Wednesday, March 23, 1938

Cooler today. Pap hauled 4 loads wheat to Waterloo, got 77 [cents] 76 [cents] 75 [cents] top – 80 [cents]; wheat is getting hot; & dirty. Bert [Bertille] finished cleaning upstairs, except for washing curtains. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve; her & Bert went to lent service. Fr. Joe. Orlet had sermon. Wuller the Ex pres. of Belleville bank is to go to jail latter part of week for 15 yrs. & at 5 yrs. paroled.

Monday, March 7, 1938

We washed, ironed, patched. Pap sewed clover seed, hauled wheat to Waterloo this afternoon, 1 load from here 77 [cents], & 2 loads from Henrys 82 [cents]. top price is 84 [cents]. Bert [Bertille] took eggs to town got 14 [cents]. Lauts tearing house down today. Hoffmann from Belleville nearly all down this eve. Steve Stiffler was here this eve. on business. Sure warm.

Monday, Feb. 7, 1938

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed, patched. Pap took load of wheat to Waterloo 17 bu. @ 87 [cents]; then went on business trip. Frank Dudenhoeffer is dead 1 yr. today. Sure is beautiful day. Bert [Bertille] took 6 doz. eggs to store got 14 [cents] coming down all the time.

Friday, Oct. 29, 1937

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary up this afternoon. Clara Gregson came here till Emil got back, he was out at the place. We took load wheat – 17 bus. to Waterloo got 87¢. top is 90¢; ordered Times. H. Wittenauer is putting up hay. Henry is going to butcher a heifer again this afternoon, but it is awful warm today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came brought apples for A. [Aunt] Mary; plow share down.

Friday, Oct. 8, 1937

Canned qt. tomatoes. Pap went to town order laying mash & hog feed brought it down this morn. Received letter from Dupo stating who won there prizes, all of St. Louis, except 1 at Dupo & Highland 2 at Belleville; anyway not us. The wedding pictures of Papenberg & Schmierbach & Armstutz’s are all in paper, all pretty good. John Braun was here; going around trying to get signers for leasing land for oil, quite a few around here have signed up. Pap took 19 bus. wheat to Waterloo got 93¢. top is 95¢. Bert stayed at Henry’s. Seen in paper that Emil Brand gave the Times Editor a paper from 35 yrs. ago; they published the news, some of the items from that paper.

Friday, October 1, 1937

Cleaned room & hall finished upstairs, only washing to do. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon fixing his basement. Pap hauled 3 loads wood today with truck. Henry brought load corn. Sure hot today. Bersche brought our sewing machine all fixed $3.50 & also took Rose [Rosalia] to there place $18.50. all varnished. Mrs. Mehrmann got 5 doz. eggs. yesterday 22¢. Wheat in paper $1.02.

Friday, Sept. 24, 1937

Went out to Henry’s got load wheat took it to Waterloo 97¢. brought some along home for crushing tomorrow; we also took our sewing machine along it, getting it repaired doesn’t sew. Electric bill was 8 hrs. this mon; little more light then last mon. Pap went to see John this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in went to Red Bud to Buehler’s, & junk pile gathering some old junk. Dr. Hatz of Waterloo dentist, is building a new house Waterloo Park sub division contract by Osterhage Builders. Siedle building gone for Teonges west of railroad tracks, lot of houses going up again in Waterloo. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came down awhile this evening; lights went out for awhile.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1937

Went to Belleville dentist this morn; fooled around again little ground some of on teeth, come again in couple days, some dentist day. Painted smoke house. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, cleaning out cellar. Henry brought load corn this morn. Eggs 21¢. Wheat 96 & 98¢.

Friday, Sept. 17, 1937

Pap went to see Con. Myerscough, made a trade he brought 2 horses & $15. booth & got our mare Babe this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Bert [Bertille] made 2 qts & 2 pts. mince meat; 1 pt. tomatoes & pickles, cooked catsup. Paul Wittenauer stopped in, he now drives the bakery wagon, thought maybe we would buy from him, baker loop [?]; bread. Wheat 97¢ in paper.

Tuesday, July 27, 1937

Sure cool morn’s & eve’s & so hot during the day. It is 4 yrs. today A. [Aunt] Lizzie Reheis died. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came, brought wash along, we washed ironed, patched, made chicken dinner, Pap & Leo went to Waterloo with load wheat for Leo, $1.07 bu. then they went to area near Maeystown to look at a plow; but the fellow wouldn’t sell it any more, talked to Metzger’s about a new one. Went down & looked at C. Buehler’s, they don’t know if they want to sell it yet are [sic – or] not, talking maybe start farming again somewhere, Hy. Armstutz came & got coop 36 chicks shipped them to St. Louis.