Tuesday, March 31, 1931

Papa is going out to Henry’s to help him haul logs.  He was there for dinner.  Mrs. Louise Birkner was here this morning & brought us a flower.  A man from St. Louis was here & wanted to see Papa.  We washed & ironed today.  There was a man here & wanted to sell Oriental Rugs, they were sailor boys, & had to go to the water again, & wanted to sell the rugs first.  Fr. Tuger of the St. Johns Orphanage at Belleville died & will be buried Wed. morning at Glen Addie.

Monday, March 30, 1931

Those people from Belleville were here again this morning to see about Caldwell’s farm, but it is all off now.  They only want to rent, & he won’t do that.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.  Eggs are 17¢ today.  Papa took the Chev. up to Barthel’s garage this afternoon & got the batteries put in again.  We cleaned the chicken houses & put new straw in it.  Clarence Rettinghouse had a accident & smashed his machine all to pieces in Belleville last night.

Sunday, March 29, 1931

Today we received the palms.  They were all up for every mass this morning.  Henry & family & we all ate lunch, they we left for St. Louis.  We stopped in East St. Louis & spoke with Mr. Caldwell.  Then drove on over to the bridge, we ate dinner first then we went to Sigmund Dudenhoeffer’s, there we had lunch.  Jac. Bachle was there & George came too.  He is a Aviator now.  Papa, Henry & Jac. went to over to see Val. Adam, but he was working in the Pretzel factory.  We came home by Waterloo, & then helped Henry do his work first, then came on home.  Bobby was at Aunt Mary’s all day.  This evening they all was up for church & after church we had supper.  Philip Freund was here too.

Saturday, March 28, 1931

Papa went to Red Bud to see Joc. Erle & then he went to Waterloo.  Eddy Jackel is getting buried this afternoon over in St. Louis.  Meng’s family went over.

Friday, March 27, 1931

We went to Belleville today, & also went to see Mr. Caldwell.  It is raining almost all day.  We had a collision in Belleville, there was a car turned out on Main St. as we were passing by, & it hit our back wheel, & fender, smashed the cub (?) on the wheel.  The same damage was done to the other car, but that car bumped into the park car, that was in front of him.  The settled it at Tillma’s Ins. agent because ours cars were insured by the same Co.  They have to stand good for it.  That man’s name was Blair.  There is no service tonight on account of the inclement weather.  Papa went up town to get the mail & he went to Eichenseer’s store, he brought a half of lb. of pineapple cheese, but nobody liked it but Pop.

Thursday, March 26, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo this morn. with a load of wheat.  Bertille stayed at Henry’s.  This afternoon, Papa is going to take one load to Red Bud.  They took the sign First State Bank of Hecker off now only Hecker remains.  Burkhardt & Riess from Red Bud & Fred Eichenseer all went up to see Fr. Grootens last night.  This afternoon they were forced to put the sign on the bank again.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon, she went to the quilting down at Mrs. Eckerts.  A lady & a man from Belleville were here too & wanted to see about Mrs. Caldwell’s farm.  Eggs are 15¢ wheat is 70 & 71¢.

Wednesday, March 25, 1931

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went out to help Uncle Joe sawed wood today on Henry place for dinner because he was sick.  We cleaned the yards today.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up us there went to church.  Mrs. Koeller of New Athens died.  Mrs. Maggie Groosheim is awful sick.  We cooked a kettle of soap today.

Tuesday, March 24, 1931

Today is Bobby’s birthday, he is 5 yrs old.  We all went out, this evening.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too, but that is all.  Cake & lemonade were served.  Papa is fixing chicken pens for our little chicks, they are hatching today.  Ted Eichenseer’s kid & Pours, Reagans, kids were here & asked for permission to play ball on that piece of ground here by the house.  Papa told them no they couldn’t.  Henry was in Waterloo this afternoon to the doctor, he told him he should go home & go to bed, he had tonsilitis.

Monday, March 23, 1931

Papa went out to the blackjack road this morn, they are surveying it, for a 40 ft. road.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, came up this afternoon, & put there iron bed in there house, & worked in the garden.

Sunday, March 22, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for dinner.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again this evening for church.  Rosalia & Bertille went to the closing of the 40 hr. devotion in Waterloo this eve.