Wednesday, March 31, 1937

Bert started cleaning house, 2 rooms upstairs. Pap got load wood in basement, with the mule, works good. Went out on business this afternoon to Rocher. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Bert went to the euchre in school hall won nothing; had 7 points & a quilt attendance prize to Joe Mauer & lotto prize to John Griffin pretty nice crowd, but not as long as others times. Rob. Laut was here looked for potatoe [sic] patch, going to plant a patch here.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 1936

Pap got haircut. We went to Belleville got new hats. Brought Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary along, were over at Kellers since Tues.They had dinner here, took them home, had watermelon there, then we went to Waterloo, paid dentist Hotz $2. for Bertie tooth. Went to church. Joe Griffin & wife came awhile this evening. Radio isn’t so good, bad nite.

Monday, Aug. 31, 1936

We washed, ironed. Joe Griffin finished today. Pap got load corn fodder. Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Cortner had Gypsy Joe to play “Red Sails in Sunset” for there baby 1 yr. old today Ethel May. Mildred Watchel & Berneice Wagner was here, she is news reporter for Niece Rausch, for Daily Advocate, neice [sic] is working at Clara’s in New Athens now.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 1936

Pap & Rose went out to Henrys to get feed for crushing. Joe came & Vic Eichenseer put in electric ground wire this afternoon. Nights are cool.

Friday, Aug. 28, 1936

Pap got load corn fodder; Then worked on lights. Joe came this afternoon again, & also this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon. Bert Thompson stopped to see Joe on business.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 1936

Pap got load corn fodder. Sure awful hot. We dyed white dresses; navy blue. They oiled the streets in town yesterday. Joe Griffin came about 2:30 worked on the lights till 6:30, has the 2 front rooms finished. Nic Mueth came to see Joe, there radio don’t work. Osie Neff wanted to see if we want to thresh clover, they were finished now, & moving up the road. Thunder this eve. but no rain.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1936

Ironed. Rose & Bert went to Waterloo to dentist. Bert got 1 filled by Hotz $2.00. A guy here selling apples $1.25 bu. & ones taking orders for Mitner Product Co. of St. Louis. Joe Griffin came & checked up on light switches etc. We went to Belleville, got everything the fixtures etc. Joe also was in, got it all at Haskel’s Electric Store.

Tuesday, July 21, 1936

Finished ironing, baked bread & coffee cake. Joe Griffin came yesterday, looked at the radio, the b battery is no more good both dead; A battery is alright yet; We went to Belleville this afternoon got new B batteries $1.59. Joe put them in now.

Thursday, May 21, 1936

Ascenscion [sic] “Holiday” Went to Red Bud to 6’oclock mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came went along to Belleville with us; we got new dresses; pap went to Dr Frein’s office, should come back again next week. Beautiful day. There were a lot of people from Hecker & Paderborn at Belleville today. Fr. Aydt & Dramatic Players, & Mr. & Mrs. Joe Griffin & Pearl, 15 in all went on an outing to Fort Gage & Chester, he furnished dinner eats & drinks beer.

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Pap went out to haul wood again this morning. Lot of news on the radio of Hauptmann; & flood all over in Southern State & a tornado passed through Georgia & South Carolina, quite a few injured, & killed, 1000 are homeless, houses blewn [sic] to pieces. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he went in the woods to get rock. R. Zipfel of Red Bud brought us our chicks – 305 – 280 @ 9.25 – $25.90 & 25 that pap won as attendance prize; we got 75 lbs. slartine [unclear – possibly starting] a mash along free, 25 lbs. with every 100 chicks; there all pretty nice White Rocks. Joe Griffin came & put us a new A. battery radio for half price $1.50, it works pretty good now, Steve Rennecker was here, collecting telephone dues. Eggs are only 15¢ now here; 16¢ on radio this morn.