Saturday, July 9, 1938

Pap went to Red Bud to the funeral of Mrs. Cowell 81 yrs. to be buried in Hecker cemetery. Mrs. Rapp’s mother. Bert [Bertille] canned 2 qt. peaches. Schriebers was here twice trying to trade cars, he would give $164. for Chev. on a new 1938, & we could keep Whip. We went to Millsdadt [sic – Millstadt] this afternoon.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went out to Henrys got damson plums, canned 8 qts. & cooked jelly; caned [sic] peaches, the last now, have them all picked, cooked catsup; planted out flowers etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Luhrs Hatchery man & Geo Luhr. were here pap had bought a second hand feeder but he found out it, wasn’t much good so they bought a French Feeder, $34.75 better than the other, rain won’t hurt it any. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came want to peel apples tomorrow nite; for them & Orlets.

Monday, Aug. 30, 1937

Pap went to Belleville dentist. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came she helped can bu. peaches. Chris Buehler stopped in, going to take bu. peaches along to St. Louis tomorrow for Mary Hagen.

Sunday, Aug. 29, 1937

Went to Red Bud. Leo & Rose came picked peaches, canned few this afternoon, had dinner & supper. Bert [Bertille] went along home with them, then to Smithton took peaches in, then went to Floraville at Boeker’s free dance, music by Schmidts, big crowd. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went to Columbia Home Coming. KWK radio stars did the intertaining [sic – entertaining], A. Mary put a request in for Rose birthday Sat. morn. Dream bot comes Home.

Saturday, Aug. 28, 1937

Picked peaches, etc. Mrs. Jake Neff got bu. this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to sales at Hoffmann at Red Bud then out to J. Mays by Oak Grove; some things brought fair price. May Auctioneer, James clerk. Free dance at Keimes tonite; musci [sic] by Skaers Orch. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came Bert went along, nice crowd & hot. Schoenborn & Rehling had scrap.

Friday, Aug. 27, 1937

Berniece brought the egg basket over, Mehrmann got 10 doz. eggs. @ 18¢. Cooking catsup, perserves [sic] made coffee cake. Canned 3 qts tomatoes & 3 peaches yesterday. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came cut lawn, puled [sic] 2 gals. peaches for her. Ruhl came measured land. Mrs. Martin Karban came this eve. wanted peaches, but we didn’t have any picked past then & to dark to pick.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 1937

Cloudy this morn. We went to Belleville dentist have to come back again Mon. morn. Chas. Mueth & son John stopped in picked bu. peaches; they had been at Red Bud got pigs. Katie Klotz was here wanted peaches, we didn’t have none picked for here, to green for her anyway. We went to Leo helped him put his cider barrel down in cellar, he got it made today at Kreb’s. Jake helped to; we all had supper there. We brought Leo & Rose along home, when we got here U. [Uncle] Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up but they went home soon, we got ready took Leo’s car when to Waterloo to free show given by Waterloo Auto Co. at Capital Teathre [sic – Theatre] was pretty nice, they took there machine home, & have the Whip. up there to Jake might use it tomorrow made cider; we took Jake some peaches & muschmelons [sic]; also took basket peaches along to Smithton for Orlets; when we went to Belleville this morn.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1937

Made 28 bottles catsup; got 81 so far. Picked 5 bus. peaches. Bert Thompson got 1 bu. Al. Rausch brought a letter here from Rose [Rosalia]. Eichenseer got 2 bus. peaches for Walter Pour; took them to store. The Catholic Church pinic [sic] at Waterloo today. Lester Gregson came to see about hauling lime dust, but he takes not less than 50¢, thats high. Gypsy Joe sang a piece for Mrs. L. Matthews & Arlene, Mr & Mrs. Shloemmer requested by Mrs. Jake Geodelle. Pretty hot 91° degrees. Pap paid electric bill 5 hrs. this mon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here. Leo & Rose came, we all went to Waterloo Catholic church pinic [sic] nice crowd. Waterloo band & St. Peter & Paul’s Orchestra sure nice.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1937

Cut in 7 qts kraut. Uncle Fred came, Bert [Bertille] went along to Waterloo, with him. Washed ironed this afternoon; cut tomatoes 1 bu. for catsup. Pap dug all our potatoes. Circus at Waterloo today & nite. Walter Pour was here wanted peaches; didn’t have none right now. Pap went down to see Louis Armstutz about lime dust. Eggs 18½ ¢ now.

Monday, Aug. 23, 1937

Rose came A. [Aunt] Mary & Josie stayed last nite, out. we canned 4 doz. qts peaches, & made preserves, 3 doz. for Rose; cooked 12 bottles catsup, canned 2 qts. Uncle Fred went & got Leo, all here for supper, had spring chicken 2 celebrating Wedd. Ann. [of Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary] Henry & family came here yet, got bu. peaches. S. Rennecker got bu. to said they were to green yet & we thought to ripe. Clara Wagner came, wanted peaches to; gave them mushmelon & watermelon.