Saturday, Nov. 19, 1938

Pap went out to Henrys got barrl [? – unclear], ready to butcher, brought 5 lbs. beef along @ 18 [cents]. Went to Waterloo to Horn’s sale bought $1.50 all kind of articles. Leona got 4 chairs Leo & family & Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were all in to. Leo got card to come to surprize [sic] wedding dance of Kettler & Eitzenhoefer on Thanksgiving Day. Thurs. at Dicks Grove by New Athens.

Friday, Nov. 18, 1938

Uncle Freds birthday. Bert [Bertille] send a card to German Band. Sears order came, everything O.K. except pap’s shoes to little. Geo. Wagner came paid his hog 279 lbs. @ $7.75. Chris Buehler stopped in on way from St. Louis.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1938

Beautiful weather. Pap went out looking for pigs. Hy. Armstutz brought the rest of corn, maybe bus. or so. Went out to Henry’s this eve. got scales. Leo & family came here then came out to Henry’s to. Edgar Cox is presenting a show in school hall tonite about Admiral Byrd Exp. Adm. 10 & 25 [cents], wasn’t so crowded they say. Uncle [Fred] & Aunt Mary were up to see the show. Eggs 28 [cents] now. Oliver Birkner delivered 100 lb. chicken & hog pellets.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1938

We took 2 hogs to Belleville to Strecks, got $7 & 7.40. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, fixing fence on there places. Came back again this eve. going to Ladies Aid Euchre down in church hall, we didn’t go. Hy. Armstutz brought load willow corn this afternoon. Frank Zoeller was with him.

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].

Sunday, Nov. 13, 1938

Went to mass. Henry & family were up for dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon & also Josie Keller & friends & landlords, 3 folks that live upstairs; took eggs & chickens along; she was operated on while back. Fr. Flanagans Boys Town picture is now being on at Lincoln.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 1938

Pap got load wood sold it to Emil for $2.00; he came over & paid this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville this afternoon. So many flies, so warm today. Teurer [? – unclear] brought load corn, also Wittenauers brought a load; this morn. Leo & family came, they were out at Henry’s, they wasn’t at home.

Friday, Nov. 11, 1938

Holiday. Armistice. No mail. Geo. Wagner came over & engaged hog to kill; when it gets cold. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped, they went down to help Buehlers paper. Eggs are 27 [cents] today. Lots of people out hunting; rabbit season opened yesterday; we put up signs this morn. no hunting. It is so nice today again, so warm don’t even need a coat on.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 1938

Today is big celebration at church, solemn Pontifical High Mass; 100 yr. church; will be tomorrow but was celebrated today, by Bischoff [sic – Bishop] & 50 priests, had dinner in school hall; for priests & cooks; church was filled. Bert [Bertille] went to mass. Uncle Fred stopped he went to Red Bud, Louis Dehn got 2 doz. eggs 26 [cents]. Papenbergs got an awful lot of wedding presents. musci [sic] furnished by Keim, Rehling & B. Schilling. Canning was here wanted to know were [sic] Uncle Fred lives.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1938

Nice day. We went to Leo’s help butcher, also Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Mrs. Orlet helped. Vic Papenberg & Bessie Parker getting married 9 o’clock this morn. We went to dance at Daabs Club House, Elmer Parker & Cecelia were best, she wore dark blue dress, Bessie white & veil. Henry butchered today also, & we didn’t know it.