Monday, Jan. 2, 1933

Mrs. Sophia Homirghausen, that is George’s mother died & will be buried this afternoon at St. Marcus Church & cemetery at Round Prairie. Mr. Tecklenburg got our eggs & chickens today, eggs 28½¢ & chickens 10¢ that is hens. Bobby is down in bed to with fever, the rest are up today. It is a Holiday for the town people, there is so many cars passing.

Sunday, January 1, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up for church then went home. Papa & Rosalia went to Red Bud church there was a different priest said mass there. Fr. Steen is sick in the hospital with the flu. Papa took Rosalia out to Henry’s this afternoon, she will stay there a couple days this week. Emil does the feeding & Grover milked all long.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1932

We washed, ironed. Papa has a headache & a cold too. Rosalia is just about over it. The flu & grippe is just all over, you see in the paper, Belleville, Milstadt [sic], Hecker, Smithon [sic], just everywhere. In Urbana the students can’t go home for Christmas, they are quarantined for Scarlet fever, so much sickness it is terrible. Papa went to Red Bud on business this afternoon. Mr. Tecklenburg egg man got 9 doz. today, he paid 29¢, eggs are coming down he says, & there isn’t many.

Monday, Dec. 26, 1932

We went out to Uncle Fred’s had dinner there. Aunt Mary is pretty good, coughs a little, but Uncle Fred isn’t so well yet, he had awful fever he said. It is pretty nice again today, not cold, we brought our pecans along 2 lbs. 10¢ they got them from Ronenberg’s, come from Evansville, Aunt Mary ordered 10 lbs. from them.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 1932

We went to Red Bud to church this afternoon. It is an awful south wind, we put some of our meat, ribs & backbones in salt water, it is so warm. Mr. & Mrs. Hill both have such severe cold; got doctor, Smith & Eckert. Emmie Eckert has a carbuncle under her arm as big as a hen egg. We got a Christmas Greeting from Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dudenhoeffer. Henry & family came up this evening, stayed all night. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary couldn’t come they both have the flu.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1932

We washed & hung it in the basement, because the weather is rather disagreeable out. Papa got his hair cut this afternoon. Elmer Kammler said his wife & Mrs. Laut where both down in bed with the flu. Robert Laut paid $400.00 for Wm. Laut’s property here in town. Mr. & Mrs. Laut are already living down in Elmer’s house, they will have sale. Henry was here awhile this evening, he went to Hy. Hepp’s to get some leghorn hatching eggs for 11¢ doz. He say’s the boys have the wooping[sic] cough now. We where going to Red Bud to lent service, but Henry came then made it to later.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 1932

It rained last night. We heard this morning that Ed. Neff’s wife died last night, from blood poison & the flu. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & we all went there this evening, they brought her home from Waterloo about 5:30 we stayed till 1 o’clock had supper there. The baby they got christened Wed. morning, Edward Joseph, we heard Ed Parker & wife where the sponsors, it is just about 11 days old. Papa went up in the woods this afternoon, we went along out to Henry’s that long.