Monday, May 28, 1934

Confirmation in Hecker today. Bischop [sic] comes, Fr.’s Harbaugh says mass with Havey & Schumacher, sub deacons; 40 children. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, Rosalia & Berti went along up to church, Mrs. Kroll was convert. Henry & Floyd was here for dinner, Leona brought Emil up, made hay this afternoon, all had lunch. didn’t get finished, hauled 2 loads in & took 2 home, so far.

Sunday, May 27, 1934

Rosalia & Berti went to Red Bud church, had 8th grade graduation, during Mass. 4 girls, Catherine May, Evelyn Bendict, Rita Roscow, Mary Iva AuBuchon; all dressed in white, carring [sic] flowers, 2 flower girls. 6 boys, Cletus Helfrich, Ratz, Roscow, Hartmann. Thirtheen [sic] made there solmmen [sic] coummioun [sic] in Hecker, this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile after church, went home, came back this afternoon, went to Red Bud to band convention, 200 muscians [sic], 10 band. Steve Rennecker came over awhile; we walked up to see Mamie, but she had a date with Clem Parker, se we came home again, the 4 h club girls are giving a dance in Kammler’s Hall, Holloywood [sic] Orch. Belleville playing Adm. 25¢.

Thursday, May 17, 1934

Emil, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry came this morn, had lunch & dinner; from 7 to 6. Cleveland worked this afternoon, – 1-6. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary left right after dinner, went to Adam Eckerts, Emmies birthday, he went over to see Hy. Kerber, came back here again, had supper. Mr. Rob. Mertz & family stopped on there way to Red Bud, see how far we was with the barn, he is going to put the tin roof on. Rosa sewed my dress today. A gang kids was here selling chances for a quilt to be raffled out after the childrens program, on May 24, we took one – 5¢. Mr. Chas Mehman of Belleville is sick. Hy. Braun of Hecker, worked so hard in the garden, that he is now deaf.

Saturday, May 12, 1934

A Public sale of household & furniture, top buggy today at Chas. P. Geodelle place 3 mis. east of Waterloo. School election today in town, relecte [sic] a director, Julius Rausch resigned after the other election. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up. Rosalia & her went to Red Bud, she came up. Rosalia & her went to Red Bud, she went to doctor Pautler. Rose got chick mash. A free birthday dance at Donahue’s Inn, tonite, musci [sic] by Blossom City Boys. John Lipperts has another barn dance tonite had one last Sat. night & a large crowd, musci [sic] by Hubers Riverside Orc. Moonlighters play at Dreamland Mrs. Gus Kipping birthday, tomorrow Mothers Day, a free dance given there, musci [sic] by Pals of Harmony. Nice cool day. We went to Donahue’s tonite, & a large crowd. Mr. AuBuchon & his 2 sons & Rahn were the Blossom City Boys.

Sunday, April 29, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here, then went home, Christ Buehler’s went out there this afternoon. Henry & family came, had supper. Leona, baby, Rose & Berti went up to see Mrs. Mertz. We went out to Cleveland’s awhile this evening. We heard Julius Rausch, school director of Hecker, resigned now, they will have to appoint one.

Saturday, April 28, 1934

Papa & Rose went out on the farm cleaned, graniery [sic]. Awful nice day. It froze ice last nite again. Some of the Hecker firemen put up a tank for water at George Wagner’s yesterday afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he helped papa staked the ground of for the shed, they had lunch & dinner here, Karl Boll came to tell pap, Ettling was going to come to see him next Sun. We went to Waterloo to Pautler’s Hall, to a birthday dance, musci [sic] by Moonlighters, but wasn’t much going on there, so then we drove down to Oak Grove to Pat May birthday dance, & a crowd there. Oh my & all feeling Happy.

Sunday, April 22, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary called from church. We all went there for dinner & supper. It rained this morning early; then turned out to be a nice day. Nic Loehr was here & also at Henry’s but found no one at home, he wants to buy a horse. We got another business letter from Aug. Hempe. Tonight the St. John’s Church at Red Bud, given by the Dramtic [sic] Club, will give a play; 3 acts entitled “Spooky Tavern;” we went to see it, awful good, the hall was crowded, not enough seats. Songs & Au Buchon’s Band; kids tap dancing between acts. Good many people from Hecker, was down. Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heyl stop on there way home from Berkel’s funeral, at Smithon [sic], he wants to buy small pigs.

Thursday, April 19, 1934

Papa & Rose went up to straw potatoes had a blowout. Cool this morning; they had dinner at Henry’s. Pap is hauling lumber home, from Schilling’s. We cleaned basement this afternoon. Papa took Henry’s team home, & we went out to get him; stayed awhile. Eggs are still 13¢. Pete Myerscough of Ruma had a accident in Hecker, by Eichenseers corner yesterday about 4 o clock, smashed telephone post, & iron post & stopp [sic] sign. There were 2 ladies with him, one was driving, she didn’t no [sic] she was suppose to turn the corner there, & turned to short, smashed things down, no one was hurt, the machine pumber [?] was smashed in all the damage that was done; on the car.

Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Town Election. We cleaned house down stairs, all finished now, but the basement. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile, went down to Red Bud with wheat. 70¢ bus. Pap & Rosi went up to vote. Lester Gregson won by 12 votes & tonite Clifford came & told us that Lester has 1/8 beer in all 3 saloons, everybody should come & help themselves. We didn’t. Ha! Ha! plenty beer; real day for Hecker! Henry came this evening, awhile. Three of our little chicks died. We ate our first lettuce yesterday. We planted 20 tomato plants from A. [Aunt] Mary.

Monday, April 16, 1934

We washed, ironed, patched, cooked kettle soap, finished now. A man was here wanted to buy old gold rings etc, we had none. Lester Gregson was here, electioneering, tomorrow is town election. Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s wanted to haul load wheat to Waterloo, but couldn’t get in the yard so came back again, then went over to New Athens got some cement & nail kegs empty ones, seen Ike Napier over there at the lumber yard where he is working. Nice day. Rose took 21 doz. eggs up. 13¢. Bertille wrote a letter to Kansas, joined in the cake & cookie contest to be over Apr. 30, sent recipes.