Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1937

Beautiful day. Cleaned chicken house & closed the young pullets in, & starting feed laying mash. Pap took trip out on business. Bert [Bertille] helped Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary paper. Emil came also. Rob. Laut brought 3 bus. our share; pretty nice ones. Wm. Ganley came pd. Int. etc. he had shooting match Sun. fairly attended.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1937

Went to Belleville dentist. Bert [Bertille] got new black dress $1.99 they have street fair there yesterday & today, square is all decorated Ferris wheel, merry go around dance floor etc. Pap went to Bozzays. Sure cool nights. Maniers have fish fry tonite also dance at Floraville. Oliver Kammler & Lulu Ackerman were married at Louisville Ky. last Tues; are now making there home with J. Kammler’s his parents; he is employed now as hucstere [unsure – could be huckster] around town. Rob & Olive Laut are digging potatoes today here. Mrs. Jake Orlet is improving; she was very ill, the appendix was already broken when they operated; last mon. morning. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] were in to see here Wed. but not long no visitors allowed.

Saturday, July 17, 1937

Hy. Armstutz brought sack feed for pigs this morn. Pierre Laut was here selling chances for a quilt, pillow slip & scarf, to be raffled on there church pinic [sic] on Aug. 8. Cloudy & cool; some are threshing Joe Watchel is out at Frank Birkners, going to finish there. Wm. Myerscough of New Athens died will be buried Mon. Morning. papa’s first coummioun [sic – communion] partner, they used to live near Hecker. Keims have a free dance at Floraville tonite, musci [sic] by the girls. The Country Club has its annual carnvial [sic], beginning Fri. nite ending Sun. nite, Pappy Cheshire KMOX radio stars are to intertain [sic] for an hr. tonite & tomorrow; free for all & all for fun. Bert [Bertille] went along to Floraville to a dance with Geo. Wagner’s, large crowd. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, from here went out to Henry’s.

Monday, May 31, 1937

Holiday, Decoration Day. Pap went to Henry’s, took mower home; went to Schillings to get lumber. Rob. Laut, Pierre, Buddy Napier & Geo. Boll strawing Rob’s, potato patch today; Geo. Wagner putting rubber roofing on barn today. School pinic [sic] today at Waterloo, parade at 10:30; all day pinic [sic]. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Waterloo to pinic [sic]. We planted, pumpkins, watermelons, pickles, beans etc. truck patch.

Thursday, May 27, 1937

Pap went to Belleville to see fellow’s mare & made trade, billy horse for mare & $20 booth; got them at noon. Henry & Rob. came made hay, had dinner & lunch ice cream. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up, cutting lawn. A man here wanted to clean cisterns $1.50. Lauts had there clean. Eggs 16¢.

Friday, May 21, 1937

Painted this morn. second coat; cut lawns made butter etc. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up, till it started thundering & Boy did it rain, heavy & wind broke limbs of [off]. Pierre got milk. Marcellas Harlmann have a baby boy & also Edwin Mehrmann’s on May 15 & Sid Wightmann also, seen it in the paper; Henry Limbach’s bought the farm there living on by Waterloo from N. B. Pautler, recently.

Thursday, May 20, 1937

We paint chicken house etc. Pierre got milk. We planted 53 cabbage plants. Oscar Birkner have 18 mons. Muriel’s picture taken at Belleville Studio it is in the paper, also Jerome Cortner’s girl’s picture to be 2 yrs old in Aug. 31. Gypsy Joe sang a song for Lorraine Cortner by Ray Neff.

Wednesday, May 19, 1937

Went to Waterloo, got flour etc. paid take $247.21. Painting our chicken houses now, started yesterday. Pierre came brought a jar for milk in the morn. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came this eve, planted plants. We planted 53 cabbage & 2 rows mushmellons this eve. Eggs $.74 Wheat $1.27. The Oscar Birkner & Grahlerr h case which was at Belleville last week, Birkner won Grahlerr has to paid $33. for selling posts & straw.

Tuesday, May 18, 1937

Cloudy & black sky this morn, had light shower of rain. We went to Leo’s, brought Jake along, he got the horse rode him up there to work by Leo’s; Mr. Orlet is out to came last nite. Ivo Buehler came brought cabbage plants here what Rose sent along with him for Henry. Pierre Laut got 1 qt milk. Went out to Henry’s, helped plant cabbage plants; Geodelle’s stopped a little while to then went to Dan Geodelle’s.

Monday, May 17, 1937

Washed, ironed, worked gardens. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came had dinner & lunch with them ate over here, plowed there patch with our horse this afternoon. Lauts planted potatoes here this morn. E. Kammler worked it with Robs 2 tractors. We planted 47 tomatoe [sic] plants in truck patch this eve. Pierre upset there tractor this afternoon, but didn’t get hurt. Henry & family came we went along to Log Cabin by Red Bud to Farm Bureau picture show & meeting, kids enjoyed it; pretty large crowd. Eggs 17¢. Received a card from Florence Myerscough graduating from Red Bud High School exercises to be on May 28 & hall.