Category Archives: August

Monday, August 11, 1930

Papa is harrowing this morning.  Rosalia went up to church.  Then after church, she is supposed to help clean the hall in the new school on Aunt Mary’s place, all the girls & women are supposed to help from the west side of the highway.  She came home at noon.  Papa went up in the woods to see if he could get some gravel & then he went to see a fellow back in the Blackjacks.  After dinner Bertille went up to Angela’s to see if she & Hildegard were ready to go up to wash windows, but they wasn’t ready.  Angela couldn’t go until 4 o’clock so Bertille and Hildegard went up at 3:30 & then afterwards Angela came.  We finished at 6 o’clock.


Sunday, August 10, 1930

Today is Smithton home-coming.  It looks like rain this morning.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & the kids were all here for dinner today.  After dinner we all went up to Smithton to see the parade.  It was sure nice.  We went home about 5:30.  They had such a big crowd there.  I guess in the evening it was worse yet.  It was nice & cool today.  They had a mule there that did all kinds of stunts.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while & talked with us and also Nicci Rausch was here a little while.


Saturday, August 9, 1930

Today is sales all over again.  Mrs. Hirst, Fred Schaefer and many others.  Papa is spreading lime this morning.  This afternoon we all went to Mrs. Hirst sale.  Papa bought a harrow for $1.50.  Roy Staunbiel bought a bed and we had to haul it up to Jennie Coop’s for them.  This evening we took the spring wagon out to Roy’s and from there we went to Uncle Fred’s and took them along & then we went to Hy. Ronedebergs dance.  Beer, cake, fruit salad were the refreshments.  There is also a dance at Bill Probst’s tonight too.  John Reheis have one by Burksville too.


Friday, August 8, 1930

Papa & Rosalia took a load of wheat to Red Bud this morning & got .82¢ a bu. for it.  Today is Mrs. Ronenberg’s birthday.  They are to have a surprise party tomorrow night.  It is also Mr. & Mrs. Adam Eckerts wedding anniversary.  Last Monday Mr. & Mrs. Fred Doyle got a little boy.  They now have 2 boys.  I seen in the paper that Mr. & Mrs. Joe Klingler have a little boy.  Papa & Rosalia took another load of wheat to Red Bud this afternoon & got same price.  Papa got his watch repaired, cost him $1.00.  Papa brought a fish along this morning for dinner, it sure was good.  It costs .30¢.  It rained this evening, a little shower.  Herzogs are moving Bill Herzog today & tomorrow.


Thursday, August 7, 1930

We all went out to Henry’s this morning.  Papa help to fan clover seed.  We help Leona wash.  We took 2 chickens along & had them for dinner out there.  In the afternoon we went to Louis Voges’ sale, Papa bought a plow & Uncle Fred bought a wagon for $7.00.  We had to pull it home for him.  So we had supper out there.  After supper Oscar Birkner played the radio and we listen in.


Wednesday, August 6, 1930

Today is a sale down by Lenzburg and Marissa.  George Wagner is tearing his shed down and is going to build up a garage for his machine.  John Kammler and Reuben are doing the work.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s all day.  They took 2 chickens along for dinner.  Bertille stayed home & ironed & patched.  It was pretty hot today.  Dr. Eckert’s father died from old age & heat.  Mr. Rennecker came over on the porch with us a little while.  Jacob Erle & John Wittenaur’s machine got smashed tonight.  Wittenauer’s car was standing by Eichenseer’s when Jac. Erle came along and stopped to, he bumped into and knocked it against the tree over on the sidewalk & then back in the alley.  Erle had a scratch on the chin.  His car was pulled to Red Bud on a wrecking car.  Wittenaur’s is standing in Eichenseer’s back yard.


Tuesday, August 5, 1930

It is awful cloudy this morning but no rain yet.  We washed this morning.  Aunt Mary called up and wanted us to get their stove for them.  They came up for dinner, we had chicken.  After dinner we went & loaded the range on the Whippet & took it out there.  Then the stove pipes didn’t fit.  Then Rosalia & Bertille took Uncle Fred’s machine and went to Hecker & got one of our stove pipes.  We had lunch out there this afternoon.  Henry called up this evening & said he was going to fan clover seed tomorrow morning so Papa is going out there.


Monday, August 4, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Henry called up & said we should come out that they were going to thrash clover, so we went out.  We was there for dinner. Today is a sale at the Mississippi bottoms.


Sunday, August 3, 1930

We all went to first mass this morning.  Today Bill Matzenbacher and Viola Bestmann are getting married.  They are going to have a wedding dance at Oak Grove this evening.  We all went to the dance.  Roy Staunbiel & family were all her this afternoon, they was here for supper.  Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Herzog furnished the music for the wedding dance.  They received quite a few presents at the hall.


Saturday, August 2, 1930

Today is sales all over again, Smithton, Red Bud, Waterloo, Burksville.  Papa was talking like going to Geoddelman down by Red Bud.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this afternoon.  Papa didn’t buy anything at the sale today.  This evening we all went out to Cleveland’s dance, we sure did have a good time, there were so many people there.  Dan Geodelle & Gus Geodelle, Bill Herzog furnished music.  Lemonade, cake, beer were served.


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