Friday, Aug. 7, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Belleville got new dresses. A large truck of watermelons went by, stopped here & we bought 2 40¢, nice big one 50 lb. melons.

Thursday, July 29, 1936

Cold again this morn; Kahmers have sale starting at 10. Starr auctioneer again. Harms Excutioner [sic]. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & pap & Bert went to Kahmers sale, about 10:30, all day, we bought wood bar 10¢ & cook pot & flour sifter 25¢; lot of people there, things went quick. Geo. Wagner & kids were over awhile; The Gen Sen [? – unclear] man was at the sale today also. Sure cool morn & evenings. The Walkathon at Belleville is still going at 9 o’clock tonite it is 1008 hrs. for 6 couples & 1 girl; the winners to receive $1,000.

Saturday, July 25, 1936

Pretty warm & windy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came him & papa went to Nobbe’s at Waterloo & got the new 1936 Chev. coupe, then went out to the sale, we also went took Aunt Mary along to Joe Schilling’s sale, had such a crowd & all bought a good price. Ed. Parker got the piano $25. C. Myerscough the radio $5. Uncle Fred & pap went to see Jac Erle, about Ins. on his new car; green all modern, very pretty car. Manier has a fish fry.

Wednesday, July 22, 1936

We dug potatoes about 3 bus. this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came took pap along to Frank Monike’s sale at Lords Corner, report is he is going to move his family to the Gambach property on E. Main St; were Pete Watchel formerly lived; but we heard today, Walter & family is coming to Hecker, in that house & Frank is going to move to New Athens. Pap bought plow & harrow etc. & we all went to get it this evening with truck. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper, it was so late when they came back.

Monday, July 20, 1936

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & pap went to Waterloo, made a trade with Nobbe, his 1934 chev; & $195. for a 1936 Chev. coupe, will get it by next week; They had dinner, here chicken. Pap went out to help Henry plowing, he got stuck with the tractor this afternoon; from there he went to G. Schillings paid lumber sawing, $7.30 – 815 ft @ 90. Jac. Erle came, we paid him $19.60 Ins. now we are house insured in there co. not with Rapp anymore. Watchels & Lauts put there electric wires up again; today.

Saturday, May 2, 1936

Nice rain last nite; makes things grow, we worked the garden all through. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & pap went with them to Emlings sale by Burksville, May sale cryer; tools & 5 rooms furniture. Washed our hair, got real nice again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, then pap & him went back to Emlings again & got mule & horse that pap bought, bought all kind junk, Uncle got rocking chair, pap walked home with the team, 11 o’clock when he got here, we listed to the radio & stayed up till they came home again, had a big & good sale. The sow had 1 pig today & 1 dead.

Saturday, February 1, 1936

Pap got crushing done, then went to Red Bud to see Burdgorf, but he wasn’t at home; he went to see Hartmann; Mr. J. Eshmann of Columbia, was here wanted to buy sow, also looked at the cow; Mr. Kunkelmann was here wanted to see dad. He went to Hellmers sale at Red Bud; bought 15¢, flower stand, bread board, sprinkle can; Mr. Faust was buried this afternoon at Red Bud, 8 cars passed by, wasn’t very large. Snowing tonite. Jimmie & Dick played at Stolbergs Lake tonite at Belleville.

Monday, Dec. 31, 1934

Baked bread, & pie. Went to Belleville, sold roosters & 13¢ eggs. 30¢. Cloudy again today. We got set dishes 8 piece each, $2.60 set. Mrs. Hy. Henze died last night; will be buried Wed. at Round Prairie cemetery. There is a New Year’s Eve party, at Pautler’s tonite, Musci [sic] by Moonlighters, from 9 till 3 o’clock. There surely was a noise, in town here this eve. at 12 o clock, ringing of bells, shooting etc.

Monday, Sept. 10, 1934

Henry & Leona came up, him & papa went to Ed. Meng’s & bought a gray mare & 4 mo. old colt for $90.00 & he bought our mule $35.00, made a note $125.00. Uncle Fred went to Red Bud hauling wheat, she stayed here, he hauled again this afternoon, wheat is 96¢. Papa & Rosalia hauled load wood home, it rained this afternoon. Mr. Miller horse trader was here. A man was here left a book on “Why Pray for Prosperity,” very nice reading in it. It rained nearly all night.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1933

We canned 7 qts damson plums 5 qts. sourkraut [sic], 2 peaches, 1 tomatoe this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we went to Mike Maher’s sale Waterloo, bought all kind of articles; Uncle Fred got 2 tables for 15¢, they had supper here, then papa & Uncle took the truck & went after the rest of the things they bought.