Thursday, March 3, 1932

Eggs where only 8¢ yesterday, lowest they ever were. In last nights paper it was that Colonil [sic] Lindbergh’s baby Augustus Charles Jr. got kidnaped [sic] of it bed, while sleeping between 7 & 10 oclock, there is a big piece in there, but they have no clue of it yet. Joe Braun is moving his family & thing to Fayentiville [sic] where he is now employed with the creamery there, as clerk. John Reagan moved in Joe Braun’s house today. Ben Heyl stopped here this morning to put some water in his radiator, because it always leaked out. George Wagner’s family & Steve Rennecker & wife where here playing pinochle this evening. Eggs are still 8¢.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1932

Papa was up at Osie Neff’s today to see wether [sic] it would suit to measure his road & stacked it off, but it dosn’t [sic] suit him. Gustv Dudenhoeffer was out at Pete Reheis all last week. There is so much sickness going around again. Mr. Hill had wooping [sic] cough & Willis Harbaugh children, Henry Birkners & Frank Birkners & Oscar’s kids are sick, Ed Cortners, Nic Schaefers, Ed Schneiders, kids all got some kind of sickness & lots others yet. John Reageans & Bill Harbaughs got the signs on for Scarlet fever. A man was here trying to sell the Daily Advocate paper. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie came here, then we all went to the euchre in Kammler’s Hall, Bertille had 8 points & got a bucket. Josie got bobby price [sic – booby prize] a layer cake. Rheinhardts band played for the dance.

Friday, Oct. 23, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went down & cleaned our truck patch this morning, we have our green tomatoes all picked.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all day & pulled there turnips up, some of them, they tried to deliver some around town, but couldn’t sell many, some to Mrs. Dueker & Mrs. Ahrens, that all they sold.  The egg man came this afternoon he got our 8 doz. eggs & 1 bu. pears, from Uncle Fred, & they took 14¾ lbs. of springs along for 194, that’s the price at Lipperts.  Eggs came down a ¢ in the paper, they are 25¢ today.  We pulled our turnips out & put them in the cellar, what we had by the roadside.  They rung over the lines last night that John Schmidt the tinner, he used to be at Waterloo died & would be buried Sat. afternoon, & also that Geo. Boll has shooting match Sun. for ducks & geese.  Carl Quathmer also has shooting match Sun. Willie Reagean’s, quite a few Sunday.  They worked at the cemetery agan today, Braun, Grossheim, Schaefer had the teams.

Wednesday, June 3, 1931

Walter Wittenauer is awful bad sick, they say he had 2 doctors, Mrs. Reagan is out there too, he was poisoned from the wheat.  Henry came this morning, he got Meng’s rake & put his hay up this afternoon.  He was here for dinner, lunch, supper, lunch.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where her for lunch & supper.  Mr. Hill was here & got out lawn mower, & also brought it back again.  This evening, we all went out to Gus Blackburn’s to a barn dance, there where lots of people there, they took up collection from the boy’s.

Tuesday, April 21, 1931

We washed, ironed, patched today.  This morning the assessor Wm. Sensel was here, John Reagan came & wanted to know if it was all right for him to throw his chicken manure in our oats field but it was soft in there, so he throwed it in the stubble ground closed by.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, Uncle Fred went down to Red Bud & she went to Wm. Birkners, & Louis Birkners, but nobody at home on either place.  They where here for lunch.  Joe Griffin was around electioneering, today is town election.  He & Elmer Kammler running for town mayor.  Papa went up & gave him his vote for Joe, & a citizen thicket [ticket].  It is cold again, we covered our tomato plants, because some said, we was gong to have a frost tonight, but we didn’t.

Tuesday, March 24, 1931

Today is Bobby’s birthday, he is 5 yrs old.  We all went out, this evening.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too, but that is all.  Cake & lemonade were served.  Papa is fixing chicken pens for our little chicks, they are hatching today.  Ted Eichenseer’s kid & Pours, Reagans, kids were here & asked for permission to play ball on that piece of ground here by the house.  Papa told them no they couldn’t.  Henry was in Waterloo this afternoon to the doctor, he told him he should go home & go to bed, he had tonsilitis.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 1931

Papa went to church this morning the rest of us didn’t go.  Tonight the Ladies Aid is giving a euchre & Bluey in Kammler’s Hall.  There is also one in Tiptown & tomorrow night the Catholics got one.  A rush before lent.  Schneiders got the measles also.  The way they say. Roy Staunebiels kids & Cletus Reagan also got the measles now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Armstutz before the euchre tonight, because we got the measles here.  Rosalia is feeling alright but the measles ain’t gone away yet.  There were 18 tables tonight at the euchre and Bluey.

Sunday, Oct. 12, 1930

There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today.  Mrs. Threfall has one for geese.  Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others.  Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home.  They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis.  Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too.  He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years.  They was at our house about a half an hour.  Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season.  Hecker won 12 to 1.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening.  There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz.  Pours got the baby christened Ethel.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  Aunt Mary was there too she came up with Oscar’s wife & Frank’s wife, Emma, then after church they & Emma Eckert, Lena Birkner, & Louise Birkner all went down to Christ Buehler’s to help quilt.  We had chicken for dinner today.  Talk is spread that George Lorberg is going to move in Henry Braun’s house in Hecker and he is going to attend to the farm at home, Mrs. Lorberg wanted to move downstairs, so I guess that is why they have to move.  John Reagan is going to move in Mrs. Stauenbiel place in half the house.  Papa furnished plowing this morning.  Eggs are .24¢ at present.  We sold 4 dozen last night.  It is raining this afternoon.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and then he went down to the Sorghum Mill.  Steve Rennecker was fixing the machine they are going to start soon.

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