Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1936

Made butter, patched. Mrs. Rennecker order 1 lb. & Bert took it over. Joe Griffin hauled 61½ bus. coal this afternoon 9¢, hauling charges 4¢ for us. He intends to put Uncle Freds radio in tonite yet. Tiptown have there play tonite “Crickets on Hearth,” is the name of it. Eggs 29¢.

Sunday, Feb. 16, 1936

Went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile then went home, came back again this eve. for the play in the school hall, we went up to name of the play “Regiment of 2,” Lawrence Kaiser, Chas Schilling, Al Coop, Paul & Lorraine Wittenauer, Lee Gregson, Bessie Parker, & Agnes, & Edith & Dorthy Klinkhardt; was good & hall was packed. Schmidts Orch. played between acts; also tap Dancing. S. Rennecker got milk. Ben Schilling was here this evening.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 1936

Pap went to Waterloo, got flour & egg mash, Rosalia went along out to Henry’s, took the wash along & put it away. Billy [Willis] & Robert has the mumps now. Berti cleaned dining room, washed & ironed curtains. The Umbrella man & a fellow selling broom holders were here; S. Renneker got 1 qt. milk. Eggs 23¢ today. Warmer; radio says snow.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1936

Ironed, sewed shirts, patched. Pap went to Vogel’s sale at Burksville, didn’t buy anything. He got a letter from a fellow at Columbia, Lutmann, wanted to buy a sow & pig. Wegener of Evansville looked at our mare, but was to small. S. Rennecker got 1 qt. milk. Alice Glessner of Waterloo has a birthday dance at Pautler’s tonite, Rythm Knigs [sic] playing. The relief workers at Lorbergs quarry on Pleguer’s farm Ray Braun manager, got there paychecks today. J. Reagean walks down every morning; reports, but they don’t work.

Monday, Feb. 3, 1936

St. Blase. We wanted to go to mass, but the weather was terrible this morning, fog & sleet ice, one car turned 4 times around, in front of Laut’s house; papa seen it. We washed, made cheese & 2½ lbs. butter. Kunklemann was here looked at the mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a little, then went to see Chris Buehlers, Linus & Iona aren’t feeling well. Quite a few around town got the mumps. Clara Wagner got 1 lb. butter 30¢ & Rennecker got 1 lb. & 5¢ milk; Eggs 23¢ Wheat $1.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 1936

S. Rennecker got 1 qt. milk. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along down to Boll’s, a little while, then went to Belleville, Bert got coat $5.67, nice one. Mr. Boll was 87 yrs. old large funeral Koch Undertaker; people came from all over. Berti mailed a card for Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary a request for Oscar Birkner’s 13 Wedding Ann. to sing “Red Sales in the Sunset,” Sat. morn, & also asked for acidine [sic – accordion]. Presidents’ Birthday Ball all over this evening, 1 at Waterloo at Odd Fellows Hall.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1936

Finished ironing, patched. We listened to the King George’s funeral service at London England from KMOK, started at 7 & finished 8:30; but there it was 1:30 in the afternoon. Mr. Chas D. Boll died last night 10:50 age 87 yrs; rang the bell this morning; he wasn’t ill very long; that is not bad sick. Eggs 23¢ here. Warmer this morn. 5 below zero in St. Louis. Steve Rennecker got qt. milk. Jac Earle was here on business.

Monday, Jan. 27, 1936

We washed, ironed. Rosi finished the quilt. Steve Rennecker was here, wanted to know if we leave our sugar cured hams, in the smoked house. Burdgforf of Red Bud stopped, went out to Henry’s, bought his heifers & cow $110. Mr. Geo Reheis is sick, has heart trouble. Was from 11 to 21 below zero in St. Louis, this morn; supposed to be continued colder. We made ice cream; & Boy! it does taste good by all the cold weather.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 1936

Pap got crushing done; Henry & boy’s came up to. Pap, Steve Rennecker, Rob. Laut went to Pete Dehn’s sale, everything was high price, they said; Burdgorf was here looked at the cattle. Steve got 5¢ milk tonite. Joe Manier’s got fish fry tonite. Henry was saying, John Kern is in jail, scraping with Mosio; took our quilt out of the frame today. Rose & Berti name went over the radio today, but they didn’t say requested for Aunt Mary’s birthday, Jimmie & Dick played. Mexican Trail; The German Band, played one for a lady at Evansville this afternoon; Sure got good program tonite from Dismoinies [sic – Des Moines] Iowa; lot of good riddles & jokes.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 1936

We butchered, 1 & Uncle got 1, Henry helped [unclear]. Hy. Armstutz shot them; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile in eve. Klein Bros. got the sow & pigs; An alarm ring went over the lines that sales agents were going around, they were warned by 5 coustmers [sic] to be on the look out, before signing any contracts, to read them over careful; Awful cold wind today. S. Rennecker also butchering.