Wednesday, July 1, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up again today for lunch, dinner.  They finished digging potatoes, Papa & Bertille helped.  Rosalia finished her dress & one for Bertille.  Kuhn’s is thrashing by Meng’s today, he has been thrashing for 3 day all ready & ain’t finished yet, he can’t get the help no more now.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon to get a hair cut.  Clarence Wittenauer was also there, he hauled a load of coal for him.  Tonight Ed. Parker’s are having another Public Barn Dance, but the weather looked bad, then it turned out to be right nice anyway, we didn’t go.  He just came even up.  The musci [sic] was strangers, Myers Bros.

Friday, Jan. 9, 1931

Papa was up town this morning & also got the papers.  In the Waterloo Paper was the announcement of a free dance at Greating Hall at Coxeyville by Jacob Bien on Sun. night, the Myers Bros. music.  He is 68 years old & is selling Eddy’s Products.  This evening Ed. Neff was here & we played pinochle.  Ed & Rosalia were partners & Papa & Bertille, we won 4 games out of 5.  Ed Neff is going to be policeman in Hecker soon, the way he talks.