Monday, Feb. 11, 1935

We washed, ironed, pretty nice day. Art & Mr. Schaefer came with two wagons to get the hay this morning. Mrs. Wm Klotz died, sometime this morning, the bell rung. Olive Laut is helpmate. We cleaned chicken house, sent a birthday greeting to Josie Keller, it is Wed. the 13. Eggs surely took a drop today, 30¢ this morn & 25 this afternoon at the stores here, sure is awful, 5¢ at one time.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & went home again while it was froze. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Rosalia went to see Mrs. Rennecker; to get quilt pattern of “Goose Trot.” Mike Keoinstein is in Belleville Hospital. There is a free picture show at Pautler Hall, in Waterloo given by Grosse. Mr. & Mrs. Lester Gregson & family where here this evening, we payed 5 pinochle, the boys went to sleep. It is raining out. Eggs are 30¢ now.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1935

The hog checks are being paid out at Waterloo today. Papa sewed clover seed this morn. Rose is making dresses, Berti baked cookies, surely is nice, but it is turning colder tonite. Bernice Wagner came, over & got 1 doz. eggs @ 26¢.

Monday, Feb. 4, 1935

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went home after breakfast, froze a little. Mrs. Wil Klotz is very ill; eggs today is 26¢. Aunt Mary sent a dress pattern along with Louis Birkner for us; left it at Mertz’s Store. We went to Renneckers this evening, played pinochle, even games. Chas Hill & family left for Chicago for a 3 mo. job; with truck & car. Ed. Mengs butchered today.

Monday, Jan. 28, 1935

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while, he hauled load wheat to Red Bud, got 90¢. Eggs 25¢ today. We went to Waterloo this afternoon, nice day. Straw baler guy was here. Otto Horn suit agent stopped again, trying to put in an order, just booked Wilfred Cortner for one.

Friday, Jan. 25, 1935

The old guy what sharpenes [sic], etc is back in town again, was here today, papa gave the cross cut saw to sharpen for 35¢. A guy here wanted to sell auto paint, $2.00 box. Bernice Wagner got 1 doz eggs. Roy Staufenbiel had there little baby girl christened last Sun, called it Pearl Louisa, Mr. Joe & Pearl Griffin as sponsors. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Wittenauer of St. Louis have a baby girl. The Frantz Baker truck of New Athens, Edgar Wittenauer in charge had an accident on the Baldwin road, & damaged somewhat.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 1935

Papa went out to see, how it would be to have wood up, it don’t work; he stopped in at Uncle Adams, a little while, he isn’t feeling well at present, had the doctor, is up & down, priest was out the other day to see him. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Art Schaefer where here for dinner, Art wants to buy hay, he looked at the stack. Mertz paid 26½¢ for eggs today. Warmer today.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1935

We washed, ironed; canned 4 qts pumpkins. Nic Helfrich hauled coal here, 73 bus; $5.97 & hauling charges $2.10 he joined the truck code, that is for hauling for others, paid so much code. The Monroe Hatchery has a free chick disease demonstration this afternoon at Waterloo. Eggs are 26¢; top market on hogs $8.30 highest this far. Oliver Probst 52 of Belleville died will be buried, tomorrow afternoon Floraville Cemetery. Wm Probst of here, his brother.

Friday, Jan. 18, 1935

Mr. Kelley is being buried this morn., from the home of his daughter Mrs. Hess; he had a stroke. Mr. Hess is also in Red Bud Hospital, was operated on appendix; is pretty bad. Mrs. Getrude Irosi of Chester is getting operated for tumor at the Red Bud hospital this morning, Frank McDermott’s daughter. Johny McDermott is employed at Ill. Security’s Hospital at Chester. Roy Schmidt is sporting a new Ford V8 truck, the paper says. A. H. Breuggmann had a little baby girl; born St. Mary Hospital Thurs. evening Jan. 10. Mr. Ed. Rickert is census taker man in Prarire [sic] Du Long & New Design Precinct. The Waterloo CCC Camps will have all different classes; Nobbe’s Garage is giving free a place to study & work, auto Mechanics, Robinette giving musci [sic] lessons, Jerome Vogt teacher of agriculture & surveyoring. A man around advertising portraits; draw & if you win certain certificate, you can have a picture painted with the cost of $10. Berti drew the right one, but we had nothing done, sent him of, only some scheme work. A lady around selling home made chairs at 50¢ a piece. Rosie & Berti went to Red Bud got sack laying mash from Zipfel. Raining this evening, nasty. Aaron Papfenberg has purchase a car. Eggs are 26¢.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1935

We washed, ironed; fried in sausage & ribs etc. Rose got a letter from Margaret McDermott, stating that there will be a card party tomorrow nite at Donahue’s, given by Tiptown Parish. George Wagner got doz. eggs @ 24¢. Renneckers boarder is leaving tomorrow for St. Louis, Mr. Smith, he has a higher position with St. Louis Diary [sic – Dairy]. Saymenger of below Red Bud, has his job at the station here now, has been working for last 4 days. The Fire House & City Hall is nearly completed now, except the roofing yet.