Wednesday, May 1, 1935

Schools Public are out today, with pinics [sic]. Papa went on a trip, Red Bud, Waterloo, paid pew rent $10.00, & gave Father the quilt that we made, to donate to the church, Goose Track. Mrs. Donahue was buried this morning Tiptown & Kirsh this afternoon at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up; We went to church. May Devotion tonite; Paderborn Church is giving a euchre this evening. Boy! did it rain, about 1:30, thunder, terrible wind storm, blew some more shingles of the roof; also Fred Eichenseers little house. We cut lawn trimmed everything this morning. Patched this afternoon.

Saturday, March 30, 1935

Papa got the deed all fixed up, for the land that he bought from Alice Brand for $15.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came about 10 o clock & papa went along with them to Okawville to Ben Kuhn’s sale. Raining all afternoon. Mr. Justin Zipfel brought us our baby chicks, $8.50 – 269 $22.65, all nice; he told us that Bill Vogt’s brooder house burned down Thurs morning, 270 chicks & everything; coal oil burner they had..they had just put the chicks in on Wed. night & 2:30 everything was allright, & when they woke up, it was burning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, came about 5 o’clock; the sale was postponed till Wed; to much rain, there also. So many people sick in bed with bad colds, fever, & headaches; especially the children of the Public School here, its one than the other. Eggs are 18¢ by Eichenseer’s this afternoon.

Saturday, March 16, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon we all went to Melcher’s sale in Red Bud, bought flower stand, box books etc. We planted out 50 cabbage plants last night got them from Chas. Goessling at Waterloo, 15¢. We received tax receipts $224.37 this yr. Rained this afternoon getting colder. Rosalia & Berti went to see Mamie Eichenseer, got some patterns, quilt & embroidery; played euchre; had cookies. Papa went uptown this morning.

Monday, Feb. 18, 1935

We washed, ironed, beautiful day, little windy. Eggs are 25¢. Papa went to Waterloo. Rob. Laut got sack hay for his rabbits, one a week. Rosalia sewed aprons. Angela Eichenseer’s birthdy. We patched.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1935

Jo Kellers birthday. Cloudy & raining. Mr. Ed Rickers farm census taker was here this afternoon; Mamie Eichenseer, came to have her hair curled, euchre tonite. Rose & Bertie went to the euchre of the B.V.M. Sodality of Hecker parish. Bertie had 8 points, got dresser scarf. Miss Viola Purtle of Red Bud won the pillow slip attendance prize; large crowd, tables filled. Miss Doris Breautigam, of Belleville & Traveberger where married at Carlye on Jan 30, kept secret; daughter of one [? – unclear] Clara Birkner.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 1935

Rose started the “Goose Trot” quilt. Papa went to Waterloo, & Henry too get the hog business corrected. George Wagner butchered, got his hog from Joe Gregson. Mamie Eichenseer & Clarance came this evening, we played 500 Rommey. Robert Laut got sack hay for his rabbits again 15¢ worth.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 1935

Leona came after the boys; Henry still has headache. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, here went out to see Uncle Adam this afternoon. Rose & Bert went up to Mamie’s, but she went to the Mill Pond, so we came home again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back here had supper, then played couple games cards. Uncle Adam was sitting up all afternoon, he is better again.

Monday, Dec. 17, 1934

We butchered 2 hogs; for Uncle Fred; Henry & family were also up, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed in the evening, sugarcured hams & played cards, made carmel [sic] cookies. Virgil Eichenseer was here wanted to sell ticket for the school children’s play Thurs. nite; Oliver Ruhel was here to get signers to for the hog contract again. Uncle Freds hog weighed 245 lbs. @ $6.35. There is a ladies picture in the paper, where she is yawning, continously for 140 hrs; can’t stop. Clifford was here, told Henry, he has a colt for sale, he went & looked at it.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 1934

Went to mass at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Mr. Henry Meng came last night & paid his hogs 381 lbs. at $6.30, brought the hook this morning. We went out to Uncle Fred’s, had supper; got a cedar tree for Christmas. Red Bud Sewing Circle is out soliciting for pillow slips or cash for a euchre to be held after Christmas. Some men of Hecker Holy Name Society, are going around for collection’s to build a double brick garage for Fr. Aydts car, he keeps it by Eichenseer’s.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 1934

Papa took the feed up to be crushed but they didn’t start till late & Roy said he would bring it down at noon, so he did. We went out to Henry’s butchering 2 pigs, it rained & sleet all the while they were scalding them; we ground the sausage meat, with the machine wheel, went through in a hurry; had dinner, cleaned & scrubbed everything; brought Rose [Rosalia] along home; got 1935 calandars [sic] from Eichenseers tonight. Geo. Geodelle is having a birthday dance at Pautler’s tonite, Adm. Gents 25, ladies free Moonlighters playing. Miss Burgess Hecker school teacher has changed boarding places, has moved from Jatho’s to B Frilsther’s.