Sunday, Nov. 10, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Got envelope for house collection instead of having chicken supper; Papa put in $5.00 donation, all included. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up for late mass, he pumped the water out of the cellar; Raining all nite, heavy thunder & lightening [sic]. Jimine & Dick radio stars, playing for a dance at Dreamland tonite.

Friday, April 27, 1934

Pap & Rose went to Belleville with some more hogs. Seen in the paper that Roy Cameron a farm hand, now near Belleville, but formerly worked for Ald. Rittmeyer was married to a girl near Belleville on last Mar. 15. at Carlye Ill. by Justice of Peace. Got $3.55, for hogs. 475 lb. they brought some beef along 12¢ lb. sure high, to what hogs are. Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heyl stopped in. Ben took a look at the hogs; but to high price for him. Mr. Ralph Collei of Waterloo, Insurance Agent, gave us a call told us his wife Manda came back to him, & also Mark he was gone 6 mon. & in 13 states; he went to Washington, first place; the girls are going to high school in St. Louis. A man here wanted a pair socks, we gave him some old ones; he was walking from Belleville, wanted to go to Red Bud, said his feet were sweating & wanted a pair dry socks. Milton Wagner, brought the beef sack, here & invited us to his Wedding dance next Sat. in Kammlers Hall. It was in the paper that Hy. Wedel Jr. was granted a divorce from his wife Leona Mueller. Prestitzle & his wife’s case was in court, too for divorce but it is dropped. Omer Schilling birthday.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 1932

We went to Red Bud to church, took Mrs. Stauenfbiel along. They have euchre on Nov. 3, papa gave $1.00 for donation. Uncle Fred Aunt Mary & Miss Josie Keller & Miss Isabel Kuhn where all here for dinner & supper. We all went out to John Kaltwasser to gather some hickory nuts in his woods, but there wasn’t many there, about ½ bucket full; then from there we went over to Roy Stauenfbiels, but he say, there wasn’t any there either, Gus, was there, so they talked around awhile, then we stopped in at the church place, Frank Birkner & family came there to; the cemetery is plowed up again, the house is all stucco finished outside, & all hardwood floors up & down, plastered walls, new doors, furnace for the basement, the barn is all new boards all around it; everything fixed dandy. Henry & family came up this evening. This afternoon is Mission Rally at the Orphanage at Glen Addi, being Mission Sunday.

Sunday, July 17, 1932

We went to Red Bud.  Mrs. Ben Mudd asked up for a donation for the social to be held July 27 we gave a $1.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner with us. There was a guy here yesterday selling shoe polish we bought a bottle. R. Schmidt the Shellane Dealer of Waterloo is giving a dance at Breezy Hill this evening & giving away a $100 Gas Range, to the Lucky winner thicket [sic – ticket]. Ed Classen & wife stopped in on there way by to say “Hello”! Bertille went over to Rennecker’s to exchange papers, Waterloo, & Red Bud. We all went to Breezy Hill to the dance, a big crowd, Melody Club Orchestra. Adm. 25¢. The Stove was won by a Stump, a Hartman from Red Bud, & a  fellow from Renault, 3 different prizes where awarded.

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