Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1934

Papa went to Henry’s, then went to Waterloo to the hog meeting, to get finished with that today, we washed. Mrs. Rhennecker has the quilt in there church pinic [sic]. We have 9 pigs born today, it was so cold, they started to get stiff, we called Mr. Rennecker over, & he got them out & brought in the house, warmed up. Mr. Nic Schaefer was here, got papa to sign his paper, that he bought 4 pigs from him on Dec. 5, 1933. Rosalia sewed Floyd a shirt.

Monday, Feb. 19, 1934

Henry & family, here for dinner, went to Bellville [sic], then this afternoon went to the meeting that was to be at the school house, but it was only held this morning, this afternoon at McQuillian’s School. Rose got the mail took eggs along to Eichenseer’s got 14¢.

Monday, Feb. 12, 1934

Lincoln’s Birthday. Holiday. Corn & hog meeting in Public School House. Henry came & him & papa went down, to sign up. Henry had dinner here, then they went back again, took all day to get it finished, Ms. Jerome Vogt helped them, & Miller was the man. Parker, Papenberg, Wittenauer, were also helpers. Quite a few dances all over this evening, before lent.

Sunday, Feb. 11, 1934

Went out to Uncle Freds, dinner & supper. Henry & family, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstutz where there, played a few games cards. The ground was all white this morning, & still a snowing, but it turned warmer, & snow all melted away. We went out to Henry’s, fixed the corn & hog question papers out.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1934

Papa went up in the woods this afternoon, we went out to Henry’s. Pierre Laut was here & brought 1 lb. cheese what Mrs. Talbot left for them for us, he came little after 4 o clock, he had told us he was coming at 10 o clock. Mrs. Staufenbiel was here on business. Berti took 6 doz. eggs to Mertz store for the first time got 15¢ doz. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came got there cheese, she Rose & Bert went over to see Mrs. Staufenbiel, she wanted to rent a room from Uncle Fred to put Zita & Felicia’s fine furniture in & wanted to rent her 2 rooms out to Henry Volkman & wife, the fellow that bought the Rausch Palce, bought Mrs. Volkman out all but 1 doz. chickens. Uncle Fred won’t rent his room for that neither.

Thursday, February 1, 1934

We ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie all here for dinner, then Josie went back to St. Louis, & had nearly a load. Papa hauling wood. Rosalia went quilting by George Wagners this afternoon. Bert made cookies, cleaned up from butchering. Rose had supper there & quilt till 7:30. Henry came got a tire for his trailer it it will fit. Eggs are 18¢ today; nice warm day.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1934

Bertille went to Willie Birkners, took cake up there. It was in yesterday’s paper that Mrs. Francis Eichenseer of Belleville was granted a divorce from her husband Francis, & he will have to pay $30. mo. alimony, to support her & child. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & papa went to the woods. Mrs. George Boll’s birthday today. We all went to George Wagners played 1 cards, 5 hand & 4 pinochle, Bertille had 800 kings, partner Rosalia had 100 aces, melted 10, 40 in 4 hand game; cake was served.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 1934

Henry & family came, they went to Bellville [sic] & kids stayed here. Mr. Henry Meng was here paid for his hogs. 207-179 @ $3.70. A man was around taking orders for the New Democrat, $5.00 yr. with a premium, salt & pepper shaker, flour, & sugar, & dripping bowl; we ordered it for 1 yr. A boy around had suit case full of things to sell, all kind of articles, we bought bottle of iodine from him for a dime. We went to Renneckers awhile this evening. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche also came; we played 4 hand pinochle; Mr. Fritsche & papa partners won 2 games out of seven; wine & apples were served.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 1934

Took Chas. Helfrich’s along to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie where here for dinner & supper, & midnight lunch. Levi Gregson came & paid for his hogs, 239 lbs. & 236 lbs. @ $3.65. Henry & family where up this afternoon, had supper, played some cards all day & nite till 12′ o clock. Mr. Ed Meng was here to see Uncle Fred. They say Fr. Aydt read of the report this morn, $11,000 debts. The Young people of Red Bud are going to have Bible class, every first Thurs. evening of the mo. It rained a little. Mr. Clarence Mohears & girl of Renault, are getting married wedding dance at Oak Grove.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 1934

Levi Gregson got 2 hogs this morn. Emil & Bert Tompson helped. We washed with the machine today. Mr. Joe Watchel came & paid for his hog, 195 lbs. @ $3.50. $6.85. Papa paid the Chev. Insurance, & ordered license $21.00 this year. Henry came up & him & papa went to Chas. Helfrichs to look at a hog. It sure is some beautiful days; warm. We fried in sausage, & bacon; cold packed, 4 qts. ham; canned 1 qt. beef for soup.