Monday, Jan. 29, 1934

So cold, water froze in bucket in kitchen last night. Rosalia made herself dress like Zita’s pattern. Bertille got the evening paper. It was in there that Mrs. Alva Eichenseer as bride & son Francis Jr. as ring bearer, & Lindow, were awarded 1st prize as wedding couple at Smithon [sic] Mask Ball last Sat. night; & Clarence Hepp & Miss Lillie Brown & Mrs. Roy Kunz were all among the prize winners.

Wednesday, March 8, 1933

We washed, ironed. George Boll & Ike Napier was here & looked at our fat hog, they bought it market price $4.45 or $4.50 going to get it tomorrow morning. We lost 2 little chicks so far, out of 407. We have 10 little pigs born today but 3 she laid on, so we only have 7 left so far. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this even, she cut Rosalia’s dress out, used Josie Gregson’s pattern. Rosalia & Bertille went along up to church with Aunt Mary to lent devotion, benediction & sermon.

Thursday, May 5, 1932

We went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile & went home, they where fishing last nite, caught one, they brought it along up & we put it in the pond. There where 5 boys & 1 girl made there private coumioun [sic – communion] at Red Bud. Cletus Buehler was one of the boys. This afternoon we went out through hills & hallows St. Joe, Burskville [sic – Burksville], Wartburg, Waterloo, stopped at Henry’s, but they weren’t at home, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there too, they came back before we left. Bertille took Olivia Gregson’s pattern back, this evening. Fr. Grootens came over there too. He has a euchre in the hall tonite. Steve was here awhile.

Sunday, March 20, 1932

We went to Red Bud to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here, they had dinner over at there house, & supper here & also Henry’s family where here for dinner & supper. The rabbit laid 4 eggs for the boys, they had lots of fun. There where 2 ladies here bought 4 doz. eggs @ 15¢ doz. This evening after we had supper, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went up to Lester Gregson’s & got a dress pattern from here, for Bertille size 34 just fits fine. Aunt Mary went to church, & we played 4 handed pinochle, 2 games & then 1.5 handed when she came back, we had a light lunch, they went home in Hecker stayed all night.

Friday, July 3, 1931

There sure was a pretty rainbow in the west this morning.  Wilma Birkner was here & brought a pattern.  We had a nice shower rain this afternoon.  I seen in the paper Red Finnerty died, he was the mail carrier at Burksville.  It was a pretty lucky day last Sun, for the Hecker Baseball Teams, Athen’s & the fist [sic] team played 3 to 4 in favor or Hecker, the second team played Round Prarie [sic], 3 to 1 in favor of Hecker.  There where 2 young chickens killed on the hard road today.

Tuesday, June 30, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here for lunch, dinner, lunch, & supper.  Aunt Mary started cutting Rosalia’s dress, so she can sew it yet today.  Oliver Birkner was here & got the pattern again, we cut it off.

Monday, June 29, 1931

Today is washing, ironing patching day.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner & supper.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville & left the kids here, they & Bertille ate lunch at Aunt Mary’s this afternoon.  Aunt Mary & Rosalia drove up to Wm. Birkner’s & got a dress pattern, which she got from Munier’s from St. Louis.  We finished digging our potatoes along the road this evening.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1931

We started fire in the furnace again today.  Tonight is a meeting for the people on account of reopening the bank in the school hall.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Rosalia is on the sick list with headaches, colds.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family came up.  Henry & Uncle Fred went to the meeting.  Leona brought a dress pattern along up.  There was a funeral went past here today.  The Smithton minister was in the lead.  Dashner’s Ambulance & 9 cars following.

Monday, Feb. 9, 1931

Today is Thirteen Hour Adoration.  Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up then he went home.  Henry & family were up too.  Aunt Mary was here for dinner then they sewed a dress for Rosalia, until it was her hour to go to church.  Uncle Fred came up & got her again this eve.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church to the closing.  There were 3 priests, one was the Smithton priest.  Bertille was at Mamie’s to get her dress pattern, & then she went to Ted Eichenseer’s & got it from her.  Mrs. Deuker is on the sick list.  Ethel called for Dr. Smith from Red Bud this evening.  Papa took 12 doz. eggs to store this afternoon & got 13¢ some price.

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