Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1937

Beautiful day, washed ironed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came had dinner here, he & Bert [Bertille] went to Waterloo on business. Emil came, he put in his lineleoum [sic – linoleum] at his place, in kitchen, all around. real pretty. Eichenseer put it in. Henry stopped in got crushing done. Lena Meng was here, see what pap tought [sic – thought] about oil leasing. A fellow here selling weather stripping for house, from St. Louis agent.

Monday, Sept. 27, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to mass funeral of Kroll; rather large, all girls pallbearers, Pearl Griffin, Mary Arns, Alvera Braun, 2 ladies of Waterloo, Theresa Frisch. Mrs. Francis Eichenseer is being buried at St. Louis this afternoon, that is his second wife she formerly Ziebold girl of Red Bud but had married before; she has been ailing for 3 yrs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] helped them paper there kitchen ceiling across the street. One of our horses Barney is sick, had Doc. Miller out for him, he had supper also Uncle & Aunt Mary stayed Leona’s birthday but he didn’t get out, had company & sick horse.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to Leo’s cooked apple butter; mother [Leo’s mother] & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon; she got 16 gals. Tolin looked at stock. Eichenseers hauled in 200 bu. coal.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1937

Made 28 bottles catsup; got 81 so far. Picked 5 bus. peaches. Bert Thompson got 1 bu. Al. Rausch brought a letter here from Rose [Rosalia]. Eichenseer got 2 bus. peaches for Walter Pour; took them to store. The Catholic Church pinic [sic] at Waterloo today. Lester Gregson came to see about hauling lime dust, but he takes not less than 50¢, thats high. Gypsy Joe sang a piece for Mrs. L. Matthews & Arlene, Mr & Mrs. Shloemmer requested by Mrs. Jake Geodelle. Pretty hot 91° degrees. Pap paid electric bill 5 hrs. this mon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here. Leo & Rose came, we all went to Waterloo Catholic church pinic [sic] nice crowd. Waterloo band & St. Peter & Paul’s Orchestra sure nice.

Sunday, June 27, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to Mamie’s went to ballgame awhile. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came took Bert along to Breezy Hill to Simon Miller’s & Buettner Wedding dance, Dream Time Trio furnished musci [sic]; large crowd & nice time. Vic Papenberg & car from New Athens had collision at the corner, the other car passed on wrong side, damaged the truck & car, no one hurt; Joe McCarthy, deputy Marshall, was at Boxton Sat. nite; camp guys started in fighting, he wanted to part then & keep peace, fellow pulled out a revolver & shot him at the shoulder, came out below the shoulder blade, he is at home, getting along well if no blood poison will set in; pretty hard for the guy, that did the shooting he is in the pen; at present time. There is also 4 boys from Red Bud in Chester pen for stealing by Jac. Erle’s. South of Red Bud. Mr. Erle caught them in the house, stealing money out of a dresser drawer.

Saturday, June 5, 1937

Nice day. Pap went out to Henry’s, took Cleveland to look at it. Went to Red Bud got cement this afternoon. Maniers have fish fry tonite. Rain this morning. Stoeckel painter of Waterloo was here going to pain our house in a couple weeks, going to plaster Henry’s house Mon. takes 25¢ hr. Picked pan of peas for tomorrow, dinner. Egg 15¢ at Eichenseers.

Tuesday, May 4, 1937

We washed, ironed patched, rain & heavy showers & hail, this afternoon & eve; we planted cabbage & sweet potatoes plants out; Request card for Jim & Dick to play a No. for paps birthday came over radio today. A guy here selling apple, took pk. 45¢. Chas. Helfrich & son got load hay $11.00 & 17 bus. oats @ 60¢ & wheat 1½ @ $1.27; all feed for his stock & chickens, he is going to move on Mrs. Wihelms farm, by Red Bud. Eichenseers are in  & Co. are having a Purina Meeting & Show at Kammlers free tonite, “Hidden Harvest,” we seen it last year at Red Bud; were pap got 25 chicks attendance prize. tonite they are giving as prizes 2 – 25 lb. sacks purina feed & dairy hopper. We went to the show, pretty nice crowd hall filled for conditions of weather. Ed. Parker & Adam Brauns won the feed & Al. Cleveland the hopper.

Saturday, April 17, 1937

We planted 1 bu. seed potatoes this afternoon $2.20 bu. got them at Eichenseers, white & red. Christ Buehler harrowed his oats patch this morning; we also laid 3 sweet potatoe [sic] rows off, to early to plant yet. Henry & family were up.

Tuesday, April 13, 1937

Rained last nite. We went to Belleville took 2 hogs in the last ones, got $9.95 – 440 lbs; hogs coming down rapidly. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. awhile. Vic Eichenseer fixed our pump, this eve. Pap went to Christ Buehler’s got 7 doz. eggs for setting 20¢ doz. Rhode Island Reds. Henry & Leo chixs all came today, all was alright this time.

Tuesday, March 9, 1937

Pap is sewing clover seed. Bert baked cake. Its cold this morn. froze ice last nite again. Joe Schilling is appointed solictior [sic] for gathering feed grain through Farm Bureau for the flood sufferers at along the Wabash & Ohio Rivers. Leo came with the team & got his disk, that he bought at Todds sale. Eichenseer pays only 19¢ for eggs. Mertz 20¢. Mr. Chas Geodelle died this afternoon. There were 2 funerals at Red Bud this morn. Wagner & Kaffai.