Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1939

Uncle Fred stoped [sic] in, he went to Red Bud to bank. Nice this morn, little cloudy. Pap went to see Fr. Aydt; about renting pew here. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville this eve; came back pap went along, went to Henry’s. Leo & family were also out there; sure bad weather, snowing heavy; again tonite, not very nice driving on highway.

Sunday, Dec. 10, 1939

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Henry & family were here for dinner & supper. Leo & family were out at Henry’s they weren’t home, so they came here this afternoon, had supper here also. Uncle Fred & pap went to see lumber at Baums Church Wartburg. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Smithton service then to Emerich Keherer’s playing cards Booby & girlfriend were there to. Emil was called over to telephone, by Cleveland wanted him to come out for solo game. Grover was at home today.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1939

Pap went to meeting & signed up at Kammlers this morn. this afternoon went to Waterloo church, got Berts shoes heels repaired; stopped at Henry’s both ways & still never seen the baby awake yet always sleeping. Leona is up & Mrs. Senior [Geoddel?] is going home today, they butchered a little one today. Mr Cleveland was there helping to butcher, also made sausage.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1939

Went to mass. Mission Sun. today. Went to Valmeyer to see Demmint, about sow & 10 pigs, sure nice; stopped at Henry’s on way back; baby Joyce sleeps nearly all the time. Sisters were out on Sat. told him [Henry] to send his boys back to school again, things would be different. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. had supper here. Bill [Klein] came down & we had 5 hand pinochle game. Sure is awful warm.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1939

Becherer & Horcher were married yesterday morn. at Coloumbia [sic]. Rosalia came we stretched curtains today. Went to New Athens this afternoon to dentist. We had chicken soup dinner. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, Bill [Klein] got Leo [Orlet], all came this eve. we repapered spots in kitchen. Henry brought load corn. They had there baby girl christened Joyce Elizabeth yesterday. Mrs. Adolph Klube sponsor. Mr & Mrs. Elmer Haudrich have baby girl born Sun. also.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1939

Leo & family came Marita stayed here, Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, took potatoes etc in. got 28 [cents] for eggs. had dinner here. Bert [Bertille] cleaned kitchen cupboards & shelves, bought suitcase for Henry’s baby girl. Marita stayed all nite.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1939

Went to mass. Henry’s have a baby girl born at 4:30 this morn. Ella Simon is working there. We went out this afternoon, everybody is alright – baby 9 1/2 lbs. black hair. Bill [Klein] came had supper here, we went to Leo’s this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in there to, they were going to Totsch’s to free dance. Sure beautiful day, warm.

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