Monday, Dec. 12, 1938

Nice day. We went out on trip, back Tipton. Pap went to Myerscough’s this afternoon. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies. Eggs 24 [cents].

Sunday, Dec. 11, 1938

Went to Red Bud 7 o clock. Leo & family came, Marita stayed with pap, & Bert [Bertille] went along with them to Belleville to redication [sic – rededication] of St. Mary’s Parish Blessing by Bishoff [sic] & mass by Frs. Orlet, Kaiser & Hoff; beautiful church & much larger, lot of people at church; had dinner for priests. We came home, had dinner here, pap cooked. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to Henry’s this eve. playing cards; had pie cake etc.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 1938

Pap went to Hoef’s bought 7 pigs $40. weigh 55 to 34. Went to Red Bud. Schriebers put a new heater in, other one leaked. Bert [Bertille] went to Fr. Spors paid $12.00 pew rent. Went to Leos tonite, awhile, played cards. Marita’s colds pretty good.

Friday, Dec. 9, 1938

Cloudy & cold. Pap went to see Hoef’s. Caming was here on business for Uncle Fred & all settled for now. He came here, was at Waterloo first. We went to Henry; got few sacks of wheat to feed. Leonard Hoef was here.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 1938

Raining today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] brought baby [Marita] here & Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, had dinner here, Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary also at Belleville, Caming was here again. Emil came this afternoon awhile. Hecker church have 13 hr. Devotion today. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to Paderborn Sodality of Young boys & girls had banquet, given by Father Weskamp others playing cards, eating & drinking, & followed by dancing, musci [sic] by Jac. Schoenborn, new accordion & also Rheinhardt.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1938

Beautiful day; patched, cleaned etc. Went to New Athens, Freeburg, & Smithton. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she went to church. Bert [Bertille] won the fruit cake by Mertz.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1938

Nice day, washed ironed. Went to Waterloo, Columbia, Milsdadt [sic – Millstadt] home; out on business. Eggs down to 27 [cents] now. Verniece Rausch have a baby girl since yesterday; also Chas. Schilling & have baby girl. Berniece Wagner was here got basket.

Monday, Dec. 5, 1938

Leo’s birthday 29 yrs. old. Went there butchering today, also Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary helped; came home did the feeding. Mr. Watson was here on business about Lunter [? – unclear]. Henry & family came, we went along with them to Orlet’s to birthday; for supper; played cards. Bill [Klein] came there to.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 1938

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile. Leo & family came this eve. & Bill [Klein] we played cards.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 1938

Rain this morn; nice this afternoon, we went to Waterloo this afternoon, church etc; got egg mash.

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