Tuesday, May 26, 1936

Beautiful day, warm. We baked bread & cherry coffee cake, we picked about ½ gal. cherries; some are green yet, birds help themselves also; so we might get a few more yet. Eggs are 16¢ now. We sent a book ticket to Dupo, that we received from there, for the benefit of Sacred Heart Church there; on a Ford V.8 .25¢ or 5 chances for $1. Henry was up at Meng’s; with the mares.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, him & Rosalia took 18 bus. wheat to Waterloo got 87¢. Mrs. Renneker has a coffee demonstration at her place this afternoon, Mrs. A. Braun & Erna, Alma & Katie Klotz, Lena Meng, Clara Wagner, Mrs. Hugo Probst; lady doing the work, also Olive Laut is there. Clara Wagner came here & invited us to come to her place on today a week, June 2, she is going to have it, she won a dish, now by giving it at her place also, she gets a pyrex set. We planted the rest of sweet potatoe [sic] plants out, got the row & filled, 360 plants. Send for tennis shoes for Aunt Mary. Mr. Will Rhul & daughter was here, he looked at the rake, but said he couldn’t use it, also talked about the signing of Clover contracts this year.

Friday, May 1, 1936

Cut lawn; fixed fence. Bert baked cookies & cake, cleaned, planted 44 cabbage plants, got 246 out now; & 121 sweet potatoes plants, planted out the big geraniums that we had in the basement all winter. B. Braun brought the Nationwide specials here; every week send paper around.

Thursday, April 30, 1936

Pap went Praire [sic] Du Rocher to McBride to get a sow. We baked doughnuts, Bert went along to Belleville with Henry & Leona, had to get Floyd’s hand redressed; looks terrible; they had dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, lawned & planted cabbage & beans etc; went over to Minnie’s & got her dress finished 25¢ now. We planted 77 cabbage plants, & 87 sweet potatoes; this evening & tomatoes. Beautiful day, warm. Louis Armstutz’s have a big supper at there place tonite, Alumium [sic] cooking ware, there advertising, 2 men & lady from city are doing it, furnished everything; she had to ask 6 couples, Mr & Mrs Milton Wagner, Harry Kammler’s, Hugo Probsts, Lester Gregsons, Joe Wacthels, & themselves; supper to be at 7:30. Eggs 18¢.

Wednesday, April 29, 1936

Pap & Rose took load wheat 86¢ to Waterloo & got chick mash. Rained last nite a shower; but not near enough. Irene Reheis of Belleville & her piano pupils are having a recital & dance at Hotel Belleville tonite, & there is a euchre in the school hall here given by the Holy Name Society; just everything, in one nite. We planted flower seed nasturiums [sic]. Friedrich of Belleville was here agent for paint, alumium [sic] $2.95 gal. delivered. Pap went out on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he stayed across the street, has a bad cold, he went to bed over there. Rose & Bert went along with her to the euchre in school hall, she got a broom, we didn’t get nothing.

Tuesday, April 28, 1936

Strawed potatoes. Pap took Henry’s mare home again. Cloudy weather. Jan Erle & guy were here, to look at the Ins. rate. on our house, with there Co. it would be $5.00 cheaper same thing. The Ladies Aid have euchre & lotto for a quilt tonite, we didn’t go. We planted out some more cabbage plants; cut lawn, made flower bed.

Monday, April 27, 1936

Rained a little. Candler got load hay $8.00. Oliver Ruhl wheat ground measurer was here. A guy from Mo. selling & renewing the Extension Magazine for $3.00 Catholic paper & we took it again for another year, & also got a prayer book along. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, worked his lot with the mare; we plowed a patch & planted in bu. potatoes, & made sweet potatoes rows. We washed, ironed. Eggs 17¢. The Chev. Agent from New Athens was here.

Tuesday, April 14, 1936

Cloudy this morning, but is nice again. Rose finished her dresses, & we cleaned front room, washed windows put on screens, cut lawn for the first time. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, planted out cabbage plants etc. Primary Election today, we didn’t go to vote. Pap & Henry hauled wood all day. A fellow from Belleville looked at the oats, but didn’t take any Boul was his name, Henry bought a pig from him for $9. Henry Hepp was here wanted to borrow lime dust spreader; going to get it tomorrow. Hy. Feurer was here wanted to know if Pabst rented the ground again, if not he take it. Arlene Klotz daughter of Gus Klotz was taken to Belleville Hospital this morning, & was operated on appendix at 11:30, she is sick since Sat. evening, had no bowels moving since; Uncle Fred got a letter from Baldwin saying they should get there gas engine what they bought at her sale, & they wasn’t even at the sale of Mrs. Muench on Mar. 21 last. They have ball games on radio every day.

Friday, March 20, 1936

Cold this morning. Bertie got the mail; Pap went out to Uncle Adam’s this afternoon, he is not so good, talks out of his mind sometimes. Emil called up tonite said pap should come out, so he went to stay all nite. We planted out the rest of the cabbage plants.

Wednesday, March 18, 1936

Rose & Bert went out to see Uncle Adam, he is feeling pretty good this morning. Ed & Carrie is there, he shaved him, yesterday he wasn’t so good, got chills, the doctor gave him a shot & he slept from, then until 3:30 in afternoon. We & Aunt Mary went in to Belleville this afternoon; Rose got dress goods. Went to church this evening lent devotions. Out of that gas can from Brickey Oil Station we got 20¢. We planted 26 plants cabbage.

Monday, March 16, 1936

We all went to Henry’s; had dinner, papa sewed clover seed, & went to see Uncle Adam about 1 hr; we washed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, papa helped him stretch his wire fence; then he went home & got his plow, then we planted potatoes, he helped us; they had supper here. Mr. George Reheis 79 yrs. old died at 12:45 this afternoon, had been ailing for quiet [sic] awhile. Sure getting colder, wind, terrible.