Saturday, Jan. 18, 1936

Cold this morning, getting colder, radio said zero by tomorrow morning. Henry & boys were here, they crushing done. People from the other side of Belleville Klielpomp was here looking for sow & pigs, but ours was already sold. Eggs went up 1¢ on the radio today. There is a birthday dance at Pautlers, musci [sic] by Rythm [sic] Kings. Gents 25 ladies free. Pat May has one at Donahue’s. We listened to the radio till 10 o’clock, boy!

Thursday, Jan. 16, 1936

We butchered, 1 & Uncle got 1, Henry helped [unclear]. Hy. Armstutz shot them; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile in eve. Klein Bros. got the sow & pigs; An alarm ring went over the lines that sales agents were going around, they were warned by 5 coustmers [sic] to be on the look out, before signing any contracts, to read them over careful; Awful cold wind today. S. Rennecker also butchering.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1936

Cleaned chicken house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, had dinner, he took wheat to Waterloo got 98¢. Pap & him went to see Armbruster’s at Paderborn, to buy hogs, there’s were all sold; so then they went to Red Bud to Burdgorfs bought 2 ours 205 lbs. @ 10¢; brought them along. Klein’s bros. came bought sow & pigs $60.00. Pap & Uncle went out to Henry’s sharpened butcher knifes & get things, tools. Alois Havey came, pap paid him, $6.00 for repair chimney, guttering, spouts. The foundry man at Belleville ain’t working yet. Loyd Pabst & Al Voges brought load corn yesterday. Lester Bruns have a baby girl born last Thurs. Jan 9. Mrs Pour is maid. We went to Red Bud Mon. nite to see the purina show, Hidden Harvest, sure good, about 500 people attended at City Hall Mr. Luhr, Zizfel, managers. 3 attendance prizes were given, pap won 1st. 25 baby chicks any kind, H. Hess 2nd 25 lbs. startina, 3rd Rusel Lee feeder chick.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1936

Rose went out to Henrys brought there wash along so we washed ironed again, also quilted, Burgdorf looked at heifers. Bert & Rose went to the euchre in School Hall, Lizzie Boll got pillow slips attendance prize; Rose got box stationary had 9 points Bert only had 7.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 1936

Beautiful day. Pap got crushing done; Henry & boy’s came up, got crushing done, also, they took there Sun. clothes along. We sure had good radio musci [sic], this afternoon, German Band. Papa went to Belleville to see Streck Bros; coming out Mon. Walt Herbert, came got the black cow $65.00. Frank Finnerty is having a dance at Pautler’s tonite. Musci [sic] by Moonlight Orch.

Friday, Jan. 10, 1936

Rose went out to Henry’s again this morning. The CCC Camp at Waterloo has to leave tomorrow, going to Washington. Henry went over to E. St. Louis, brought Leona along home to Geodelle’s; she can’t walk yet, hospital bill was $16.50. for 4 days. Rose & Bert went out to Henry’s this evening, he & boy’s came for supper, they they all went in to Waterloo to see mamma [Leona – ed.], stayed there all night.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 1936

Pap & Rose went out to do Henry’s feeding. Nice sunshine day. Rose went out this evening again. Henry is home tonight, Floyd stayed with him; Rob came along here again. Leona is pretty good, wants to come home; maybe by Sat. Our line telephone 18 has meeting at Renneckers tonite; pap went over paid dues, & elected officers.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1936

Berti ironed. Pap & Rose went out to do Henry’s feeding took the boys along; brought the bacon along & fried them down here; pap & Rose went out to do the feeding again tonite; brought the boys along, didn’t hear from Leona today. Pres. Roosevelt is going to speak over the radio from E. St. Louis Station tonite at 9:o clock. Heberers of Duqouin, & people from St. Louis isn’t back yet; they caught 3 fellows today & held them at E. St. Louis. We listened to the Pres. speech, there were 1,800 people present at D.C.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1935

Pap & Rosalia went out to Henry’s did the feeding, & took the boy’s along too; put the hams away. Mr. Herbert of Belleville called said, he would take the black cow for $65. get her when the weather was fit, nasty out today, rainy & colder. Henry came this afternoon brought Billy [Willis] along to stay here. he thought Leona improved some, she is all yellow color, but hasn’t no pains in her stomach this morning; he stayed by Uncle Ed. in E. St. Louis, she has a private room, St. Marys Hospital. Rosa went out did the milking, brought the boy’s along again. We washed & ironed some today. Eggs 22¢ here in town.

Monday, Jan. 6, 1936

Went out to Henry’s, took the boys along to school, butchered at Henry’s, at dinner time they called from Waterloo & said they have to take Leona to the hospital, took her over this afternoon at 1:30 so he left right away. Emil & Albert came helped finished, so we did all there feeding, got done pretty early; cleaned everything. Mrs. Geodelle called out said Leona stood the trip alright to the hospital; she won’t have to be operated on. Henry stayed over all night.