Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1935

Pap cut grass & hay. The timber boss came with the checks, ours was 2055 ft. @ 3½¢ $71.92 & Ganley had 2882 ft. $100.87. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped went to Red Bud. We went down to Red Bud church, bought a few articles, another 11 doz jars.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass, & Boy! was Fr. sored [sic – soured], caused of the pinic [sic], only cleared $100.00 our quilt brought $20.00, but he had to take 48. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped & went to the pinic [sic] for supper, at Manier Park, we went to in the evening; large crowd; music in the afternoon by Floraville brass band & Pals of Harmony for the dance. Adm. 25¢, we didn’t win a thing; the quilts were won by Adele Bocker, & Mrs. Ad. Spalt & one raffled with playing bluey, by Adolph Rittmeyer. The chickens were all [gone] before supper, Adm. 40¢. Ray Herzog & Dorothy Napier were married yesterday. Rickert of Freeburg & Lillian Armbruster were married about 2 weeks ago at Belleville Court House, they say.

Sunday, July 21, 1935

We went to first mass at Waterloo, Henry got up again today. Went out to Aunt Mary’s had dinner & supper, Miss Jo Keller was out to came here in evening, got eggs, went up to Maniers Park, 4H Club girls dance, Jos paid our way in, & Boy! what a time, & hot. Novelty Nite Hawks orch. of Belleville. Walter Pours called there babies Leo & Louis twins.

Sunday, July 14, 1935

Went to 7 o’clock mass at Waterloo. Gus Edler came paid Int. for Uncle Fred. New Hanover Ball team playing Hecker this afternoon here. We went out to Uncle Freds had supper there. We send a film of pictures away yesterday to Ray’s Potho [sic – Photo] Service at LaCross [sic] Wis. Walter Pour’s have twin boys born 9:30 this evening; second set twins; 9 children.

Sunday, June 30, 1935

Henry & family came, we went them all to Red Bud church, came back had lunch, & then they went out cutting oats. We dug 3 buckets potatoes so they could get the binder in the other patch of oats; had dinner lunch & supper. Leona & Berti went home, watered the stock so hot again today, cloudy & rain at Ft. Chartes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to Ed. Meng’s barn dance, Moonlighters playing, large crowd; & hot. Adm. Gents 25 ladies 15.

Sunday, June 9, 1935

Penetcost [sic]. We went to Red Bud, first mass, 5 boys were enrolled in to the Sodality. Henry & family were here for dinner supper. This afternoon we went along with him to New Athens & Marrisa, about 3 miles south from there we went & looked at a team 3 yr. old mares; drove them around in the wagon, pretty nice, so he bought them $100 a piece; from Edmond Hodges; came home; got Chris Buehler to get them, Hy went along & got them this evening yet; $4.50 to hauled them down; we went out to Henry’s helped with work; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came out then to see them. The Hecker priest Fr. Aydt has a bid day, he is 5 yrs. priest, 4 priests had the mass & Fr. Aydt made the sermon; choir from Belleville. The baseball team is playing at New Hanover today.

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 1935

Rose & Berti went to Red Bud, to church, got chick feed. Henry came to put up hay, & it rained just when he got here; so he had dinner, sun came out & dried off pretty good so they put it up yet, Emil came with the wagon, Uncle Fred helped yet, they all had lunch here. We helped Aunt Mary plant out tomatoe [sic] plants yet. Emil broke the bolster on his wagon by Armin Geodells, so they took his wagon & papa went out & helped reload it on Geodells wagon, some time. We went out to Henry’s helped them unload the hay, got 1 load off & started in to rain, so they had to quite [sic – quit], rained quite a little. We planted pickle seed.

Monday, May 27, 1935

We girls, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Leona & Billy went to church, Mrs. Eulers funeral, from Querheim Chapel at Waterloo to Hecker Church 9′ o clock; large funeral quite a few flowers. Just 18 yrs. mother dead. Henry & boys came up to make hay, had dinner. Emil came with the wagon this afternoon, & Pete Watchel helped yet, all had lunch here. It started in to rain, so they didn’t get finished with the hay. G. Wagner here a little while. Eggs 21¢ today. Rogation Day’s.

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.