Wednesday, May 11, 1938

Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud mass & brought Leona home & took her home. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary staying there all day. Pap cleaned chicken house & hauling lumber home this afternoon, from Schillings. Ed Brand & wife came from Alba. [Alabama] are visiting here with a new hudson car, swell big car. Leo & Bert [Bertille], went to hospital, Leo stayed all nite; Bert [Bertille] came home with Uncle Fred. Mr. Shields was here this evening. We planted sweet potatoes & tomato.

Friday, Jan. 29, 1937

Bert cleaned, baked bread etc. Eggs only 19¢ now; Bert got the mail, not much news, Mr. & Mrs. Jake Schaefer of near Foster Pond have a baby boy, born at St. Mary’s Hospital last Thurs. nite; Mr. & Mrs. Ray Schmidt & son Linus [? – unclear] of Waterloo returned home from Red Bud’s Hospital Sat. were all 3 had pneumonia, boy was taken back there again still has throat ailments, paper says. Mrs. Joe Watchel gave me the wedding present for Rosalia, they couldn’t go to the wedding, Delmar was sick with grippe. She [Rosalia] got set silver ware from Uncle Ed, knives & forks, spoons, teaspoons, butter knives, sure beautiful set, sent by mail.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1935

Pap & Rosalia went out to Henry’s did the feeding, & took the boy’s along too; put the hams away. Mr. Herbert of Belleville called said, he would take the black cow for $65. get her when the weather was fit, nasty out today, rainy & colder. Henry came this afternoon brought Billy [Willis] along to stay here. he thought Leona improved some, she is all yellow color, but hasn’t no pains in her stomach this morning; he stayed by Uncle Ed. in E. St. Louis, she has a private room, St. Marys Hospital. Rosa went out did the milking, brought the boy’s along again. We washed & ironed some today. Eggs 22¢ here in town.