Saturday, Aug. 7, 1937

Pap went to barber shop. Stoeckel painter is out all day. Pap went to Burksville sale; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Fr. Feldmann & brothers sale at Red Bud. bought box jars etc. for Rose [Rosalia] for 20¢; wasn’t much of a sale. Nic Frisch has sale to, that is over near New Athens. R. Besher & Fern Gully; family are moving on that place. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert wasn’t along to Log cabin, supposed to be a wedding dance, couple from E. St. Louis, but they never came at all, Webers Bro. playing & no crowd, we came home ten o’clock.

Saturday, July 24, 1937

Awful warm. We went to Belleville this afternoon to church, Bert [Bertille] got new dress & hat. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, he cut lawn, had supper here & got ice cream in evening. We had chicken soup dinner & supper, that is the 5 one we ate so far. New Athens have home coming, raffling a car; but it rained all eve, stated about 8 o’clock, 6:30 was parade, Wagners went to see it. Berniece was here selling chances, on 2 quilts for firemen’s pinic [sic].

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.

Sunday, June 27, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to Mamie’s went to ballgame awhile. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came took Bert along to Breezy Hill to Simon Miller’s & Buettner Wedding dance, Dream Time Trio furnished musci [sic]; large crowd & nice time. Vic Papenberg & car from New Athens had collision at the corner, the other car passed on wrong side, damaged the truck & car, no one hurt; Joe McCarthy, deputy Marshall, was at Boxton Sat. nite; camp guys started in fighting, he wanted to part then & keep peace, fellow pulled out a revolver & shot him at the shoulder, came out below the shoulder blade, he is at home, getting along well if no blood poison will set in; pretty hard for the guy, that did the shooting he is in the pen; at present time. There is also 4 boys from Red Bud in Chester pen for stealing by Jac. Erle’s. South of Red Bud. Mr. Erle caught them in the house, stealing money out of a dresser drawer.

Saturday, June 26, 1937

Canned 3½ qts. berries & baked 2 pies. Went to Belleville, dentist & church. Uncle Fred was up early this morn, working corn, before it got to hot. There is a a free farewell dance at Oak Grove tonite, he is going back to Burksville again. Alois & Gerti stopped wanted to take me [Bertille] long to New Athens, didn’t go.

Monday, April 5, 1937

Raining all day again. Leo Hermann of Columbia was here looked at mule. Man around we ordered Extension Magazine again $3. & took rosary as a premium. We went to Paderborn confirmation, 21 got confirmed, priests present were Fr. Aydt, Janson, Greuenwald, Waterloo assistant, Bishcoff & Toenniers. Bert stood as sponsor for Thresa [sic] Cortner. Eggs 20¢ at present. Mrs. Wilmer Kaiser won $1 at New Athens, why does a hen lay eggs, because, A hen lays eggs to reproduce more of her own kind. It was provided thus by nature as a means of reproduction, we got the letter from Geiger’s today, on the winners of all the quilts etc.

Wednesday, March 24, 1937

Rob. is 11 yrs. old today. Rained heavy last nite, cloudy this morn. Cleaned brooder house, etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had been in N. Athens after the quilt, but it was sold to $6.00. They came up this eve. again, we went with them out to Henrys, Rob’s birthday, had cake, Geodells & Leo & Rose were all there; getting cold again. Eggs 21¢.

Wednesday, March 17, 1937

St. Patricks, nice day, snow is nearly all gone. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went into Belleville to see Mrs. Buehler this morning & also went over to N. Athens but couldn’t get the quilt yet, the show won’t be over till Sat. nite being bad weather; but she got the money for the stitched quilt $7.50, that one gone to St. Louis already, they had dinner here. Uncle [Fred] went to Waterloo got oiled changed in his car, & she helped Bert fixed her dress. Ralph Collier was here awhile. Burckhardt & Eppineger horse traders of Waterloo were here, coming back tomorrow evening again. Nobody planted potatoes today, I don’t think. There is St. Patricks dance at Oak Grove, & a free one at Donahues tonite.

Wednesday, March 10, 1937

Cold this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came took Bert along to New Athens to see the quilt show, about 68 quilts are on display. We worked in the garden, made paths & spaded a piece. Aunt Mary stitched quilt is sold $7.50. to a party from St. Louis; there is so many pretty quilts present. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening. Bert went along to church service with her, Fr. Rattermann has the sermon.