Wednesday, May 10, 1933

We patched. Ivo Buehler is disking our ground this morning, took him about 1 hr. quarter. Papa went to town this morn. There sure was a heavy hail storm in New Athens, hail as big as a hen egg they say, by Sam Krehres [sic – Krehers] the wind was so strong it took big trees twisted them right of; we could hear it roar here, there wasn’t any wind here at all. Hy. Limbach came looked at our mule. Rosalia & Bertille went out to work the garden at Henrys again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up; she brought a house plant & fern from Mrs. Frank Birkner.

Monday, July 25, 1932

We washed, ironed. Papa is disking. Wm. Ganley was here this afternoon. We had a nice shower rain this afternoon but not enough. Bertille took 2 doz. eggs up for Aunt Mary got 20¢. They told her that Mr. Philip Freund of Waterloo fell over dead this morning.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s to help cook apple butter, she got 10 gallons.  Mrs. Geodelle was also out, we cook a kettle full of soap, and washed this afternoon & scrubbed the rooms & porches for Leona.  We had lunch & dinner out there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  We found 19 eggs.  Egges are .20¢ a doz.  I seen in the paper that $500,000 as fire sweeps Quality & Oakland Foundries at Belleville yesterday.  Papa is discing the chicken yards.  Henry Meng was over watching Papa disc a little while.

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