Friday, Oct. 25, 1935

Papa went up in the woods. An ex cripple soldier was here, with basket, 10¢ 25¢ store, we didn’t buy anything. We all went in woods this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening. The paper says that Wm. Gregson of this city will moved to the W.C. Heyls farm recently vacated by Phil Mueth.  The W.P.A. project work is to commence today at the Waterloo Park, trees shrubbery, to be planted etc; tennis & ball grounds. Frank Mechler superintendent of the work.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 1935

Mission. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile after church; going to Frank Birkner’s pear peeling tonite. We had backbone soup. Went to Henkels this afternoon to look at hogs; went over to Burksville, to Kruse’s, Edlers place, & to McCarthy’s by mistake, they also had shooting match, we tried twice, on a goose & turkey, but didn’t get none; came through Waterloo home, The Hecker base ball team giving a dance at Kammler’s tonite Moonlight Orch; I don’t think it was much. Adm 25¢; we didn’t go, went to bed early. Lady here wanted eggs.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1935

Canned 1 qt. pickles & ½ pt. tomatoes. Rose fixed Bert a skirt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up had lunch here. Bert took some cucumber pickles over to Clara; they got a 6 lb. fish from Hy. Armstutz. Mr. & Mrs. Milton Wagner have a 8 lb. baby boy born this morning, everybody is well they say; that increases the Hecker population to 201. We went to Red Bud, then out to Tiptown to see Mike Elonka, about some pigs, but his were sold; then went to Burksville Station to see Van De Reit, to see a cow that Finnerty has to sell there for $40.00, old; then to Waterloo got beef bone for soup tomorrow; then home, had supper.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s; cut some clover hay off. Mr & Mrs. Steve Rennecker’s wedding anniversary. Sure is some hot day’s. Quite a few people from K.C. pinic [sic] at Murphysboro Sun; Eichenseer family went. Henry was using the team for harrowing so papa came home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he took load wheat to Red Bud, got 95¢. We got the free Sacred Heart ring; that was send for through the Extension Magazine, but only one came & 10 medals.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s, Hempe Bros. were there wanted to buy team mares, but didn’t have the cash; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Bertille went to Marrissa this afternoon to Barbecue pinic [sic] & Homecoming, had a nice program at 1 & 3 o’clock; people were strange they had supper here. All children & adults of Evansville, Prairie Du Rocher, Baldwin, & Hecker were invited over to Sportsman’s Park to see ball game, Adm. 25¢ over 17 yrs. of age, under free, they went with 3 truck loads from here Wittenauer’s, Hills & Eichenseers 25¢ ride, left at 12 & came back 6:15. Henry was up & got the hay rake.

Friday, Sept 6, 1935

Papa & Rose went out digging potatoes; stoped [sic] at Henry’s. Bert canned qt. pickles & ½ tomatoes. Papa hauled load wheat to Red Bud got 77¢, that is the fourth load from Hecker wheat. Bert Thompson sold his farm to Minor from Belleville; Al. Eckert Niede Rausch, Jul Rausch, are going to Waterloo High School, Fredrick Fritsche to New Athens, & Beata Stiffler to Red Bud, lots of high school students.

Friday, Aug. 30, 1935

We cleaned chicken house; canned peaches got 93 qts. Made perserves [sic]. Henry & family came got pk. basket peaches to cook as perserves [sic]. Elmer Weihl has a baby girl born at E. St. Louis on Aug. 23, – 2 weeks later than Rochies [? – unclear], make 2 grandaughters [sic] of Louis Weihl. It was in the paper that Al. Eckert 15 of Hecker was arrested for speeding last Sun. night at Belleville.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1935

Canning peaches. Papa went up in the woods; this morn, & afternoon; counted trees what they cut down. Henry & Mr & Mrs Cleveland went to Centralia after peaches today; left 5:30 this morning. The motor cop examined the track what Wittenauer made, & said they should measure it, so pap did & it was 100 ft. were the colt was throwed. Tonite is Coummity [sic] Pinic [sic] in Red Bud Band concert & drawing of tickets, boxing wrestling matches, & dance in City Hall beginning at 10’o clock; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Red Bud, to the drawing. Mrs. Leonard Hoef won $7.50 in trade; in 10¢ ticket, Rosalia won a box paint & polish & radiator cleaner for Machines; in 10¢ ticket & Rita Pour & Mrs. Wm. Keonistien were among the winners from Hecker, also Noell Roscow; between drawings was tap dancing by A. Buchreon’s kids & singing by Box Chorus, with Dr. Schmidts wife Director, & 3 boys sang “Home on the Range,” “Isle of Carie” & “Old MacDonalds Farm,” Shade of the Old Apple Tree. Drawing of $1.00 tickets, Henry Steibel winning the $15.00 in trade, had all nice prizes, & large crowd present.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon for the firemen’s pinic [sic]. Mr. Barnphole of Okawville came & pap went along out to Henry’s with him, had a little argument about the colt out there; then went to Red Bud to see Becker Ins. agent. We went to the pinic [sic] about 4 oclock, & nothing much doing, but they had a big crowd in the evening; had 400 lbs. fish, all gone, sold all the books, $150. – chances, the prizes were raffled about 11 o’clock & were won – Enamel Heater – Wm Kemp of New Athens R2, $10.00 cash, party from Belleville, fancy quilt to Noel Roscow $5 cash – Mrs. L. Deuker Belleville, 100 lbs. flour – Joe Griffin Hecker, fancy quilt – Mascoutah – case Mound City Beer, Olivia Gregson 50 lbs. flour – Reitz – Waterloo, case Beer – New Athens – 1 ton coal Helen Miles – Belleville. The dance was crowded, Pals of Harmony, Horse Prairie in the afternoon, & Probsts from Athens called in. Aunt Mary got blanket playing bluey. Dudenhoeffer were out to. Henry & Leona went along to Belleville with Walter & Hilda took her home, the kids stayed here all night.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 1935

Cut lawn, made plum preserve, jam & jelly. Papa took load wheat, 15 bus. to Red Bud, got docked 5¢, 84¢ best price; first hauled from 1935 crop here in Hecker; he hauled 2 more loads this afternoon, both times 18 bus.; got 79¢; him & Rose went out to Henry’s, took 17 bus. from there to Waterloo & got 77¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, had supper here. Henry came this evening.