Wednesday, July 13, 1938

Cut lawn, washed, ironed. Mr. Walsh extension Magazine seller, we took it from him, now till 1939. took rosary premium, he will be ordained in 2 years, he says, this helps him along. We had nice shower this eve. Hy. brought 100 lbs. growing mash down. Harry Wittenauer was here, we were there by him this eve. to look at his sow & pig; didn’t buy them, to high price.

Friday, Nov. 12, 1937

H. Wittenauer was here, going to plow out ground this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Berti [Bertille] went to Mrs. Wm. Gregson’s funeral this afternoon, to Dashner’s Undertaking parlor, was at church & buried at Round Prairie Cemetery; Uncle went to junk pile, & we went by Buehler’s awhile, till he got finished. Schmidt brought sack laying mash. Seen in Waterloo paper that Miss Irma Schafer & Alvin Einwich were secretly married in St. Louis Mon; going to live with groom’s parents, farmers near Columbia.

Thursday, Sept. 30, 1937

Bert [Bertille] cleaned 2 rooms upstairs. Pap cooked beef soup dinner; Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, had dinner here, finished papering & cleaned his truck patch, pap helped him this afternoon worked it up with horse; had lunch with them, stayed for eve. awhile. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came brought cream down, going to ship it over with Buehler, then going to start hauling milk again, only not getting best price. Schmidt brought sack wagone [sic] laying mash started feeding it today. Leo & Rose also down last nite.

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Pap went out to haul wood again this morning. Lot of news on the radio of Hauptmann; & flood all over in Southern State & a tornado passed through Georgia & South Carolina, quite a few injured, & killed, 1000 are homeless, houses blewn [sic] to pieces. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he went in the woods to get rock. R. Zipfel of Red Bud brought us our chicks – 305 – 280 @ 9.25 – $25.90 & 25 that pap won as attendance prize; we got 75 lbs. slartine [unclear – possibly starting] a mash along free, 25 lbs. with every 100 chicks; there all pretty nice White Rocks. Joe Griffin came & put us a new A. battery radio for half price $1.50, it works pretty good now, Steve Rennecker was here, collecting telephone dues. Eggs are only 15¢ now here; 16¢ on radio this morn.

Thursday, January 30, 1930

There is going to be quilting in the church basement this afternoon.  Mr. Hart the corono feed instructor was here this morning explaining the corono laying mash and grains.  Bertille was over at Rheineckers and called out to Henry’s.  Papa, Rosalia was in Waterloo this afternoon and they got 50 chicks from the Heyls Hatchery for .13¢ a piece.  Bertille was out at Henry’s.  Philip Braun and Mr. Hart the corono feed men were out there to.  Henry ordered 6 sack of starting mash and we ordered 7 sacks of starting mash.  Philip Braun puled Henry’s machine to the garage this evening, the motor was busted to pieces.  We didn’t find no egg today.  Wheat price today is $1.14.  Papa took 4 sack along in.