Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1936

Pap went in woods all day. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s went along to E. St. Louis with them got permanents at Esther Beauty Shop on Sinclair Ave. for $2.50 a piece, pretty good so far. We got bu. apples for $1.25 willow twigs. Pete Hoffmann is in St. Louis hospital pretty sick, they say;  we went shopping at E. St. Louis. stores this afternoon, met Maggie Grassheim & Pour brothers over there.

Monday, Dec. 14, 1936

Went out to Henry’s butchering, had lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped to, was a pretty big one. Eggs are only 29¢. Chas. Helfrich came got slip paper for that he got clover seed here. We got weighed, Rose 152, Leona 125, U. Fred 160, Berti 114 & Billy [Willis] 40. Mrs. Hy. Burdorgf butchers wife of Red Bud was buried last Fri. afternoon.

Sunday, Dec. 13, 1936

Went to mass. Awful nice day, warm. Was at home all day. We heard Mildred Hepp birthday request by Erna Hepp yesterday on the radio. Leo & Rose went to Belleville. Alois Roth & Gertie were here this evening playing cards, we sure had a real pinochle game, Gertie had 800 kings & 300 pinochle at 1 time. Gertie & Bert partners against men; played out even games, 3 on each side; we played 6 games.

Friday, Dec. 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went to Henrys got load oats. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this afternoon, got last of benifit [sic] wheat AAA check $22.91. Pap got his measurements taken by Peiper for a new suit for Christmas. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we played 5 hand pinochle, listened to radio.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 1936

Rose sewed jumpers. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Rose had her broken tooth looked after by dentist, he has to treat it, & if it hurts, has to have it pulled; come in again next Fri. We went to Steve Renneckers played pinochle broke even, except one game tie, Berti had 800 kings. Pretty cold.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1936

Baked bread, pap hauled hay; Rose is sewing, aprons etc. Rose went to town got jumper goods 20¢ yd. Eggs 30¢ coming down. Bert baked oatmeal cookies, mixed carmels [sic] this eve. Bert wasn’t feeling well.

Monday, Dec. 7, 1936

It is 12 above zero this morning, quite a change. We washed. Rose sewed. Pap took the chev. to Probst had him to look it over, it can stand zero he said. Henry & Leona went to Belleville left Billy [Willis] here, went in about 9:30 came back at 4 o’clock. Pap went to Bolstead bought sow & 5 pigs 4 weeks old for $17.00. Bertille went to Mertz’s store, looked for mail & she won the fruit cake, for 4¢ push the name Belle & that won the cake, some luck, it is 98¢ cake, looks good. We had no street lights for awhile this eve. alright now. Eggs 31¢ now.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 1936

Fried down bacon. Went out to Henry’s butchering a big hog; had dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped also. Cloudy, snow a little, not much. Henry & family went to Geodelles for supper, his birthday. Leo & Rose went to Jake’s.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1936

Uncle Fred is 62 yrs. old today & Uncle Joe 53. Today Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s got load oats. We all went out to Uncle Freds, had dinner there, played cards, Jos Keller came out to, for dinner. They all went to Louis Armstutz’s sale at the molasses factory, Kaltwassers estate. Went out to Uncle Freds again, had supper. Buehler’s & Frank & Oscars Birkners family came also, played cards, etc. Beautiful day, getting colder.

Friday, Nov. 13, 1936

Pap went to see party by Floraville about pigs, he wants larger ones. Mrs. Frank McDermott died will be buried tomorrow morning at 9 leaving the house to Tipton church & cemetery, she had a stroke, ailing for quite sometime. Pap & Rose went out got load oats; at Henry’s. Sure beautiful weather we are having.