Thursday, Sept. 23, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, he helped pap refixed the corn crib, had dinner & lunch here, chicken, brought then wash along Bert [Bertille] ironed it; cooked catsup & pear preserve. Henry Wittenauer cut hay. Mehrmann got eggs 7 doz. @ 22ยข. going up now; also sugar is getting higher. A fellow here looked at the mule, but couldn’t use him right now. John came again looked at horse & mule, it was dark already.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1933

We washed, papa is fixing corn crib. Ralph Ettling was here last Sat., & papa was there Sun, he bought 3 heifers from him for $36.00. Ettling & his family are going to move to St. Louis, in 3 weeks; going to give his horses to Paul Neff to work, cows to Stoval & hogs to Mo. Rosalia & Bertille went to Mamies, then we all went to the school hall to a dairy show & speaking given by St. Louis Dairy, had Ed Parkers barn pictured. The hallways just crowded, people from Red Bud, Smithon [sic] & all over. Mr. Taylor, & Dr. McCullen where speakers; inspector of milk of health department. Kenneth Kemps birthday, & a bunch went out to celebrate with dance & beer.