Saturday, Aug. 14, 1937

Made catsup, canned 3 qts. tomatoes. Went to Red Bud to Beckers Mill got check cashed, got new fan belt put in Chev. $1. went to Paul Crook looking for pigs, but were just delivered this morn. went through Tipton to Pluegers, but he moved last Sat; doesn’t live there any more, moved 10 miles away; went to Waterloo to church. Henry & boys were up this afternoon got wagon; last nite they were at Waterloo big W.L.S. Show at Pautlers Hall; I had forgotten all about it. Send bu. peaches small ones with Henry; pap picked 2 bu. little more. got in mushmellons & 1 watermellon [sic]. Hugo Probst is building new house on his lot, tore the old one away; also J. Kreher’s, Siedle is building that, contract job; but Probst just day labor. J. Reheis, Klein etc. We went over to Geo. Wagners awhile. Mary & Anita were out to. Clif Stahleber had a accident with his motorcycle at Pautlers, back wheel locked through [sic – threw] him quite a distance; hurt pretty bad.

Tuesday, July 27, 1937

Sure cool morn’s & eve’s & so hot during the day. It is 4 yrs. today A. [Aunt] Lizzie Reheis died. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, brought wash along, we washed ironed, patched, made chicken dinner, Pap & Leo went to Waterloo with load wheat for Leo, $1.07 bu. then they went to area near Maeystown to look at a plow; but the fellow wouldn’t sell it any more, talked to Metzger’s about a new one. Went down & looked at C. Buehler’s, they don’t know if they want to sell it yet are [sic – or] not, talking maybe start farming again somewhere, Hy. Armstutz came & got coop 36 chicks shipped them to St. Louis.

Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Went threshing at Leo’s, for lunch, dinner lunch & got 724 bus. from 36 acres; sure good. Leona & boys Mrs. Orlet & Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were all helping there. sure warm. Mr. Orlet had Frank Klein to haul two loads wheat for him, got $1.19 at Freeburg, brought coal along for Leo. Hy. brought sack pig feed down. Schilling threshing at Reheis.

Thursday, July 1, 1937

Ruma convent has big day. Sisters renew there vows & get the habit some of them. Rosalia Kern is one Chris Kern’s daughter of Red Bud. Bert [Bertille] went to Wagners awhile. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Mehrmann got 9 doz. eggs @ 17¢. Edwin & Fritz Reheis finished the hay today. We had 1st. spring chicken 1¾ lb. enough for 2 meals for us. Bert. varnished dining room floor. Pap hauling straw.

Wednesday, June 30, 1937

Beautiful day, cool this morn. Uncle Adam gets buried this morn. 9 o’clock mass, church & cemetery here. Leo & Rose came, we went along with them to Uncle Adam’s funeral; pretty large, but still a lot of people that weren’t there; to busy time right now, with threshing coming on. Rose & Bert [Bertille] had to say 10 Hail Mary’s before leaving, didn’t have time to recite the rosary they said. Pallbearers were Ed. & Emil – sons & Joe & Levi Gregson brother in laws & Lester & Lee grandchildren; something different. Henry came got some boards. Edwin & Fred Reheis are putting up hay here. Pretty cool evenings the last while. The Bishoff [sic – Bishop] has appointed new priests to take different places today; Red Bud has a get together of parish tonite. Fr. Spors from Johnston City is coming to Red Bud, & Fr. Havey is going to Johnson City. Waterloo is Underkoefler from West Frankfort, & Paderborn is also having a newly ordained one as assistant to Fr. Toennis; who is ill.

Tuesday, June 29, 1937

Worked in garden; went up seen Fr. Aydt; masses said for Uncle Adam; Uncle Fred is working up here again this morn. Rained a little this afternoon. Edwin Reheis looked at the hay. To see if it would be dry enough by tomorrow. Went out to Uncle Adams; so many people there, in & out. Ed came this afternoon by train; Carrie is coming in about 10 days; were he works they send a big bouquet flowers; & children bought 1, has quite few mass cards. Josie Keller & Ella Miller were also out; Mr. & Mrs. Jac Schmidt.

Monday, June 28, 1937

Washed, ironed, patched. Edwin Reheis cut oats here, he bought it from C. Buehler; also cut hay from pap. Uncle Fred was up early, working his corn patch. A fellow here, wanting to buy timber, pap went along out to the woods with him. Levi Gregson stopped told us Uncle Adam passed away at 6:20 this morn; just had stroke & passed out. he was 88 yrs. old in May. We went out this eve. have him already in coffin at the home, never moved him at all; looks so natural & young, quite a few people stopped in. Heyl’s of Waterloo were out, Ed isn’t up yet, coming tomorrow sometime, sent him a telegram. Emil says to close up at 11 o clock, no body stays all nite, just them, at 11 everybody was gone home, just him & girls. Joe & Josie went home to.

Friday, March 5, 1937

Beautiful day. Pap went to Henry’s got load corn. Then went to see Chris Buehler; he got chev. brakes tightened & went to Red Bud to see Burdgorf. Some guys from National Stock Yards were here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she quilted awhile, helped up clean up on the fish. Milton Wagner has a new chev. Mrs. Frank Ganley nee Margaret Ahern was buried at Waterloo cemetery this morn; from St. Louis. Mr. Jake Reheis died & is going to be buried at Smithon [sic] next Sun. afternoon. Aunt Mary went to church

Saturday, Sept. 19, 1936

Rained this afternoon. Pap went to Valmeyer to Allotff sale, things brought good price, team mules $400. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in, they went to Plenger’s sale by Round Prairie, that was a cheap sale. Oscar Birkner bought 106 acres farm, Miller place, were Grahlerrs now fines. $5,800. We went to Floraville to Jac. Reheis birthday dance. music by Schoenborn & Skairs. Gents 25¢.

Sunday, Aug. 30, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile, Pete Reheis has fire yesterday, burned potatoe [sic] straw in morning. & thought they had it all out, & in afternoon starting burning again, 2 straw stacks & hay, had Hecker fire engine out, they had no water, got tanks & hauled from the creek & John Reheis. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there last nite awhile. Omer & Bert went to Columbia Homecoming was pretty nice, had Ill. Central train in parade. Roy Quin & Ozark Sweehart [sic] were there. Went to Oak Grove, Sinclairs Oil Employes [sic] gave a free dance, music by Blossom City. Prize Waltz was given $1. to Hazel Flynn & 5 qts. oil to Hartmann of near Red Bud. J. Horn, Barthel, & Brand were judges. Nelson Church & Berneice Reitz had a wedding dance at Breezy Hill. Rose went to New Baden, Kettler’s 25. Wedding Anniv. Hy. Armstutz was here.