Tuesday, April 4, 1939

Nice day. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies, fixed chicken nests. Mrs. Jansen was here again today. Road election all over today & also in E. St. Louis & St. Louis. Leo & family came this eve, got truck, left Marita here all nite, they want to take calf 9 [cents] to Belleville tomorrow. Pap & Leo went to Kammlers hall to oil meeting, but it was 8:15 & nothing doing yet; was suppose to start at 7 o’clock, they didn’t stay. There was an accident at creek between Red Bud & Hecker, ambulance went down.

Tuesday, March 21, 1939

Ironed, patched, planted out 50 more frost proof plants. Pap sewed orchard in oats, made potatoe ground ready etc. Beautiful weather. 62 [degrees]. Spring begins today. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in went to see Buehler’s.

Tuesday, March 14, 1939

Baked cookies & pie. Wolferts tuck of Belleville got the heifer $25.00; he had mule, an traded with Gus Blackburn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came & Bert [Bertille] went along to New Athens to see quilt show; so many beautiful quilts. at Geigers. Went out to see Mrs. Parker for 1/2 hr. Bert [Bertille] went quilting at Firemen’s this eve & nite. Getting colder.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 1939

Everything white, 3 in [inches] snow & snowing all morn. Bert [Bertille] baked dewberry custard pie. Pap was by Emil awhile, cleaned his walk for him.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1939

Ash. Lent begins. Cold. 19 [degrees]. Went to Red Bud mass received ashes. Ironed, patched. Baked pie etc. Wagners boys got ice from pond to make ice cream. Joe Mauer got attendance prize at euchre, pillow slips.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1938

Fried down 1 gal. bacon; Baked fruit cake. Pap got hair cut; brought candy & oranges etc. Guy here trimed [sic] one of our trees, interfered with telephone wires.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1938

Nice day. Baked carmel [sic] cookies; patched. Went to Belleville this afternoon. Henry & Billy [Willis] came got things for butchering. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came brought tree up. We received a beautiful calendar for Becker Ins. Agent. Bill [Klein] was here.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1938

Washed, ironed, baked cookies, molasses & hardzorn [? – unclear]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Pap cleaned barn. Leo & family were down this eve; beautiful evening.

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].

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1938

Washed hung in basement etc. Pretty cold out. Bert [Bertille] baked mince pie for tomorrow. Celestine Neff got 1 doz. 30 [cents] eggs.

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