Thursday, March 31, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed in Hecker all night last, & part today. She went to church this morning high mass, Fr. Jubillee 20th. there where 3 strange priests. Adam Braun & Melching where here electioneering him & Joe Brauch running for road commissioner. Papa went out to help Henry sow oats, there for dinner. We made quite a lot of garden, but is rather cold, eggs are still 9¢. The School children are having a free play tonite, all free. We had lettuce for supper, it is good.

Friday, March 4, 1932

Today is Eddy Brand’s birthday in Albama [sic]. We set 3 hens last night & the incubator. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, she helped to quilt, & he worked in there garden. Bertille was over at Renneckers to get the paper to see about Hy. Frischkorn having sale tomorrow. There was a man around trying to sell chicken medicine, we didn’t buy any. the Eicheneseer’s boys was down & looked at our little pigs & chickens. Seen in the Waterloo paper that Emil Querheim had twins a boy & a girl born 9 clock on Feb. 29 leap year, they have 4 – 2 boys & 2 girls. Alois Havey have a child born in the hospital at St. Louis & Hy. Eichleman Jr. have a little boy, the first born.

Monday, March 16, 1931

Papa went out to help Henry in the woods again today, he was there for dinner.  Mr. Hill was here this morning, & told us about some pea sticks.  This week is court week, it is today for the stockholders of the Bank.  We washed, ironed, & patched.  Fr. Grootens has Lorberg, Wittenauer’s, Braun’s, trucks to haul each a load of coal for the church & school, today they coal oil heaters in the school room’s for the children.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & planted their onions in the garden.  They were here for supper.  Eggs are 17¢.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille, Leona & the kids all went to church.  Then Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Belleville with 26 doz. eggs sold 12 doz. for 15¢ & the rest for 20¢.  This eve. is meeting for the farmers again in the school hall.  Papa is hauling wood this afternoon.  He helped Henry fix fence yesterday afternoon.  John McCarthy died & will be buried tomorrow.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.  Then we all went over to see there house across the street.  Henry & family came too this eve.  Henry went to the meeting.  Jac. Neff was here this evening & wanted to see Uncle Fred for buying some seed potatoes from him.  This afternoon Bertille washed the Chev. & Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden & sewed some lettuce seed.  Some people up by Belleville were planting potatoes today already.

Wednesday, June 11, 1930

It is raining this morning but we sure need it to.  Everything is so dry, the garden is just like dying, from heat and no rain.  It rained almost all day & nite.  Henry & family were over at Uncle Fred’s this afternoon and got some tomato plants to plant out this evening.  They came here when they came back but they didn’t get out of the car.  Papa was up town twice today.  George Wagner & Werner Kammler were here this evening and looked at our little leghorns.  Werner would like to buy some, he is going to let us know by tomorrow morning.  Louis Millman was also here & looked at them.  Today Pete Birkner fixed Steve Rennecker’s chimney for him.  Papa asked a few this morning up town if they know of any one wanted to buy leghorn chicks.  Bertille baked bread, coffee cake, cookies, today.  Rosalia worked in the garden and also planted some flowers out and sowed some lettuce seed in the garden after the rain, so tonight we have some more showers and then it will start to grow.

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