Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1935

Papa is working in the woods. Rose went out to Henry’s again, Leona got up this afternoon. Berti baked cookies all day. We went out to Uncle Freds this evening; she made lunch; listened to the radio.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1935

Rose went out to Henry’s. Leona is still in bed & Henry had to butcher at Uncle Adam’s; she was out all day; cleaned & ironed. Pap hauled load wood, & went out worked in the woods this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up. Ed & Carrie Brand went to Hy. Kessler’s tonite & leave in the morning for Alalabama [sic], taking her along.

Monday, Dec. 2, 1935

We washed, ironed. Papa went out trading; went to Waterloo & got the Whip curtains. Berniece brought the mail. Henry brought a load corn & Toptsy up, pap bought the horse for $100.00. Leona is sick in bed again, chills & feaver. Rose stamped a pair pillow cases to stitch.

Friday, Nov. 29, 1935

Cleaned hen house. Rose got the papers, ordered the license $18.78 this year. Whip was the same price $12.00 but chev. is only $6.50. We went to Ruma to Myerscoughs & Tiptown to Colemans, & Dugan’s to see about pigs. Mr. Mehrman got the eggs 31¢. Miss Lena Geodelle of Waterloo, Henry Geodelle’s daughter is at St. Marys Hospital for treatments. Dorthy Myerscough is attending Normal College; at Normal, Ill; is home for holidays. Florence goes to High School at Red Bud; Margret is still at the convent, & can’t come home for 2 years.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1935

We all went up in the woods, took dinner along, but it started in to rain, came home at 12’o clock, rained all afternoon. Berti baked cookies; & we put quilts together; have the “Goose Track” all set together & border on; now started the stitched one. Bernice Wagner came, selling chances on a turkey to be raffled out on Dec 24. at the Public School House, we took 1, 10¢ each kid has 20 chances to sell – 3 – 25¢. Pierre Laut was also here, but we can’t take chances from all of them. Mr. Geo Dehn of Ellis Grove died at 3:20 this afternoon, he was ailing for quite awhile, had 3 pralatic [sic – paralytic] strokes. Mrs Rennecker’s brother.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1935

Ironed. Pap took the Whip to Probst’s got it greased & brakes adjusted, & oil changed 17020 miles. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, he went on business to Ed. Meng’s. Raining again, cloudy & colder. Bernice got doz eggs; she didn’t go to school, has hives; the boys went today.

Friday, Nov. 8, 1935

Pap went in the woods, Rose went along as far as Henry’s. Leona is sick again, chills & fever, like she was while back. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, also Mr & Mrs Christ Kern & son Leo & Mr & Mrs Walter Kelley & baby girl, on business. A deaf guy was here with different articles to sell. Pap went out to Henry’s to get Rose this evening; she washed & ironed, Leona was pretty good.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here, chicken. Henry & Leona left the kids here & they went to Red Bud hospital to see Mrs. Emil Bestmann, she is pretty good, going home this week; had supper here when they came back. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to Pautler’s to Bertille birthday dance, & my what a crowd, we danced the first piece Rose & Bertille. Josie Keller & Miss Kuhn came out also, [Josie] gave Bert pair beads, & flower hankerchief [sic]. Cowboys played; & swell time. There was no other dances, except Donahue’s & one in Paderborn, but it was nothing, Paderborn people all at Pautler’s & lot of Hecker; all the neighbors.

Monday, Oct. 28, 1935

We washed, cloudy day. Papa is making axe handles. Henry brought load corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while just came from Belleville. Rain again this evening. John Whitesides & Hilda Boll have a little baby boy 10½ lbs. Hugo Probst’s are going to call there boy Wayne; Lena said. Mrs. Emil Bestman is in Red Bud Hospital, appendix trouble.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 1935

Nice day. Papa worked in woods this morning hauled load home. Henry came brought load corn, also brought one last Sat; he plowed here had dinner; papa sewing rye. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, worked across the street. Renniecker girl of Ruma & boy of Evansville are being married at Ruma first wedding in the church since 7 years. John Myerscough’s were up last nite from Ruma also; at the dance, there is to be wedding dance in the hall there to nite. Dorthy Myerscough is going to college far away & Margaret to Ruma convent, so the only got 1 girl at home Flo & she goes to Red Bud High school. Bernice brought the mail. We went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil, he can walk a little on his foot again now. Kammler’s were out & Clara came over & got the lard, 75 lbs. It rained this evening, nice shower.