Friday, March 11, 1932

We put the brooder stove up & put the little chicks out there now, 44 of them so far. Bertille’s shoes came today. Ed Pabst was here this afternoon, he wanted papa to buy the clover seed, but Papa won’t do that.

Thursday, March 10, 1932

We washed & hung it down the basement, because it started snowing this morn, but turned out to be alright anyway. We finished our quilt & took it out of the frame. Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon. He was up in the woods, he hurt his finger, them came back again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, then we all went to Louis Armstutz’s. Mrs. Jatho wanted to see them, she wanted to rent there house up here for her daughter Lena, from St. Louis, but they won’t rent it out. We played cards by Louis, 6 & 5 hande[d] pinochle. There was a man here yesterday Chas. Jung of Red Bud & bought 17 doz. eggs @ 9½¢, he takes them over to St. Louis & sells them.

Wednesday, March 9, 1932

Geo. Sensel has sale this afternoon, awful cold, Adolph Schaefer from Waterloo bought the farm & will move out soon. Papa was up town this afternoon, they told him there it was a pretty big crowd at the sale & everything brought a fair price. It started in to snow this morning but not long.

Tuesday, March 8, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here all day for dinner & supper, she helped to quilt. Lindbergh’s baby hasn’t been found yet. Tonight it is to be 14 above, cold.

Monday, March 7, 1932

It is awful cold. We worked on our quilt all day. Papa got a letter from Archie Weihl, it was the contract for the road for Ettlings, they wouldn’t close the gates no more on the old road, so that one will be shut after the other one is finished, supposed to to Apr. 1. Bertille sent to Chicago Mail Order today for a pr. shoes $1.95. The paper says 12 above for tonight.

Sunday, March 6, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner & supper. We played pinochle this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Meng celebrated there Golden Wedding 50 yr. Annverisary [sic]. All the relation from both sides where present for supper.

Saturday, March 5, 1932

This morning snow fell & cold, it is to be 15 above zero tonight, the paper says. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, they went down to Red Bud to Hy. Frischkorn’s sale, but it was postponed they thought until Sat., he was going to call over the lines then, when he would have it. So she helped to quilt this afternoon. They where here for supper. Geo. Sensel postponed his sale until Wednesday. The paper say’s the heaviest snow of this winter fell this morning. At noon, the sun came out it wasn’t just so bad, but tonight is awful cold. We made fire in the furnace again. Pearl Griffin was operated on last Tues. for appendix, & is getting along nicely so far. They haven’t found Lindy’s baby yet, $50,000 ransom is out for them, if they bring the child back.

Friday, March 4, 1932

Today is Eddy Brand’s birthday in Albama [sic]. We set 3 hens last night & the incubator. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, she helped to quilt, & he worked in there garden. Bertille was over at Renneckers to get the paper to see about Hy. Frischkorn having sale tomorrow. There was a man around trying to sell chicken medicine, we didn’t buy any. the Eicheneseer’s boys was down & looked at our little pigs & chickens. Seen in the Waterloo paper that Emil Querheim had twins a boy & a girl born 9 clock on Feb. 29 leap year, they have 4 – 2 boys & 2 girls. Alois Havey have a child born in the hospital at St. Louis & Hy. Eichleman Jr. have a little boy, the first born.

Thursday, March 3, 1932

Eggs where only 8¢ yesterday, lowest they ever were. In last nights paper it was that Colonil [sic] Lindbergh’s baby Augustus Charles Jr. got kidnaped [sic] of it bed, while sleeping between 7 & 10 oclock, there is a big piece in there, but they have no clue of it yet. Joe Braun is moving his family & thing to Fayentiville [sic] where he is now employed with the creamery there, as clerk. John Reagan moved in Joe Braun’s house today. Ben Heyl stopped here this morning to put some water in his radiator, because it always leaked out. George Wagner’s family & Steve Rennecker & wife where here playing pinochle this evening. Eggs are still 8¢.

Wednesday, March 2, 1932

Papa got 17 peach trees from Uncle Fred’s accross [sic] the street & planted them out. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon then we went to Belleville & got new dress for Easter. Henry came up this evening & got the scale, he is selling 3 of his pigs to Philip Meuth .4¢.

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