Thursday, Aug. 12, 1937

Beautiful day, cool, but no rain, had an awful storm at New York last nite radio reports. Washed, ironed, patched, washed bottles, canned 1 qt. & pt. tomatoes. Pap went out to Henry’s . Stoeckel finished everything this morn., paid him for everything worked 86 hrs. @ 25¢ hr. $21.50; he painted, fixed roofs & chimneys & window frame filled in spaces that was needed etc; here & Henrys together. Public sale by Harrisonville this afternoon. Mehrmann got 10 doz. eggs. 17¢.

Saturday, Aug. 7, 1937

Pap went to barber shop. Stoeckel painter is out all day. Pap went to Burksville sale; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Fr. Feldmann & brothers sale at Red Bud. bought box jars etc. for Rose [Rosalia] for 20¢; wasn’t much of a sale. Nic Frisch has sale to, that is over near New Athens. R. Besher & Fern Gully; family are moving on that place. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert wasn’t along to Log cabin, supposed to be a wedding dance, couple from E. St. Louis, but they never came at all, Webers Bro. playing & no crowd, we came home ten o’clock.

Monday, August 2, 1937

We canned 9 apple sauce, 2 qts. tomatoes & 4 pickles & cooking catsup, & Boy is it hot. Stoeckel painter of Waterloo started painting our house this morn. Billy’s [Willis] 4 yr. birthday today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve; brought eggs up. are 17¢.

Monday, June 7, 1937

Pap went out early to Henry’s. Stoeckel came out & they plastered the room & fixed things up. Uncle Fred & A. Mary were up, we cut lawn, worked garden. Bert painted bath room, worked truck patch, planted sweet potatoe [sic] plants this eve.

Saturday, June 5, 1937

Nice day. Pap went out to Henry’s, took Cleveland to look at it. Went to Red Bud got cement this afternoon. Maniers have fish fry tonite. Rain this morning. Stoeckel painter of Waterloo was here going to pain our house in a couple weeks, going to plaster Henry’s house Mon. takes 25¢ hr. Picked pan of peas for tomorrow, dinner. Egg 15¢ at Eichenseers.

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