Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1938

Ground hogs day, & he didn’t see his shadow. We went to see U. [Uncle] Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, then went to Gasser’s & Stifflers on business. Bert [Bertille] ironed, patched etc. pap cleaned barn. Al. Gasser & Steve Stiffler came this eve. got the team $135.00. lead them behind the truck. We went to Geo. Wagner’s tonite; the quilt was finished, at 3:30; played 9 games pinochle.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1937

Ground hog seen his shadow, 6 weeks bad weather. Leo & Rose came, we went along to Belleville, pap went to dentist, they had dinner with us, took the wash stand along that was upstairs. Pap & Bert went to Waterloo this afternoon, got egg mash, paid Quernheim for Rose furniture, Bedroom Set, Spring & Mattress, kitchen cabinet, all $120.75. Beautiful day, little cold. Pap & Bert went over to Geo. Wagners, helped quilt a Sun flower quilt, had lunch. Pap & Steve, Ed. Kerober, Geo. Wagner played pinochle & solo; ladies quilted.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 1936

Ground Hog’s day, but he didn’t see his shadow here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile, then went home.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here all day again, remodeling dresses, finished quilt, we washed machines. so nice, the ground hog can see his shadow; played cards in eve.

Friday, Feb. 2, 1934

Fried in bacon, sausage. Pap & Rose went in the woods. Baked bread. Ground hog can see his shadow today, no 6 weeks bad weather. Hy. Emery got hit by a passing automobile last Sat. night in Waterloo, but is not injured. Hawson the Plumber’s dad, of Waterloo died & buried. Fred Friedrich boy while attendening [sic] one of Pautler Dance’s at the park, slide down the railing banaster [sic], to the stair way & run over a splinder [sic] through his leg, in on one side & out the other, they didn’t take him to the doctor right away & now he has such awful high fever & is bad sick; talk is they want to sued Dr. Pautler for it. Good many people hauling wheat today. Mr. Vogt from Red Bud was here & looked at our heifers. Mr. Eddy Watchel of Waterloo had a accident last Sun. night, smashed his car, & was bruised up a little, it happened by Oak Grove.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went to church, candlemas day. Louis Rechfsichner & Colton of Belleville was here, they looked at our mules. Papa went out to Henry’s this afternoon. The ground hog will see his shadow, so I guess that means bad weather. Cyril Eichenseer was here he wanted to see if we had chickens to set, he wanted some. Wilfred came & wanted alfalfa hay. There was a girl here selling soap 10¢ bar, we bought one, she was a cripple & said had no dinner. We got 9½¢ for eggs, store pays 9¢. Cyril said Mr. Laut & Mr. Hepp are getting along pretty good here in town, but Joe Mueth died last night. Papa took the fence out at Henry’s along the road & brought a gal 1 milk along home. We went up to Mueth’s to the wake, he looks natural; we didn’t stay very long, there were so many people there, hardly standing room, anymore. We stopped at Henry’s awhile when we came back. Mrs. Cleveland & Grover stayed there & Albert & Henry went to Mueth’s. They sure got trouble again at Blackburn University.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1932

The groundhog didn’t see his shadow today so we have spring weather. We went to Red Bud to Hellmers funeral this morn. George Wagner came over when we came home & told us Leona was ringing for us. Steve was over this afternoon awhile. Henry brought a load of corn up & took his oats along home. The Ellis Grove Bank was turned over to Chester last Sat. Steve was here again this eve. we played pinochle. Leslie Siebert the Eddleman Bread driver this morn. tried to fire the furnace at his home with gasoline & he caught on fire, his hands, & clothing where burned severely.

Monday, Feb. 2, 1931

Today is Ground Hog day & I guess he saw his shadow & then 6 weeks bad weather.  It is so warm.  We washed curtains, & ironed this afternoon.  This morning Rosalia & Bertille went to church.  Bertille got the papers this evening.