Saturday, July 8, 1939

So hot, this morn. again yesterday 99 in shade. 109 on street, Chas Stookey said. Pap went to Red Bud got oil changed 4040 miles, nearly got year now. Everybody busy threshing now. Thurs. they were 500 men in bunch came to W.P.A. Quarry made fellows stop working, got 40 hr., guys from E. St. Louis were getting 80 [cents] were cut to 40 [cents], they want it back to 80 again going around stopping all W.P.A. jobs; after that 300 more men came to see if they were working closed down. Rained this eve. & pretty heavy up north at Belleville.

Monday, April 17, 1939

Cloudy, with April showers. Pap took chev. to Red Bud, got oil changed etc, 3040 miles. Feruer was here, he signed the apliance paper at Kammlers & so pap had to go to sign. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, they were at Smithton bank paid taxes. Mauff vegetable agent was here we bought doz. oranges. Leo & family came this eve. They were at Haudrichs wedding dance.

Wednesday, March 29, 1939

Raining this morn. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo get oil changed. Aunt Mary stayed here. Leo & family came Marita stayed, they went to Athens to dentist; had dinner here. Sewed some lettuce & tomatoe seed & peas. Bert [Bertille] fixed curtains upstairs & put up. Received wheat check 1938 – $16.80. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to church.

Monday, April 1, 1935

All Fools Day. We washed, was cloudy, we hung it in the basement, sprayed fruit trees. Paid Int. to F.B. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he went to Waterloo to get oil changed in his Chev; she stayed here, cut Berti striped dress out. Papa set posts this afternoon for his shut, he is making. Eggs are 19¢. Fred Voges of Lords Corner died will be buried Wed. tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, Nov. 16, 1934

Went to Belleville this morn, sold 52 lb. old hens 20¢. Ben Schilling was here brought clover seed; 95 lbs. Papa got the oil changed in the whippet, by Probst’s. Mr. R. S. Butler of Burksville was buried last Mon. morning at Waterloo, aged 71 yrs. Mrs. Butler died last June; he was buried also at Waterloo, seven priests served at the mass. Mrs. Eliza Ganley died 1 yr. today.

Saturday, May 2, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went too the truck patch & planted pickle seed.  Steve Rennecker was here this evening & got 2 settings of eggs for 12¢ a doz.  Papa & Rosalia went to Barthel & got oil changed in the Chev. 12908 miles.  Then we all went out to Henry’s stopped there a little they where going to Henry Birkners, then we went to see Uncle Adam & Emil Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went too.

Sunday, Feb. 8, 1931

Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were all here for dinner today.  Uncle Fred & the kids also had lunch here this morning.  We all went over to see Uncle Fred’s property this afternoon.  Then, Henry & Leona & Aunt Mary went up to church to confession because tomorrow is 13 hour Adoration.  George Wagner is butchering today.  Steve Rennecker is the butcher.  Tonight is a dance at Papenberg’s, but we can’t go on account of church tomorrow.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Oscar Birkner, Hy. Ronederberg, Jerome Cortner, Clarence Rettinghouse, Ray Armbruster were all down at Evansville last night at a dance & Chicken Supper by Ronenbergs relation, Marie Davis birthday.  Papa got oil changed in the Chev., yesterday at Barthels Garage cost $1.10 12305 miles.  Philip Freund was here this evening.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 1930

It froze ice last night in the chicken troughs.  The people were seen with their overcoats on.  Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon and got his watch fixed and the oil changed in the Chev. 11513 miles.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to a sale.  They brought us 1/2 bu. sweet potatoes along.  I don’t no how much they are.  We made fire in the furnace today.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1930

Mrs. Alfred Stahl got buried yesterday afternoon at Smithton.  She died in the hospital Friday at 6:30 in the evening.  She was operated for gall stones about 4 weeks ago.  Rosalia & Bertille went to Henry’s this afternoon to iron and help to work.  They are sewing wheat, he wants to finish tomorrow.  Mr. Hill was here this evening & collected telephone dues.  We found 39 eggs today.  Papa got the oil changed in the Whippet last Sat. in Waterloo, 6505 miles.

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