Sunday, May 28, 1939

Penetcost [sic]. Went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Leo & family & Bill [Klein] came this afternoon had supper. Totsch’s have fish fry & dance tonite. Hecker Public School kids had there pinic [sic] at Fort Chartres today, rained a little this afternoon.

Friday, May 26, 1939

Went out to Henry’s got wheat; pap went in woods got polls for beans in garden. Nice cool this afternoon, baked cookies, cake, cleaned cut lawn etc. Bill [Klein] came got Bert [Bertille] went to there place, see Mr. [Ignatz] Klein.

Thursday, May 25, 1939

Went to Orlets, sprayed potatoes had lunch. Bert [Bertille] had to go to Totschs to get arsenate [? – unclear] of lead 4 – 80 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. planted corn today. The Ladies Aid got euchre party again tonight – in church hall. Awful warm & no rain, a shower sure would be good. German band played a no. [number] for Henry birthday & Wedd. Ann. last nite at 7:30 & today for Mrs. Hy Birkner & Leo Cortner. Bill [Klein] came this eve. said his Uncle Ignatz died at about 3:30 this afternoon, got out of bed went outside & had stroke.

Wednesday, May 24, 1939

Rose [Rosalia] brought Marita, going to make hay this afternoon. We went up, pap had to help, had lunch & supper, made 3 loads. Henry birthday today 35 yrs. oled, & also there [Henry and Leona] 11 wedding Ann. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up; plowed there lot, put it in corn, had our horse to work. Our baby chiks [sic] stilling dying, going to use Walkohl tablets now in drinking water. Bill [Klein] came & took Bert [Bertille] along to Henry’s birthday. Geodelles & Clevelands were there, cake was served.

Monday, May 22, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Eggs 12 [cents]. Cleaned chicken house. Mauff was here. Bill [Klein] brought us strawberries yesterday & Boy! are they good.

Sunday, May 21, 1939

Went to Red Bud. Irene Buehler came along back, she went to Ed Parkers, Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, awhile. We went to Orlets for dinner & supper. Leo’s dad was also there. Isd. & girlfriend Phyllis came to take him along home. Bill [Klein] came to Orlets to. We planted sweet potatoe [sic] plants, out up there.

Thursday, May 18, 1939

Ascension Day Holiday! Went to 6 o’clock mass. We didn’t go to confirmation at 10: 30 this morn. Bill [Klein] came, & we all went to St. Louis to J. [Josie] Kellers this afternoon left here at 1:30, got there at 3 oclock; she was ironing, we had supper there, left over there at 6 o’clock, got home 7:15. rained little this eve. thundered. Buettner is being buried this afternoon, private.

Sunday, May 14, 1939

Went to mass. Had solemn communion, 10 children. Bert [Bertille] got her haircut. Leo & family came this afternoon, also Bill [Klein] all had supper here, we took pictures. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came for free dance at Kammler’s tonite, musci [sic] by Happy Ramblers 2 – had large crowd. Totsch’s also had fish fry & free dance.

Thursday, May 11, 1939

Rained heavy last nite again. Bert [Bertille] put up curtains, cleaned, baked pie, cut lawn etc. Nice day, cool. The players of St. Engelbert’s parish of St. Louis are having a play at Red Bud in honor of parish of Red Bud having a supper for them, chicken for 25 more or less players. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to see “Red Bud on Broadway.” Turn to the Rigut [? – unclear] they called it in St. Louis, when they gave it over there sure was good Fr. Stitz director of play. Benny Weber sang 2 songs, accompanied by Hahn at piano & Schmidts Orc. & Cowell play accordion between act 4 act play, brought there scenery along sure beautiful.

Monday, May 8, 1939

Rained nearly all day. Chas Helfrich got load hay. Bill [Klein] came this afternoon. Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville. & this eve. went to Marita’s 1 yr. birthday, nobody else there raining & roads pretty muddy; we planted out tomatoes & sweet potatoe [sic] plants this eve. Cleaned little chick house this morn.

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