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this afternoon, got last of benifit [sic] wheat AAA check $22.91. Pap got his measurements taken by Peiper for a new suit for Christmas. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we played 5 hand pinochle, listened to radio.