Thursday, July 29, 1936

Cold again this morn; Kahmers have sale starting at 10. Starr auctioneer again. Harms Excutioner [sic]. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & pap & Bert went to Kahmers sale, about 10:30, all day, we bought wood bar 10¢ & cook pot & flour sifter 25¢; lot of people there, things went quick. Geo. Wagner & kids were over awhile; The Gen Sen [? – unclear] man was at the sale today also. Sure cool morn & evenings. The Walkathon at Belleville is still going at 9 o’clock tonite it is 1008 hrs. for 6 couples & 1 girl; the winners to receive $1,000.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 1931

We where at Red Bud church this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch, dinner, supper.  This afternoon John Hempe’s family where here & Papa & Uncle Fred where back at Wm. & Gus Hempe’s, just got back when they got here.  Today is Leona’s birthday 21 yrs. old. there where a party there, a bunch from Waterloo & there neighbors.  Today Fred Harms had shooting match for ducks, first one this yr. around here.