Friday, July 14, 1939

Awful hot. Pap dug 2 rows potatoes. H. Wittenauer was here, going to thresh here tomorrow. Transfer in paper of Barney Kaiser to Joe Kaiser. We received the books for pinic [sic] at Red Bud from Fr. Spors. Henry Grossman 62 & Clara Keim 18 of Floraville were married last Sun. in St. Louis, dance in eve. at Keimes. Lightening last Sat. nite; stroke several places at Waterloo Hermans. Country Club; Johanning had 3 cows killed. Bill Weitkamp & Vivian Ripley beauty operator of Waterloo were married last Sat. in St. Louis. Some W.P.A. workers are back on job & others of [sic – off] for good; they had dynamite laid for quarry here by Hecker if they started in working, they would blow things up, so they didn’t work. We went to Leo’s awhile this eve; threshing at M. Mueth.

Thursday, July 13, 1939

We ate our first spring chicken for this yr. today. Went to Belleville this afternoon, Bert [Bertille] got dress 25 [cents]. Harry Wittenauer stopped in; will be threshing here Sat.

Saturday, July 1, 1939

Went to Leo’s finished hay at noon; Jac. helped this afternoon working corn; they had thresher meeting last nite, going to start Mon. at 9 if it don’t rain. Pap is helping Wittenauer make hay this afternoon. New Athens got Home Coming today. KMOX stars are out. Emil was over awhile this eve. Geo Schilling started threshing this afternoon at there place.

Thursday, June 29, 1939

Cleaned chicken house, pap cut wheat. Went to Leo’s took hog back, & stopped at Jac Neffs longest 4 shoats $18.00. Wittenauers cutting alfalfa today.

Saturday, June 17, 1939

Went to Orlet’s; they finished cutting last nite & shocked this morn. Bert [Bertille] baked coffee cake with dewberries, & canned 2 qts. Went to Waterloo church this afternoon. Wittenauers started cutting wheat here. Mrs. Rob. Groom (Kate Birkner) is being buried this afternoon at Belleville, she died on operation table. Sure is hot, & oats bugs terrible. Louis Cawell is giving a barn dance in the new barn tonite. Susie Gal of Hills is appearing at Log Cabin with “Sons of Ozarks.”

Tuesday, June 13, 1939

Raining all morn. & cloudy all day. Wittenauer’s came worked corn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came he went to Waterloo with wheat & got oil changed in his car. Ironed few pieces. Pap picked dewberries, got pt. & 2 glasses jelley [sic]; canned 1 qt. 1 pt. beets. Eggs 13 [cents] Wheat 70.

Saturday, May 27, 1939

Went to funeral of Ignatz Klein 77 yrs. nephews, pallbearers. Emil was over while this afternoon. Wittenauers cut hay today. Rain this eve.

Sunday, May 7, 1939

Went to Red Bud mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile. Conner of Paderborn was here wants an old horse. Miss Reickert of Waterloo came, Bert [Bertille] went along showed her where Uncle Freds live; she bought the piece of furniture with drawers from them for $2.50 they paid 10 [cents] at Crook’s sale. Bill [Klein] came this afternoon. There was an accident by John Krehers, cars from Lebanon turned around & Geo. Parker & Muskoff driving Clarence Wittenauers car, smashed into them people from other car were taken to Belleville in Dashners ambulance, Parker & Muskoff never got hurt, but car was pulled to Red Bud to Schrieber’s for repairs; claim was the Lebanon car fault.

Monday, May 1, 1939

Washed, ironed, sprayed trees etc. Mauff agent was here. Wittenauers working here. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up working garden, planted out tomatoe plants.

Saturday, April 29, 1939

Nice today. Went to sale Marquardts this afternoon & to church at Waterloo. Wittenauers are working ground here for corn; plowing & harrowing. Floyd had blood poison last week; alright again now.

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