Thursday, July 21, 1932

Papa went riding with the horse this morning. He went to see Jac. Reheis, he has a cow he wanted to sell, then he went to a couple of other places. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & we helped them house clean, scrubbed all the rooms. We all had lunch there. Eggs are 9¢ today. Steve came over a little while then him & papa & George Wagner went to telephone meeting at H. M. Hill’s, thats all that was present, we now only got 6 members, Ed Watchel & Mrs. Dueker dropped off.

Wednesday, July 20, 1932

Papa got some whey again this morning. Then he went to Waterloo on business. Ed Pabst brought 6½ bus. oats up this morning. Mr. Hill was calling for papa, but he wasn’t at home. Joe Mueth was over there again. It sure is hot today. There was a fellow here brought us a sample box of Kriscpies. We had spring chicken dinner today. We got 5½ qts. pickles so far.

Tuesday, July 19, 1932

We washed, ironed. Papa helped Uncle Fred dig potatoes this morning, we all ate lunch over there. The New Athens’s cleaners around again this morning. Papa was over by Steve’s this eve. while Bertille went after the mail, & Mamie & Lucinda came home with her. All the threshing outfits pulled in today, all finished.

Monday, July 18, 1932

Rosalia & Bertille went to Waterloo & Leona & kids, to the dentist. Leona is getting her’s fixed too now. Louis Rheischiner [?] & son Bill where here & looked at the horses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this afternoon & then went down to Adam Eckerts’ threshing oats. They came back this evening again. Eggs are 10¢.

Sunday, July 17, 1932

We went to Red Bud.  Mrs. Ben Mudd asked up for a donation for the social to be held July 27 we gave a $1.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner with us. There was a guy here yesterday selling shoe polish we bought a bottle. R. Schmidt the Shellane Dealer of Waterloo is giving a dance at Breezy Hill this evening & giving away a $100 Gas Range, to the Lucky winner thicket [sic – ticket]. Ed Classen & wife stopped in on there way by to say “Hello”! Bertille went over to Rennecker’s to exchange papers, Waterloo, & Red Bud. We all went to Breezy Hill to the dance, a big crowd, Melody Club Orchestra. Adm. 25¢. The Stove was won by a Stump, a Hartman from Red Bud, & a  fellow from Renault, 3 different prizes where awarded.

Saturday, July 16, 1932

We picked pickles this morn. Papa took Stehefest’s wagon home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here this evening.

Friday, July 15, 1932

We all went out to Henry’s, they had the threshers there for oats, had a few for lunch & all for dinner got 590 bu. oats, from there they went to Ganley’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary couldn’t be there, – they had to go by Oscar’s & Ronnenberg’s & Franks. This evening they came up then we all went to Frank Degenhardt’s wake; he was 57 yrs. old the funeral will first be Mon. morning. Mr. Licht the insurance man was here this evening. There was a bunch went on a Excursion boat trip today, Hepp’s, Moeher’s, etc.

Thursday, July 14, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & her & Rosalia took the car & went out to Henry’s help prepare for threshers, they had dinner there. Hy. Armstutz was here this morning & evening. The threshers came here about 2 oclock, gave them lunch. Henry threshed 59½ bus. wheat, we got 19 bus. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went threshing at Henry Birkner’s they had them for supper. Eggs are 10¢ wheat 45 at Freeburg. Mr. Joe Eichenseer, Anton’s brother was buried this morning at Ruma, he had blood poison had a scratch on his arm. Frank Degenhardt died this afternoon at 4:30 he had T.B.

Wednesday, July 13, 1932

Papa has to go down to Ed. Pabst, they are going to thresh this morning after 9 o clock, he has to haul his third home. He hauled one load before dinner & 1 after, we got 55 bus. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up she brought her patching along & we help her. Henry came up to see how far the threshers where. Ed Meng & Hy. Armstutz where here this evening. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary got a call to come to Buehler’s threshing oats.

Tuesday, July 12, 1932

We patched this morning. Henry was here, he got 2 barrels of whey at the creamery. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, from threshing at Henry Birkner’s. It is awful hot this afternoon. Ed. Meng & Clif where here got the mule.