Friday, March 31, 1939

Went to Belleville got new lawn mower. 14 in 5 blade rubber tires $6.68; went to Leo’s helped saw wood had them for dinner. Jake & John Mueth Kettler [? – unclear] Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, making garden. Egg 15 [cents].

Tuesday, March 28, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed. Rained a little this eve. Radio says snow. Ziebold man was here trying to sell electric things. Nobbes man Johnson was here looked at horse; some fellows from Prairie Du Rocher looked at black team. We found 95 eggs. still 15 [cents] at Eichenseers. Cold to be 30 tonite.

Monday, March 27, 1939

Cold this morn. Pap took 17 bu. wheat to Waterloo 63 [cents]; went to Odd Fellows Hall electric show. Chas. Stookey & Nichobaun sisters of KMOX were there. Aunt Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud to Raffte for permanents Bert got $2. & A. [Aunt] Marys wouldn’t take, color came back again; so she cut them up short. Eggs 15 [cents]. A hair dryer & electric clock was given away at Waterloo today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went Waterloo to show. Marie Kolmer won percolator & Mitchell Electric toaster & hair dryer as attendance prize, large crowd.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1939

Rained heavy & windy all nite, snow is nearly all away now. Ironed, patched, etc. Eggs today here 14 [cents].

Monday, Feb. 20, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came we butchered 130 lb. hog. J. [Josie] Keller & Mrs. Neimeier came had supper here, took sausage & 16 doz. eggs along. Melvin Wagner brought the receipt here for Firemen’s dues.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1939

Valentines Day. Went to Red Bud mass for Pope. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came. Bert [Bertille] went along to New Athens to dentist Dr. Lauter, does pretty good work. Filled 2 teeth for me for $2.00; fixed some for Uncle [Fred] & Aunt [Mary] to $2.00; they went home, came back again this afternoon we went to Belleville, brought clover seed along $2.61 for cleaning 174 lbs. @ 1 1/2 [cents]. Leo & family came this eve. we played 2 games cards etc. Eggs 16 [cents] at one place 15 [cents].

Saturday, Feb. 4, 1939

Pap got haircut. Nice day from top, 19 [degrees] this morn. Went to Smithton to church this afternoon. Berniece got 1 doz. eggs this afternoon. Susie Gal of Hill’s is playing with the Ozark Ridge Runners at Valmeyers tonite for dance & floor show at 10:30. Adm. 30 [cents] per person; Advertised in paper.

Wednesday, February 1, 1939

Warm, & started raining this eve. windy all day. Bert [Bertille] washed, hung it in basement, ironed baked pies. Young Ladies have card party in hall tonite, its raining. Eggs keep going down every day; 1/2 [cents] now are 14 [cents] here.

Friday, Jan. 27, 1939

Nice day. Ironed, patched, quilted. Mertz delivered 100 lbs. hog pellets. Eggs 14 [cents].

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap went to Waterloo got laying mash. went to Burksville on business. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went butchering at Chris. Buehler’s today. 3 days. Bert [Bertille] quilted all day. Eggs are now 13 [cents] going down rapidly.

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