Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed etc. Went to Smithton got prestone put that from last year, by Bill, & got gas went to Freeburg to see Classen Lumberman. Pretty nice day. Leo Schaum 40 Cleta Stalehebers husband died at Texas & was shipped to Rock Island Ill. for burial. He formely [sic] was at Scott Field.

Sunday, April 30, 1939

Nice day, cool. Went to mass at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile, Emil came to pay there then rent. Pap was invited out to Ganley’s to stag party; he didn’t go. Bill [Klein] came & Bert [Bertille] went to Scottfield, & places.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Ben & Omer, Berti, & Levi Ganley, & Fr. Aydt. Frank Kroel attended the Murphysboro 2nd. Catholic Congress, sure nice drive, 60 miles, it was held at the Riverside Park, beautiful place, but it was so hot. Rose & Leo & some more attended at Scothfield to see the place & then went to Louis Kaiser at Trenton. All went to Floraville tonite, Arthur Metiomanus birthday dance, & what a crowd, & heat. Eichenseers brought a electric radio down to try out, for awhile; then got it again.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile. A nice, beautiful day, are rather all week, was wonderful. We took a drive out in the country, visited at Glenn Addie, Orphanage, & Scottfield, some wonderful places. This evening we went out to Nic Helfrich’s, see him about coal hauling, then went to Uncle Fred’s, played pinochle. Uncle had 1500 trumps.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for chicken dinner, & supper. We all went out to Chris Buehler’s but there was nobody home, then we drove down to Sensel’s to see the lake, then we stopped in at George Parker’s, Aunt Mary got ½ sweet potatoes for 25¢. It rained this evening. We seen the search light at Scottfield, how it shown around tonite, I guess there must of been an airplane out. We went to Red Bud Condensary to see if they would by cream, but they want milk, so we can’t sent no cream. The Red Bud paper says that Mrs. Owen Fahey is in the hospital since last Thurs. Sensels lost 35 hogs.

Saturday, May 23, 1931

Rosalia went to clean church on Aunt Mary’s place this morning.  We seen the balloon that left Scot field this morning at 4:30 & is going 40 miles from there, it is a 35,000 cu. ft. balloon, we seen it about 6 o’clock, it was going South.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here this afternoon for lunch.  Papa went to Waterloo.  Tonight Marcella Ettling is graduating from piano lessons, we got a written invitation.  It is over at St. Louis, she is to play two pieces on the piano.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary got an invitation to come to Belleville, Irene Reheis send them a card to come.