Sunday, Dec. 8, 1935

Feast Day. Cloudy & rained last night. They have 13 hr. Devotion in Hecker parish today; Armin Geodell’s called there baby girl Marlene Norma. Wagner’s went to Waterloo show last night, to see “Shirley Temptte” [sic – Shirley Temple] & “Curly Top;” said it was awful nice.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1935

We all went up in the woods, took dinner along, but it started in to rain, came home at 12’o clock, rained all afternoon. Berti baked cookies; & we put quilts together; have the “Goose Track” all set together & border on; now started the stitched one. Bernice Wagner came, selling chances on a turkey to be raffled out on Dec 24. at the Public School House, we took 1, 10¢ each kid has 20 chances to sell – 3 – 25¢. Pierre Laut was also here, but we can’t take chances from all of them. Mr. Geo Dehn of Ellis Grove died at 3:20 this afternoon, he was ailing for quite awhile, had 3 pralatic [sic – paralytic] strokes. Mrs Rennecker’s brother.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, she went to church & to meeting, for the Thanksgiving Turkey & chicken dinner. Clara Wagner & kids came awhile; John Henkel came for his money for the hay 242 lbs. @ $9.75, highest this week. We went to Waterloo to Hy Roth’s birthday dance. Boy! nice crowd. Schumacher & Carle played. We put sleeper tickets here at the Firemen’s euchre party & dance; pretty nice crowd but mostly all elderley [sic] people. Wm Birkner’s Orch. played; none of us got prizes, we gave bridge set.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, got there liver sausage & kettle grease; had lunch, we washed, ironed, rendered lard got 3 gals. Papa went in woods. The Y.P.L. has a euchre & dance in Kammler’s Hall tonite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then Ros & Bert went along up to the euchre. Uncle was the lucky one, he got prize, a flower vase, had 7 points, we had 6, played 12 games; then danced but Moonlight Orch; the prizes weren’t so nice, pretty nice crowd; Mrs. Milton Wagner won attendance prize. There is also euchre & dance at Paderborn.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 1935

Pap went in the woods. Henry & Leona came & Billy. Henry went to Sam Mosio’s to get the corn & hog checks. his is $7 – 3.11, & paps one is $6.54 & $2.92; very little. Mehrman came & borrowed hammer; Wagner’s & Mehrmanns came over this evening had pinochle game. Mr. Mehrmann had 1500 trump again & also Berti had 1500 in clubs; different games.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1935

Papa went up in the woods. Cloudy & smoky weather. Wedding Bells are ringing today at Paderborn for Chas. Daugherty of Mo. & Elvira Haudrich; we went up to the dance, & my what a crowd, she got lot presents, we gave her a dresser scarf; Skaers played for the dance; she wore white satin dress, & all white also veil; her bridesmaids were, Annie Karban & Lorreta Haudrich, dark wine velvet dresses, with hats; & Elmer Karban & Daugherty best men; all dark blue suits; ushers Cryil [sic – Cyril] Haudrich & guy; she was given at the altar by her father. Rosalia went quilting by Geo. Wagners; sunburst quilt. Bernice came & told her, to come over, Pap took chev. to Probst’s got it greased, brakes tightened, 30029 mile. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Katzler of St. Louis have a baby boy born last Fri. Louisa Braun is working there now. Ed Brand is here came this afternoon to Uncle Adam’s.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1935

Papa went in the woods. Berti ironed. We received a card from Elvira Haudrich. Chas. Daugherty wedding to take place at Paderborn Nov. 13; & dance at Totchisin [?] evening. Bernice Wagner came & told us to come over there for a card game this evening; so we did played four handed pinochle & loser drop out; Pap & Merhmann were partners & lucky players this evening; he held 1500 trumps & etc. Clara & Rose & George & Berti were partners. They say Clifford Stahleber & Red Mueller are married & live in Waterloo now, above Kerhn’s store.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1935

Election today, just 2 commissioners running, Vogt & Teonjes. Bertille’s 21 yr. birthday. We washed, hung it in basement. Chris Buehler stopped in, to tell papa about some hogs. Chas. Wagner came with some corn for his hogs here, Geo. Lorberg was going to get them this afternoon, & he did. Geo Boll was also along, they had taken stock to East St. Louis, then went to J. Friedrichs, had bought a heifer & brought a cow along for A. Eckert. Painted a few window frames this afternoon. A Wind Power Electric Agent was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, called for Christ Kern’s to came here also, wanted to speak with them, so Mr & Mrs Kern & boy Leo came. We started fire in furnace for first time this year.

Monday, Nov. 4, 1935

Raining all day. A Midwest truck driver fell asleep driving & ran off the road on the other side of John Brauns house in the ditch & upset, took so long to get them out, lot town people went down; to see it. Alsace Eckert had a accident yesterday at Belleville, she was cut in the face, & car is a total wreck, they said. Harold Wagner was here & drove his pigs in our yard, they had just bought them, & got out & ran away on them, were out on the hard road by Meng’s lane, he was looking for them all morning. Surely is raining something terrible going around in the north, getting colder, yesterday we had the doors open, we went to bed early; this evening.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1935

Pap went out in the woods. Ironed, & patched today. A guy here selling apples, we took ½ bu. for Leona, 50¢ bus. & 85¢ bu. Clara Wagner got 1 doz. eggs. Sure nice weather again so warm.