Saturday, Sept. 25, 1937

Rained last nite, pretty nice shower. Henry stopped in, got crushing done. H. Wittenauer working on the land. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were here. We went to Waterloo church, & Columbia to see Hermann. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] were also at Waterloo, bought second hand sewing machine from Bersche for $18.50 delivered in good condition Singer, it doesn’t make a bit noise, runs smooth. Miss Amelia Kroll died Thurs. eve. at hospital from operation on gall stones, will be buried Mon. morning at Hecker church, & Waterloo cemetery. she & her mother kept house together here, her mother is blind.

Friday, Sept. 24, 1937

Went out to Henry’s got load wheat took it to Waterloo 97ยข. brought some along home for crushing tomorrow; we also took our sewing machine along it, getting it repaired doesn’t sew. Electric bill was 8 hrs. this mon; little more light then last mon. Pap went to see John this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in went to Red Bud to Buehler’s, & junk pile gathering some old junk. Dr. Hatz of Waterloo dentist, is building a new house Waterloo Park sub division contract by Osterhage Builders. Siedle building gone for Teonges west of railroad tracks, lot of houses going up again in Waterloo. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down awhile this evening; lights went out for awhile.

Monday, Oct. 31, 1932

Hallowe’n today. Henry had intended to butcher a cow today, but it rained, & ugly out. The kids at the Blackburn School, was going to have a chicken bouillion, [sic] & Hallowe’n party but the weather is unfavorable, so they will have it tomorrow. Rosalia was sewing with the machine, & got her finger under the needle, it went through the nail & out on the other side, we pulled it out with the pliers. Henry was up taking orders for beef, he is going to kill it tomorrow. He has about 3 quarter sold.

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