Sunday, June 24, 1934

Went to Waterloo church, stopped at Henry’s awhile. The Maeystown ball players & Hecker, played in Hecker. The all stars are sure lucky so far this year, they haven’t lost a game, won today 18-5. Storekeeper Mertz is the pitcher this year. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, take in the musci [sic] at Kammlers Hall, the “Pals of Harmony” played & also gave the dance, Gents 25 ladies free, we were there awhile, not so much doing, no crowd at all. Too many other dances tonight, Brezzy Hill, Chas Sensel’s, & several others.

Saturday, Sept. 2, 1933

The log men stopped again this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we all went to Ripplimeyer sale by Maeystown. Henry & family came to celebrated Rosalia’s birthday, we had watermelon, cake,. Fr. Aydt came about 8 & stayed till 10.

Thursday, June 29, 1933

Papa is working corn, they brought the mule home last nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, had lunch here, he helped papa fix straw stack. Bertille helped them take out some of there onions. eggs are 10¢ today, wheat 83¢ Red Bud. Klotz’s threshing machine started out today, this afternoon. Schilling started couple days ago, thereshing [sic] at Schillings today & tomorrow by Buehler’s. Miss Klinberg of Maeystown spent a few day with Lauts.

Saturday, April 1, 1933

Papa got crushing done this morn. Roy Stauenfbeil & Ed Meng was here. Papa went to town. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went to a sale by Fults, didn’t buy anything, they took the hard road to Waterloo, Wartbug, Maeystown to Fults & coming home they went to Prairie Du Rocher, Ruma & Red Bud. Papa rode along with them.

Saturday, March 4, 1933

Today is President Rossevelts [sic] day in Washington. Papa & Rosalia got a load of wood; & stopped in at Henry’s, Cleveland’s Geodell’s, Gus & Rudy’s family where by them last nite. Had an awful heavy white frost this morn. We all went to Schmidts sale by Fults this afternoon, things brought an awful high price, we went through Cahflin [sic] Bridge & Maeystown home, meet Mr. Schilling teacher, came through Burksville etc.

Wednesday, July 15, 1931

Leona & the kids where here for lunch this morning.  We heard that George Parker’s baby Virgil died, they had him at the hospital, had trouble with the teeth, they wouldn’t come through.  We cleaned the chicken house, papa is setting posts.  Henry went threshing today.  The machine was by Parker’s yesterday, but account of the baby died, they moved up to Kemp’s & are threshing there now, & from there to August Blackburns’s.  There was lady here this morning selling a bottle vanilla for 99¢ & a set sugar bowl & pitcher.  We washed the machine this afternoon & fixed the tire.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, they told us about Pete Hoffman, from Mayestown, he was driving a wagon & fell off & broke his back, the horses ran away.  A man down by Red Bud, they didn’t know his name he was ground all to pieces through the seperator [sic].  Mr. Keonig from Columbia was here, he was the guy that was looking for the score book, ball games.  He took it along.  Henry had found that book by the school house some place.