Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1933

It froze ice last night, even in chicken house. Tonite the St. Augustine’s parish have lotto game. Henry came up yesterday evening, brought the beef along what he had left from selling at Waterloo we took 14 lbs. he sold it at 12 & 14¢; couldn’t sell none here in town, because George Lorberg went around, sold it at 8 & 10¢; Henry sold $26 & still had the hind quarter left. Papa & Rosalia took load wheat to Red Bud. 80¢. Papa & Rosalia went out in the country, pap went in woods, Rose helped Leona fried down beef. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came there & got beef. Ed Neff was here got chicken corp box. Len Mertz & wife formerly Hilda Wilhelm, school teacher, moved into the Gambach property, & will start store, buy poultry & eggs, & sell products of all kinds. Mrs. Gambach moved up stairs, they have two rooms down stairs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came took Rosalia & Berti along to the lotto game in the school hall. Aunt Mary got dresser oil cloth scarf, she got 1 points, 3 of them had 5 points, some 4 & 2 – rest 1; 25 games were played. Then they had a cake walk, had 19 cakes, auction 14 cakes out, the others brought $1 apiece. Large crowd.

Friday, July 8, 1932

Rosalia & Bertille & Leona & the kids went to Waterloo this morning we took 3 bus. of potatoes got 60¢ at Connor’s. Rosalia went to dentist McConnell. We stopped at Geodell’s. Gambach’s store is opened now, they are checking & working books, & goods in the store. Elmer Kammler’s barber have a little boy since yesterday, they now have two boys. We went digging potatoes again this afternoon. Fridolin Bersche jeweler at Waterloo & Miss Lucille Lotz of Columbia where married last Sun, afternoon in Columbia, they left for a honeymoon trip to Peoria, & will make there home in Columbia by the bride’s grandmother.

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