Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1933

We are cooking catsup, fixing fence. Robert Rettinghouse funeral is this afternoon, they have him at John Lipperts service at the house, then to the Hecker cemetery, papa & Bertille walked down to the cemetery & rode home with Uncle Fred; it was a very large funeral, singers at the grave; it took 10 mins till they all got through Hecker. He has 3 children Clarence 28, George 23, Viola 14. The pall bearers where all cousins, Elmer Rettinghouse, Louis Armstutz, Oscar & Rob Lippert, 2 Weber boys.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1933

Mission Sun. Rally at Cakohia [sic - Cahokia] at Parks Air Port. Bob Rettinghouse got killed on the hard road last nite, he & his daughter where visiting at John Lipperts, neighbor & brother-in-law, on there way, home got he struck by a passing car, from Sparta; the car was damaged a little, they say the road, has blood, on & some of his brains, so it must of been terrible. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner. We went to Renneckers, Wagners where there too; played cards. Wagner held 1500 trump spades, Bertille had 500 in spades, & Pap had 1500 in clubs, & didn’t see it, some card player’s ha! ha!

Friday, Oct. 20, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came over then went home, they stayed in town over nite. Papa & Rosalia gathered up those barrels sitting along the streets. We got a battery for the chev, $4.95 with the old one, got it from Ed. Neff. We paper flower pots; did cleaning. In the Waterloo Paper, it gives all the names of farmers & how much wheat acreages they can sew this year; Harold Hellmer & Clara Treasa [sic? - Teresa] Bertram where married at St. Peter & Pauls Church Wed, at 8 o clock; the attendants where Learord [sic? - Leonard] Bertram & Lucine Hellmer, brother & sister of the bride & groom & the wedding also of Lydia Osterhage & Otto Susewind, last Sat. at the Evangocial [sic] church, the attendants where, Lavina Susewind, & Awred, & Clarence, & Adel Osterhage brothers & sisters of bride & groom; going to live with Mrs. Susewind. Hellmers are going to live on Flower St. Waterloo. Miss Mathilda Schilling & Mrs. Slyvester Miller gave Miss Bertram a miscellanous shower, last Tues. evening, prizes where awarded to Eugenia Hellmer, Mouras [?] Schilling & Miss Bertram playing bunco.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 1933

Papa went out to Henry’s walked out he was going to help him put ground on the slab, so he could cross with the tractor, he had dinner there, it rained all morn, so they couldn’t do nothing, went over to Levi Ganley’s bought 2 heifers from him for $20.00, Henry took the one for $11.50 & papa one for $8.50; he came home with McAndrews all the way on the hard road, he rode with them from the bridge on to Hecker. Clarence Wagner came here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for the euchres. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & then went there to; we didn’t get no prices [sic - prizes], both had 5 points; Uncle Fred got a scarf & she got baby’s outfit. The crowd wasn’t so very large, Miss Elsie Pautler of Evansville got attendance prize, a bed spread. There were quite a few prices [sic].

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1933

Went out to Uncle Freds had dinner there, then left the car stand by church lanes & walked down the hard road to where they are working by Cleveland’s House, we walked up to Henry’s but no one home there, so went back home again, it started in raining. Harry Kammler has a dance tonite musci [sic] furnished by Mac Ocr. [sic] of Red Bud. Ed Neff traded his old car in for a new one, also Joe Wacthel, R. Stauenfbiel. Ed is building a new garage, wrecked his old one, & putting it up modern. Mr. Peter Reheis got the place from Ralph Collier, known as Whiteside farm, sold on forclosure [sic] sale $7500.00. Mrs. Collier & children are in St. Louis. Mr. Jo. Neff 45 yrs. passed away was buried Fri., sick 2 days in hospital. Mrs. Joe Schilling brother, Smithon [sic] Church, Green Mount Cemetery. Mrs. Neff 86 yrs, his mother lives in Old Folds [sic - Folks] Home, Belleville; he married Lavin Buehler, and have 3 children, all living on farm near Smithon [sic].

Saturday, Oct. 14, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, had chicken soup dinner with us, cleaned the garden & things. All nite dance at Breezy, Koehlers Ors. $4 attendance prize, tonite, 5 wedding ann. Oak Grove.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1933

Fried in meat; washed curtains, cleaned front rooms. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, dug sweet potatoes, had supper here. Papa went to Wagner’s telephone meeting. It rained. We had backbone soup today.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1933

We washed, ironed; quilts, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we butchered 40 lb. pig; made 2 liver saussages [sic], & fried the meat, ribs all in; they where her for supper. It is warm today.

Monday, Oct. 9, 1933

It is raining; cleaned hen houses put in straw. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon. We cooked catsup. eggs 20ยข.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile this morning. We went down to Ruma to the 18th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Myerscough, in the hall, big crowd, some from here, Gregson’s, Krehers, Parker, Papenberg, neighbors string band played. Oct. 5 was the day.