Saturday, Nov. 7, 1936

Pap got haircut. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way home from Benedick’s sale at Red Bud, Hy. Frisckorn bought the place $600.00. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Berti got 2 teeth pulled $3.50 & xray was $2. Maniers have fish fry tonite. Hy Limbach came this evening. Ralph Etling came on business. Viola Einwich is celebrating her birthday at Floraville.

Sunday, June 4, 1933

We where at church. Henry came to Red Bud to around Palls corner, he went to church to, then him & papa went to Prairie Du Rocher again by Laurent to look at his mare & colt again. Ed. Schilling & Forness was published second time, & Auther [sic – Arthur] Moehrs Red Bud & Isabella Kalmer Tiptown first time. Gregson’s stoped [sic] in as they went home from church & brought a t puzzle; we worked it out already; if it is right we don’t know. Ralph Etling came & paid balance on Int. $25.85 it is now paid for 1932. We ate lunch by Uncle Freds this afternoon. Tiptown & Heckers ball team played today in the new diamond here in town. now, Hecker won 5 to 6. We drove out to Henry’s to look at the mare & cold that he traded on his cow, they wasn’t at home, so we went back again, drove out to the cemetery, around the prairie home; Uncle Fred’s went to Hy. Birkner’s birthday. We went up to Kabureck’s dance this evening, oh! boy & a good time, lot of people, hall was crowded, Rheinhardt furnished musci [sic]. The road men worked at Schender’s today, leveing [leveling?] that all of along there the road looks so much different, the hills cut down nearly all level there.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 1931

Henry brought a load of corn up, he was here for dinner. We started the furnace fire today. We all went to Belleville shopping, & confession, this afternoon. It rained a little today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up stopped, here, awhile & then went to Buddy Etling’s dance, at the brick house tonight, he called over the lines. They sure played a dirty Halloween trick at Blackburn School, they dumped the shanty over, for the last 3 years, it was done.

Monday, Oct. 26, 1931

It rained a little this morning, a little.  Ralph Etling was here after dinner a while he paid papa $100 Int, still $98 due yet.  He said ain’t much work in St. Louis, he works 3 days week.  Today is Buddy’s birthday he is going to celebrate it Sat. night dance at the brick house.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up brought 2 doz. eggs along.  The egg man came, he got 8 doz. from us & 2 of there’s, pays 25¢.  Henry & the boys where here brought a load of corn up.  He took our kettle along, he is talking about butchering Wed. & peddle out the saussage [sic].  Our egg man say’s he will take 2 lbs.