Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1937

Washed, ironed. Had chicken soup. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, papered sides, still ain’t finished only half. Planted all flowers up took them in basement. Rained a little shower, warmer. Burdforf looked at our pig yesterday, also went out to look at Henry’s heifers. Gaven came got 37½ lbs. 2 hams. @40¢ & ½ bu. sweet potatoes 50¢.

Monday, May 24, 1937

Henry’s 33 yr. birthday. He was here cutting hay, had dinner here. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up, she made the dinner. We went to Fr. Sterns funeral didn’t get back till 12:30 & never went out to cemetery, it took pretty long, about 90 priests there; from all over they came excepts Fr. Eshmann who is very bad sick at present, had no mass at Waterloo yesterday to much of a shock; Bischoff went to see him from Red Bud; church was crowded couldn’t all get in, was opened during mass, priests sang & played organ. Fr. Burn’s made a very nice sermon, he also made the sermon when Fr. celebrated his 25 yrs. priest, he was was 42 yrs. priesthood, 21 yrs. at Todds Mill & 21 yrs. at Red Bud came there on May 21 & died on May 21. Leo & Rose came got our truck to haul a pig to Strecks; tomorrow. Streck was out looked at cow, but didn’t buy went out to Henry’s, pap went along bought his 7 pigs, getting them Wed. $47.00 & cow for $48. Eggs 16¢; sent some cheese home with A. Mary.

Monday, Oct. 2, 1933

We washed quilts etc. ironed; took flowers up. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, had lunch here, she took the tomatoes all along 1 bu. ½, we went out this evening helped cut them for catsup. Ed Pabst was here brought 6 bus. potatoes. Henry & Floyd brought sugar cane, he butchered a pig yesterday evening, weighed the meat 20 lbs; fryed [sic] some down. Clara Wagner got flowers; here. Form [?- unclear] are being laid now in town.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came after dinner. Papa & him went after our pig what we got last night, he was out at Ed. Scheinder, when they got him. Eggs are 12¢.

Thursday, August 27, 1931

Papa went after his pig from Ganley’s, he also went to see Martin Doyle’s.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch here with us, then we all went to the sale, Bertille rode along with them in there car, to 2 miles from Evansville, Schulin’s sale the people that got shot that time.  Aunt Mary bought a few articles, butter dish, glasses, bowl, table scarf, & bed spread, it all brought a nice price, just everything was sold so much.  Alfred Eckert & Clarence Wagner, was here & sold us one chances of the quilts for the picnic.  Hy. Armstutz & Liddie Birkner’s husband Ralph where here & got 3 doz eggs from us, she & him are out at Armstutz’s cooking peach butter today, he has vacation, yesterday they where at Springfield fair.  Mrs. Val Fritsche called up & said that grandpa was witness when Mr. made his will so papa has to go to Belleville on the 15 Sept. to tell wether it is his handwriting.  This evening we all went to Christ Buehler’s, Cletus birthday, we gave them 5¢ candy, Frank’s family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there.

Wednesday, August 26, 1931

We washed, ironed, patched, Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get papa he took Henry’s team back.  Then he went up to see Uncle Adam, then they went up to Barthel’s, Papa had a talk with Nic Schaefer, about the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon to plant rose bushes.  Papa went out to see Wm. Ganley, he bought a pig from him for $6.00.  Tonight is a public dance at Wiegand’s brick house.

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