Thursday, March 1, 1934

It is awful warm, snows nearly all melted. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stop in on there way to Red Bud, went to Dr. & Christ Buehler’s, it is his birthday. Eichenseers tried to haul a load coal in & got stuck, took it back, & put it in there shed, couldn’t get in here. Papa left this morning went in the woods, hauled out 2 logs this afternoon, the road got muddy; pap took the sleigh & mule up. We washed, dinning [sic] room & kitchen curtains. Eggs are 13¢ at Eichenseers. Hill has a piece in the paper, about Vic Braun tallest man in town, 19 yrs. old, 285 lbs. nearly 6 ft. tall.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1934

Bertille baked oatmeal cookies, Rose made gloves. Papa went up town; ordered load coal, Eichenseer’s to haul it tomorrow. Rosie took 8 doz. eggs to Mertz got 13 ½¢ got cheese Talbot’s. Chas. Morrison aged 82 yrs. died Sun, afternoon, & buried Tues. afternoon from Wagner’s Parlor, to cemetery.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1934

We ironed, & patched; this morning; cleaned chicken house, hauled it out on 1 horse sleigh. Oh Boy, what a sleigh ride we had. The saw sharpener man brought our saws, lawn mower, scissor, all back today, everything OK, all for 85¢. We sewed quilt patches. Hogs are down again today to top $4.75, yesterday $5. eggs 14 ½¢ in paper; yesterday 15¢. Sun is shining nice, but it isn’t warm.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1934

Papa hauled a load of wood. Rosalia went over to Renneckers quilting this afternoon; it is for the church. Cloudy & warmer, today. We got 3 lbs. cheese at Mertz’s store, from Talbots. Robert Laut engaged a hog here this morning for next Tues. about. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for church, Rosalia went along with here. Eggs 13¢ by Mertz. Rosalia had supper by Renneckers, it is a Lover’s Knot Quilt white & yellow. The Y.P.L. are praticing [sic] a play.

Monday, Feb. 19, 1934

Henry & family, here for dinner, went to Bellville [sic], then this afternoon went to the meeting that was to be at the school house, but it was only held this morning, this afternoon at McQuillian’s School. Rose got the mail took eggs along to Eichenseer’s got 14¢.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1934

Pap went out haul logs. Aunt Mary & Josie where here for dinner, came up for church, stayed here for the cheese, played 2 games pinochle this afternoon. Mr. Talbot brought 3 lbs. cheese got it from Mertz Store. “St. Valentine’s Day.” Mrs. Henry Hoerth nee Wagner, of East St. Louis was buried yesterday, found her dead in bed. Mr. Aug. Busch, of the Busch Brewery of St. Louis killed himself yesterday; shot, on account of his health. We went to Red Bud service, took Helfrich’s along. The electric lights went out in church. Eggs are 15¢.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1934

Papa went up in the woods this afternoon, we went out to Henry’s. Pierre Laut was here & brought 1 lb. cheese what Mrs. Talbot left for them for us, he came little after 4 o clock, he had told us he was coming at 10 o clock. Mrs. Staufenbiel was here on business. Berti took 6 doz. eggs to Mertz store for the first time got 15¢ doz. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came got there cheese, she Rose & Bert went over to see Mrs. Staufenbiel, she wanted to rent a room from Uncle Fred to put Zita & Felicia’s fine furniture in & wanted to rent her 2 rooms out to Henry Volkman & wife, the fellow that bought the Rausch Palce, bought Mrs. Volkman out all but 1 doz. chickens. Uncle Fred won’t rent his room for that neither.

Monday, Feb. 5, 1934

We washed, nice day, papa went out in woods. Wrote Wm. Ganley a nice letter this morn. Pap & Rose went to the woods. A man around selling soap chips & face soap. Mr. Hill was here for news. Lucinda Eichenseer was around selling chances for quilt, have one already. Eggs are 15¢ today, top hogs $4.50. Mr. George Parrot, died Sun. buried Wed. morn, at Red Bud church & cemetery, Mrs. Joe Mauer’s father, he was 67.

Thursday, February 1, 1934

We ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie all here for dinner, then Josie went back to St. Louis, & had nearly a load. Papa hauling wood. Rosalia went quilting by George Wagners this afternoon. Bert made cookies, cleaned up from butchering. Rose had supper there & quilt till 7:30. Henry came got a tire for his trailer it it will fit. Eggs are 18¢ today; nice warm day.

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1934

Joe Wcthal [sic – Wachtel], Henry Rausch, got the hog this morning. We went to Bellville [sic] sold 31 doz. eggs, some for 23¢ & 19¢, also sold meat, & sausage. Wm. Ganley came & paid $32.90 Int. but still has $95.00 & Int. on that yet till 1933 is all paid up. Our heifer with the hide brought us $28.03. Redsow 9 pigs born.