Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1936

We washed, cleaned basement, fried in meat etc. Bert got mailed Christmas cards from J. Keller, Fr. Stern, First National Bank at Waterloo. Berti got a punch for a 5 lb. box candy by Mertz paid .03. Name Dorthy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here, then went to the school children’s play in School Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner & supper here, we sawed wood up in the field this afternoon. Geo. Schilling sawed, & J. Mueth, Walter Braun, Ed. Mueth, Al. Cleveland, Henry, Uncle & pap. We went to the euchre at School hall, didn’t win a thing, played 10 games, had cake walk after. We had 2 chickens for dinner.

Sunday, May 3, 1936

Pap 58 birthday, but he is sick, can’t walk much, Rose & Bert went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she brought roast along for dinner, boy had a real dinner. Herman Kettler & son of Paderborn came & invited us to his barn dance tonite, a new one just been build & Elmer Parker & Omar Schilling are giving a free dance at Paulter tonite, musci [sic] by Scheonborn, Schaefer & Schilling & Boy the crowd. They have a play in the school hall here, “Home Town Girl” was the name of it; we didn’t get to see it; same boys were in it.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1936

Berti ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up had dinner here; Joe Griffin was here talking radios, Uncle Freds, going to get one like ours now, getting tomorrow, from J. Griffin $21.- there old radio. Nun from Marrisa was here wanted to buy oats. The Farm Bureau has euchre in Red Bud tonite in the school hall there. Clara Wagner has a quilt in for the firemen’s, Rose helped this afternoon. Cecelia Pour & Harold Eichenseer have the mumps; now.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1936

Rose went out to Henrys brought there wash along so we washed ironed again, also quilted, Burgdorf looked at heifers. Bert & Rose went to the euchre in School Hall, Lizzie Boll got pillow slips attendance prize; Rose got box stationary had 9 points Bert only had 7.

Monday, Nov. 11, 1935

We washed, cleaned things for butchering. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile, then went up to the Armistice Wustmark [sic- Wurstmart], dinner & supper at the School Hall, every family has to bring a cake; & donations to pay for the rest of the eatable, cafeteria style 25¢ plate; had a pretty nice crowd. It rained nearly all night.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1935

Some men around fixing stoves & etc. Pap went up town, butchering a hog by Eichenseer’s today for the wustmark [sic – Wurstmart] Mon, at the School Hall. It rained all day. Roy Neff was around taking orders for beef, they butchered one yesterday, pap went up this afternoon & got 50¢ roast 3 lbs; sell it at 18¢ & soup meat 16¢. Alps. Karban & Elmer Buss have a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite Moonlight Orch. Gents 25 ladies free; & rain all night, terrible.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 1935

Went to Red Bud; mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary dropped in a little while; after church; there going to have euchre in the school hall on Oct. 3. Joe Griffin & Tillie Hafley are to be married Tues. morn. 9 o clock mass here. The sisters are giving a shower Wed. evening in the school hall for Rosella Braun & Angela Eichenseer, Sodality’s invited, have to bring cake or sandwiches & present for each one; some shower. ha, – approaching marriages. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along to Floraville homecoming, such a crowd, all afternoon, the chicken was all gone early; lot people from the city; 7 quilts were raffled for 10¢. So many cars went by today, the Mission Rally is held at Ruma this afternoon, 2 o’clock, 2 sisters are departing for China Mission fields.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1934

Uncle Fred came brought Aunt Mary up for the Ladies Convention to be held at the School Hall, with dinner 50¢ a plate & program this afternoon. Uncle Fred & papa went out to Henry’s sawed wood this afternoon. Rose & Berti went to the Dentist, Rose got 1 pulled & 1 filled Berti got 1 filled. Richert of Dupo was here this morning, engaged 2  hogs for 2 weeks & bought 2 pigs from Henry $2.00 a p. [a piece]. Mr. Edgar Wittenauer & Miss Alsace Eckert are giving a free birthday dance in Kammlers Hall tonite; rang over lines, everybody invited. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, there were so many ladies at the hall today, over 200, for dinner was served, chicken, dressing, peas, turnips, mashed potatoes, cake, cranberries on lettuce & ice cream, ice water & coffee; a big day was had; a quilt was raffled to a Lenzburg lady. We all went to the dance, nice crowd, Koehler’s Orch, in which Edgar plays drums. Rather cold again, froze ice last few nights.