Monday, March 27, 1939

Cold this morn. Pap took 17 bu. wheat to Waterloo 63 [cents]; went to Odd Fellows Hall electric show. Chas. Stookey & Nichobaun sisters of KMOX were there. Aunt Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud to Raffte for permanents Bert got $2. & A. [Aunt] Marys wouldn’t take, color came back again; so she cut them up short. Eggs 15 [cents]. A hair dryer & electric clock was given away at Waterloo today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went Waterloo to show. Marie Kolmer won percolator & Mitchell Electric toaster & hair dryer as attendance prize, large crowd.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1938

Leona & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud to Raffle’s Beauty Shop. Leona got end permanent for $1.00 & Bert [Bertille] all $1.50 got oil changed in Chev. & gas etc. Fried in gal & 1 qt. port sausage this afternoon. Billy [Willis] stayed here this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon, had to help clean dishes etc. Awful cold radio says will be 18 [degrees] tonite; freezing right along. Went to Paderborn to euchre party, got sauce pan had 9 points out of 12; crowd was small. Schmidts furnished musci [sic] for dance. Boy! did it snow, so bad couldn’t see were [sic] to drive, terrible ground’s all white & weather man predict more snow.

Sunday, Sept. 19, 1937

Went to Red Bud; Fr. prayed for the sick of the parish. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came had dinner here, brought samples of apple butter, tastes pretty good; they went out to Henry’s this afternoon, get haircut. Floraville have church pinic [sic] & annual home coming today. there is Holy Name Society Rally held at Mascoutah today, for all parishes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came about 3:30 o’clock, Bert [Bertille] went along to Floraville pinic [sic], till about 9 came home again, didn’t win nothing raffled 7 quilts, went to Waterloo, Millsdadt [sic], Belleville & St. Louis.

Saturday, March 20, 1937

We went to Belleville this afternoon. pap went to dentist went to Streck’s cold again lowest tonite should be 33. Uncle Fred & Mary stoped [sic] here, nobody home also stoped [sic] at Henry’s. Leona said then they went to Waterloo. Pap got haircut this morn. Seen Leo & Isid. in Smithton, told him we & Henry’s were coming there tomorrow for dinner; if weather is O.K. Eggs came down again 20¢ now.

Friday, Dec. 2, 1932

Papa got his hair cut & shave this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & went along with us to Belleville. It is in the Waterloo paper that Cornealia Petri 24 & Marcus Mentel 21 son of Henry Mentel where married on Thanksgiving Day & also John Heiken Jr. married Arline Meyer on the same day. The license of Frank Geschwender 23 & Mildred Becthloftt 20. Roy Stauenfbiel’s have a little baby boy since Nov. 30 they have 4 girls & 1 boy.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1932

Ed Scheinder was here yesterday evening to look over the ground, he wants to rent some, then he went to the dairy meeting at the new school. Ath. Russell Classen was the speaker. Today is Evansville Church pinic [sic], 3 big bands, big parade & chicken supper. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get a load of oats. There was a man around selling a rubber to open a tightened fruit jars. Papa got his hair cut. We planted some beans & made a patch ready for pickles, & cut in about 1 gal. kraut. This evening we all went to Zeibold’s farm & got a stack hog for $4.00. We just had got home & then company, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Crowe & Mrs. Jim Crowe & daughters Ina May & Arlow [sic – Orlou].

Friday, July 22, 1932

We cleaned & baked today. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon & got oats, she got her hair cut. It started in to rain a little this evening but not much, & got cold, this morn. it was over a 100 in the shade, & this eve. we had to put sweaters on to sit on the front porch.

Tuesday, June 17, 1930

Leona was up & the kids too.  Papa was called on to help work at the new school again today, so he went up & brought 3 benches down here & Leona took one along home with her.  When Papa came for dinner he brought 4 benches along for Aunt Mary’s.  We washed and ironed, baked bread, patched today.  Today Father Schlarman is to be ordained [the] Bishop of Peoria.  There is expected to be 300 to 400 priests present & 25,000 people to see the big event.  Mrs. Rennecker was over talking to us a little while this evening.  Papa dug a few new potatoes this evening.  Those that are there are sure nice & large, but there isn’t very many on a hill.  Papa didn’t go to work this afternoon.  He didn’t feel good.  He is so stiff in his legs.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening.  Leona cut our hair.  We looked after the horse & colt & mare.

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