Sunday, Aug. 25, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, we went along with them to Columbia to the Homecoming, had a wonderful time seen the parade, was interntained [sic] by Jimmie & Dick Radio stars, boy! they were good; danced free in afternoon. came home, ate supper, then went to Totch’s at Paderborn. Boy! what a time fish & chicken fry; free dancing day & nite Schoenborn & Schaefer playing ; & large crowd; Hillsheim & Gus Frish were there advertising, the church pinic [sic] for Wed. Goe Griffin & Tillie Hafley were published 1st time.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1935

Canning peaches. Papa went up in the woods; this morn, & afternoon; counted trees what they cut down. Henry & Mr & Mrs Cleveland went to Centralia after peaches today; left 5:30 this morning. The motor cop examined the track what Wittenauer made, & said they should measure it, so pap did & it was 100 ft. were the colt was throwed. Tonite is Coummity [sic] Pinic [sic] in Red Bud Band concert & drawing of tickets, boxing wrestling matches, & dance in City Hall beginning at 10’o clock; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Red Bud, to the drawing. Mrs. Leonard Hoef won $7.50 in trade; in 10¢ ticket, Rosalia won a box paint & polish & radiator cleaner for Machines; in 10¢ ticket & Rita Pour & Mrs. Wm. Keonistien were among the winners from Hecker, also Noell Roscow; between drawings was tap dancing by A. Buchreon’s kids & singing by Box Chorus, with Dr. Schmidts wife Director, & 3 boys sang “Home on the Range,” “Isle of Carie” & “Old MacDonalds Farm,” Shade of the Old Apple Tree. Drawing of $1.00 tickets, Henry Steibel winning the $15.00 in trade, had all nice prizes, & large crowd present.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1935

We washed, ironed. Ruma has Catholic Church pinic [sic] today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all left about 5 o’clock went to the pinic [sic], nice crowd in evening, Prairie Du Rocher band. We stopped at Red Bud, bought fruit jars 2 doz; Aunt Mary sold Ja Earle book chances $1.00 for the Hecker Church pinic; on Aug. 28 Fr. Witte wouldn’t take none.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon for the firemen’s pinic [sic]. Mr. Barnphole of Okawville came & pap went along out to Henry’s with him, had a little argument about the colt out there; then went to Red Bud to see Becker Ins. agent. We went to the pinic [sic] about 4 oclock, & nothing much doing, but they had a big crowd in the evening; had 400 lbs. fish, all gone, sold all the books, $150. – chances, the prizes were raffled about 11 o’clock & were won – Enamel Heater – Wm Kemp of New Athens R2, $10.00 cash, party from Belleville, fancy quilt to Noel Roscow $5 cash – Mrs. L. Deuker Belleville, 100 lbs. flour – Joe Griffin Hecker, fancy quilt – Mascoutah – case Mound City Beer, Olivia Gregson 50 lbs. flour – Reitz – Waterloo, case Beer – New Athens – 1 ton coal Helen Miles – Belleville. The dance was crowded, Pals of Harmony, Horse Prairie in the afternoon, & Probsts from Athens called in. Aunt Mary got blanket playing bluey. Dudenhoeffer were out to. Henry & Leona went along to Belleville with Walter & Hilda took her home, the kids stayed here all night.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1935

Pap cut grass & hay. The timber boss came with the checks, ours was 2055 ft. @ 3½¢ $71.92 & Ganley had 2882 ft. $100.87. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped went to Red Bud. We went down to Red Bud church, bought a few articles, another 11 doz jars.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass, & Boy! was Fr. sored [sic – soured], caused of the pinic [sic], only cleared $100.00 our quilt brought $20.00, but he had to take 48. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped & went to the pinic [sic] for supper, at Manier Park, we went to in the evening; large crowd; music in the afternoon by Floraville brass band & Pals of Harmony for the dance. Adm. 25¢, we didn’t win a thing; the quilts were won by Adele Bocker, & Mrs. Ad. Spalt & one raffled with playing bluey, by Adolph Rittmeyer. The chickens were all [gone] before supper, Adm. 40¢. Ray Herzog & Dorothy Napier were married yesterday. Rickert of Freeburg & Lillian Armbruster were married about 2 weeks ago at Belleville Court House, they say.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 1935

Cut lawn, made plum preserve, jam & jelly. Papa took load wheat, 15 bus. to Red Bud, got docked 5¢, 84¢ best price; first hauled from 1935 crop here in Hecker; he hauled 2 more loads this afternoon, both times 18 bus.; got 79¢; him & Rose went out to Henry’s, took 17 bus. from there to Waterloo & got 77¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, had supper here. Henry came this evening.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here from Buehler’s threshing, brought some tomatoes along; to eat; they came back again, & we all went to Red Bud, to the ice cream social. Rosalia helped to wait on table. Berti won water kettle playing bluey. The quilt what we donated was raffled out & won by Mrs. Matt Frisch of Red Bud. The crowd wasn’t very large; to busy times. The timber boss came & paid out checks 2538 ft. @ 3½¢. $88.83 & Wm. Ganley $40.84. Loyd Pabst was here & we weren’t home.

Sunday, Aug. 4, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Slept all afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then we all went to Smithon [sic] Homecoming about 4:30 & was there a crowd; seen the parade, at 5:30, so many floats representing the 12 mons. of year. Hetlesheims car, all decorated advertising the Firemens pinic [sic], with Gus. Frisch & Bill Frilsetu in the rumble seat; dancing afternoon & evening 5¢. dance. open air.

Wednesday, July 31, 1935

Finished threshing up here, got 386 here. had lunch here, Mrs Geodelle & Leona stayed out home, made lunch & cooked dinner out there. We all went after we had dishes cleaned for lunch here; they had them for lunch & supper again, carried lunch out in the field; he threshed 396 out there, al [sic] together got 782 bus. & we got 260 bus. our share; it went awful this afternoon, Henry had 5 pitchers & it came down as far as 2, pop had to pitch 2 loads & Henry 1. Kemp & Scheinder again was to hot they said, by Red Bud some dropped dead & Belleville to. we got 445 bus. wheat from all the places. Henry had Helfrich to haul a load to Belleville, & got 87¢, best price, he was docked.