Monday, Nov. 19, 1934

We washed, ironed, patched, cleaned ready for butchering. Papa hauled the wood home from Pabsts, 3 loader. Steve brought the paper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here this evening. Aunt Mary took a 4 ½ roaster along home @10¢.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a while; after church. Mr. Clyde Pautler of Evansville & Miss Ann Marie Parker were published first time today. Henry & family came, took us along, went over to St. Louis to Frank Dudenhoefers, got there about 4:30, had supper, & Oh Boy! was it good; played pinochle & bunco in the evening, left about 8:30 for home. Mr. & Mrs. Lester Hoeffner & Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Rohrass Gusta’ nephew; & Bill Dudenhoefer were all there. Gusta broke her right arm, some time ago, she fell. We went the old St. Louis Road Route 13, surely a nice drive; & enjoyed it immensley.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 1934

Papa & Rosalia went out, got a load wheat & got it crushed. Henry & family went to Waterloo sell the rest of the beef. Our hogs were out, George Wagner told us about it. A guy around selling household articles, we didn’t buy anything; we canned 2 qts beef, made soup rest for roast, awful warm today again. Lena Meng was over wanted some beef for tomorrow, but we had none here either. Dances everywhere again tonite, at Brezzy Hill a electric radio is given as attendance prize, Moonlighters playing. Adm. 25¢. Herb. Bertram was the lucky one. Hunting season opens today.

Monday, Nov. 5, 1934

Bertille’s birthday 20 yr. anniversary. Cleaned furnace, baked. Rosalia sewed dress. The dance given in Kammler’s Hall last night by The Pals of Harmony was nothing no crowd. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family & Mr. & Mrs. Dan Geodelle & family were here this evening, played cards.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 1934

Henry & family came, they went to Belleville, came back for dinner, raining all day. Got a letter from F. Dudenhoefer for us not to come Sun. because they had a date set; long time.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 1934

Henry & family came, he plowed, they had dinner & supper here, chicken with dressing. Leona & kids went home this afternoon, went to Waterloo, came back this evening; for supper Wagners family came & we had some hot pinochle games losers drop out. Papa & Robert got crushing done this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped then went to New Anthen’s. Tonite they went to Rod & Gun Club, Probst’s birthday celebration.

Friday, Oct. 19, 1934

We went to Waterloo this afternoon paid for Waterloo paper, Olendorph’s Meat Market with every purchase you buy, get a ticket on a free Turkey to be raffled every Sat. till Thanksgiving; starting Oct. 27, next Sat.. Fred Deul of Waterloo has lost his job at the creamery & is now employed in St. Louis Donell Milk Co.; if the job hold out, he will move his family to the city also. Rosalia fixed jumper for the boys.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1934

Mamie Eichenseer came & brought the pattern back. Then she went to Angela’s quilting. We picked the green tomatoes got near a bu. Melvin Wagner was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, brought some rose bushes & trees. Henry & family also came, so pap stayed at home with the boys’ & we all went to the Rebpulic [sic – Republican] Meeting at Maniers Hall, free refreshments & dance; & was there people there, like pinic [sic], hall was crowded, & windows outside, Jesse Brown was speaker; & the Morone [sic – Monroe] Co. Officers there too.

Monday, Oct. 15, 1934

We washed, ironed. Papa & Rosalia went to New Athens & got sand & cement, brought sausage & beef along. This afternoon we went out to Henry’s, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary too, the men fixed on the house, plastered the cracks all shut we took, 2 chickens along for supper. Rosalia went home & the boy’s did the feeding, we played 6 & 5 handed pinochle awhile; sliced pears. Mrs. Alice Brand is by Clevelands again.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 1934

Henry came finished sewing wheat this afternoon. Emil didn’t help today, papa sewed. Henry had lunch, dinner. Mr. Sheriff Gauen got another ham 12 lb. & ½ bu. sweet potatoes. A guy here to sell Skill gas stoves, working for the Utility Co. of Waterloo. Harry Wittenauer got bu. sweet potatoes $1.00. this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were to Red Bud brought 2 sacks hog along for us. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & they went to Belleville to the stores are open till 8 o clock. Papa got crushing done. Mr. George Schilling left last Sat. for an extended trip in the East to Fort Wayne Indiana. Bill Refescheinder of Waterloo is celebrating his birthday at Pautler’s tonite. Adm. gent 25¢ ladies free. Moonlighters [playing]. Elmer Matthews has one in Foster Pond tonight. Mr. & Mrs. Rennecker, & boarder Mr. Smith went out this evening.