Wednesday, May 11, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud mass & brought Leona home & took her home. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary staying there all day. Pap cleaned chicken house & hauling lumber home this afternoon, from Schillings. Ed Brand & wife came from Alba. [Alabama] are visiting here with a new hudson car, swell big car. Leo & Bert [Bertille], went to hospital, Leo stayed all nite; Bert [Bertille] came home with Uncle Fred. Mr. Shields was here this evening. We planted sweet potatoes & tomato.

Thursday, May 5, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went to Leo’s, worked garden, cut lawn. Pap went out to Henry’s first this morn; meeting at Waterloo today again. We got 206 chicks out of our hatch, of 264 eggs. broke quite a few. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, working garden, brought plants along. Mrs. Jake Watchel of Paderborn died, will be buried tomorrow morn.

Thursday, April 28, 1938

Nice cool day, little rain this morn; we went to Leo’s, planted beets, had lunch & went to Belleville from there; Bert [Bertille] got new oxfords white, etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon; brought cabbage plants, we have now; 112 in truck patch. Received a card to pay $7.00 for tornado Ins. Eggs are 16 [cents] today. Edward Kuess & Verniece Rausch 17 marriage license, were in paper today.

Monday, April 25, 1938

Washed, ironed etc. scrubbed brooder house, we planted out about 24 tomatoe [sic] & 30 cabbage plants also sweet potatoes & pickles; it is getting pretty dry. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary worked up here this afternoon; got well pump fixed made new screens on windows & doors. Edwin & Fritz Reheis got half of his stock hay this morn; 3 loads. Harry Wittenauer was here; pap went out to see Walter Wittenauer; Clarence came this morn. with the ball ground rent $25. – the $10 from last yr. & $15 for this year.

Tuesday, April 19, 1938

Hot today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, brought tomatoe [sic] plants etc. worked in there garden. We were at Leo’s all day, washed, ironed, planted house flowers out etc. Jac was there to [sic – too] they strawed potatoes; had dinner & lunches there.

Good Friday, April 15, 1938

Went to service at 7. & this afternoon from 1:30 stations & sermon at 3 oclock. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up morn. afternoon, working garden. We planted out 16 tomatoe plants. Caught 18 fish out of pond, boy! swell dinner. Berts [Bertille] work shoes came fit fine. $1. from Chicago Mail Or. Seen in Messenger. Fr. J. Orlet & St. Marys Choir, will broadcast Sun. on Messenger hour WJMV. Fr. Joe going to build the church larger & have a tower for bells; were now there outside on brick floor. $25,000 plan. Marriage license of Hy. Bruns 35 & Marcella Whitside 19 were in paper yesterday. Bert [Bertille] baked cake, for Red Bud cake sale tomorrow.

Thursday, April 14, 1938

Nice day, worked garden, planted peas; Baked cake etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, planted potatoes, she went to church for her hr. We went to church this morn. 8 o’clock mass & stayed 1/2 hr. then after mass. Henry came this eve; on business Farm Problems, & School Director.

Wednesday, April 6, 1938

Windy, cloudy, this afternoon. Leona & Billy [Willis] came, we stretched curtains etc. blanket had dinner here. Emil was over awhile, pap caught 6 fish for supper, boy! were they good. Karl Boll plowed a piece of a lot for Rob. Laut, planted some potatoes. They finally got Kammler’s barn moved to Werners lot this morn. accross [sic] hard road, stopped traffic for short awhile. Bert [Bertille] worked garden this evening. Radio says cold with snow tonite & rain, had a light shower this eve.

Monday, April 4, 1938

Washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up this afternoon, Bert [Bertille] helped them plant onions. Eggs 14 [cents] yet. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along up to Griffins to see Tillie, she looks natural, dressed in her wedding dress, & so many flowers; & mass cards she has; the Altar Sodality & Holy Name Society recited the rosary this eve; so many people there. Henry came got the truck to haul calf of [sic] tomorrow.

Monday, March 28, 1938

Washed, ironed, planted potatoes, sewed spinach, lettuce, radish. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, made garden. Eggs are 14 [cents], down 1 [cent] again. Raining this afternoon & evening. Lauermann & Son plymouth dealer of New Athens was here today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came this eve. brought there [sic] eggs down. 14 [cents] yet.