Thursday, Nov. 16, 1939

Uncle Fred was up this morn. We went to Leos had dinner there; she [Rosalia] went quilting at Karban this afternoon, also Manda. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies this afternoon. It rained a little this morn; this afternoon nice.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 1939

Bert [Bertille] baked pumpkin pie, made chicken. Henry brought pc. beef, he butchered Thurs. eve. 3 lbs; we got so much meat yet; will have it tomorrow, made steaks for supper. Was at Columbia this afternoon to see Leo Herman about selling our horses, & etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, were called to see Herbert Stalhebers over at Jennie Coop were her mother Mrs. Stahlbers has 1 room there, on business. Went througth Smithton paid Bill [Klein] for Whip. repair everything also the bill from accident, $12.00; altogether $37.55 in all. Mrs. Rennecker came over to get doz. eggs 25 [cents] price here in store.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 1939

Went to 8 o clock mass, only one in Red Bud. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came pap went along with him to Waterloo on business for him. We cooked soap; cleaned smoke house, sharpened butcher knifes; baked cookies & cake. Pretty cold this eve.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 1939

Bert [Bertille] baked pumpkin pie & made chicken. Frida [? – unclear] Fritsche was here wanted to buy corn. It was 34 [degrees] this morn. ice. Went to Red Bud took our radio along to Guker but it still is the same yet; went to Waterloo to church, & to get Bert’s [Bertille] watch had it cleaned & new glass put on $2.00.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 1939

Columbus Day. Pap hauled 2 loads wood down today. Went to Waterloo this afternoon, got mash etc. Bert [Bertille] baked molasses cookies, cooked catsup. Awful cold tonite. Henry wants to finished with wheat today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. he got the broken glass from Emils front door that broke Sun. have another glass put in now.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 1939

Rained a little. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came from Belleville have brought truck back took Marita along home had dinner here, beef roast. Bert [Bertille] dug up flowers this afternoon. Lester Tobin & girl friend were here, he wanted to see heifers & etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve; they were at New Athens pinic [sic] yesterday, won pair pillow cases. Henry brought load corn & Billy [Willis] was also along; brought sample apple butter. Billy took flowers along to plant.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1939

Bert [Bertille] baked pie. Pap dug all our sweet potatoes, 3 bus. Bert went out to Brand’s this afternoon. Fr. Simon is going around solicting [sic] for Belleville St. Henry’s College, to build some post to it, never came here. Mrs. Joe Schilling is pretty low. St. Everdine is home & all children there, doctor gave up all hopes. Lee Gregson & Vera Schmitz were married at Renault mass this morn; her brother groomsman & Mildren Rist bridesmaid, Lester Chaffeaur, dealers car going to go to Alba. tomorrow. Dan Schmidt of Waterloo & Regina Schoenborn of Belleville were married yesterday afternoon at St. Marys Rectory of Belleville.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1939

Went to Leo’s all day helped strip molasses cone. he hauled one load, in over to Keim’s at Floraville; Bert [Bertille] made pumpkin pie; had lunch, dinner & lunch; nice cool, days. Went to Smithton tonite to meeting held by Rev. Fr. Kunkel & Rev. Hosto, at Turner Hall to keep America out of war, what we must do, write a letter or send telegram to U.S. Senator Scott & Lucas & Congressmen Edwin Schaefer. that would help.

Friday, Sept. 8, 1939

Hot again today. Bert [Bertille] baked cookies. Seen in Waterloo paper Clarence Voges & Irma Burgdorf were married at Waterloo by Rev. Kaecheim, on Wed. Aug 30 at 4 o clock Mrs. Edwin Reheis his sister & her brother attendants.

Saturday, Sept. 2, 1939

Sure hot this day. Pap got hair cut. Bert [Bertille] baked pumpkin pies & cake, made chicken for tomorrow. Hy. Ferner was here there is meeting all day in school hall here. Tonite is surprize [sic] shower for Mamie Eichenseer at Vic’s. Milsdadt [sic] has homecoming, parade at 6. o clock. German Band played “Beer Barrel Polka,” that A. [Aunt] Mary sent in for Rose [Rosalia], Louis Armstutz, Cletus Buehler, Joe Reheis, Willis Brand, 1 Lung [unclear] for there birthdays in Aug. & Sept. all nephews & nieces. Bill [Klein] came, went to Milsdadt Homecoming to see parade.

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