Tuesday, April 21, 1936

Rain this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she stayed here & pap went along with him to Waterloo, paid taxes, $206.84; got flour & chic mash. Minnie Staufenbiel came here to see Aunt Mary about fixing her dress for her. Pap & Uncle went to Red Bud see Schrieber garage man on trading cars; they want to get a new Chev. coupe, soon. Eggs are 18¢ at present. Mr Gus Ettling died at the home of his son Oswald at Belleville, was reported on radio. Pap took Whippet to Probst’s got it repaired & oil put in.

Wednesday, January 1, 1936

Went to Red Bud in the Whip. to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family were here for dinner, Uncle & Aunt were here for supper; we played cards. Leona was sick, so they went home early. Aunt Mary said Clem Parker & Carol Papenberg were married 2nd Christmas Day Dec 26. in the evening.

Monday, Dec. 2, 1935

We washed, ironed. Papa went out trading; went to Waterloo & got the Whip curtains. Berniece brought the mail. Henry brought a load corn & Toptsy up, pap bought the horse for $100.00. Leona is sick in bed again, chills & feaver. Rose stamped a pair pillow cases to stitch.

Friday, Nov. 29, 1935

Cleaned hen house. Rose got the papers, ordered the license $18.78 this year. Whip was the same price $12.00 but chev. is only $6.50. We went to Ruma to Myerscoughs & Tiptown to Colemans, & Dugan’s to see about pigs. Mr. Mehrman got the eggs 31¢. Miss Lena Geodelle of Waterloo, Henry Geodelle’s daughter is at St. Marys Hospital for treatments. Dorthy Myerscough is attending Normal College; at Normal, Ill; is home for holidays. Florence goes to High School at Red Bud; Margret is still at the convent, & can’t come home for 2 years.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1935

Papa went in is hauling corn fodder. The young people’s Sodality of Red Bud has a euchre party tonite in the ball there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along to the euchre. Rose had 11 points & played a sleeper for pap; got 2 prizes, 4½ pecans & glass plate; the rest of us got nothing; they played 16 games; & then cash lotto in basement after the card party upstairs. Mrs. Amada [sic – Amanda] Collier got attendance prize, a pair pillow cases. Pap broke the rear axle in the Whip; hauling corn fodder, Probst came down in the field & pulled to the garage, had it repaired $5.60 with labor.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1935

Ironed. Pap took the Whip to Probst’s got it greased & brakes adjusted, & oil changed 17020 miles. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, he went on business to Ed. Meng’s. Raining again, cloudy & colder. Bernice got doz eggs; she didn’t go to school, has hives; the boys went today.

Monday, Aug. 12, 1935

Papa & Rose hauled load wheat to Waterloo from out at Henry’s, got 77¢ 17 bus.; that is 3rd load from out there; papa took the Whippet to Probst’s & got oil changed; 16603 miles. Berti cooked plum jelley [sic]. Cloudy & rainy this afternoon; & night stops threshing again.

Saturday, July 20, 1935

Finished painting garage. Henry is sick, in bed since yesterday, has fever. Papa took the Whip. to Probst garage had it looked over. Bernice got 1 doz. eggs, brought the yeast back. Chris Buehler is threshing today. Ed Pabst threshed this afternoon, papa went down at 3:30, they threshed few loads bushels on our land, then it rained, had to quite [sic -quit] for today, pretty nice shower, steady rain, at Belleville, it rained so heavy that wheat shocks were lying on hard road, & Joe Schillings run they had no rain at all; sure is funny. We went to the triple free birthday dance at Donahue’s, Erna Braun 19, Mildred Feherens & Bill Donahue, large crowd Ellis band & didn’t come till 9:30, some orchestra.

Tuesday, July 9, 1935

Baked bread. Papa went to Waterloo to get tires for the Whippet. 2 $21.67 – 6 ply. We went to Belleville this afternoon; pretty warm again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, threshing machines started in today. Joe Schilling & George Schaefer’s, Grossheins all threshing. Eggs 19¢.

Tuesday, July 2, 1935

Henry & papa went to Red Bud to see Ratz. Baked cookies canned 5½ qts beets & 1 can beans; had chicken dinner. There was a car went by just like a train, from Hollywood; Motion Picture Studio. was very pretty. an airplane flew south west real low this morn. Papa went out to help Henry cut oats again, the Whip. stopped coming home on the other side of town, he called for Rose to come, pull him in now it works again. had lunch out there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, she & Berti went over to Minnies Staufenbiels, tried her dress; they had lunch here, & she went back over there again. Celestine Neff is working for Mrs. Mertz taking care of the baby Mrs. she is help out in the store, when the mail comes in.