Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1932

Papa went over to see Mr. Ed Meng. It is so awful hot again today, & nights are cool. They are surveing [sic – surveying] for hard road from Waterloo to Hecker, & the paper says it to, on the old road to Hecker, & then from Hirsts’ corner to New Athens. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & we took them along to Breezy Hill to a free birthday dance, the boss wife at the Condensery birthday, Country Club Orschestra [sic – Orchestra] music, they took up collection, with the hat at 12: oclock, then they played till 1:30, & a big crowd. When we came home we ate watermellon [sic], Aunt Mary brought one along up.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1932

We went to Belliville [sic] with 19 doz. eggs @ 17ยข doz. We bought goods to make a quilt today. Uncle Fred & papa went out Osie Neffs & measured the road. Josie Keller & Bertille went to Mrs. Renneckers to get quilt patters. Then she went to Phil Braun’s & stayed there all night. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for supper, then Chris Buehlers family came, stayed till 11 o clock.