Monday, Aug. 3, 1936

We washed, ironed; nice cool, put in clover hay. Jerome AuBuchon & girl of E. St. Louis, being married St. Patrick Church, in E. St. Louis this morning. Probst came looked at the Whip, the battery was dead, couldn’t get it started, got 1 of his in there now. Henry came & got limedust spreader. Louis Hofmeister of New Athens, have a baby girl from yesterday, all well. Clarence Hepp won the cedar chest at Smithon [sic] Sun. at homecoming.

Sunday, September 1, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came went along with us to Waterloo Home Coming, stopped at Henry’s first. We seen the parade, nice & large. free dancing all afternoon, Mrs. Gus Geodelle won $10.00 attendance prize. It started in to rain pretty heavy about 6:30; We went to Oak Grove in the evening, free dance & Boy! a crowd & good time, Blossom City Orch.; it was good.

Wednesday, July 19, 1933

We took the boys home and brought Bertille along back tonight we all when to Red Bud to the Pinice [sic]. Papa won a sack of Flour.

[ed. note: This entry is in different handwriting. Believe it is written by Rosalia.]

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1931

We canned  3½ qts. tomatoes.  Osie Neff came & him & papa went to Waterloo & got the deed written out by Archie Wiehl for $2.00, 4 acres of land for $225.00.  Now Osie is going to build up a nice house, he won’t be far from the roadside.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, he cut his corn.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s, helped her with the plums, Rosalia got her hair cut.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back again this evening for the euchre, we all went but papa, he didn’t, he went as far as the store.  Uncle Fred was the only one that got a prize, he had 8 points & got a sack of flour.  Aunt Mary had 7, but didn’t get any.  Rosalia had 5, Bertille had 4.  When we came home it started lightining [sic] & thundering & we had a little shower.