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.

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.

Friday, Dec. 31, 1937

Cleaned etc. Henry stopped in, got crushing done. Mrs. Geodelle is sick. Bert [Bertille] got mail, New Years Greeting from Helfrich girls, & card from Dupo, having the last raffle, for the church forbid it now, 1st prize quilt 2 $25 – 3 $20 – 4 – $10 – 5 – $5 to be raffled tonite but we got it to late, can’t send it back – $1. they wanted. Seen in Waterloo paper transfer of 105 acres from Emil Brand to Ed. Brand; never heard nothing about it; Received enveplope [sic] from Fr. Spors for Sunday collections 50 [cents] every Sun. it says.

Sunday, July 4, 1937

Went to mass, new pastor Fr. Spors, about 45 pretty nice man. Leo & Rose came down for dinner brought truck back. This afternoon Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & J. [Josie] Keller came, all had supper here, went fishing this afternoon had fish fry, sure good. Bert [Bertille] went along home with Leo & went to free dance at Totsch at Paderborn, Skaers playing; Boy was this town hot on firecrackers, & what a noise, 3 days. We had nice rain this afternoon.

Sunday, May 30, 1937

Went to mass. Priest from St. Henry’s College had mass, high & solemn coummioun [sic – communion], graduating exercises, benediction & enroll of Scapulars; took till 9:30 when we got home. Henry & family & we all went to Leo & Rose’s this afternoon for supper. Leo’s sister was supposed to come for dinner, but they never come. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to church with her, graduation exercise, May Devotion & benediction.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 1937

Cloudy, raining a little. We went to church at Red Bud. Henry got crushing done & came here awhile. Levi Ganley came wants 25 bu. oats, Al. Geodelle was 25 also, to get them out at Henry’s. Frish wants 100 bu. he was here this afternoon, Wm. Doyle wants 40 bus. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped, came from L. Birkners all afternoon going home this eve; he isn’t just so, bad at present; Wm & Lena is there tonite & tomorrow nite Frank & Emma. Adam Eckert is still the same yet; has pretty bad cold. Eggs are still 20ยข here.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1936

Pap went out to help Henry make a silo & fill it. Steve Renneker brought corn knife back. Mr. Chas. Schilling 23 & Mary Mathew 19 are getting married at Waterloo 8 ‘o clock mass this morn; double ring. Omer Schilling & Dorthy Schneider attendants. Rose & Bert went in to see the wedding, which was pretty nice; dressed in white & pink, carried flowers. Went to the dance at Dreamland, nice crowd, & pretty hot. Schoenborn & Skaer’s playing musci [sic]. Ben couldn’t play; Edna died last nite, is going to be shipped up & buried at Waterloo. Josie Keller came for supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came they all went to Red Bud church pinic [sic], she won a quilt & Josie pillow slips playing bluey. Putting in electric light posts.

Friday, Aug. 14, 1936

Sure hot these days. Pap & Rose went to Rolands, looked at his implements etc, he wants to sell out & move to the city. We cleaned, baked, etc. Roland & his son came here again this morn. pap bought him out, all implements & 2 horses for $200. got it this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he helped yet, had lunch here. Rose & Bert went to Red Bud to church. Mrs. Kumke & Frank Finnerty are now married Red Bud church 6:30.

Monday, June 15, 1936

We washed, ironed. Henry & family came, cutting wheat, Leona on the binder, pap shacking, had lunches, dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this evening. Mrs. Staufenbiel came to see Aunt Mary. Mrs. Frances Benedick 92 yres. old of Red Bud died, will be buried Wed. Red Bud church & Freeburg cemetery.

Sunday, Dec. 15, 1935

Went to Red Bud church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, had dinner & supper; played cards this afternoon. We went to Rob. Lauts tonite, played 5 hand pinochle, pap had 1,000 aces. for the first time.