Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1934

Joe Wcthal [sic – Wachtel], Henry Rausch, got the hog this morning. We went to Bellville [sic] sold 31 doz. eggs, some for 23¢ & 19¢, also sold meat, & sausage. Wm. Ganley came & paid $32.90 Int. but still has $95.00 & Int. on that yet till 1933 is all paid up. Our heifer with the hide brought us $28.03. Redsow 9 pigs born.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1933

It rained all nite & morning, we went to Belleville sold $7.00 meat, lard; exchange pork sausage for oranges, apples, pecans, from L. Dehn. We baked cookies, strung popcorn, made balls.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1933

We went to Bellville [sic] sold $6.00 meat & sausage, & 8 doz. egg 30¢. Didn’t sell everything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, got there sausage & grease; & payed for there hog. $3.35, top price. Today Emil is 50 yrs. old. We made tops for our cushions. It is awful cold today. Harry Wittenauer, is selling beef around, town. The men what are working on the relief fund, at the road, in Lords Corner, start at 8 oclock, quit at 2:30 get, 50¢ hr. $3.00 for 6 hrs. work, there is Pete Watchel, Georg Wagner, Robert Laut, George Boll, Walter Hecke, Hy. Emery, & a good many othere, Geo. Lorgberg is the boss. they started on Dec. 6 working.

Friday, Nov. 20, 1931

It is raining, & all day. Henry & family came up, the kids stayed here & they went to Belleville with meat, but couldn’t sell a lb, sold 1½ eggs. they all had dinner here. Then we through Red Bud to Waterloo to try to sell it there. The creeks where all out this morning.

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1931

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold $10.85 meat & $3.50 for 10 doz. eggs, we got .35¢ a doz.  Papa went up town this afternoon.  We cooked some beef soup for supper & invited Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary to come up, so they all were here for supper.  We played six handed pinochle, ladies against the men, two games were played & each won one.  It started snowing so they all left for home.  Aunt Mary said this evening that Oscar Birkner’s boy Leo & girl Erma were both so sick with the Winter Fever.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1930

We all went to Belleville today to sell some meat & eggs, we sold $8.30 meat & $9.10 for 26 doz. eggs & .35¢ a doz.  We took our old route back again.  Rosalia ran across John Kammler’s house in Belleville but they just butchered out at George Wagner’s last Saturday.  Today is Edwin Eckert’s 2nd year birthday.  It is raining.  Rosalia isn’t feeling very well this evening.  I seen in the Hecker news in the paper that “Bill Lehr” is reported to be very sick with double pneumonia.  Our Ozark Trip by Frances Schilling was also in the paper.

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