Thursday, Oct. 12, 1939

Columbus Day. Pap hauled 2 loads wood down today. Went to Waterloo this afternoon, got mash etc. Bert [Bertille] baked molasses cookies, cooked catsup. Awful cold tonite. Henry wants to finished with wheat today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this eve. he got the broken glass from Emils front door that broke Sun. have another glass put in now.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in, he went to Red Bud on business & paid Ins. Ass. bill $7.00 yesterday. Mr. Hill collected telephone dues. Went to Belleville this morn. got 27 [cents] for eggs. Wittenauers finished sowing wheat.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1939

We treated wheat with copper goob [? – unclear] for insects & worms; going to whole it awhile longer. We had flat tire on Chev. nail in it this morn. Bill [Klein] came this afternoon he fixed it. also going to fix Whip. broke axle on it, by turning around yesterday. Went to Waterloo to church, & went to Tom Crowe’s place was sold, Morrison lawyer sold it at the place. Sold the part with house first, Phil Mueth bought it for $5,000. then sold 16 acres out to hard road & Phil Mueth bought it for $1200. so place stands him $6,200.00; bidders Frank Crowe. Rained heavy this eve. & much colder in evenings. Manier had to close his saloon, his brother in law Berring forced him to move out, took his furniture to Griffins for now.

Friday, Sept. 15, 1939

Hot again. Went to Henrys, took a load of wheat to Waterloo – 18 bus. got 67 [cents]. Top price is 82 [cents] today. Wheat is getting hot again, took load of ours from here off got 73 [cents] & took another load from out there 67 [cents]. Henry & family, Leo & family & Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were all here this eve – eating watermelon had 40 lb. melon; & it was sure good.

Tuesday, August 1, 1939

Canned qt. tomatoes; baked cookies. Went to Red Bud took things down for pinic [sic], 2 chickens, cleaned & cut, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cabbage, 1/2 doz. eggs, prize for bingo stand. Cloudy this eve. & little cooler. Eggs are 14 [cents]. Emil was over a little while this eve. Wheat 56 [cents].

Thursday, July 27, 1939

Feruer brought 33 bus. wheat, but still some more to come yet. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped, went to Adam Eckerts threshing this morn. Pete Matzenbacher has sale today. Feruer brought rest of wheat 65 bus. in all we got. Went to Leo’s this afternoon, threshed oats got 173 bus. had them for supper; brought Kettlers 6 loads over & threshed them there, didn’t have to move back there then. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came to in evening; went through good [? – unclear].

Monday, July 10, 1939

Washed, ironed & patched. Pap went to Red Bud to get lumber for wheat bin. Bill [Klein] came told us that Louis Schoenborn & Isd. Watchel had accident last nite at around 12:30 Isd. driving his Louis V8 – run in ditch & turned it over, & Isd. going through top & was killed & Louis has only few scratches, car is wrecked, happened on oil road between Floraville & Paderborn. Isd. is at Millsdadt [sic] Funeral Home 23 yrs. old. Hy Armstutz was here wanted potatoes, we didn’t have none dug now. Mauff kroger man was here, didn’t need nothing. Some are threshing today, anyway south of here Klotz’s threshing today. Leo & family were down. Emil came over a little while.

Friday, July 7, 1939

So hot 96 [degrees]. at 12 o’clock; hotter than yesterday. Sprayed wheat bins this morn. Berry May was here brought Int. for Uncle Fred, went to Trenton from here. Was in Waterloo paper Alberta Heyl daughter of Alb. [Alabama] Heyl was married to Geo. Walz of E. St. Louis last June 26 at Farmington Mo. Kesslers from Alb. also here.

Thursday, July 6, 1939

Went to Leo’s threshing. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Leona helped; pap made straw stack; he finished had them for dinner, lunch & machine guys & pitcher for supper; got 714 bus. from 31 acres. & @ 63 [cents]. top price. good wheat & turned out good. Bert [Bertille] went home did feeding. it was 10 o’clock till we got home; worked late to finish.

Wednesday, July 5, 1939

Went to Leo’s, canned apples, prepared for threshing, so hot today. We took Marita along home; they came this eve. going to thresh tomorrow, have them for dinner. Bill [Klein] came Henry brought wheat money, so far $65.45 for 134 bus. only got for some 48 * 53-45-50-52[cents]. to Waterloo & E. St. Louis; he got about 580 bus. wheat don’t weigh out; & no price. Lewis Kumke was buried at Evansville this morning.

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