Saturday, May 16, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, had dinner here, we had beef soup, him & Rose went to Waterloo with all of the wheat from out there, got 78¢. Henry & family stopped in, took Floyd to hospital, got his hand re bandaged. Boys stayed here. Emil & Bert Thompson called on pap this afternoon, we opened the davenette & he sleeps, or rests on there during day. We baked lemon pie this afternoon. Eggs 18¢. Mrs. Joe Watchel & Clara Wagner got permanents at Belleville yesterday. The bill at the hospital for 10 das. [days] including room & board, washing (operating room $8.00), & surgical dressings. Lab ex. medicine $53.75. John Hepp came on business. The Chev. Dealer of New Athens, called again to; so far nothing yet; making trades for Uncle Fred’s car.

Wednesday, April 29, 1936

Pap & Rose took load wheat 86¢ to Waterloo & got chick mash. Rained last nite a shower; but not near enough. Irene Reheis of Belleville & her piano pupils are having a recital & dance at Hotel Belleville tonite, & there is a euchre in the school hall here given by the Holy Name Society; just everything, in one nite. We planted flower seed nasturiums [sic]. Friedrich of Belleville was here agent for paint, alumium [sic] $2.95 gal. delivered. Pap went out on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he stayed across the street, has a bad cold, he went to bed over there. Rose & Bert went along with her to the euchre in school hall, she got a broom, we didn’t get nothing.

Wednesday, April 8, 1936

Pap & Rose took load wheat to Waterloo got .80¢ bu. Pap helped Henry bring the mare up to Meng’s today. We cooked 2 kettles soap, cleaned yard, strawed potatoes. A man here selling Latex for sores, to wrap around just like rubber. Odil Eichenseer & Illinois Light & Power Man was here, pap signed up for a metoer [sic – meter]; he says there will be electric lights in Hecker by May 15, be nice. We went to Lent Devotion tonite at Red Bud. Mrs. Rennecker finished her 2 quilts for Manier’s. In Georgia from the tornado there was a man & wife & 11 children found all dead, were buried in a single row 35×7 ft.

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.

Monday, March 30, 1936

Colder this morning. Papa & Rose took load wheat 85¢ to Waterloo. Ed Rehlings & Hartmanns have electric lights from Waterloo now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, he helped in the woods. Henry is hauling it together this afternoon; they had supper here. Levi Ganley came & looked at our haystacks, he wants to buy some. Papa took the mare over to Ed. Meng’s this evening. Eggs 15¢.

Wednesday, March 4, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she went to mass. Pap went in the woods. We finished our quilting, Star quilt. Uncle Fred hauled load wheat to Waterloo & got $1.03, she stayed here only; Ed. Brand’s birthday today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to New Athens, got her lace collar again from the show at Geigers store, she received a little tablecloth to stitched, gave it to us.

Tuesday, March 3, 1936

Berti ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she went to mass. Pap went out in the woods. Mrs. Hy. Birkner is awful sick again, they don’t allow no visitors now. Frieda Buehler is out there now. Uncle Fred hauled wheat to Red Bud, got 99¢; she helped to quilt awhile they came again this evening Rose went along to church; the church was packed; Fr. Simion asked & answered questions this eve.

Monday, Feb. 3, 1936

St. Blase. We wanted to go to mass, but the weather was terrible this morning, fog & sleet ice, one car turned 4 times around, in front of Laut’s house; papa seen it. We washed, made cheese & 2½ lbs. butter. Kunklemann was here looked at the mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a little, then went to see Chris Buehlers, Linus & Iona aren’t feeling well. Quite a few around town got the mumps. Clara Wagner got 1 lb. butter 30¢ & Rennecker got 1 lb. & 5¢ milk; Eggs 23¢ Wheat $1.

Monday, Jan. 20, 1936

Fried in meat & sausages; Pap went out to help Emil saw wood, had 10 men; 35 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he & Berti went to Waterloo on businiss [sic], wheat 99¢ eggs 21¢.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1936

Cleaned chicken house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, had dinner, he took wheat to Waterloo got 98¢. Pap & him went to see Armbruster’s at Paderborn, to buy hogs, there’s were all sold; so then they went to Red Bud to Burdgorfs bought 2 ours 205 lbs. @ 10¢; brought them along. Klein’s bros. came bought sow & pigs $60.00. Pap & Uncle went out to Henry’s sharpened butcher knifes & get things, tools. Alois Havey came, pap paid him, $6.00 for repair chimney, guttering, spouts. The foundry man at Belleville ain’t working yet. Loyd Pabst & Al Voges brought load corn yesterday. Lester Bruns have a baby girl born last Thurs. Jan 9. Mrs Pour is maid. We went to Red Bud Mon. nite to see the purina show, Hidden Harvest, sure good, about 500 people attended at City Hall Mr. Luhr, Zizfel, managers. 3 attendance prizes were given, pap won 1st. 25 baby chicks any kind, H. Hess 2nd 25 lbs. startina, 3rd Rusel Lee feeder chick.