Tuesday, July 25, 1939

Cloudy rained again this morn. We sewed, turnip seed last nite. Pap cut lawn. Bill [Klein] came & got Bert [Bertille], went out to Frank Birkner’s cut pickle 2 bu for them to take over to St. Louis this morn, Frank Birkner’s & Frank Kleins threshed this afternoon.

Monday, Nov. 14, 1938

Washed ironed, patched. Pap plowed a turnip patch. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary working up here, had supper here. Emil fixed our roof put on shingles that wind blew of [sic – off].

Friday, July 29, 1932

We cut the wings of our chickens this morn, so they stay in. Sowed turnip seed today. There was a man round selling muskmellons [sic] & watermellons [sic] & from New Athens. Henry was here this afternoon, he got whey. Hy. Armstutz got the hayrake this afternoon. Walter Pour’s have a baby boy since last Thurs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. Henry & family came up after the mule.

Tuesday, July 21, 1931

This morning our cistern is full again.  Papa went up town this morn.  We dug a bucket full of straw potatoes, & planted some more pickle seed, & turnip seed.  Papa & Rosalia fixed fenced this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up again this afternoon.  We all had lunch there.  We helped her scrubb [sic] the porch & rooms.  I seen in the paper today that Clarence Rittinhouse 26 & Arthur Meuth had a serious accident last Sat. night at 10 o clock.  On the Belleville bridge right south edge of town, he met a car & the lights blinded him & he side swiped a third car coming, & his machine ran of the pavement & down the bankment of, the down in there, the machine caught fire & Rettinghouse was burnt arms & legs, he still in the hospital & the ambulance was called to take Mueth to the hospital, but he was discharged after treatment.  Rettinghouse & Zollmer the car which was damaged they will settle it between themselves.