Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1933

We washed, ironed, scrubed [sic] basement. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, he went to Red Bud. I seen Frances Kern 19 Hecker & Leroy Bayer 23 Belleville marriage license in the paper, they where married in Belleville in the parish house of Fr. Hoff; he is going to instructions.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1932

We fried 3 gal. bacon in today, shelled corn, baked bread & coffee cake. Philip Braun came this morning while we were eating breakfast, he came to tell us to come up there to church tomorrow evening they will have a new priest Rev. Adyt he come from Goddmill, there is going to be benidiction [sic] & then they go over to the school hall & have a reception, lunch, & a program & present the priest with a little Christmas gift. There we wants to meet all his parishoners [sic]. Rev. Hoff of Belleville is doing all this. Fr. Grootens is in Wisconsin now, he says. A man from E. St. Louis Stolze was here wanted to get eggs, but we had none to sell to him. Papa was at Barthel’s got the Chev. batteries.