Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1937

Ground hog seen his shadow, 6 weeks bad weather. Leo & Rose came, we went along to Belleville, pap went to dentist, they had dinner with us, took the wash stand along that was upstairs. Pap & Bert went to Waterloo this afternoon, got egg mash, paid Quernheim for Rose furniture, Bedroom Set, Spring & Mattress, kitchen cabinet, all $120.75. Beautiful day, little cold. Pap & Bert went over to Geo. Wagners, helped quilt a Sun flower quilt, had lunch. Pap & Steve, Ed. Kerober, Geo. Wagner played pinochle & solo; ladies quilted.

Sunday, Aug. 5, 1934

Went to Red Bud; rained a little this morning & cloudy. Pinics [sic] all over today, Lords Corner, Red Bud, Ice Cream Social, we went down awhile this evening, had a very large crowd. Hy. Keorber was here this morning, invited us all to come to the club house, his threshing outfit was going to have a little pinic [sic], all the beer you want, we went, had winerer [sic – wiener] supper, it was good. Musci [sic], dancing, horseshoe pitching, yankee balls, etc. Henry & family stopped here, he wanted to go to Meng’s, thought they would hitch horse up, but Clifford isn’t at home, so they never went over.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 1930

Today is Mrs. Blackburn’s birthday.  Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon, Papa, Rosalia, Bertille drove out to John McCarthy’s to get our lamp for the incubator that we bought at Strohd’s Sale & also got a 1/2 bu. apples for .75¢.  Papa spoke a few words to Wm. Rankin.  We also stopped at Frank’s and Hover’s.  Tonight Louis Kerobers are having a dance celebrating Kate’s birthday.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are going.  We heard Mr. Fries shot his wife and then himself at New Athens this morning at 4 o’clock.

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