Thursday, Oct. 17, 1935

Nice day. Papa worked in woods this morning hauled load home. Henry came brought load corn, also brought one last Sat; he plowed here had dinner; papa sewing rye. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, worked across the street. Renniecker girl of Ruma & boy of Evansville are being married at Ruma first wedding in the church since 7 years. John Myerscough’s were up last nite from Ruma also; at the dance, there is to be wedding dance in the hall there to nite. Dorthy Myerscough is going to college far away & Margaret to Ruma convent, so the only got 1 girl at home Flo & she goes to Red Bud High school. Bernice brought the mail. We went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil, he can walk a little on his foot again now. Kammler’s were out & Clara came over & got the lard, 75 lbs. It rained this evening, nice shower.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here a little after church, most beautiful day; so warm. We went to Oak Grove to a free dance; nice time, large crowd; Blossom City played. Wm. Kaufmann of Waterloo was here, to see about a paint job.

Friday, Oct. 11, 1935

Henry came, had lunches & dinner here, finished up sewing wheat today. Leona is still sick, doctor says cold on kidneys. We spaded a piece in back yard; & this afternoon cleaned dining room, washed curtains. Bernice brought the mail; she also had a chain letter if we wanted to try it, making a quilt block, & when your name reaches the top, you will receive 125 blocks, we didn’t try it. Clara Wagner came paid for the lard 16 lbs @ 20¢. Mr & Mrs. Roy Pautler have a 10 lb. baby boy born at Red Bud hospital on Oct. 8, first born. Wm. Huebners have also a baby boy. Wilbur Grossman of Smithon [sic] & lady friend Irene Rayson had a head on collision last Sun. afternoon with Beckmann of Columbia on the Prairie du Rocher; injuries were treated at Red Bud hospital.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 1935

Awful cold, the green corn is froze. Went to Red Bud. Floyd Thompson is help out at the Texaco filling station there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while. Mr & Mrs Joe Neary – nee Martha Schilling have a little baby boy born Oct. 4. Mr & Mrs Geor. Schilling grandparents first time. Barry May has a shooting match, also one at Oak Grove; Harry Kammler is giving a dance tonite Moonlight Orch. Adm 25¢. Donahue’s got a 2nd Anniversary free dance, Carlos Orch. playing. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & took us along to Donahue’s, big crowd. We went out to Henry’s this afternoon, nobody home, was expecting Kruse to come & look at the horses, so we stayed awhile, then went to Wm. Ganley’s, but got no answer there, found out through that they were at home; but they didn’t hear us. Jack Cody was put in jail last nit, for accusing Farago for burning his barn down, one day last week; is out again now.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1935

We dug our sweet potatoes, 5 bus.; pretty nice. Mr. Davis of Belleville was out, looking up old junk, went to Uncle’s Fred’s to look at a buggy. Mr. Emil Bestmann & Florence Trentman of Freeburg are being married this afternoon at Waterloo by Rev. Kochkeim, the attendants being Walter Reheis & Hilda Khebe. The catholic parish have a euchre, lotto & pinochle party tonite, also attendance prize in the school hall. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, & we went along. Rose was lucky, she got attendance prize a pillow, & first prize in games had 12 points, got pillow cases. Aunt Mary had 8, got safety razor outfit; large crowd; but not so many prizes. Rose & Bert took 14 bus. wheat to Red Bud got 86¢, prices is $1.00 got flour & that is $4.20, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he took load down too, got $1. for his. Milly Brown, Stuart Product agent.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 1935

Rose & Bert went to Red Bud to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up had dinner here. Came back this evening & took us along to Paderborn to Totsch’s free dance; nice crowd; served corn beef sandwiches. There is a free dance at Oak Grove tonite also.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 1935

Went to Red Bud; mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary dropped in a little while; after church; there going to have euchre in the school hall on Oct. 3. Joe Griffin & Tillie Hafley are to be married Tues. morn. 9 o clock mass here. The sisters are giving a shower Wed. evening in the school hall for Rosella Braun & Angela Eichenseer, Sodality’s invited, have to bring cake or sandwiches & present for each one; some shower. ha, – approaching marriages. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along to Floraville homecoming, such a crowd, all afternoon, the chicken was all gone early; lot people from the city; 7 quilts were raffled for 10¢. So many cars went by today, the Mission Rally is held at Ruma this afternoon, 2 o’clock, 2 sisters are departing for China Mission fields.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1935

Canned 1 qt. pickles & ½ pt. tomatoes. Rose fixed Bert a skirt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up had lunch here. Bert took some cucumber pickles over to Clara; they got a 6 lb. fish from Hy. Armstutz. Mr. & Mrs. Milton Wagner have a 8 lb. baby boy born this morning, everybody is well they say; that increases the Hecker population to 201. We went to Red Bud, then out to Tiptown to see Mike Elonka, about some pigs, but his were sold; then went to Burksville Station to see Van De Reit, to see a cow that Finnerty has to sell there for $40.00, old; then to Waterloo got beef bone for soup tomorrow; then home, had supper.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s; cut some clover hay off. Mr & Mrs. Steve Rennecker’s wedding anniversary. Sure is some hot day’s. Quite a few people from K.C. pinic [sic] at Murphysboro Sun; Eichenseer family went. Henry was using the team for harrowing so papa came home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he took load wheat to Red Bud, got 95¢. We got the free Sacred Heart ring; that was send for through the Extension Magazine, but only one came & 10 medals.

Monday, Sept. 16, 1935

We washed, ironed. Most beautiful day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he took load wheat to Red Bud got 90¢ bu. Mr. Schmierbach of Smithon [sic] got hit by an automobile Sun. evening & was rushed to the hospital, where he died; he is pretty old man. There is so many people getting hit nowadays with cars, just awful.