Sunday, March 13, 1938

Raining last nite, & tonite. Went to mass, got prayer books, everybody prays aloud in church now. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down for dinner. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon yet; also Emil came awhile. Bert [Bertille] went to see Hill Billy Contest at the Ainada Temple in E. St. Louis tonite; it surely was swell; Susie got prize for best girl singer & yodeler agains Tennessee Nell who was very good. Smoky from Pappy’s gang the fiddler, & so many other, over 50 radio stars, & large crowd, seats weren’t all taken though.

Sunday, Feb. 6, 1938

Raining this morn; for about 1 hr. then after wards, nice sunshine day. Emil was over awhile this morn. We went to mass. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down for dinner & supper. Cleveland’s family were here this evening, playing solo. Bert [Bertille] went to Wagner’s along with them to Floraville Masquerade Ball, Schmidts Merry Makers musci [sic]. Prizes were won 1st group, 4 girls, Norma Etling; Edna Probst, Elvira Kroft, M. Keim. 2nd prize, dressed a best gent. Mrs. Walter Vogel & Erma Fisher lady. 3rd. Ruth Specinger. 4th. Walter Vogel comic n****r, big crowd; case beer attendance prize. Mueth had an accident this afternoon, at Columbia & Milsdadt [sic] road, car all smashed Phil. & Eddy, Phil wife; they say were hurt bad; Josie had scratches to; but they took her home, but the rest are at St. Mary’s hospital, they were on there way to St. Louis to see Rosie, who was operated on is in hospital; Phil had fractured skull & Ed rib broken. Louis Hofmeister of New Athens fell asleep tonite & ran of left side of hard road up the bank by Al. Parker’s on New Athens hard road; he wasn’t hurt, but car was damaged quite a bit; they say $95. to repair it again.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went out to Henry’s got scale, stuffer etc. They have an airline radio from Wards; & gas engine to charge batteries on it. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up, went to Firemen euchre & dance tonite, didn’t win no prize, quilt played by bingo by Lizzie Neff. Oliver Birkner & Ben Schilling furnished musci [sic] for dance, wasn’t very much. Joe Gregson & Lee & Mrs. Andrew & Glenn Cannings of Marissa Ill. were all here on business to see Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary. Leo & Glenn Cannings are going to start tomorrow at Belleville a filling station there, corner of Milsdadt [sic] road Route 158. Lester is going to run this station on here they say. Pretty cold weather.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 1937

Sure some nice weather. to warm. Pap went out in woods, hauled home some butchering wood. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up this morning, had dinner here; fixing pumps etc. Bert [Bertille] fixed curtains. Emil moved in this afternoon, Joe & Levi Gregson helping. Mehrmann got 8 doz. eggs @ 25¢. took bu. turnips along again. Schmidt brought egg mash down, & settled the lard, we sold 6 gals. The Catholics have euchre in Red Bud tonite. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary had 10 got house slippers & U. [Uncle] Fred – 11 – dress goods; not much of a crowd, Seifert got quilt that was raffled; prizes were all seperated. [sic]

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1937

Beautiful day. Pap sewed timothy seed in truck patch. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon, also Emil was up. They came this eve. again & Bert [Bertille] went along to Paderborn to euchre, & dance. Bert got water pitcher had 8-12 games. Uncle & A. [Aunt] got nothing had 4 points each. Rheinhardts Hossier Hot Shots furnished musci [sic] for dance.

Friday, Oct. 8, 1937

Canned qt. tomatoes. Pap went to town order laying mash & hog feed brought it down this morn. Received letter from Dupo stating who won there prizes, all of St. Louis, except 1 at Dupo & Highland 2 at Belleville; anyway not us. The wedding pictures of Papenberg & Schmierbach & Armstutz’s are all in paper, all pretty good. John Braun was here; going around trying to get signers for leasing land for oil, quite a few around here have signed up. Pap took 19 bus. wheat to Waterloo got 93¢. top is 95¢. Bert stayed at Henry’s. Seen in paper that Emil Brand gave the Times Editor a paper from 35 yrs. ago; they published the news, some of the items from that paper.

Thursday, Oct. 7, 1937

Beautiful weather, cut lawn yesterday. Pap hauling wood with truck. Berti [Bertille] cleaned front room, varnished floor. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up again this afternoon. We took them along to Waterloo, euchre tonite; at Memorial Hall, had big crowd; played 8 games & 10 points at head table. Pap won 7 got ovenware casserole, & Bert had 6, got water bucket. U. [Uncle] Fred 6 – got tablespoons. A. [Aunt] Mary only had 4, her name didn’t come out, only 4 prizes left for 4; played pinochle – 500. Domioes [sic] & euchre all 8 games blanket attendance prize; were mostly all strange to us. Mehrmann got 5 doz. eggs. 21¢. Band pratice [sic] at Geodelle’s tonite.

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1937

Washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were here for dinner, worked in there basement, putting a concrete slab on side for to set fruit cans etc. on. Today is Vic Prophet parade in St. Louis, was to be broadcast on radio at 7:45 tonite, also have big dance on some street. Went to euchre in school hall had 7 points, got nothing neither did Uncle Fred & A. Mary not much prizes, not so much of a crowd. 16 tables euchre; there is Rosary Devotion at Red Bud, euchre at Donahues Tipton parish, Ida Schmierbach wedding dance at Fateyville.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1937

Washed, ironed, canned peaches. A man here collecting for poor people. Mr. James Tobin & Leona Vogt getting married this morn. at Red Bud 8:30 high mass; dance at Oak Grove tonite, only daughter of Bill Vogt. South of Red Bud. Catholics here have card & lawn party tonite at School grounds. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, we all went to social, didn’t win nothing; Uncle had 7 got dresser scarf; played 12 games & couple games of each bingo, had cake walk, 15 cakes @ $1.25. Uncle Fred had to play accordion for cake walk; not much of crowd about 8 tables euchre, 1 pinochle, 1 solo. Mrs. Emmet Cowell while on her way to attend the wedding Mass this morn. was struck by auto. Leifer of south Red Bud, she also had with her a girl, who was also hit, had few teeth knocked out, & Mrs. has leg broken, side all bruised, were car had drug her about 30 ft. they say; is in Red Bud hospital, hurt pretty bad.

Saturday, Sept. 4, 1937

Rose 26 birthday. Pap went to Waterloo this afternoon, then to W. Wittenauer’s bought 4 pigs $20.00. Rained this morn & afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came. Bert [Bertille] went along to Milsdadt [sic – Millstadt] homecoming seen parade, beautiful. Leo & Rose were there to. We took chances to win automobile, 10¢ & harness 5. such crowd.