Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1939

Washed, ironed; cooked catsup, juged [sic] 3 gals wine, cleaned garden. Pap dug potatoes brought up load of watermelons. sold one to Edler was here to see Uncle Fred. They were also up, he worked in garden, called Emil over yet & we all ate watermelon, pap had busted at out a 50 lb. melon boy! it certainly did taste good. Clarence Voges & Burdgorf were married today, saw wedding car pass. Leo & family came got Whip. to haul calf to Belleville tomorrow. Bill [Klein] came; we ate a large watermelon. Good.

Monday, Aug. 28, 1939

Went out to Henry’s took some peaches & tomato out there. Pap cutting grass. Mauff was here. Went to Leo’s took sugar & bottles along made grape juice & took bu. along to sell at Belleville; they aren’t feeling good today. Lucinda Eichenseer was here invited Bert [Bertille] to there place Sat. nite for shower for Mamie; for about 25 guests.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 1939

Nice day. Ironed, patched, cleaned, baked grape pie. Henry came got peaches. Mamie came awhile this afternoon, visit me [Bertille] before she gets married & leaves town; which will be in Sept. to Clem Parker. Emil was over. Bill [Klein] came Bert [Bertille] went along home with him; after work. Favre & family left this afternoon for Hot Springs Ark. till next Tues.

Monday, Aug. 14, 1939

Washed, ironed; canned peaches, tomatoes. Wittenauers plowing & cutting hay today. Mauff was here. Jac Orlet stopped took 1 bu. peaches along. pap picked 4 bus. today. Hy Bruns came brought basket back. We went to Kleins this eve; pap looked at horse & heifers they have for sale.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1939

Nice cool day. Made pepper relish, perserves [sic], cooked catsup, canned peaches. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came for pinic [sic], nice isn’t so hot. Bert [Bertille] got Sears order shoes, all O.K.; also got letter from Cowell’s Clo. Store at Red Bud to get $2.50 in trade prize I [Bertille] won at Red Bud Church pinic [sic] on Aug. 2. Surprize [sic]. Pap picked 3 bus. peaches this morn. they are for sale. Leo & family came for pinic [sic]. Bill [Klein] came all went to pinic [sic], sure had crowd for supper. Smithton band furnished musci [sic], prizes were won bycicle [sic] girl from St. Louis; set dishes, Frank Oxener. quilt – Minnie Staufenbiel; ice cream freezer Ray Braun; blanket Jake Klein. Fr. Aydt won something also Jung from Waterloo. A. [Aunt] Mary won quilt playing bluey. Flossie Kammler won 2 quilts

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1939

Washed, ironed; canning peaches, tomatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, he helped put up stands for pinic [sic]. German band played for John Myerscough, Daougertys. Elvira Haudrich have a baby born two weeks ago, twins were just yr old Sat.; now have 5 children. Rained this eve. little shower. Emil takes care of Ben Heyls stock & Peffers are living in house till Ben Heyls get back, are visiting Ed Brand in Alabama. Nearly all threshing machines finished today & pulled in sheds, Bruns is still out yet. Frischkorn & Schillings Klotz’s finished.

Monday, Aug. 7, 1939

Canned peaches & tomatoes & pickles. Threshing oats here this afternoon. Leo & family came this eve. We got 90 bus. oats our share; wasn’t so bad; for all the rain.

Friday, Aug. 4, 1939

Canned tomatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she helped wash dishes & clean for pinic [sic] to be next Wed. 9. Threshing machines all started again this afternoon, after all rain. Chas Shad daughter of Columbia bottoms Vernet & Walter Pieper of Merimac were married at Columbia on July 29. had a dance at New Hanover. Mr & Mrs Joe Mauer are celebrating there 24 Silver Wedd. Ann. today, mass this morn. at 9. & dance at Mid Way Inn tonite; they are now living in Red Bud; paper says Misses Alfreda & Mary Wittenauer are spending vacation in Michigan.

Tuesday, August 1, 1939

Canned qt. tomatoes; baked cookies. Went to Red Bud took things down for pinic [sic], 2 chickens, cleaned & cut, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cabbage, 1/2 doz. eggs, prize for bingo stand. Cloudy this eve. & little cooler. Eggs are 14 [cents]. Emil was over a little while this eve. Wheat 56 [cents].

Monday, July 31, 1939

Washed, ironed. Mauff was here took some small peaches for 25 [cents]. & sold bu. to Clara Wagner 80 [cents] clings, she & boys came over & got them this afternoon. We went out to Uncle Freds this eve; took almost bu. along puled them & canned them this eve there; they were threshing oats, Schillings threshing Clem Parkers oats.

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