Sunday, May 15, 1938

Went to mass at Red Bud; stayed at hospital awhile; went home. Went down again this afternoon. Fr. Spors. christened the baby this afternoon 1:30 named it Bertille Marita Orlet, call it Marita. Pap & Bertille sponsors. Bill came down to hospital & we went over to hall, to school children’s play was very good; came home had supper went to Firemen’s Dance at Maniers Hall awhile. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped here awhile. Leo came, went to Red Bud to stay all nite. Leo Myerscough visited there this eve.

Saturday, May 14, 1938

Pap went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went down this afternoon, Mrs. Lester Gregson & son & Mrs. Con. Myerscough & daughter were there this afternoon. We went to Belleville. Leo & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud; this eve. Bert [Bertille] stayed all nite. Leo went home.

Sunday, April 24, 1938

Went to Smithton to 7 o’clock mass; to see Ed. Heap; went to Leo’s & Rose [Rosalia] from there, had dinner there. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came there this afternoon, & Henry & family at night. We went to Con. Myerscough at Ruma, this afternoon; stopped in at Bill Vogts. Hecker baseball club have a dance at Pautler tonite; musci [sic] by Keims Trio. Ben Schilling is in with them. had pretty fair crowd cleared $40.00. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. & Geo. Wagner awhile. Tony Helfrich wrecked his car last nite by Floraville, nearly got in the pond; smashed up.

Friday, Sept. 17, 1937

Pap went to see Con. Myerscough, made a trade he brought 2 horses & $15. booth & got our mare Babe this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Bert [Bertille] made 2 qts & 2 pts. mince meat; 1 pt. tomatoes & pickles, cooked catsup. Paul Wittenauer stopped in, he now drives the bakery wagon, thought maybe we would buy from him, baker loop [?]; bread. Wheat 97¢ in paper.

Monday, July 19, 1937

Rain last nite & this morn. We went to New Athens to Wm. Myerscough’s funeral, had wine colored coffin. Quite a large funeral all the Parker’s, Coop’s from Hecker were there, relation; was buried in cemetery here, 3 Parker boys pallbearers, Clem, Elmer & Paul. No threshing today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve., took his car to Hugo Probst, battery needs charging; had to crank the car to start it.

Saturday, July 17, 1937

Hy. Armstutz brought sack feed for pigs this morn. Pierre Laut was here selling chances for a quilt, pillow slip & scarf, to be raffled on there church pinic [sic] on Aug. 8. Cloudy & cool; some are threshing Joe Watchel is out at Frank Birkners, going to finish there. Wm. Myerscough of New Athens died will be buried Mon. Morning. papa’s first coummioun [sic – communion] partner, they used to live near Hecker. Keims have a free dance at Floraville tonite, musci [sic] by the girls. The Country Club has its annual carnvial [sic], beginning Fri. nite ending Sun. nite, Pappy Cheshire KMOX radio stars are to intertain [sic] for an hr. tonite & tomorrow; free for all & all for fun. Bert [Bertille] went along to Floraville to a dance with Geo. Wagner’s, large crowd. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, from here went out to Henry’s.

Monday, May 17, 1937

Washed, ironed, worked gardens. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came had dinner & lunch with them ate over here, plowed there patch with our horse this afternoon. Lauts planted potatoes here this morn. E. Kammler worked it with Robs 2 tractors. We planted 47 tomatoe [sic] plants in truck patch this eve. Pierre upset there tractor this afternoon, but didn’t get hurt. Henry & family came we went along to Log Cabin by Red Bud to Farm Bureau picture show & meeting, kids enjoyed it; pretty large crowd. Eggs 17¢. Received a card from Florence Myerscough graduating from Red Bud High School exercises to be on May 28 & hall.

Sunday, April 11, 1937

Went to first mass. Fr. Stern is still not able to say mass. In Hecker & Waterloo children making there solemn Commioun [sic – Communion] today. Emme Eckardt came got the veil again, getting confirmed next Sun. here. Con. Myerscough stopped in. Lester Gregsons came, pap was elected to serve as judge on town election Apr. 20. he is going to take the job. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile after church. Mary Havey & man of E. St. Louis were published for last time this morn. We went out to Henkels paid for the seed $12. then went to Henrys. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came there to, we all had supper there. Uncle & pap went in woods, & Rob. also, Floyd is sick, dizzy spell he gets, cold. Set 2 more duck eggs. The mail carrier brought the rest of there chixs the same day, 250 & all were dead in box; they [Henry] wrote a letter to the co. right away but so far didn’t receive no answer; Henry said, thought the chics might of been chloroform. Cyril Haudrich is having a birthday dance at Pautlers, Am. [admission] 25 & 15¢. Skaers musci [sic].

Monday, March 1, 1937

Bert washed, Leona & Billy [Willis] came, had dinner here, she helped quilt. Pap went to Con. Myerscough’s & trades 2 grayes [sic] horses, of ours to him for 2 baeys & $32.50 booth; brought them up this afternoon. Some fellows here from Renault, bought corn planter & sulby plow, cultivator for $28.00. Hy. Wiegand was here looking for oats.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Leo came this afternoon & Florence Myerscough of Ruma stopped in, the rest went to see Uncle Adam. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she went to the meeting at church, all had supper here; we played cards afternoon & nite; Bert had 1500 at 1 time & Aunt Mary had it once too, pap held 800 kings etc. Clifford got 1 doz. eggs for Horses at St. Louis, eggs are scarce.