Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1937

Patched. Went to Belleville. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up, went to euchre in School hall, given by Altar Sodality. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came brought there mollasses [sic] down to Hy. Armstutz $1 gal. we played pinochle; warmer again today. Euchre in Waterloo tonite.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 1937

Windy & cold. Mehrmann got 8 doz. eggs @ 23¢. took bu. turnips for 50¢. Schmidt brought sack egg mash, took bu. turnips along back & 2 gals. lard emptied the 4 gal. paid 12¢ lb. Bert [Bertille] varnished kitchen floor. We went to Leo & Rose [Rosalia] for supper, Leo had to get his molasses from Keim’s, 13 gals. send 2 along home with us. Feureur brought us 12 bus. potatoes Wed. evening; so we have some to sell to.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 1935

Raining all morning. Went to church, took Helfrichs along, he gave us ½ gal. molasses; & Boy it is good. Henry & family came all day, had dinner & supper. We went to a free dance at Oak Grove tonite, wasn’t much, Cowell’s Orch. played. Birkners didn’t get to town today, to much mud she said; & still a raining.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 1933

We picked 1 ½ bu. tomatoes, Henry & Albert Cleveland, came up got them this evening, he got his molasses, we took a sample of it. They finished slabbing this morn in town, there out at Geodell’s now. We dug all of our sweet potatoes out. Papa went out to see Roy Stauenfbiel.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1933

It rained last nite again, every day so far, cloudy today again; Leona’s birthday 23 yrs old. We went out, took basket tomatoes along, those present were, Mr. & Mrs. Al Cleveland, Emil Brand, Gus Goedelle’s family & us, cake. They cooked molasses yesterday, no more there again, it comes in very slow. Mrs. Rennecker said, she was here awhile, we cut lawn, cleaned up stairs.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched, cooked a kettle of soap. Chris Buehlers was here a little while this morn, on his way down to Red Bud to get a load of hogs from butcher. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all afternoon. The egg man got 19 doz. eggs 19¢. He brought some molasses 3 gals. for 30¢ gal. by Cakokia [ed. note: think this might be Cahokia], from last year. The way talk is out Jack Ganley must look terrible 2 black eyes & all stracthed [sic – scratched] up, by Jack Mueth & Phil Mueth at his home Sat. night, sheriff was out at the house at 2 ‘oclock. Jack wears glasses now. This evening we all went out to Henry’s. Leona birthday 22 yrs. old, cake & water where served, the guests were, Gus. Geodelle & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & us.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 1932

We & Aunt Mary went to Belleville, & Rosalia got a red dress for $4.77 & hats 59¢. Mrs. Wm. Birkner was here a little while. Lavern Keorker was going around town selling apples $1.00 bu. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the Rod & Gun Glub [sic – Club] House tonite. Mrs. Probst is celebrating her birthday there. Henry & family came up this evening, she took a basket tomatoes along home. The Farm Advisor Hughes is going to vaccinate his hogs for him Sat. morning & ours too. We sold 2 of our hams one 19¼ lbs. & 21 lbs. @ 15¢, Kolmier & Winkler of Waterloo got them. Papa got a glass of molasses this eve, at the factory, he hauled cane again this afternoon.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are up today again. They where here for dinner & lunch. He helped make hay alfalfa. Papa took the mules & mower out to Henry’s & Rosalia went with the truck. They started in cooking molasses today.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 1931

We cooked a kettle of soap today.  Papa & Uncle Fred, went to Waterloo this morn.  They had dinner here.  This afternoon Papa & Uncle Fred went to Red Bud, got some lumber for a pigs through [sic – trough].  Aunt Mary went down to Armstutz’s took a gal. there to get it filled with foam.  This evening they went down to get it.  We had 16 doz. eggs for egg man & Aunt Mary had 6 doz. he paid 26¢ today, same as in the paper.  Store price is 25¢ & 24¢.  We went out to Uncle Fred’s this eve., Henry Birkner’s where there last night & left there records, victrola, what they brought down, so last night we played them all 6 pieces, some of the latest.  There was a euchre in the new school hall tonight, but the crowd wasn’t so large.

Friday, Oct. 9, 1931

We cleaned house the upstairs, this morn. washed curtains.  Cooked catsup, baked bread & coffe [sic] cake.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up this afternoon.  Him & papa went down to the Molasses factory to get a gal. of foam for Ronerberg, but they didn’t have any there just then, so he just left the bucket there.  Henry & family came up this evening, he also had a 4 gal. crock to take to the factory for foam for Mrs. Geodelle.  He couldn’t get any either, so he left the crock here.