Monday, Feb. 14, 1938

Valentines Day. Colder. Pap cleaned the radiator in the Chev. this morn; afternoon went in woods. Ed. Heap came got the 3 male hogs $35; Bert [Bertille] took eggs up got 14 [cents] today. They were saying about so many accidents happening, Chas. Minneman is in E. St. Louis hospital, head is crushed, & Ed. Sauer riding with him is in Red Bud, were driving a wagon, horses both dead; wagon in pieces, coming down Hill by Buheries by Red Bud, Carter’s tie hacking truck hit them, another car of the road; crippled a few people, one by Waterloo today.

Friday, Feb. 11, 1938

Pap went to Waterloo & Red Bud put ad in Saxmeyer news for sale ad. Showers today. Bert [Bertille] cleaned & quilted. Annie Jaeger of Waterloo sold her property to Sparwasser of Waterburg who will move in soon; Rahn’s will have to move, it is the next place to Geodells. Quernheim’s gave pencils away as souvenirs last Sun. at there opening; were 1600 people visited there.

Thursday, Feb. 3, 1938

Went to Red Bud, throat blessing. Pap went to see Connor’s this morn; sure warm today; Spring day. Pap went to Smithton to see Orlets, Mrs. is very weak yet. Mrs. Heuman, Annie’s mother in law is there now. Bert [Bertille] got 3 cups & sauscers [sic] for $30.00 purchase by Mertz today. Listened to Major Bowes radio program, sure was good.

Thursday, Jan. 27, 1938

Not so cold today; tonite is to be 18. The Belleville Savings bank of East M. St. was closed this morn; $1,000.00 shortage the cashier Wueller [unclear]. Mrs. Porter the first lady in Ill. to be electrocuted is to die, after midnight at Menard for killed her brother for Ins. Money; also the fellow what she had to help her, will also die. The Holy Name Society of Red Bud is sponsoring a card party to nite, with $5. Attendance prize, we didn’t go, its to cold. Major Bowes program surely was good tonite. Bert [Bertille] paid $1.47 – 18 hrs. electric.

Friday, Jan. 21, 1938

Pap went to Red Bud took 443 lbs. clover seed to Schrieber’s. for 8 1/2 [cents]. Melvin Wagner has the measles, got a sign up, Osies Neff’s, Weigands, Geodelle’s, Klotz’s kids all have them now. Bert [Bertille] send an order to Chicago Mail Or; one to Si & Freckles at Quincy, describing Hecker; one to Ohio to a Oxydol Advertisment [sic]. A fellow here to see about clover seed again. Myrtle Neff is pretty sick.

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1938

Raining all day; Pap went to Smithton this morn; Henry came up, he wanted pap to go along to see Ed. Heap at Smithton, he met him up there then. They also went to Corner’s by Paderborn. Pap went to Red Bud this afternoon took sample of clover seed, he bump it for 8 1/2 [cents] lb. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] 1st yr. wedding anniversary today, didn’t get there, roads muddy.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 1938

Nice day. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile then went home. Levi Gregson came, brought over 2 hogs, wants to butcher on Tues. if its nice. The St. Mary’s Young people of Belleville are having a play this afternoon & eve. Adm. 25 [cents]. Isidore Orlet is also in it as a butler. The Holy Name Sodality of Red Bud is having card party on Jan. 27; & Sewing Circle a lunch & card party Feb. 22. Fr. Spor said. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville to St. Mary’s, Young people gave a play, we were by Fr. Joe awhile, he gave us each a gold cross & Leo tie pin; the play was pretty nice, Isd. was in it. Vin James furnished musci [sic], Orch, it was what you call a musical comedy; the hall was filled. The name of the play “Marrying Mirian” directed by Fr. Rabeman.

Sunday, Jan. 9, 1938

Snowed a little this morn; but turned out to be nice, got warmer. Went to Red Bud to mass. Went out to Uncle Fred’s for dinner; A. [Aunt] Mary isn’t so well these days.

Saturday, January 1, 1938

New Years Day & it is beautiful, sun shining nice, but roads are terrible. Voges of Lords Corner came out yesterday with wagon & 4 horses, don’t see that very often anymore. Most people walked out, to hard road. We went to Red Bud mass, received 1938 calandar [sic] & Sunday Visitor from Fr. Spors, was home all day. Probst & Kreheres brought our share of clover seed, 2 bus. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down, & we went along with them out to Uncle Freds.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1937

Foggy day again. Bert [Bertille] washed. Emil came over awhile this morn. Pap & him walked up to Frank Emery’s funeral this afternoon 2 o’clock services at house; then to city cemetery, he was 63 yrs. of age. had been ruptured some time ago; Pallbearers were Vic Eichenseer, Jac. Neff, Steve Rennecker, Oscar Klotz, Adolph Lother, Bill Fritsche. Wagner boy’s came got 4 doz. eggs for Mehrmann 25 [cents] today. Mrs. Bill Kaiser was taken to hospital in ambulance yesterday, double pneumonia, for 6 days; had Dr. Frein & nurse out yesterday also. Mr. Martin Fritsche here in town also has double pneumonia; so much sickness around & real weather for it to. Miss Kate McDermott who was making her home in St. Louis past while, suffered stroke Sun. morn, was taken to Red Bud hospital, were there she died, will be buried tomorrow morn, at Tipton church & cemetery at Koch [? – unclear]. Wagner’s family came this eve; we play 7 games pinochle, ladies winning every game.