Thursday, April 6, 1939

Holy Day. Went to 8 o clock mass. stayed in 1/2 hr. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in awhile. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to St. Louis & E. St. Louis Hatcheries to see about chicks in May, went shopping at Belleville; went to Red Bud closing of Holy Hour from 7 to 8 o clock. Sure is cold.

Monday, April 3, 1939

Washed ironed patched. Pap cleaned barn, beautiful day. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, they were by Louis Birkners to get eggs.

Sunday, April 2, 1939

Went to first mass recived [sic] palms. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to New Hanover to see about Wyandott eggs from Kettler, ordered them for next Mon; also stopped at the oil well on Gumersheimer farm working fast; lot people there.

Saturday, April 1, 1939

Leo & family came, had supper here. Leo & pap went to Ruma to sale & we went to Red Bud to Mrs. Gallaghers, also Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went to sale; bought few articles, jugs. An oil drill is on Mrs. Al. Gregsons farm. but not started in to work yet. April fools today.

Friday, March 31, 1939

Went to Belleville got new lawn mower. 14 in 5 blade rubber tires $6.68; went to Leo’s helped saw wood had them for dinner. Jake & John Mueth Kettler [? – unclear] Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, making garden. Egg 15 [cents].

Wednesday, March 29, 1939

Raining this morn. Uncle Fred went to Waterloo get oil changed. Aunt Mary stayed here. Leo & family came Marita stayed, they went to Athens to dentist; had dinner here. Sewed some lettuce & tomatoe seed & peas. Bert [Bertille] fixed curtains upstairs & put up. Received wheat check 1938 – $16.80. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to church.

Monday, March 27, 1939

Cold this morn. Pap took 17 bu. wheat to Waterloo 63 [cents]; went to Odd Fellows Hall electric show. Chas. Stookey & Nichobaun sisters of KMOX were there. Aunt Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Red Bud to Raffte for permanents Bert got $2. & A. [Aunt] Marys wouldn’t take, color came back again; so she cut them up short. Eggs 15 [cents]. A hair dryer & electric clock was given away at Waterloo today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went Waterloo to show. Marie Kolmer won percolator & Mitchell Electric toaster & hair dryer as attendance prize, large crowd.

Sunday, March 26, 1939

Ex. for confirmation in Evangical [sic] church today, girls have to wear all white. Berniece Wagner, Wilma Birkner, Myrtle Neff & Jeneate [sic] Geoddel. Went to mass. Mrs. Mauer asked for the bake sale to be on Apr. 8, we gave 50 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went to church. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Henry’s. they weren’t at home; took ride pass club houses & over to Leo’s awhile. Tonite they came here & we went to Henry’s; celebrating birthdays.

Friday, March 24, 1939

Rob. [Robert Brand] birthday 12 yrs. Nice day. Bert [Bertille] finished house cleaning upstairs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, making garden. Willi & John Braun here trying to get signers oil leasing again. A yr. today that Mrs. Orlet died. cloudy this eve.

Thursday, March 23, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap fixed fence. Bert [Bertille] cleaned 2 rooms upstairs, started in today. Davis of Belleville was here. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she went quilting, at school hall, he worked garden. Mrs. Stehfest had a stroke this morn. she is pretty sick. Tom Crowe 81 died will be at Quernheims funeral parlor tomorrow funeral Sat. morn. 9 o [clock] at Waterloo.

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