Sunday, July 9, 1939

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed awhile. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Smithton Turner Picnic, afternoon & eve.

Sunday, June 11, 1939

Went to mass. Celebrate feast of Corpus Christi. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile; her & Bert [Bertille] went to Minnie Staufenbiels to get her dress, its all finished now. Leo & family came for dinner, he went to church here. Bill [Klein] came this afternoon, getting his new V.8 Ford this week. coach, greenish gray; from Favre at Smithton. Ed. Helfrich & Leona Horescher were published at Paderborn. The Hecker Ladies Aid have there Cold Supper & pinic [sic] today at church grounds, pretty cool for pinic [sic], having a 4H Club band from around Waterloo. The 4 Happy Ramblers are having a dance at Kammler’s tonite. Awful cool.

Tuesday, June 6, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Had light shower rain this afternoon, not much, but rained heavy South east. Leo & family came this eve. left Marita here all nite, they went to attend the wedding dance at Daab’s Club House of Aleda Horecher & Clarence Schaefer, who were married at Columbia this morn; going to live with his parents Schaefer of near Smithton; attendants were Leona Hoercher her sister & his sister Schaefer, & her brother & another attendant not known. Miss Eugenia Schmidt, oldest daughter of Jac. Schmidt & Orvel Mosbacher of Waterloo were also married today.

Wednesday, April 5, 1939

Leo & Rose [Rosalia] came this afternoon, to get car & Marita. We went to Smithton church this afternoon & rained heavy mostly all day & nite, getting colder.

Thursday, March 16, 1939

Cold this morn. Went to Smithton, to Heap’s & Still’s; went to Leo’s, ask them to help butcher tomorrow. Poultry meeting in school hall tonite Ed Griffin principal speaker.

Saturday, March 11, 1939

Rained last nite. Pap went to barber. We went to Belleville, stopped at Smithton, also at Reisfsneiders farm. Leo & family were also at Belleville, all went to church. A fellow here looking at heifer & horses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up last eve. for lent service.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 1939

Pap got haircut. Nice day from top, 19 [degrees] this morn. Went to Smithton to church this afternoon. Berniece got 1 doz. eggs this afternoon. Susie Gal of Hill’s is playing with the Ozark Ridge Runners at Valmeyers tonite for dance & floor show at 10:30. Adm. 30 [cents] per person; Advertised in paper.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 1938

Raining today & foggy. Went to Smithton this afternoon. Leo & family came this eve. they helped clean turkey & trim Christmas tree; couldn’t get there car started, so pap pushed it apiece till it started, end of town.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1938

Beautiful day; patched, cleaned etc. Went to New Athens, Freeburg, & Smithton. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she went to church. Bert [Bertille] won the fruit cake by Mertz.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1938

Cleaned garden. Went to Leo’s this afternoon helped put up stove, then went to Smithton. There is a Democratic meeting at Kammlers Hall tonite; Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up for the Halloween party in School Hall given by Young People of parish, he had to bring his accordion along & also Irene Buehler had to bring hers. There is also a euchre at Paderborn, all in one nite. Ray Braun is in St. Louis Hospital, had a rock in the pupil of his eye, is very dangerous operation, but they got it out but he can sees alright, only pupil isn’t round.

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