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.

Thursday, April 2, 1936

Boy! some weather, cold, freezing hard is to be 20° tonite, we covered things in the garden; started fire in furnace again & in brooder stove, getting chicxs [sic] Sat. Mr. Jake Erle stopped in. Salger from Horse Prairie came, looked at our cultivator & bought it for $35.00; will get it soon. Berti went to see Joe Griffin about our radio; he is coming down tomorrow; we sewed aprons, caps & Rose cut her print dress & sewed the skirt.

Saturday, March 28, 1936

Pap got crushing done, & got hair cut. Henry came up got yeast, & brought a pr. [pair of] Billy [Willis] shoes to be exchanged. We went to Belleville this afternoon, went to church. Joe Griffin came & looked at our radio, repaired it, works fine now. Henry & family came this evening got the shoes again. Warm today.

Monday, March 23, 1936

Rain this morning. We got radio now, Joe Griffin fixed it. We bought apples from a guy from Muryphsboro [sic] this morn. Pap went out in the woods, stopped to see Uncle Adam first, he is pretty good. Berti got 16¢ for eggs. Thunder, lighten [lightning] & rain this evening.

Saturday, March 21, 1936

Nice day, Rose has a swollen cheek, but doesn’t hurt & don’t get any larger, guess it is the mumps. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo to get his car fixed, she stayed here, her & Bertie went to see Wm. Birkner’s, & to Minnie Staufenbiel. Joe Griffin came looked at the radio, the B. batteries are shot, & A. is good, he put in new ones, going to take the others to Belleville, get them looked after. Uncle Adam rested pretty good last nite pap came home at 5:30, him & Emil stayed up all nite; Josie went home, Clara is coming this morning again. Josie has a sore leg. Rob. Lauts family was here this evening; had radio.

Sunday, March 15, 1936

Beautiful day, we wore spring hats, & coats. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a short while, after church, she wanted to get the Sun. paper, but Mertz had no more there. Mrs. Jerome Cortner was taken to Belleville hospital in an ambulance last nite; she got a hemmorhage [sic], took the baby to Nic Cortners, they had been visiting Ben Neffs she felt sick, & went home at 8 o clock, not long after took her to the hospital, she worked hard yesterday yet. Olive Laut came got 1 lb. butter, there going to plant potatoes out at Boll’s today. Omer Schilling brought our clover seed, this afternoon. We went to Foster Pond to see a certain party, then went to see Davis, to Belleville, looked at cows. Rose went to Joe Griffin’s to see about radio batteries.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1936

Rose & Berti took the wash out to Henry’s; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, & we went up to the Ladies Aid Euchre in Kammler’s Hall; played bluey for a quilt, dresser scarf, towel for 10¢; Mrs. Rosemeir of Red Bud got the quilt, Mrs. Joe Griffin the scarf, Bert Thompson the towel. Geo. Lorberg attendance prize, pillow cases; we each had 9 points got sauce pans; Uncle & Aunt got nothing had 6 points, the crowd was pretty fair, people from Valmeyer were here; they also had sleeper tickets for themselves, prizes also seperated [sic]. Henry Birkner have a baby girl born on 18 Feb. christened it Louise Maria – Elmer & Bessie sponsors; she is very sick, had the priest out.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1936

Made butter, patched. Mrs. Rennecker order 1 lb. & Bert took it over. Joe Griffin hauled 61½ bus. coal this afternoon 9¢, hauling charges 4¢ for us. He intends to put Uncle Freds radio in tonite yet. Tiptown have there play tonite “Crickets on Hearth,” is the name of it. Eggs 29¢.