Tuesday, March 29, 1932

We washed, ironed, patched. The wind is so strong, it blew our clothes line to pieces. Papa went out to Henry’s with the mule, helped Henry harrow & sow oats. He had dinner there. Rosalia went & got him this evening with the Whippet. The sewing circle of Red Bud Catholic Church is giving a card party tonite. There is also one in Waterloo given by Mary & Martha Society. Seen in the paper, Mrs. Val. Fristche was suing Wm. Klotz for $10,000 for accident of him & Val Fritche in Smithon [sic] & Hecker road. Ben Neff’s had a big dance Sun. nite, being Mr. Neffs, 53 birthday. Mr. Hy. Burdhorf of Red Bud told Eliza Boll this evening that Mon. was Mrs. Burgdorf’s birthday, & that they have a daughter living far away I believe Montana, she called her & congratulation her mother, it was 2200 mile distant talk, & Mrs. was so happy she cried for joy.

Wednesday, August 12, 1931

Papa is plowing again today.  Ed Meng was over a little while.  There was a man around selling moth & insect killing, it is something like moth balls, we bought a card for 25¢.  Valentine Fritche of East St. Louis who was in a accident on July 30 on Smithon [sic] & Hecker road died and will be buried Thurs. afternoon at 3 o clock to the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  He is 70 yrs. old & had 5 ribs bones broken & hip bone.  Hy. Armstutz was here this eve, a little while.  Ed Meng & Clifford was here, they brought a gray horse over & took the boy home, they said Nick Schefer bought it & they where going to take it out there.  Today is Weyhaupt sale by Smithon [sic].

Tuesday, July 22, 1930

Papa made a patch ready to sew turnip seed this morning.  Steve Rennecker came over to him a little while.  We planted some more pickle & beet seed this morning.  The ground goes nice working.  Papa sowed the turnip seed this evening.  Henry & family were all here this evening, they brought 3 sacks of potatoes up here.  Last Monday Valentine Fritche was hit by an automobile.  He was going towards St. Louis with a coop of chickens & other things, & not one of his chickens were alive any more.  He was thrown 20 ft. from the wagon & his horses were hurt so bad that he had to kill one of them.  He is Belleville in the hospital.  It happened on the Belleville road by Jake Buehler’s place.  His wife wasn’t along because she is in E. St. Louis paralysis.  The way we was told.  I guess we will hear more about it later on.

Saturday, January 11, 1930

It is sleeting.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here and had dinner with us. Rosalia & Aunt Mary were fixing dresses for Rosalia.  Mr. Bill Fritche and Werner Kalamer were trying to start Werner’s machine by pulling it down the hard road.  Papa paid Steve Reihnecker for a share on the line 18.  He paid $8.00 for it.  There is telephone meeting this afternoon in Hecker.

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