Wednesday, April 22, 1936

Hauling logs all day. Uncle Fred helped to, they had dinner here. Aunt Mary & Rose went over to Minnie’s fixing her dress, Rose smocked it. Leona brought Floyd to the Dr; cut his hand in chopping box, fingers nearly of [sic – off]; took him to the hospital at Belleville, to see what they could do. Gus Geodelle went along in, she stayed there with the boy’s. Henry Birkner’s, Glenn fell from L. Birkner’s sink in Hecker here Sun, & bit his lip & tongue in through, & had to take it also to hospital & have it clamped together. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.

Sunday, April 12, 1936

Easter. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family all had dinner & supper here, rabbit laid 16 eggs. Rain this morning, & that means 7 Sun. rain. Jim & Dick, Roy [unclear], Pete played at Foster Pond tonite. There is also a free dance at Paderborn, Totsch’s Hall; Skaers music.

Saturday, March 28, 1936

Pap got crushing done, & got hair cut. Henry came up got yeast, & brought a pr. [pair of] Billy [Willis] shoes to be exchanged. We went to Belleville this afternoon, went to church. Joe Griffin came & looked at our radio, repaired it, works fine now. Henry & family came this evening got the shoes again. Warm today.

Tuesday, March 24, 1936

Pap is working in the woods. The Ford garage dealer was here, left us a calander [sic] & almanac. Trast from Waterloo. Bert Thompson came to look at the colt. We went out to Henry’s; this evening, on Robert’s birthday 10 yrs. old, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to see Uncle Adam first, then stopped at the birthday. Joe Buss’s family came there to see the barn he has for sale, so they all came in the house; Mrs. Buss birthday will be Thurs. Berti milked this eve. Rose fells pretty good but still has a lump yet. Montgomery Ward Or. came today. Berti’s dress is pretty aqua, greenish blue, 34, little big.

Sunday, March 22, 1936

Pap & Berti went to mass. Rose didn’t go out with mumps. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner & supper here, we had beef & she bought some shoulder meat yet, Boy! mashed potatoes & saurkraut [sic]. We got a little horse colt this morning, it was peppy & all at once took sick. Pap went over to Ed. Meng’s, & he came over, gave it castor oil & syringe it, now it is pretty good. Aunt Mary & Berti went to church this afternoon. Henry & family came this evening. There is closing of the Forty Hour Devotion at Waterloo tonite. There was a lady here selling book for 10¢, for prosperity, some kind of bibles.

Tuesday, March 17, 1936

St. Patricks Day. We went out to Henry butchering; 1 hog. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came a little while there, he went up & got rocks from the woods. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Reheis wake awhile. Henry & family came, boys stayed here, & Bert & Rose went along to Waterloo to the show $80 was won by Parson’s a guy working on the sewer there, the show was nice “Yellow Dust,” & the hall was filled. Wm. Doyle got 1 bu. clover seed $4.80 – @8.

Sunday, March 8, 1936

Went to church, at Red Bud, Fr. Aydt had the masses again, Fr. Stern is getting along fairly well. Berti went out to today; Henry & family were up had dinner & supper, Fr. Aydt came & gave us a visit, last nite him & Fr. Simon were here awhile; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Berti went to the closing of the mission service, church was pretty well filled, several priests present, renewed the vows, etc. Rained a little. Pierre Laut got ½lb. butter. Clem Parker’s have a baby girl born last Thurs; christened Elizabeth Louise, Betty, Mr. & Mrs. Geo Parker, sponsors. Henry went to see E. Parkers about chix [? – unclear].

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.

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.

Friday, Jan. 24, 1936

4 above zero this morning. Vic Braun came got our calf shipped, it with Mertz; radio price 75¢ lower. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, did cleaning, brought the wash along & did it this afternoon. The boy’s went to Waterloo, to E. St. Louis again, 3rd time this week, she [Leona] had got worse since Sun., but is somewhat better now; no school today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, came helped quilt. Bill Hernner’s of St. Louis have another baby girl. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Reheis spent last weekend in St. Louis. Mr. Davis of Ames was here, looked at the horse. We get lot of milk now.