Tuesday, April 20, 1937

Town Election, pap served as judge $3. he gets. I didn’t go to vote, all same officers, only J. Meng in place of Os. Neff, & Milton Wagner lost. L. Birkner & M. Armstutz each received 1 vote for trustees & A. Stuart got 2 – J. Griffin 1 for police & Gus. Frisch 20 for treasurer, he also gets in; there were in 80 vote cast. Raining all day. Bert [Bertille] washed, put in basement, to much rain. We ate our first lettuce today, certainly tastes good.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched, cooked a kettle of soap. Chris Buehlers was here a little while this morn, on his way down to Red Bud to get a load of hogs from butcher. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all afternoon. The egg man got 19 doz. eggs 19¢. He brought some molasses 3 gals. for 30¢ gal. by Cakokia [ed. note: think this might be Cahokia], from last year. The way talk is out Jack Ganley must look terrible 2 black eyes & all stracthed [sic – scratched] up, by Jack Mueth & Phil Mueth at his home Sat. night, sheriff was out at the house at 2 ‘oclock. Jack wears glasses now. This evening we all went out to Henry’s. Leona birthday 22 yrs. old, cake & water where served, the guests were, Gus. Geodelle & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & us.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1932

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & got the grass mower, & cut his alfalfa hay. We dug out 4 rows potatoes again this afternoon. Hy. Armstutz came there awhile, the way he says they had the sheriff out here from Waterloo, on account of Harry Stiffler, he wanted to see his kid & Gambachs wouldn’t let him in, so Mrs. called the Sheriff, he took Harry along to Waterloo put him under arrest. Mildred has to go in tomorrow morning. It rained this evening a good heavy shower. Bertille was in Hecker this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 28, 1931

Today we washed, ironed, patched, baked bread.  Papa & Rosalia aren’t feeling well yet.  I seen in the paper that the Police are searching for Ed. Neff of Belleville for hitting his father Conrad while eating supper.  Mrs. Rennecker is out helping Wm. Gregson’s threshed.  We cut the lawn this evening.

Friday, April 17, 1931

It rained a good April shower last night about 11 o’clock.  Bertille got the mail this morning.  Walter Wittenauer’s have a little baby girl they now have 5 children.  Joe Sommer’s of Waterloo have a little baby girl was born on Frid. Apr. 10 & baptized Sun. afternoon by Fr. Eschman, named Norene Elizabeth.  Mr. & Mrs. Henry Miller of Lord’s Corner who have adopted a orphan boy, was surprised last week when the boy was missing.  The Sheriff Gaven & his Deputy Schenider where called but when they reached there the boy had arrived again.  The play given by the Broad Hollow School last Sat. night was a grand success.  The dance music was furnished by Karl Boll, Ralph Rausch, Marcella Ettling.  There is to be a private Calico hop there next Sat. night.  The music to be furnished by the Skaer’s bros. of Floraville.  There was a man here & wanted to sell matches 6 boxes for 25¢ & 3 bars soap for 25¢.  We didn’t buy any because its the same as store price.  Papa was over by Steve Rennecker’s a while this evening.

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