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.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1939

Rained last nite & morning. Went to Belleville with 2 hogs; left Whip. by Bill [Klein] to fix he took us home in his truck, & fixed our pump, had dinner here. We got sweet potatoes & turnip ready to take to Belleville tomorrow. Dorothy Pautler – Phil Pautler’s daughter of Evansville & Jerome Harbaugh of Boxtown are being married this morn, dance at Boxtown tonite. Ben Heyl was here looked at heifers. Oll. Englerth & Bill [Klein] came this eve. Bill & Bert [Bertille] & Al. Karban & girl friend went to St. Louis to see Veil Prophet parade, “Gay Nineties” it was beautiful.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1939

Went to Belleville, got 27 [cents] for eggs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were also in, we helped them sell some pears etc.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1939

Went to Belleville with things, all sold but 2 pumpkins. Uncle Fred working up here this morn; brought bucket of peas this afternoon she [Aunt Mary] came along up. We got 25 [cents] for eggs today. Frank Kroll’s have baby girl born Sat. eve. & Dominic Roth girl Sun. at Belleville Hospital. Reports are that Aaron Papenberg is going to build a house, on Kessler’s ground next to Kammler. Hy. Fereuer brought the 3rd of potatoes this eve. 15 bus. The war business is still going strong. Warsaw is nearly cleaned out, paper says, half burning, churches were bombed Sun. during services.

Monday, Sept. 18, 1939

Went to Belleville with things didn’t do so good, couldn’t sell everything, got 23 [cents] doz. for eggs. had potatoes & apples along for Orlets; couldn’t sell it all. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Henry came got apples & tomatoes. Went to Orlet’s pap operated on pigs. Leo plowing. Bert [Bertille] cut lawn this eve. nice cool weather now; if it stays.

Monday, Sept. 11, 1939

Went to Belleville with things, sold 10 melon, 2 1/2 bu. potatoes & 3 pk. tomatoes, sold out but 3 melons small. Cool this morn; beautiful day. Bert [Bertille] planted flowers out. Henry came got yeast & to get boys from school. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] brought Marita down again tonite to stay for few days, had watermelon, from here they was called to come to Smithton.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1939

Went to Bellville [sic] with things all sold out; $6.31 all the melons & potatoes. Made peach perserve [sic] & cooking catsup. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, he went to Red Bud on business; brought sugar & flour. Leo & family came, going to leave Marita here a few days while they are cutting corn. Sure some awful hot days.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1939

Went to Belleville with things all sold out, 8 doz. eggs. 18 [cents] – 10 watermelons – 25 – 10 [cents] ; potatoes, grapes, tomatoes. Bert [Bertille] got new dress & shoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Mamie & Lucinda were down to give us an invitation for her wedding dance at Daabs Club House, on Sept. 6.

Monday, Aug. 28, 1939

Went out to Henry’s took some peaches & tomato out there. Pap cutting grass. Mauff was here. Went to Leo’s took sugar & bottles along made grape juice & took bu. along to sell at Belleville; they aren’t feeling good today. Lucinda Eichenseer was here invited Bert [Bertille] to there place Sat. nite for shower for Mamie; for about 25 guests.

Thursday, Aug. 24, 1939

Leo & family came. Marita stayed here & Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, sold potatoes & grapes, apples & eggs. Watermelon. They had dinner here. We went up there this afternoon, pap helped make hay, picked grapes etc. got 1 1/2 lb. for there grapes.

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