Friday, Aug. 25, 1939

Rained heavy last nite & morn. at 5:30 had terrible storm in St. Louis, Chouteau Ave. water 7 ft. deep on streets, women was rescued on top of Automobile, police man went down streets on boats rescued people from there homes, hail, windows were broke trees down, automobile vanished, heavy storm for over 30 min. reported on radio; Ohio, Vandenter [sic – Vandeventer], Grand & Lindell Bolv. Canned 6 qts peaches; beans, washed this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Anita Kammler was here with punch board for winning name to win, house coat or shirt & tie. Bert [Bertille] paid 19 [cents].

Tuesday, March 9, 1937

Pap is sewing clover seed. Bert baked cake. Its cold this morn. froze ice last nite again. Joe Schilling is appointed solictior [sic] for gathering feed grain through Farm Bureau for the flood sufferers at along the Wabash & Ohio Rivers. Leo came with the team & got his disk, that he bought at Todds sale. Eichenseer pays only 19¢ for eggs. Mertz 20¢. Mr. Chas Geodelle died this afternoon. There were 2 funerals at Red Bud this morn. Wagner & Kaffai.

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Pap went out to haul wood again this morning. Lot of news on the radio of Hauptmann; & flood all over in Southern State & a tornado passed through Georgia & South Carolina, quite a few injured, & killed, 1000 are homeless, houses blewn [sic] to pieces. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he went in the woods to get rock. R. Zipfel of Red Bud brought us our chicks – 305 – 280 @ 9.25 – $25.90 & 25 that pap won as attendance prize; we got 75 lbs. slartine [unclear – possibly starting] a mash along free, 25 lbs. with every 100 chicks; there all pretty nice White Rocks. Joe Griffin came & put us a new A. battery radio for half price $1.50, it works pretty good now, Steve Rennecker was here, collecting telephone dues. Eggs are only 15¢ now here; 16¢ on radio this morn.

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