Saturday, Dec. 25, 1937

Christmas. Went to Red Bud, 6 o clock mass. stayed for 2 masses. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, Henry & family & Leo & Rose [Rosalia] all here for dinner & supper played cards etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & we went out to Henry’s this eve. listened to radio, ate candy, nuts, cookies etc. Nice warm, rain this morn.

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.

Friday, Jan. 31, 1936

Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, cleaned, she [Leona] is still in bed yet; he went to E. St. Louis again today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came there awhile to; we were out nearly all day had dinner several people here from Columbia, Valmeyer, looking for sows & horses; our here yesterday, & got letter from one today; Miss Estelle Geodelle & Tunze of Columbia to be married tomorrow, had a shower, Herman Geodell’s daughter. Mr. Ed Classen, Freeburg Lumber dealer is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Belleville, from a fractured hip, horse fell on him, went sleigh riding every day horse slipped, & by trying to help the horse, it fell on him, was taken in an ambulance. Mr. Fred Faust of Belleville, died will be buried tomorrow afternoon, church Catholic at Belleville then to Red Bud, cemetery Catholic; The Orbon Workers, have to present either at the house, or cemetery; he had been ill was taken to hospital, & returned again awhile back, now dead. When Jose [Josie] Keller was here on Christmas Day, going home she burned connecting rod out, had it repaired at Smithon [sic], stayed at Belleville, during that time; she wrote Aunt Mary a letter & told her about it; roads to slick, to come on her birthday.

Wednesday, January 1, 1936

Went to Red Bud in the Whip. to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family were here for dinner, Uncle & Aunt were here for supper; we played cards. Leona was sick, so they went home early. Aunt Mary said Clem Parker & Carol Papenberg were married 2nd Christmas Day Dec 26. in the evening.