Wednesday, May 10, 1933

We patched. Ivo Buehler is disking our ground this morning, took him about 1 hr. quarter. Papa went to town this morn. There sure was a heavy hail storm in New Athens, hail as big as a hen egg they say, by Sam Krehres [sic – Krehers] the wind was so strong it took big trees twisted them right of; we could hear it roar here, there wasn’t any wind here at all. Hy. Limbach came looked at our mule. Rosalia & Bertille went out to work the garden at Henrys again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up; she brought a house plant & fern from Mrs. Frank Birkner.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1933

We are smoking our summer saussage [sic] again. It is awful windy today. We fixed on our machines, put the new license on. Henry brought a load of corn up. Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Bill Reisfchender of Waterloo where here & looked at our mules; eggs are 10¢ today. the Salvation Army men, where going around begging & playing musci [sic], I don’t think they got very much. We went to Aunt Marys birthday, 56 yrs. old. dancing & singing where the main features, cake & doughnuts where served to the following people, Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Parker & family, Mr. & Mrs. Frank, Henry, Willie, Oscar, Birkner’s & family, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Birkner, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstutz; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brand & family, Adam Eckerts family, Schaefers, Krehres, Papenbergs, Parkers, Robert Probst, Jerome, Hillsheim, Wilfred & Leo Cortner, Loraine & Edwin Neff, Clem Parker, Mr. & Mrs. Ignatz Neff. Oliver Kuehn. It started in raining & wind got to the north, & it sure did get cold. Philip Meuth got the priest out home, some one must be sick. Bill Haudrich of Red Bud had a little baby last Thurs. Jan. 19. Emil Haudrich & Elizabeth Buss where baptism sponsors. It is a little boy. Mr. Ferd. Vogt & Miss Mary Kroll of Hecker, graduated nurse & daughter of Mrs. Agnes Kroll where married Mon. morning at 6’o clock mass, they will make there future home in Waterloo.

Tuesday, May 26, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville this morning with our 2 hogs.  They left about 5:30 got $6.40 a lb for them took them to Streck’s, at Belleville.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch this afternoon.  Papa went out this morning to Henry’s to help him with the hay.  He was there for dinner, lunch & supper.  Johnny Krehres boy was here after school & invited us for a dance at there place.  So this evening we all went there & had a good time, the crowd was rather large. They danced in the barn, Herman Kettler furnished the musci [sic].  Today is Pearl Griffin’s birthday, she is 20 yrs. old today.

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