Friday, July 7, 1939

So hot 96 [degrees]. at 12 o’clock; hotter than yesterday. Sprayed wheat bins this morn. Berry May was here brought Int. for Uncle Fred, went to Trenton from here. Was in Waterloo paper Alberta Heyl daughter of Alb. [Alabama] Heyl was married to Geo. Walz of E. St. Louis last June 26 at Farmington Mo. Kesslers from Alb. also here.

Thursday, July 6, 1939

Went to Leo’s threshing. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Leona helped; pap made straw stack; he finished had them for dinner, lunch & machine guys & pitcher for supper; got 714 bus. from 31 acres. & @ 63 [cents]. top price. good wheat & turned out good. Bert [Bertille] went home did feeding. it was 10 o’clock till we got home; worked late to finish.

Wednesday, July 5, 1939

Went to Leo’s, canned apples, prepared for threshing, so hot today. We took Marita along home; they came this eve. going to thresh tomorrow, have them for dinner. Bill [Klein] came Henry brought wheat money, so far $65.45 for 134 bus. only got for some 48 * 53-45-50-52[cents]. to Waterloo & E. St. Louis; he got about 580 bus. wheat don’t weigh out; & no price. Lewis Kumke was buried at Evansville this morning.

Tuesday, July 4, 1939

Rain this morn. stops threshing today. Went to Red Bud to Waterloo this afternoon. McKonky [editor’s note – I believe she means Kumke here since she had crossed out McKonky and wrote in Kumke in yesterday’s post]. is at Evansville parlor, will also be buried there tomorrow morn. Mueth was on wrong side of slap & no lights they thing. Awful hot this afternoon 80 [degrees]. Everything closed at Waterloo. Leo & family came, went to Red Bud to Dr. Pautler with Marita, she has sores on her arm, gave her salve to put on. Emil came over, wasn’t much fire works put on in town. Ed Brand & wife are here from Alb. [Alabama] at Heyl’s at Waterloo, stop over at Emils, on way home from a trip to river, also at Levi’s.

Monday, July 3, 1939

Cloudy. Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed. Threshing outfits were all nearly going to start this morn. but we had little rain & cloudy, so start this afternoon I guess. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, working across street. Lips Mueth & McConkey Kumpke of Red Bud, had head on collusion by West of Red Bud by Schlotmanns some were McCokey Kumpke boy 28 is dead he worked for Scribers garage.

Sunday, July 2, 1939

Went to mass. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Leo & family were also there & Geodell’s they were combining, doesn’t go so good we had lunch there. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were at Leo’s they weren’t at home, so they came here had lunch.

Friday, June 30, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were working up here this morn. Pap went out dug potatoes up in field a bucket full. Henry started combining again, goes alwful [sic] slow so far, mill only pay 50 [cents] for the wheat, wants to ship it to St. Louis now. We went to Orlets this afternoon piled hay & put up some. Today is the last day in quarry for Jac. being put out of a job; etc. only them that need it bad; rest are all laid of. Waterloo paper has this week a $600.00 reward for the finder of the boomber [sic] of Schaefer house.

Thursday, June 29, 1939

Cleaned chicken house, pap cut wheat. Went to Leo’s took hog back, & stopped at Jac Neffs longest 4 shoats $18.00. Wittenauers cutting alfalfa today.

Wednesday, June 28, 1939

Nice day. cloudy & little rain this afternoon. Ed Helfrich & Leona Horcher are being married at Columbia today, wedding dance at Pautler’s tonite. Wm Braun was here, signing oil leases for another 3 mons $1. Pap signed again. cut lawn, cut in 16 qts. kraut this morn. Pap went to meeting at Kammlers. Leo & family & Bill [Klein] was here this eve. Leo’s they had heavy rain.

Tuesday, June 27, 1939

Went to Belleville, 9 pks. potatoes @ 25 [cents] & 3 pks. for 15 [cents]. sold carrots 6 bunches @ 5. apples pk. 35 [cents]; summer sausage 4 lbs. @ 40 [cents], eggs 15 & 14 [cents] all sold out at 10 ‘ o clock; went good; we couldn’t sell no onions. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary had been here.

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