Wednesday, June 7, 1933

We canned 4 pint peas yesterday, & having beans for dinner today. George Wagner finished up this morn. he had lunch & dinner here. Papa paid him 50¢ half day. We washed the Whippet & then drove out through the country towards evening to Nowland on Gundlach Place. Hugo Probst & Wilma Reheis are being married at 2 o clock at Smithon [sic] parsonage, she is to have white dress & wreath, & the bridemaid [sic] Irene Reheis will wear blue, Robert & Hugo wear businis [sic] suits, we had no invitiation, to the wedding dance at Daab’s Club House, so we didn’t go. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here before they went; but we where gone. Rheinhardt was to furnished music for the dance. Henry & family where up this evening.

Wednesday, March 30, 1932

Papa went out to Henry’s to help him again today, there for dinner. It started to rain this morning, but after the sun came out nice. Osie Matzenbacher & Rosie Meuth are being married today. It rained again nearly all afternoon got colder towards night. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then we all went to the Wedding dance at Oak Grove, this eve. had a good time. Elmer Matzenbacher & Mamie Mueth where best, but Emil Goedelle danced the waltz with Mamie, because Elmer couldn’t. Rosie was dressed with a pale blue or greenish like lace dress with blue velvet coat, short one. gold band around the head, & black pumps. Mamie had light blue crepe, with ruffles & black slippers, it was pretty. The Hickory Hollow Billies furnished the musci [sic]. [They] got married in the parsonage of Evangical [sic] church. He 24 & she 19. She got quite a few presents. Henry & Leona left the kids here this eve, then went down to Red Bud to the dentist, she had a bad toothache from the one he pulled out for her last time.

Friday, Oct. 2, 1931

Leona brought Henry up with the car then went back home again.  He was here for lunch, dinner, then he took the tractor home & pap the team, Rosalia went out with the Whippet to get him.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon & put there stove in, cleaned it all out.  The transfer is in the paper, selling land to Oswald Neff.  The Braun Children bought their farm back again for $4,000.00, that is Henry Brauns farm.  Joe Wacthel had his house refrishents [sic -refreshens?] with a new coat of paint, the last few days.  The Hoffman Garage was leased by Nobbe Co. into which Nobbe will move Oct. 1.  The carpenters are busy this week, tearing down the old frame porch of the parsonage at Waterloo, to which a new one will be erected, & also a garage, which will make things look different.  In Waterloo they now park there cars in the middle of the street, that is Main St.’s.  Mrs. Harry Wittenauer is at present in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, undergoing treatment.

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