Monday, April 25, 1938

Washed, ironed etc. scrubbed brooder house, we planted out about 24 tomatoe [sic] & 30 cabbage plants also sweet potatoes & pickles; it is getting pretty dry. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary worked up here this afternoon; got well pump fixed made new screens on windows & doors. Edwin & Fritz Reheis got half of his stock hay this morn; 3 loads. Harry Wittenauer was here; pap went out to see Walter Wittenauer; Clarence came this morn. with the ball ground rent $25. – the $10 from last yr. & $15 for this year.

Wednesday, April 20, 1938

Raining a little. Bert [Bertille] planted house flowers, from the basement out, cut lawn etc; planted 48 sweet potatoe [sic] plants out. Roy Staufenbiel has sore foot, horse stoped [sic] on it, bruised pretty bad. Lester Gregson’s boy, Virgil has diptheria, sign up. Lester stays by Emil, he don’t go in the house. John Kessler from Alba. is here, going to start farming at Kesslers. The Mueth property that was sold last week, or rather Euler ground brought $5.50 acre, bought by Phi Mueth. Hy. Koerber stoped [sic] on business, for Uncle Fred; till about 10:30 eve.

Tuesday, April 19, 1938

Hot today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, brought tomatoe [sic] plants etc. worked in there garden. We were at Leo’s all day, washed, ironed, planted house flowers out etc. Jac was there to [sic – too] they strawed potatoes; had dinner & lunches there.

Good Friday, April 15, 1938

Went to service at 7. & this afternoon from 1:30 stations & sermon at 3 oclock. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up morn. afternoon, working garden. We planted out 16 tomatoe plants. Caught 18 fish out of pond, boy! swell dinner. Berts [Bertille] work shoes came fit fine. $1. from Chicago Mail Or. Seen in Messenger. Fr. J. Orlet & St. Marys Choir, will broadcast Sun. on Messenger hour WJMV. Fr. Joe going to build the church larger & have a tower for bells; were now there outside on brick floor. $25,000 plan. Marriage license of Hy. Bruns 35 & Marcella Whitside 19 were in paper yesterday. Bert [Bertille] baked cake, for Red Bud cake sale tomorrow.

Thursday, April 14, 1938

Nice day, worked garden, planted peas; Baked cake etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, planted potatoes, she went to church for her hr. We went to church this morn. 8 o’clock mass & stayed 1/2 hr. then after mass. Henry came this eve; on business Farm Problems, & School Director.

Monday, April 4, 1938

Washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up this afternoon, Bert [Bertille] helped them plant onions. Eggs 14 [cents] yet. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along up to Griffins to see Tillie, she looks natural, dressed in her wedding dress, & so many flowers; & mass cards she has; the Altar Sodality & Holy Name Society recited the rosary this eve; so many people there. Henry came got the truck to haul calf of [sic] tomorrow.

Monday, March 28, 1938

Washed, ironed, planted potatoes, sewed spinach, lettuce, radish. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, made garden. Eggs are 14 [cents], down 1 [cent] again. Raining this afternoon & evening. Lauermann & Son plymouth dealer of New Athens was here today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came this eve. brought there [sic] eggs down. 14 [cents] yet.

Monday, Oct. 11, 1937

Washed, ironed, canned pears. Pap plowed orchard. Planted rose bushes, bridal wreath. A fellow here selling the Extension Magazine with extra premiums. Ours ain’t run out yet.

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, June 7, 1937

Pap went out early to Henry’s. Stoeckel came out & they plastered the room & fixed things up. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up, we cut lawn, worked garden. Bert painted bath room, worked truck patch, planted sweet potatoe [sic] plants this eve.