Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1938

Went to Leo’s all day, helped dig potatoes, finished now, had lunch, dinner & supper there; & boy it was pretty hot all day.

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1938

Cold. Boy! Its 6 above radio says. E. St. Louis was 4 & at St. Louis 2 above. in Minnesota 22 below. Bert [Bertille] baked cake, stitching etc. Aunt Mary’s birthday. Bert called & congratulation. Uncle Fred was working in the woods all morn.

Saturday, March 13, 1937

Snowing all day & drifted; deepest snow yet so far this winter; good for the cabbage plants. Floyd is 8 yrs. old; we didn’t go to the birthday, snowing to much; all drifted.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1936

Raining nearly all day, we washed, dug sweet potatoes this afternoon, suppose to get cold tonite & tomorrow, with frost & freezing tomorrow nite; we got nice potatoes & quite a few. Eggs are 27¢ now.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1936

Registration Day. We cleaned chicken houses, sewed. Pap got load corn fodder. Went out to help Henry with the team harrow & sow wheat. Radio said in Wis. snowed yesterday. Mercury down to 20; cold & children skated on the icy streets. A man around delivering Wards Sale specials for the weekend.

Saturday, July 18, 1936

Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s got feed for crushing. A lady here wanted to know were [sic] Clarence Braun lives. Mr. Hoffmann Chev. dealer was out at Uncle Fred’s then came here, so far they haven’t made no bargain. Papa went out to see Uncle about it. This afternoon he went to Waterloo then to a Mueller sale by Foster Pond. It is pretty warm again today. Mr. Jake Friedrich of near Waterloo had a sun stroke Thurs; & isn’t well yet. There was an awful hail storm, west from here, one of Henry’s corn field is striped [sic], lying all ways they say, looks awful; worse yet closer by Waterloo. There is a free dance at Floraville at Keim’s tonite.

Saturday, June 20, 1936

It surely was hot yesterday 104 highest at 4 P.M. We are having chicken dinner. Mrs. Gertie Irose 44 yrs. old is being buried at Chester Ill. this morn. 9 o’clock mass by Fr. Tecklenburg of Evansville, for Fr. Lemen of Chester left for Nebraska. Seen in Messenger Fr. Freund is to be assistant at Muryphsboro [sic] for 6 weeks; at present he is at Waterloo. Clarence Heberer of Mascoutaha [sic] have a baby boy born on June 11 nee Marie Fults, Bertie’s 2nd yr. school teacher.

Monday, April 6, 1936

Cloudy, & cold; In Alambama [sic] had a storm yesterday, 1 reported dead. In Georgia Tornado, 1,000 persons dead, & 4 houses burned this morning, from cyclones; terrible in other states. Pap & Rose took load wheat to Waterloo & went out to see Joe Freund’s to see his cow; but pap didn’t want it, but made trade anyway – $75 – cash – $75 note, coming to look & get it Thurs. morn. Leona is sick in bed with flu, – cold. Mr. Saliger of Horse Praire got the cultivator $35.00 this afternoon. Wm. C Voges was here wanted to buy oats, thought it was to high price but was going to tell his son Charles. Aaron Papenberg the assesor [sic] was here. We went out to Uncle Freds, for supper; & on business, paid interest of $300.00 note.

Thursday, April 2, 1936

Boy! some weather, cold, freezing hard is to be 20° tonite, we covered things in the garden; started fire in furnace again & in brooder stove, getting chicxs [sic] Sat. Mr. Jake Erle stopped in. Salger from Horse Prairie came, looked at our cultivator & bought it for $35.00; will get it soon. Berti went to see Joe Griffin about our radio; he is coming down tomorrow; we sewed aprons, caps & Rose cut her print dress & sewed the skirt.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 1936

In St. Louis it was 11 degrees below zero, this morning, pretty cold; but some places it is 66 & 55 below, tonight it is to be zero here, getting warmer, snow this morn, now sunshine. Papa went to Red Bud to see butcher & paid pew rent; Went to Mertz, wants to ship our calf. Hartmann of below Red Bed was here, looked at the horse. Mrs. A. Eckert & Roland Birkner’s birthday anniversary; this is the coldest weather ever been here, they claim; anyway when you ain’t use to it; have to making fire all the time. Calf 13¢.

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