Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1934

Aunt Mary came over. We washed, ironed, patched. Today is the last game of ball between Cardinals & Tiger’s, they are even now, today tells the tale who wines. The Cardinals won out. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here. We dug the rest of our sweet potatoes out, got about 2 bus. for sale. Uncle helped to. Aunt Mary & us, kids went fishing caught 8, they are so small, we through [sic] it back in again. Uncle Pete’s birthday. Henry brought the tractor up. Leona & kids came to get him; he didn’t work any more this evening. Steve Rennicker was collecting telephone dues, ours is 75¢. Hy. was here selling pears, 50¢ bu. & some guy around selling apples $1.00 bu. Looks like rain.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1933

Jung was here & paid his debts. A lady around selling vanilla, 3 bottles $1.00, we sent her of [sic – off]. Uncle Joe was here paid Rosalia for threshing $1.50. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Wm. Gregson’s sale, didn’t buy anything; big sale. Ralph Collier was to have his property sold, to but it wasn’t today, Uncle Pete is going to forclose [sic] the mortage [sic – mortgage]. Ralph’s wife is in St. Louis, she is suing him for divorce, it comes of in Sept. court.

Tuesday, April 14, 1931

Today Wm. Curran & Julia Ruby are getting married in St. Patrick’s church Tiptown, & this evening they will have a wedding dance at Oak Grove.  Philip & Bill came out & we went to the dance.  The wedding couple marched around the hall, then they danced a waltz.  Mabel Crook & Olga Bozzay where the attendants.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went too.  We all went too Waterloo this afternoon to the car sale at Nobbe’s.  Aunt Mary won a prize a dress, cap & anklets given by Clara Siegel.  The dress she got exchanged for a larger one & Rosalia got the cap, & Bertille the socks.  Nelson Kleyer won the old ford coupe that was raffled.  There was a man here this morning selling the Daily Advocate paper.  The insurance man from Horse Prairie was also here.  Victor Eichenseer was here too.  We stopped at Henry’s when we went to Waterloo.  Frank Dudenhoeffers & Margaret & the family where at Uncle Pete’s last Sunday.  She said we should come over to St. Louis next Sunday.  Our little chicks are hatching Sat., so I don’t know if we will go or not but I guess if it don’t rain we will.

Saturday, April 4, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morn.  Rosalia went to church.  Henry Braun & Willie Braun are getting there land & etc. praised [appraised] today.  Uncle Pete is one of the praisers [appraisers].  Henry & family came up this afternoon, the kids stayed here & they went to church.  The Easter Rabbit laid each of the boy’s a egg.  Benny Schilling has a new Chev. coach, got it from Red Bud.  Odillo Eichenseer got a new Chev. roadster with Rumble seat this afternoon at Red Bud.  There was a man here today trying to sell flowers.