Thursday, March 23, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap fixed fence. Bert [Bertille] cleaned 2 rooms upstairs, started in today. Davis of Belleville was here. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she went quilting, at school hall, he worked garden. Mrs. Stehfest had a stroke this morn. she is pretty sick. Tom Crowe 81 died will be at Quernheims funeral parlor tomorrow funeral Sat. morn. 9 o [clock] at Waterloo.

Monday, March 13, 1939

Floyd’s 10 yr. birthday. We didn’t go out. Mrs. Geo Parker died last nite at 9 o clock was in church yesterday morn; she had been going to a doctor. Louis Armstutz was here last nite, to get help dig cistern across from the church up there. Emil going on Paps place Tues. Washed, ironed, patched, scrubbed basement etc.

Wednesday, March 1, 1939

Beautiful day. Went to Waterloo this afternoon, got mash etc. stopped in at Henry’s. Leona is better today again. Pour kids here selling seeds. Also Grover’ Cleveland, Emil & Steve played solo at Emils this afternoon. Mrs. Renneker & Mrs Cleveland went to Klotz’s quilting. Roads are awful muddy at present.

Monday, Feb. 27, 1939

Washed. Pap went to Farmers meeting at school hall with H. Wittenauer this morn. & afternoon with Henry. Ford agent of Waterloo stopped in, thought maybe we want to trade Whip for Model A. Ford he has there now. A fellow & Pierre Laut around selling magzaine [sic] don’t want any. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in were over at New Athens took a quilt over for show next month. Leona isn’t feeling well up & down has it like Uncle Fred in gall [bladder]; eating to much pork.

Friday, Feb. 24, 1939

Beautiful day; not cold. Starting smoking our summer sausage today. Ivo Rapp came home from hospital today, but can’t walk around yet; he had operation on his leg, had piece still in it. Alma Klotz isn’t very good, so weak & backache.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 1939

Went to Waterloo, got feed etc; was going to Neubarth Sale, but that was 3 miles out on mud roads so we didn’t go. Ivo Rapp was taken to Red Bud hospital yesterday eve; got piece wood in his leg. Alma Klotz is taken treatments at Belleville hospital every day. Geo Wagner’s family came this eve we played cards, ladies lost but 1.

Friday, Feb. 10, 1939

Nice day getting colder, suppose to be zero. Bert [Bertille] got pink eye. Emil brought the mail here for us. Milton Wagners have baby girl since 11 o clock yesterday morn; now have boy & girl. Pope Pius XI died this morn. 5 o clock Catholic Churches ring & toll bell 3 times day about 20 mins.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 1939

Went to mass; took quite awhile had to read a letter from Bischof [sic – Bishop], & read yearly account. Leo & family came took us along to Uncle Freds, had dinner & supper. Bill [Klein] also came in afternoon, took us home. Went to Belleville to play given by St. Mary’s players; Name “Busy Honeymoon.” Steve Orlet was also in it; directed by Fr. Ratterman, & musci [sic] by St. Mary Choir & Glee Club & children was good. Steve Rennecker came here, Gus Edler was out & left money there by him for Uncle Fred. Mrs. Frank Birkner is pretty ill with flu, they don’t let no one in to see her, pretty weak. Named there baby Marlene – Maggie Schaefer & Ben Schilling were the sponsors. Beautiful day warm.

Friday, Feb. 3, 1939

St. Blase Day. Henry & Leona & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville, Robert & Billy [Willis] stayed here. Floyd went to school. Rob. wasn’t feeling very good. Leo & family came to left Marita here & then went to Belleville to, she got new coat. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, also Emil. Cold today & frozen hard, everybody out. Edwin Reheis is pretty ill with pneumonia, temperature is below normal, down to 87; the children are also pretty sick yet. Bill & Al Karban were here while, played 2 games pinochle.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1939

Raining. We got our drivers license card today. Mrs. Frank Birkner is pretty sick, had Fr. Aydt out.

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