Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1938

Warm again today. We picked potatoes through, cleaned out chicken houses. Leo & family were here this eve. Bill & Bert [Bertille] went to St. Louis to see Veiled Prophet parade & visited by Josie Keller awhile, had supper by her. There were 20 floats, & were they beautiful “Song we Sing.”

Thursday, Sept. 22, 1938

Bert [Bertille] cleaned room upstairs; varnished. Pap helped Wittenauer boy’s spread lime dust this afternoon, with our spreader. They broke ax;e on theirs, this morn. went out to Henry’s got ours. Nice day, pretty warm again. Josie Keller is out at U. [Uncle] Freds. They came up this eve. we played 3 games 5 hand pinochle, she took 10 3/4 lb. springs, 1 1/2 eggs 4 lbs. lard 10 [cents] along & flowers etc.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1938

Raining all day, starting at 8:30. Bert [Bertille] washed, had to hang it in basement on account of the rain, Josie Keller came out had dinner & supper here; had chicken for supper, she took eggs, chicken & potatoes along back. Birkners couldn’t came up, on account of the weather, roads being to muddy. Joe Schaefer & Loretta Biffar were married at Waterloo this morn. real rainy day; had wedding dance at Paulter’s pavilion we went; attendants were here [sic] sister Priscilla with rust color dress, & Mildred Rheinhardt blue; boys I don’t know; had nice big crowd, served cake to all. Schoenborns Orc. played.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1935

Awful hot. Ironed, patched. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came for church pinic [sic], they have to be in winner stand. J. Keller came got eggs, tomatoes; we went up to pinic [sic] this eve. Ray Wittenauer won set dishes. Doval Eichenseer 48 lbs. flour. Alice Hess – 100 sugar, Elmer Haudrich taspestory [sic – tapestry] quilt to Mrs. Burke St. Louis, awful crowd, Smithton band, played musci [sic] . Leo & Rose [Rosalia] & baby [Marita] came this eve; pinic [sic]. Mrs. Merhmann came wanted eggs. Chas. Dougherty (Elvira Haudrich) have twins, Aug. 5. girl & boy; 6 3/4 lbs. each; 1st. set of twin that Dr. Werth & Helwig caught; doing fine now.

Thursday, April 7, 1938

Raining all day. Bert [Bertille] cleaned kitchen, painted coal oil stove etc. Mass Jos. Keller & lady friend came awhile this afternoon, about 1/2 hr. to get 10 doz. eggs. for themselves & friends. Awful ugly weather, suppose to be rain turning to snow & 32 [degrees]. At Chicago had a pretty severe snow storm the last days. In Birmingham Alba. [Alabama] had a cyclone, never heard from Ed Brand.

Monday, March 21, 1938

Spring begins; & beautiful hot day. 75 at 7 o’clock. Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed; pap hauled load wood home, got potatoe ground ready & we planted a small patch by straw stack, planted out onions in garden; this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville this afternoon, got shoes etc. Berniece came over, said Mehrmanns couldn’t use no more eggs now. Still 15 [cents] here. Josie Keller & landlord & family stopped in this afternoon, pap was here, was also at A. [Aunt] Mary they weren’t at home, they took 13 doz. eggs, along with them.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1937

Washed, ironed. Received Christmas card from Josie & letter from Fr. Aydt; for donations. Nice day, windy. Henry & family came brought tree up. Leona got 2 lb. honey from Renneckers, for piner syrup. Bert [Bertille] went along over there.

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1937

Hy. Armstutz came got 18 chickens, sold them to Mertz here, didn’t ship them this time was enough no coop full. Went to Belleville this morn; dentist wasn’t there gone on vacation. Raining this afternoon, real nice, heavy showers. Went to church pinic [sic] this eve; didn’t win nothing. J. [Josie] Keller was out to; lots city people & many priests, large crowd. Evansville band played. Leo & Rose were down to Fr. Orlet & Raternaun. J. Klinkhardt got $20.00. Zeno Birkner $2. crochet bedspread Grover Dashner, Mrs. Chas. Heff $2. quilt Levi Ganley, quilt Levi Gregson, that I know.

Monday, July 5, 1937

Washed, ironed; canned 5 qts. apples. We went to Leo’s this afternoon helped them pick apples & can them, iron, had supper. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & J. [Josie] Keller also helped. Hy. Armstutz brought sack feed down.