Tuesday, March 27, 1934

We washed, also curtains. Snowed all night, some west here. Papa went after the paper. A man here wanted to sell products. Hy Dann & his son were here got 3 heifers for $57.50 he comes from Wartburg; he also got 1 bull from Schumacher $30.00. Eggs 15¢.

Saturday, March 24, 1934

Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Mr. Albert Gregson’s sale, didn’t get anything. Starr Auc. & Russel Gregson clerk, everything brought pretty fair price. Two fellows here from Wartburg, Dunn, bought our 3 heifers $57.50, going to get them Mon. morning; wanted to buy Jersey Bull from Henry also. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Roberts birthday 8 yrs. old; the only ones present had cake. Brought Mr. Cleveland & Grover along out from Hecker, they got there machine in the Ed Neffs garage, broke the head, pouring hot water in while cold, & Emil froze his radiator up, the last cold spell. Oh, Boy!

Sunday, Feb. 7, 1932

We went to Red Bud church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here for dinner, they brought some beef then we had soup. This afternoon they & we all went out to Henry’s, had supper there, played 6 hand pinochle in the afternoon. This evening we went to Red Bud to see the St. Peter & Paul Players of Waterloo there, quite a crowd there, the players where, Wallace Miller, Gregory Arn’s, Ray Mechler, Earl Rau, Mina Sennott, Frieda Causseau, Estelle Ryan, Helen Dunn.

Tuesday, March 17, 1931

Today is St. Patrick, there is a euchre in Tiptown tonight.  We are going to saw wood this afternoon up in the woods.  Henry is going to saw it & Uncle Fred, Uncle Joe, & Emil are going to help.  Rosalia & Bertille drove out to Henry’s this morning, we were all out there for dinner.  Aunt Mary was there this afternoon too, she & Bobby went too Uncle Adam’s.  They didn’t get started sawing for wood until about 2:30, before that the pulley broke.  So we will have to finish tomorrow morning.  We have too take dinner out to Henry’s.  Bertille baked a cake this evening.  Bertille went to church this morning, was mass for Aunt Bridget Dunn.

Monday, March 24, 1930

Today is Robert’s birthday.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were also there.  It rained heavy while we were out there.  Leona, Bobby, Floyd were here this afternoon.  Papa went to New Athens this morning.  Henry, Rosalia, Bertille all got a letter from the County Clerk of Chester for the remains of Mrs. Bridget Dunn.  Papa sent the papers which Dudenhoefers sent out here for him to fill up back again, but he didn’t fill in the blanks.  We found 28 eggs today.

Thursday, March 6, 1930

Papa, Henry, Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went down to Red Bud to Mrs. Dunn funeral.  Father Havey had the mass.  Aunt Mary and Bertille went to the quilting down at Mrs. Eckert’s this afternoon.  They had 2 quilts in the frames.  One blue and one pink.  They sure are pretty.  We found 24 eggs today.  It started to rain some now.  Aunt Mary & Henry had dinner with us.  Rosalia took 3 dozen eggs to Eichenseers & got .21¢ a dozen.  There was a man came to Hecker tonite and wanted shelter because it was raining all the time.  Mr. Hill & Henry Armstuz went to Waterloo this morning.

Tuesday, March 4, 1930

Mrs. Bridget Dunn at Red Bud died and will be buried Thursday morning.  Mrs. Fahey & Ms. Dermont called us and let us know.  Papa, Rosalia, Henry, Bertille went down to the wake tonite.  Steve Rheinecker was over awhile this evening.  He helped a little to put the roof on the chick house.  (We found) 20 eggs.