Thursday, Aug. 15, 1935

Holiday. Went to Red Bud 6 o clock mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch & dinner, this afternoon we all went to Belleville, we got spring hats white one. Took chances on Smithon [sic] Catholic Church pinic [sic], on Sept. 2; on 12 articles from Mrs. Schaefer. Went to Renneckers awhile. Gus Klotz & family came to.

Saturday, Aug. 10, 1935

Henry came & got his team & a wagon; had lunch here & engine moved out about 6 o’clock this morning. Katie Keorber youngest daughter of Louis Keorber & Wm. Weber’s boy were married last Sat. at 3:30 Smithon [sic] church; going to start in farming. Pap & Rose hauling wheat from Henry’s to Waterloo. Al Gauen came & got a 13½ lb. ham, 35¢. The price of hogs now is $12 – 100, market. Richard Crowe was out helping with threshing yesterday. Rained this morn. Wheat 77¢ had 17 bus. hauled to Waterloo. We went to a free dance at Pautlers tonite, nice crowd, Carle Schumacher Orchestra.

Monday, Aug. 5, 1935

We washed; ironed. Papa went in the woods. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon. Bernice got 1 dz. eggs. The prizes at Smithon [sic] yesterday were won $100.00 by Wil Grossman $50.00 Quirin girl; Eichenseer won a quilt, there was $25.00 & set harness & 22 quilts all for 10¢ chance. Bud Braun & Roy Neff was here selling chances for the pinic [sic] on 28th Aug. pap took one.

Sunday, Aug. 4, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Slept all afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then we all went to Smithon [sic] Homecoming about 4:30 & was there a crowd; seen the parade, at 5:30, so many floats representing the 12 mons. of year. Hetlesheims car, all decorated advertising the Firemens pinic [sic], with Gus. Frisch & Bill Frilsetu in the rumble seat; dancing afternoon & evening 5¢. dance. open air.

Thursday, July 25, 1935

Rose & Berti went to Red Bud got things, flour mash & fruit jars 2 doz. 75¢ ap. Canned peaches all day, 17 qts. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & they went to Belleville, had lunch here. Rain today again, this evening, every day so far this week it rained; heavy at Belleville & Athens. Mascoutah had a terrible storm the other day, no decent tree left any more, some were saying. Harold Wagner had a automobile accident Sun. night at Athens some one ran into him, without lights, machine is being repaired at Smithon [sic] garage. We went over to Renneckers awhile.

Friday, June 21, 1935

Rain all night & morning, & heavy, showers this afternoon. We clipped chicken wings; cut lawn this evening. We got a postcard greetings from Josie Keller, she is 537 miles from St. Louis South, at present at Tenn. Sun, going to see Power House 1 Dam at Shoals Ala. Seen in Waterloo paper Anton Jaefer 77 yrs. was buried Mon. morning at Waterloo catholic Church cemetery. Mr. & Mrs. Otto Kalmer have adopted 2 orphan children, boy 2 & girl 1 yr. old. Mr. Chris Fleckenstein – Eva Armbruster’s husband was buried last week at Smithon [sic]. Clarence Osterhage & Helen Kolmer are to be married tomorrow at Waterloo. Cool this evening.

Saturday, April 20, 1935

Henry & Leona & Rose & Berti went to St. Louis left 6:30, boys stayed here with papa, we got permanent waves, $2.00 apiece, & white shoes, Poetker of Smithon [sic] was here looking for hogs, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stop then went to Waterloo, this morn. Coming home from St. Louis there was an awful delay on the bridge, accident happened; slow traffic.

Monday, March 4, 1935

We washed, ironed, awful wind; made little garden. Henry & Albert Cleveland, were here for dinner, sewed oats, rained, after dinner, so they had to quite [sic – quit]. Mr. Stehl butcher of Smithon [sic] stopped here. They Daily Advocate man of Belleville, was here, to sell paper. Comes in on the bus, in the evening now. Mr. Zipfel of Lurlhs [?] Hatchery of Red Bud called over chicken this afternoon, put out 18, we have 106 layers now; Eggs are 19¢ today. Ed. Brand’s birthday.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1935

Henry, Leona & Billy [Willis] came up, they have corn & hog sign up meeting at the City Hall, Henry & papa went, this morning. They had dinner here; she brought a quilt along to mark off, ready to quilt next week. Mr. Ed Pabst was here to see dad. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon. There were quite a few people in town today, for the signing of corn & hog contracts. We dyed some dresses, blue & pink. Mr. Herold Smithton saloon keeper died, will be buried Fri. morning. In Smithon [sic] news was the names of all people attending Mr. Helfrich’s funeral, about 700 people. The Red Bud depot was robbed register & $26; they didn’t find the guys so far. We went out to Al. Clevelands, to nite played 6 hand pinochle, had light lunch, sausage etc., listened to the radio.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here, went over to New Athens to Geiger’s to enter a quilt for show. Papa went to Red Bud to the coummity [sic] Sale at the creamery. Mr. Adam Helfrich 84 of Smithton died Thurs. morning, was found dead in the chicken yard, will be buried Mon. morning there, that is Chas. Helfrichs dad.