Sunday, March 26, 1939

Ex. for confirmation in Evangical [sic] church today, girls have to wear all white. Berniece Wagner, Wilma Birkner, Myrtle Neff & Jeneate [sic] Geoddel. Went to mass. Mrs. Mauer asked for the bake sale to be on Apr. 8, we gave 50 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went to church. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Henry’s. they weren’t at home; took ride pass club houses & over to Leo’s awhile. Tonite they came here & we went to Henry’s; celebrating birthdays.

Friday, March 24, 1939

Rob. [Robert Brand] birthday 12 yrs. Nice day. Bert [Bertille] finished house cleaning upstairs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, making garden. Willi & John Braun here trying to get signers oil leasing again. A yr. today that Mrs. Orlet died. cloudy this eve.

Friday, March 3, 1939

Beautiful day. Boys stayed here & Henry & Leona went to Belleville; took clover seed @ 4 [cents] – 3 20 lbs. all had dinner here. Rob. [Robert] got mail. Bert [Bertille] got a cross & 16 more to sell – @ 25 [cents]; ain’t going to sell any.

Friday, Feb. 3, 1939

St. Blase Day. Henry & Leona & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville, Robert & Billy [Willis] stayed here. Floyd went to school. Rob. wasn’t feeling very good. Leo & family came to left Marita here & then went to Belleville to, she got new coat. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, also Emil. Cold today & frozen hard, everybody out. Edwin Reheis is pretty ill with pneumonia, temperature is below normal, down to 87; the children are also pretty sick yet. Bill & Al Karban were here while, played 2 games pinochle.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1939

Cloudy & warmer today. Leona came & Billy [Willis]. Henry brought them, then went back home again, they helped quilt, had dinner & supper, also Henry & boys came up for supper. Leo & family came to, we finished the quilt & took it out this eve.; played tricks, popped corn etc.

Monday, Jan. 23, 1939

Went out to Henry’s butchering 450 lb. hog boys were home no school, there eyes are alright; again. Somebody was here & swept paths for us. It snowed all day & tonite sheet ice, not so cold tonite about 30 [degrees].

Friday, Jan. 20, 1939

Leo & Rose [Rosalia] Wedding Ann.; but to muddy roads, can’t get there. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, he took some wheat to Waterloo, she helped quilt. Pap went to Farmers’ meeting at Kammlers. Henry came on business. Boys got sore eyes, pink eye they call it, school is closed for couple days, most all the children have it. Closed today.

Friday, Jan. 13, 1939

Snowing this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville. Steve Renneker came got some straw for his chicken house. Eggs 16 [cents] today. Henry & family were up this evening.

Monday, Jan. 9, 1939

Uncle Fred’s butchered 2 hogs here today – 206 & 214 lbs. Henry & family & Leo & family all helped, raining nearly all morning. Emil came over awhile. A. [Aunt] Mary gave him some liver. Marita has a little cold. Eggs sure down 15 [cents].

Friday, Dec. 30, 1938

Nice day, cold it was 13 this morn. Leo & family came, we went along with them to Henry’s, played cards, checkers etc. had cookies. Mr. Ed Meng had another stroke & passed out at 4:05 this eve. Meng Undertaker of Freeburg got him this eve. he had 6 strokes & 5 yrs. since he had the stroke he couldn’t talk plain.

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