Friday, Aug. 20, 1937

Beautiful day; finished ironing, canned 5 qt peaches. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, she helped to peel, cut lawn etc. Chris Buehler brought Henry’s 2 colts here, pap bought them from Henry $85 a piece. Lena Meng looked at peaches. We got 20 ½¢ for springs sold here to Mertz 18 – 51 lbs.

Monday, May 23, 1932

We got wash, day, & nice too. Mr. Fix & his neighbor from near Belleville looked at the colts. This afternoon papa went there to look at his stock, they finally got together & made an even trade, our black, the smallest for a 3 yr old horse, he brought it down this evening & lead the other one home. It is a gentle horse, works good. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. This evening we went along out to Henry’s & papa went over to see George Schilling. We planted 100 cabbage plants this eve.

Thursday, May 12, 1932

Papa set posts. Mr. Branderburger, was here to see colts, also Louis & Bill Reheisfiuder [sp?]. Rosalia took the eggs up town. This evening we went out to Ed. L. Parker’s barn dance, & a crowd. 25¢ adm. Josie Keller & girl friend where also there.

Tuesday, April 12, 1932

It is awful cold again, it froze ice last nite. We washed, ironed. Today is Election, lot people in town today. Roy Stauenfbiel’s children have the grip. Papa went out to see Roy on business. Danneberg & son & Ed Meng was here & looked at the colts, they thought they looked wild, because of the white in eyes.

Sunday, April 10, 1932

Went to Red Bud. This afternoon is confirmation at Waterloo. It is awful cloudy, the paper says probaly [sic] showers & colder. Tonite, the Rod & Gun Club all giving dances, & a free wedding dance, Ruby & Wolf. from Waterloo, we all & Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, all went to the wedding dance at Breezy Hill, an a big crowd there. We had dinner at Aunt Mary’s & played cards across the street. Martin Fahey was here to look at our colts, & also a man from Edgemont, & one from Columbia, but they said, they where to small, they wanted them for work.

Friday, April 8, 1932

It is colder this morning. Papa went out & got a load of posts & went also to see Roy Stauenfbiel. Uncle Fred helped him to finished setting posts, they was here for dinner, then they went home. Roy Stauenfbiel came here again & said he guessed he couldn’t make it for the colts. Mr. Hugo Ross was here wanted to buy chickens, but we don’t sell any, he also sells suits samples he showed them all to us. The same fellow that was around last Friday to sell fish was here again, we sent him off to Hill, he brought 2 that all he had left. Chas. Jung egg man from Red Bud stopped & bought setting eggs 25¢.

Thursday, April 7, 1932

It rained this morning & turned colder. Papa took 24 doz. eggs to the store & got 9¢, this afternoon he went out to Henry’s & got a load of posts. Roy Stauenfbiel was here & looked at our colts & pigs, but thought it was to much money for him to buy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again this afternoon. He helped papa set posts, they where here for lunch, supper. He also brought the check here what Fr. Grootens gave him $20 or $19.23 for he paid Anna Brauns tax, papa had paid it for his house here in town, so now he paid her tax & Uncle Fred had to return the tax receipt. This evening we all went over to Uncle Fred house accross [sic] the street & had a card game, they invited Hy. Armstutz & H.M. Hill, so they played 6 handed. Hy. had one time 1500 trump, & Papa & Uncle Fred bot had it the same time one 1500 spades & the other 1500 hearts, the bid was 2295, Uncle Fred got it, & made it too, they stayed in Hecker all night.

Tuesday, April 5, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, he helped papa to haul hay back too the straw shed for the colts, then Uncle Fred started working on his sewer & papa helped him all day, they put, 2 oil barrels in the ground. We all had dinner, lunch & supper, over there. Hy Armstutz helped a little too. This evening was telephone meeting at Mrs. Stauenfbiel’s, papa sent his dues along with Steve, he also bought our telephone Directory book, along, they have them all published now. The Myers Printing Co. of Belleville did it, they have, Hecker, Prairie, Red Bud, Waterloo, Columbia, Dupo, Valmeyer, Floraville in it, awful nice our no is 2 l 18. Henry & family came up this evening, he went to the Dairy meeting at the new school hall. Jonny Reheis in Hecker, our accesor [sic] was around today. Rosalia, Aunt Mary where at Hill’s got prune trees 2 for each one.