Saturday, March 21, 1936

Nice day, Rose has a swollen cheek, but doesn’t hurt & don’t get any larger, guess it is the mumps. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo to get his car fixed, she stayed here, her & Bertie went to see Wm. Birkner’s, & to Minnie Staufenbiel. Joe Griffin came looked at the radio, the B. batteries are shot, & A. is good, he put in new ones, going to take the others to Belleville, get them looked after. Uncle Adam rested pretty good last nite pap came home at 5:30, him & Emil stayed up all nite; Josie went home, Clara is coming this morning again. Josie has a sore leg. Rob. Lauts family was here this evening; had radio.

Sunday, March 15, 1936

Beautiful day, we wore spring hats, & coats. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a short while, after church, she wanted to get the Sun. paper, but Mertz had no more there. Mrs. Jerome Cortner was taken to Belleville hospital in an ambulance last nite; she got a hemmorhage [sic], took the baby to Nic Cortners, they had been visiting Ben Neffs she felt sick, & went home at 8 o clock, not long after took her to the hospital, she worked hard yesterday yet. Olive Laut came got 1 lb. butter, there going to plant potatoes out at Boll’s today. Omer Schilling brought our clover seed, this afternoon. We went to Foster Pond to see a certain party, then went to see Davis, to Belleville, looked at cows. Rose went to Joe Griffin’s to see about radio batteries.

Sunday, March 8, 1936

Went to church, at Red Bud, Fr. Aydt had the masses again, Fr. Stern is getting along fairly well. Berti went out to today; Henry & family were up had dinner & supper, Fr. Aydt came & gave us a visit, last nite him & Fr. Simon were here awhile; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Berti went to the closing of the mission service, church was pretty well filled, several priests present, renewed the vows, etc. Rained a little. Pierre Laut got ½lb. butter. Clem Parker’s have a baby girl born last Thurs; christened Elizabeth Louise, Betty, Mr. & Mrs. Geo Parker, sponsors. Henry went to see E. Parkers about chix [? – unclear].

Saturday, Feb. 29, 1936

Leap year. Papa went in the woods all day. Wagners got 1 lb. butter & cheese. Renncker, 1 lb. butter, 1 pt. cheese, Lauts ½ butter, 1 pt. cheese. Henry stopped in he got crushing done. Eggs dropped again 21¾¢ on radio. Beautiful day. There was a sale at Ruma, painted dishes, lot of furniture & license. Good radio nite.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1936

Made cottage cheese; Olivia Laut came got 1 pt. & 5¢ milk. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s washing, not such a nice day, we took our wash along to; ironed some there today. Some guys from Baldwin looked at our horse; Berneice got the mail; Berti got the free song book & picture from the Pinex Co from Chicago Station, Loul [sic – LuLu] Bell & Scoty [sic – Scotty] also on it. Shrove Tues today. Eggs went up again, 22¢ today; over the radio, so many people being killed in auto accidents here of late, there was a police man shot in E. St. Louis a guy with Kenty [Kentucky] license at 4 o clock this eve. The Ausgutus parish, is  having a card pantry tonite; last before lent; Rose & Berti went but didn’t get a thing. Mrs. Levi Gregson got attendance prize.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 1936

Washington Birthday. Pap got crushing done this morn. Henry did also, stopped here awhile. Floyd has the mumps now. Mrs. Renneker came & got some cottage cheese, also Lauts & a fellow here yesterday from Millsdat [sp] – looking for shoats, we sent him out to Henry’s, he bought them – 6 – $35. They say Walter Neff & Slyveria Helfrich are being married in St. Louis today.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 1936

G. Wagner got 1 lb. butter & cheese. A man here for something to eat. Nice day; 4 below zero this morning; at Minneapolis 18 below; also the Dakota & Iowa terrible weather. We went to Red Bud, church there was a couple got married in priest house, just when we left; we also got a beef roast. Pierre Laut got ½ lb. butter this evening.

Monday, Feb. 3, 1936

St. Blase. We wanted to go to mass, but the weather was terrible this morning, fog & sleet ice, one car turned 4 times around, in front of Laut’s house; papa seen it. We washed, made cheese & 2½ lbs. butter. Kunklemann was here looked at the mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a little, then went to see Chris Buehlers, Linus & Iona aren’t feeling well. Quite a few around town got the mumps. Clara Wagner got 1 lb. butter 30¢ & Rennecker got 1 lb. & 5¢ milk; Eggs 23¢ Wheat $1.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 1936

Pap got crushing done; Henry & boy’s came up to. Pap, Steve Rennecker, Rob. Laut went to Pete Dehn’s sale, everything was high price, they said; Burdgorf was here looked at the cattle. Steve got 5¢ milk tonite. Joe Manier’s got fish fry tonite. Henry was saying, John Kern is in jail, scraping with Mosio; took our quilt out of the frame today. Rose & Berti name went over the radio today, but they didn’t say requested for Aunt Mary’s birthday, Jimmie & Dick played. Mexican Trail; The German Band, played one for a lady at Evansville this afternoon; Sure got good program tonite from Dismoinies [sic – Des Moines] Iowa; lot of good riddles & jokes.

Sunday, Dec. 15, 1935

Went to Red Bud church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, had dinner & supper; played cards this afternoon. We went to Rob. Lauts tonite, played 5 hand pinochle, pap had 1,000 aces. for the first time.