Monday, Jan. 30, 1939

Pres. Birthday. Ball’s being held all over this eve, some were held Sat. & Sun. nite also. Some awful weather some places. Chicago 11 ins snow. St. Louis 5 ins snow 28 [degrees]. not so cold here, as in some places.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 1937

Bert baked cookies; patched. We got oats over. Sure a beautiful day, nice warm, snowing & ice melting away fast, & lots water & mud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped, he went to Waterloo she stayed at Henry’s, visited them for awhile; brought us 100 lbs. flour along $3.49. It is getting awful cloudy & hazy in sky all around. Tonite is the President Birthday Ball at Waterloo in 2 halls; like usal [sic – usual].

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