Friday, Nov. 24, 1939

Leo & family came making plans for building shed had dinner & supper here. Leo & pap went to Smithton. Leo bought new V8 Truck $500 & his old car, brought it along home. Henry brought load corn. Bert [Bertille] baked cookied. Mrs. Roland Nobbe – Mildred Wild died & was buried this week at Waterloo she had been sick for some time married just a year & Walter Nobbe fell on leaves on sidewalk at his home & fractured some bones, is confined to his home.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 1939

Uncle Fred’s 64 & Uncle Joe’s birthday. Rained last nite. Pap took load wheat to Waterloo got 81 [cents]. The Kunkel place was sold on Public Auction at Court House this morn. at 10 o clock by Morrison. Uncle Pete Reheis got it $1500. rather had to take it, he had the mortgage. Bill [Klein] came took Bert [Bertille] & pap along out to Henrys this eve.

Monday, Nov. 13, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary – Leo & family came butchered 190 lb. hog @ $6.25 was top price, surely going lower. We are going to take it to Belleville tomorrow to sell it. Bert [Bertille] took pc. bacon to Rennekers 20 [cents] lb. Henry brought load corn, boys didn’t go to school today, talking about not going up here anymore. Ben Heyl paid his heifers -3 for $75.00. Beautiful day.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 1939

Bert [Bertille] baked pumpkin pie, made chicken. Henry brought pc. beef, he butchered Thurs. eve. 3 lbs; we got so much meat yet; will have it tomorrow, made steaks for supper. Was at Columbia this afternoon to see Leo Herman about selling our horses, & etc. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, were called to see Herbert Stalhebers over at Jennie Coop were her mother Mrs. Stahlbers has 1 room there, on business. Went througth Smithton paid Bill [Klein] for Whip. repair everything also the bill from accident, $12.00; altogether $37.55 in all. Mrs. Rennecker came over to get doz. eggs 25 [cents] price here in store.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1939

Pap went to meeting & signed up at Kammlers this morn. this afternoon went to Waterloo church, got Berts shoes heels repaired; stopped at Henry’s both ways & still never seen the baby awake yet always sleeping. Leona is up & Mrs. Senior [Geoddel?] is going home today, they butchered a little one today. Mr Cleveland was there helping to butcher, also made sausage.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1939

Went to mass. Mission Sun. today. Went to Valmeyer to see Demmint, about sow & 10 pigs, sure nice; stopped at Henry’s on way back; baby Joyce sleeps nearly all the time. Sisters were out on Sat. told him [Henry] to send his boys back to school again, things would be different. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. had supper here. Bill [Klein] came down & we had 5 hand pinochle game. Sure is awful warm.

Friday, Oct. 20, 1939

Bert [Bertille] cleaned kitchen. Klein of Edwardsville was here looking for large white oak trees, we haven’t none. H. Wittenauer schocked 2 loads corn, 1 here & took 1 along home. Henry brought load up to. They say Cortners Lawrence they shocked 5 loads, a day 150 bu. to load; corn is very good. John Klein came bought sow & 9 pigs $55.00. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] went to dentist at Athens left Marita here; they were out at Henry’s last nite. He [Henry] took Rob & Floyd out of school, went to Public School again started today, he says going to see Fr. Aydt tonite with his boys.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1939

Becherer & Horcher were married yesterday morn. at Coloumbia [sic]. Rosalia came we stretched curtains today. Went to New Athens this afternoon to dentist. We had chicken soup dinner. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, Bill [Klein] got Leo [Orlet], all came this eve. we repapered spots in kitchen. Henry brought load corn. They had there baby girl christened Joyce Elizabeth yesterday. Mrs. Adolph Klube sponsor. Mr & Mrs. Elmer Haudrich have baby girl born Sun. also.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1939

Leo & family came Marita stayed here, Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, took potatoes etc in. got 28 [cents] for eggs. had dinner here. Bert [Bertille] cleaned kitchen cupboards & shelves, bought suitcase for Henry’s baby girl. Marita stayed all nite.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1939

Went to mass. Henry’s have a baby girl born at 4:30 this morn. Ella Simon is working there. We went out this afternoon, everybody is alright – baby 9 1/2 lbs. black hair. Bill [Klein] came had supper here, we went to Leo’s this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in there to, they were going to Totsch’s to free dance. Sure beautiful day, warm.

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