Saturday, Nov. 7, 1936

Pap got haircut. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way home from Benedick’s sale at Red Bud, Hy. Frisckorn bought the place $600.00. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Berti got 2 teeth pulled $3.50 & xray was $2. Maniers have fish fry tonite. Hy Limbach came this evening. Ralph Etling came on business. Viola Einwich is celebrating her birthday at Floraville.

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.

Sunday, March 19, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here for dinner & supper. Aunt Mary & Bertille went to church this afternoon. Hy. Limbach & Baltz was here looked at our mule. Henry & family came up this evening, had supper.

Wednesday, July 30, 1930

Today is John Limbach’s sale.  Papa went out to Henry’s and got a load of wheat, then he went to Waterloo to the mill & then went out to John Limbach’s sale.  We get our daily paper in the evening from now on with the buss.  Instead of morning mail carrier.  Papa never bought nothing at the sale, everything high priced.  Albert Rittemyer was here this afternoon trying to sell brushes of all kinds.  But we didn’t buy any.  Margaret McDermott call up & told us that our cousin Mary May, Martin May’s oldest daughter died & will be buried tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock at the Tipton church.  She was to get operated on appendicitis and tonsils, they gave her ether & she never came too anymore.  They say she had a sweetheart Joe McArthy.  She is 18 years old.  Wheat is .78¢ this morning.