Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1935

Papa went out to get wood, but it was to muddy, couldn’t get there; he was by Uncle Adam awhile, he says he is just the same. Papa went to Red Bud got laying mash; he also was by Henry this morn, & got pay check; hog – it was $23.93 but isn’t settled right yet.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass, throat blessing after mass. Uncle Fred cooked dinner, had soup. Henry & family came this afternoon, all had supper here & played cards. The weather is nice.

Monday, Jan. 28, 1935

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while, he hauled load wheat to Red Bud, got 90¢. Eggs 25¢ today. We went to Waterloo this afternoon, nice day. Straw baler guy was here. Otto Horn suit agent stopped again, trying to put in an order, just booked Wilfred Cortner for one.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1935

Baked bread; coffee cake. Mrs. Joe Deughardt of Belleville died will be buried tomorrow morning, St. Mary’s Church, she was 52 yrs, had been ailing for 3 years. Cold again today, we didn’t go to the poultry speaking at Red Bud. 50 chicks & 25 lbs. mash, was given as attendance prize. There is a euchre at Paderborn tonight, didn’t go to cold. Rose is making a “hit & miss” hat.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass. Raining this morning & last nite. Clara Wagner came to see if they could get some water out of Uncle Fred’s cistern, there’s had been turned on, & is black. It sure is a terrible night, raining, sleet & colder.

Friday, Jan. 18, 1935

Mr. Kelley is being buried this morn., from the home of his daughter Mrs. Hess; he had a stroke. Mr. Hess is also in Red Bud Hospital, was operated on appendix; is pretty bad. Mrs. Getrude Irosi of Chester is getting operated for tumor at the Red Bud hospital this morning, Frank McDermott’s daughter. Johny McDermott is employed at Ill. Security’s Hospital at Chester. Roy Schmidt is sporting a new Ford V8 truck, the paper says. A. H. Breuggmann had a little baby girl; born St. Mary Hospital Thurs. evening Jan. 10. Mr. Ed. Rickert is census taker man in Prarire [sic] Du Long & New Design Precinct. The Waterloo CCC Camps will have all different classes; Nobbe’s Garage is giving free a place to study & work, auto Mechanics, Robinette giving musci [sic] lessons, Jerome Vogt teacher of agriculture & surveyoring. A man around advertising portraits; draw & if you win certain certificate, you can have a picture painted with the cost of $10. Berti drew the right one, but we had nothing done, sent him of, only some scheme work. A lady around selling home made chairs at 50¢ a piece. Rosie & Berti went to Red Bud got sack laying mash from Zipfel. Raining this evening, nasty. Aaron Papfenberg has purchase a car. Eggs are 26¢.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1935

We washed, ironed; fried in sausage & ribs etc. Rose got a letter from Margaret McDermott, stating that there will be a card party tomorrow nite at Donahue’s, given by Tiptown Parish. George Wagner got doz. eggs @ 24¢. Renneckers boarder is leaving tomorrow for St. Louis, Mr. Smith, he has a higher position with St. Louis Diary [sic – Dairy]. Saymenger of below Red Bud, has his job at the station here now, has been working for last 4 days. The Fire House & City Hall is nearly completed now, except the roofing yet.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed yet, Uncle went home; we had soup dinner, played cards. Went out to Henry’s, this evening played cards, ate cake.

Friday, Jan. 11, 1935

Uncle Fred went home; Mrs. Rennecker & Mrs. Robert Laut were helping to quilt this afternoon, had supper, also Katie Klotz dropped in, waiting for Arlene. Papa went to Hill’s; on business about selling land. Mr. Oscar Bibler died last Sun. evening at the Red Bud hospital. Mrs. Emma Bickechaupt nee Vogel died Tues. 34 yrs. was buried Thurs. at Burksville; been married since 1931. Our cousin Matthias Crowe of St. Louis, Sun. morning, Thom. brother, died, was buried Wed. morning 60 yrs; ailing since he was hurt in a accident in 1933, was formerly a policeman there, he leave his wife & son Dr. Matt & daughter Viola, & 2 sisters & 1 brother Tom policeman at Waterloo.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 1935

Went to Red Bud late mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came had dinner here. Josie Keller went out to there place, she went to Oscar’s then for dinner; papa & Uncle Fred went out & pushed her car out, sticking fast in there lane out there; had supper here, & stayed in Hecker all night. Lena Meng came over this afternoon, we had 6 hand pinochle game; she paid Uncle Fred Interest. Miss Keller came this evening, she spent all afternoon at Oscars; this evening till 9:30 up here; played 500 Rummy. She didn’t no [sic – know] much news.