Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1937

Made 28 bottles catsup; got 81 so far. Picked 5 bus. peaches. Bert Thompson got 1 bu. Al. Rausch brought a letter here from Rose [Rosalia]. Eichenseer got 2 bus. peaches for Walter Pour; took them to store. The Catholic Church pinic [sic] at Waterloo today. Lester Gregson came to see about hauling lime dust, but he takes not less than 50¢, thats high. Gypsy Joe sang a piece for Mrs. L. Matthews & Arlene, Mr & Mrs. Shloemmer requested by Mrs. Jake Geodelle. Pretty hot 91° degrees. Pap paid electric bill 5 hrs. this mon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here. Leo & Rose came, we all went to Waterloo Catholic church pinic [sic] nice crowd. Waterloo band & St. Peter & Paul’s Orchestra sure nice.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1937

Cut in 7 qts kraut. Uncle Fred came, Bert [Bertille] went along to Waterloo, with him. Washed ironed this afternoon; cut tomatoes 1 bu. for catsup. Pap dug all our potatoes. Circus at Waterloo today & nite. Walter Pour was here wanted peaches; didn’t have none right now. Pap went down to see Louis Armstutz about lime dust. Eggs 18½ ¢ now.

Friday, Nov. 6, 1936

We put quilt in. Pap hauled 2 load woods with the wagon got the from Emil yet. Monroe & Feurer came to get lime dust weights.

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.