Thursday, Sept. 10, 1936

We had house cleaning in dining, front room, washed curtains. Received a card from Aunt Mary, all well so far. Nic Helfrich brought the limedust tickets here. Went out to Uncle’s farm gather eggs, picked pickles 1½ bucket, gave some to Lena. Sure hot today.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 1936

Pap went out to Henry’s, & help spread lime dust. Mr. Roland was here. We got our new Chicago Mail Or. Co. today. Eggs 20¢.

Monday, Aug. 10, 1936

We washed & ironed, pretty hot, 90 at 1:30 o’clock. Geo. Boll was around selling water mellons [sic], etc. we bought 2 muskmelon 10¢. Pap went out helped Henry spread lime dust. Leona is in Waterloo, Mrs. Geodelle was pretty bad sick for 3 days; is little better.

Tuesday, July 7, 1936

Baked bread etc. Rose helped pap finish spreading lime dust this morning. Boy is it hot this afternoon, some places it is 118 degrees; that must be some heat; stock is drying, starving, pastures are black, in western states, Dakotas, Missesota. Chris Buehler is threshing. Hy. Armstutz hauled the oats from our ground & threshed them down there, we got 16 bus. our share, put them in Uncle Freds barn.

Monday, July 6, 1936

We washed, ironed. Helfrich hauled lime dust 6 loads 23 ton, Pap spread it this afternoon, & we helped. Lucinda Eichenseer was here selling chances for there pinic [sic] on Aug. 5. Temperature 105 degree’s.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again.  Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn.  Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.  She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65.  I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs.  Ike is going to work for Knapps.  Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1930

It is awful cool this morning.  George Reheis was here this afternoon with Ronederberg’s horses & got our lime dust spreader.  Papa was hauling wood today.  There is a sale by Millstadt & Saxtown, it is Mrs. Charles Scrugg’s.  Bertille got the mail this evening, the parcel post package from Chicago Mail Order came.

Monday, July 21, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa is spreading lime dust.  Rosalia is on the sick list, too much beer last night I guess.  There was a machine, the Karr Range Co., they had a victorola in it then those big horns on top of it.  They played all kinds of pieces, “Just a Precious Little Thing Called Love.” “I Fall Down and Go Boom,” “Romana.”  Bertille took 2 doz. eggs to the store & got .18¢ a doz.  The leghorn spring are .17¢. White & Red Rocks are over 2 lbs. .21¢ and under 2 lbs. .18¢.  Yesterday the Young People’s League of Hecker had their outing in Rittenmyer’s woods by their clubhouse.  It rained awful by Peter Dehns today the way Mrs. Rennecker told Katie Klotz.  It just sprinkled a little here.  It didn’t amount to anything.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening, but it started to get cloudy so they went home.  They wanted to go to Adam Eckerts yet from here, but I don’t think they did.  It is Edmund Eckerts birthday.  It rained pretty hard for awhile this evening, thundered & lightning, wind.

Tuesday, July 15, 1930

We are cooking plum jelly today.  Bertille went up town & got some sugar.  Papa is spreading lime dust this morning.  Kuhns are plowing over at Ed Mengs, they are going to stay another year yet.  I guess they will crop our ground again too.  Leona, Robert, & Floyd were here this afternoon, she came up & got the milk check.  Clarence Pabst was here this afternoon & brought the oats here from down at their place.  I saw in the paper that Joe Handrich fainted while out at thrashing, but they called for Dr. Pautler from Waterloo to come out.  He is allright again now.  They took William Braun to the hospital last Thurs. he got operated on appendicitis, he is as good as can be expected, last Sunday.  Papa went to Waterloo last Sun. & got the oil changed in the chev. 10,942 miles.  Steve Rennecker came over a little while this evening.

Monday, July 14, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed and ironed this morning.  Papa spread lime dust.  This afternoon we went over and got Aunt Mary & then we stopped at George Henkel where the Engine was, then we went up to Henry’s.  Henry had the thrasher men for supper, & they stayed all night the 3 of them.  Mrs. Gus. Geodelle was also there.