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Thursday, Jan. 29, 1931

Papa & Uncle Fred was working at the church farm today.  Papa had dinner out at Uncle Fred’s.  This afternoon Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up here & then Bertille & her went to the sewing circle.  This evening he came up & got her again.  There was a man around selling articles today for the orphan children of Belleville.  Elmer Kammlers are moving there furniture out today.  Osie Neff was here this eve. on business.  Elmer Kammler came here this evening & brought the house keys over.  He said he moved because the house was to big it took too much coal.  We went over to Steve Rennecker this eve. & had 6 games of pinochle.  Papa & Rosalia won 5 games.


Monday, Oct. 20, 1930

We washed this morning.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville & also to the coal mines & got a load of coal for the church.  They left the kids here, they came back about 4 o’clock, they left at 10am this morning, but they had to wait so long to get a load of coal.  Sister Several call up this morning and wanted to know if Papa would go to Red Bud this morning & get a school desk for the sister, so he did, this afternoon he went to get a load of coal for the church, but there were so many trucks waiting at the coal mine that he went over to Freeburg’s coal mine & there he got 19 bu. 70 lbs. for $1.56.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .26¢.  The Catholic School children didn’t have no school today, because it was to cold & the furnace isn’t fixed yet in the new school house, & it is to cold with out fire.


Monday, Oct. 6, 1930

Papa is hauling coal again today.  They took Mrs. Louis Armstutz over to East St. Louis Hospital, last Friday afternoon.  Mr. & Mrs. August Klotz have a little girl since Sat. afternoon, they now have 2 girls.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. for them.  The Young Men & Ladies Sodality of St. Augustine’s Parish was to meet in the new school hall tonight, but was postponed on account of rain.  Papa finished hauling coal today, he has 210 bu’s. in the coal cellar now.  He paid $18.90 for 210 bu’s.  We found 33 eggs today.  The ambulance that went through Hecker last Sunday, was that they took a man to the Red Bud Hospital, he got hurt while working by Smithton on the Gulf Pipe Line Co.


Friday, Oct. 3, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa hauled 2 loads of coal this morning.  They took Delbert Meuth son of Nick Meuth to the hospital one day last week, where he will be operated on appendix.  Mrs. Lorberg is staying with him in the hospital.  Papa hauled 5 loads of coal this afternoon.  Henry called up and wanted to know if Rosalia could take Leona to Waterloo to the doctor this afternoon, so she took her in.  Leona went out to get the mail yesterday afternoon & she ran back to the house & stumbled & cut a big gash in her chin down to the bone.  The doctor put a piece of plaster over it to heal, if it don’t heal shut that way then she will have to get it sewed together.  I seen in the Times, that Clyde Crowe & Walter Schmidt left last Tuesday for Ada Groves, Iowa to visit with Schmidts relatives.  We found 3 dozen eggs today.


Monday, January 27, 1930

It is a nice day.  We found 1 egg.  Oliver Kuhns & Henry Braun brought a load of coal this afternoon.  Louis Petri and Herman Wheitkamp from Waterloo were here and looked after the furnace.


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