Sunday, Sept. 19, 1937

Went to Red Bud; Fr. prayed for the sick of the parish. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came had dinner here, brought samples of apple butter, tastes pretty good; they went out to Henry’s this afternoon, get haircut. Floraville have church pinic [sic] & annual home coming today. there is Holy Name Society Rally held at Mascoutah today, for all parishes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came about 3:30 o’clock, Bert [Bertille] went along to Floraville pinic [sic], till about 9 came home again, didn’t win nothing raffled 7 quilts, went to Waterloo, Millsdadt [sic], Belleville & St. Louis.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went along to Belleville, went to dentist, should come back again next Tues. A. Mary got new hat. Henry came brought 2 sacks potatoes along went to get crushing done. Pap went down to see Hy. Feruer. U. [Uncle] Fred said was some people here to look at mule. Etling [sic] was here.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went out to Henrys got damson plums, canned 8 qts. & cooked jelly; caned [sic] peaches, the last now, have them all picked, cooked catsup; planted out flowers etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Luhrs Hatchery man & Geo Luhr. were here pap had bought a second hand feeder but he found out it, wasn’t much good so they bought a French Feeder, $34.75 better than the other, rain won’t hurt it any. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came want to peel apples tomorrow nite; for them & Orlets.

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1937

Catholic Schools open today. Canning peaches cooking catsup, etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed for supper last nite, then we all went to Smithton to Catholic Church pinic [sic]. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came Bert [Bertille] went along to Floraville dance, Viola Kaburcek birthday all free. Skaers Orch; nice crowd present. Hy Miller of Lords Corner is being buried at Stehfests cemetery this afternoon, Elsie Spalts husband 41 yrs. old had cancer nothing left to him, didn’t weigh 100 lbs. they said. Pap was at the cemetery; he belonged to Broad Hollow Grange & was a soldier, so they all had there ceremonies at cemetery; awful large funeral. Henry brought load of corn on frame wagon Billy [Willis] also. Levi Feurer stopped in looked at pigs. We went to. Ignatz Neffs got bottles & cans & bought 2 doz. jars 20¢. went to Leo’s got some grapes for wine, took peaches along & peeled & canned 4 qts.

Monday, Aug. 23, 1937

Rose came A. [Aunt] Mary & Josie stayed last nite, out. we canned 4 doz. qts peaches, & made preserves, 3 doz. for Rose; cooked 12 bottles catsup, canned 2 qts. Uncle Fred went & got Leo, all here for supper, had spring chicken 2 celebrating Wedd. Ann. [of Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary] Henry & family came here yet, got bu. peaches. S. Rennecker got bu. to said they were to green yet & we thought to ripe. Clara Wagner came, wanted peaches to; gave them mushmelon & watermelon.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 1937

Awful hot today. So many sales, Martin May, at St. Joe. Krug & near Red Bud & Schelsmidt in Red Bud. Cathill 6 min west of Red Bud. Pap went to Krug’s sale, but it got cloudy, so he went home. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud to sale; & did it rain, so heavy, you couldn’t see the slab for all water; they sold while it was raining articles in house, had good sale lot people, Hy & family, Mrs. Geodelle were all down, we didn’t get nothing. had heavy rain & wind here to; picked 2 bus. peaches of ground made preserve & caned [sic] good ones. Bert went with Wagners to Paderborn to Totsch’s free dance, fish fry & turtle soup, good crowd. Skaers played music. Freeburg homecoming today.

Friday, Aug. 20, 1937

Beautiful day; finished ironing, canned 5 qt peaches. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, she helped to peel, cut lawn etc. Chris Buehler brought Henry’s 2 colts here, pap bought them from Henry $85 a piece. Lena Meng looked at peaches. We got 20 ½¢ for springs sold here to Mertz 18 – 51 lbs.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1937

Went out to Henrys filling silo, had 9 fellows for lunch, Schillings filled it. Leona got tooth pulled has large jaw. swollen for 3 days. Mr. & Mrs. Jake Orlet came down looked at peaches awhile this eve; want to take about 2 or 3 bus. when there ripe enough; still to green for canning yet. Mehrmann got 6 doz eggs.

Saturday, Aug. 14, 1937

Made catsup, canned 3 qts. tomatoes. Went to Red Bud to Beckers Mill got check cashed, got new fan belt put in Chev. $1. went to Paul Crook looking for pigs, but were just delivered this morn. went through Tipton to Pluegers, but he moved last Sat; doesn’t live there any more, moved 10 miles away; went to Waterloo to church. Henry & boys were up this afternoon got wagon; last nite they were at Waterloo big W.L.S. Show at Pautlers Hall; I had forgotten all about it. Send bu. peaches small ones with Henry; pap picked 2 bu. little more. got in mushmellons & 1 watermellon [sic]. Hugo Probst is building new house on his lot, tore the old one away; also J. Kreher’s, Siedle is building that, contract job; but Probst just day labor. J. Reheis, Klein etc. We went over to Geo. Wagners awhile. Mary & Anita were out to. Clif Stahleber had a accident with his motorcycle at Pautlers, back wheel locked through [sic – threw] him quite a distance; hurt pretty bad.

Thursday, Aug. 12, 1937

Beautiful day, cool, but no rain, had an awful storm at New York last nite radio reports. Washed, ironed, patched, washed bottles, canned 1 qt. & pt. tomatoes. Pap went out to Henry’s . Stoeckel finished everything this morn., paid him for everything worked 86 hrs. @ 25¢ hr. $21.50; he painted, fixed roofs & chimneys & window frame filled in spaces that was needed etc; here & Henrys together. Public sale by Harrisonville this afternoon. Mehrmann got 10 doz. eggs. 17¢.