Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched, cooked a kettle of soap. Chris Buehlers was here a little while this morn, on his way down to Red Bud to get a load of hogs from butcher. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all afternoon. The egg man got 19 doz. eggs 19¢. He brought some molasses 3 gals. for 30¢ gal. by Cakokia [ed. note: think this might be Cahokia], from last year. The way talk is out Jack Ganley must look terrible 2 black eyes & all stracthed [sic – scratched] up, by Jack Mueth & Phil Mueth at his home Sat. night, sheriff was out at the house at 2 ‘oclock. Jack wears glasses now. This evening we all went out to Henry’s. Leona birthday 22 yrs. old, cake & water where served, the guests were, Gus. Geodelle & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & us.

Monday, Sept. 5, 1932

Today is Labor Day. Firemen Pinic [sic] at Red Bud & pinic [sic] at Tiptown. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up then we went to Red Bud, seen the parade, it was nice, then we went out to St. Joe to see Mr. Michael to make a trade with him our 2 horses & his mule, cow & calf, so tomorrow I guess he brings it as far as Henry’s. From there we went to Tiptown pinic [sic], met a few people there, had sandwich there. They [caught] Peter Carr & arrested him took him to Waterloo for selling booze on the grounds, he isn’t right, is out of his mind; he claimed the Reed’s where selling it, not him, Cody & May gave him a hit on the nose, his ears where bleeding nose & mouth, he looked a sight. Then we came back & spent the rest of the time in Red Bud pinic [sic], then came home & ate watermellons. Henry was up at noon & got whey for himself & a can for us, couldn’t get none all long.

Sunday, April 19, 1931

We all went out to Henry’s this morning & took them along, we left about 7 o’clock to go to Frank Dudenhoeffers in St. Louis.  We went to St. Thomas Church over there, & then down to the house.  We had dinner, then we went over to see Val. Adams a little while, the men played pinochle, Henry, Ed, Jac, Irvin, Val.  Then we back again to Gusta’s had lunch & then went home we left about 3:30.  We made a short stop at Geodell’s they where going to Henry’s this eve.  Philip came out & we rode along with him to Sensel’s barn dance, there sure was a crowd there, quite a few people from Hecker where there.  There was a fight at Oak Grove Tues. – night, wedding dance, the McKoneys boys jumped on the McCarthy boys.  Gregory was stunned for a while, they had to carry water & throw it on him, his jaw was swollen the next day yet.

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