Friday, Dec. 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went to Henrys got load oats. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this afternoon, got last of benifit [sic] wheat AAA check $22.91. Pap got his measurements taken by Peiper for a new suit for Christmas. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we played 5 hand pinochle, listened to radio.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1936

Went to mass. Pap took his budget envelope back he put in $5.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had breakfast with us, then went home. Leo came this afternoon had supper, they went to Belleville to St. Mary’s parish closing of the mission. Omer & Bert went out to Henry’s played cards. It is awful cold tonite.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 1936

Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up she went along with us to Belleville to Dr. Wagner, pap paid him $71.50 & was allowed $15 for his teeth, the old crown. Raining all day nearly.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 1936

Fried down bacon. Went out to Henry’s butchering a big hog; had dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped also. Cloudy, snow a little, not much. Henry & family went to Geodelles for supper, his birthday. Leo & Rose went to Jake’s.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1936

Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, were all up, helped to butcher, had lunch & dinner, butchered the large sow. Started in snowing this afternoon, & rain tonite. Eggs 34¢ today.

Monday, Nov. 30, 1936

Pretty cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary going to saw wood today; got 24 loads; starting 7:20 this morn. Krebs saw, & O. Birkner, Henry, pap & himself; had dinner, took till about 3 o’clock when finished. Burdgorf of Red Bud got the heifer $210 & 3 lbs. good beef, get it when you want it. Eggs 31¢. Got calandar [sic] from Techny Ill. Al. Cleveland’s family were here played 6 hand pinochle game.

Sunday, November 29, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile, took in $350 at Turkey supper, but the expenses isn’t off that is $200 clear she said. Fr. Stern gave budget collection envelopes around this morning, for every body to donate, hand them in before Jan; has that instead of pinic [sic] & house collection. Henry & family were up this afternoon for supper. Omer & Leo came this eve. we played 5 hand pinochle.

Friday, Nov. 27, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he went to Waterloo; she stopped here all day helped quilt, & Leona & Billy [Willis] came to, we finished the quilt. Uncle Fred came up & got her after supper.

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1936

Snow this morn. & all day, colder; not a very nice day. The turkey dinner went pretty good sold 450 tickets & turkey was about all, had 50; sold everything in fancy work & bazzaar [sic]. We were quilting all day, had chicken dinner. Today is the weddings all over, at Tipton Eugene Fahey & Lucille McCarthey, Joe Lynle & Ethel May, & Fauter & Kahner, all in mass at 9:30; Fahey & May gave wedding dance at Donahue’s, very large crowd. Jack Ganley & Helen McCarthy best; Rose May & guy for her sister. Miss Josie Keller & Kuhn stopped awhile; were out for turkey supper. We went to Ralph Weigand’s & Luella Bruns wedding dance at Kammlers hall, nice crowd, but cold. A. Buchons’s furnished musci [sic], marched around the cake, & danced; Hy Brun’s & cousin best, sure received many presents; the bride all wore white with veils. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1936

Colder. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, got there turkey to make for tomorrow. Eggs sure came down only 33¢ now.