Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1932

Papa took the mower out to Henry’s & got the frame wagon. Mr. Bershing was here & wanted to sell watermellons [sic], from 5¢ up to 25¢ real nice ones. Papa & Rosalia are putting up alfalfa hay this afternoon. In Ruma there was a cyclone yesterday evening, but we never heard if it did much damage. Lightening struck Tom Havey [? – unclear] mare, one what has a young colt, the Rendering Truck from Belleville got it this morning. Today is Chicken Supper & Pinic [sic] in Paderborn. We went out to Uncle Fred’s at watermellons [sic] then took them along to the pinic [sic] at Paderborn, they had a nice crowd. Mr. Jung our egg man from Red Bud bought 11 doz. eggs @ 15¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here awhile, they were at Sensel’s bought a watermellon [sic] for 25¢, & they went to see Dentist Wagner at the Club House, tomorrow morn, they have to go to Belleville & get teeth fixed. It was sure hot today. Aunt Mary bought bread, flour, at the pinic [sic], 2 loaves for 5¢,  & 5¢ loaf, she bought 4.

Sunday, July 27, 1930

They were all up for church this morning.  This afternoon we went to Millstadt to hear the singers.  It was Saengerfest Picnic.  We met Frank Dudenhoeffer, his wife & George, Peter Reheis & Jas. Reheis, Oscar Birkners, Adam Eckerts.  From Millstadt we went to the Club House, there we had chicken supper.  They had a tarpaulin laid to dance on.  There were a lot of people there.  When we came home Henry just came out from our house.  But he came back again, he wanted to know where that club house was, but they went back home again.  Last Sunday the Millstadt ball team played with Hecker here.  The score was 19 to 2 in favor of Hecker.  Rex Rapp made a home run.  Today they are playing with a St. Louis team.  I seen in the paper that Henry S. Braun threshed 1800 bus. of wheat & 1500 bus. of oats.

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