Papa & Rosalia sprayed the potatoes with Arsenate of Lead, this morn. Joe Gregson & Lee where & looked at the colt again. eggs are 8¢. We had chicken soup today.
Rudy Geodelle’s wife is in Red Bud hospital, they had a little baby girl, it is dead buried Sat. George Wagner was here & brought the fork back. Papa went out to Henry’s help make hay, he had dinner there. He went down to see Joe. Gregson this morn, first. Bertille mailed a letter to Biebel Roofing Co.
Today is birthday Henry’s 28 yrs. old & also the 4th wedding anniversary. We went out this evening, ice cream, cake where served to the following: Mr. Gus Geodelle & family, Henry Birkner’s family, Albert Cleveland’s family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary. George Wagner got a fork here this morn. to straw potatoes at Chas. Wagner’s.
We got wash, day, & nice too. Mr. Fix & his neighbor from near Belleville looked at the colts. This afternoon papa went there to look at his stock, they finally got together & made an even trade, our black, the smallest for a 3 yr old horse, he brought it down this evening & lead the other one home. It is a gentle horse, works good. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. This evening we went along out to Henry’s & papa went over to see George Schilling. We planted 100 cabbage plants this eve.
We went to Red Bud. Levi Gregson came here a little while, the rest where at church. George Wagner’s family prepared dinner, chicken, etc. & took it all down to Chas. Wagner, 25 Silver Wedding Ann. the whole relation, when it was supposed to be a surprized [sic], but I don’t think it was, they found it out. Three fellows from St. Joe where here & looked at the colts. We all went over to Stere’s & sat on his porch, the sun got too hot on ours. This eve, we went out to Uncle Fred’s, Chris Buehler’s family also came, we at popcorn, beer, & water.
We have 10 hens hatching that is the last now. Tonite Harry Kammler’s have a dance, musci [sic] furnished by Ill. Roamers, & Bill Sensel has one barn, by Ripplemixer band from Valmeyer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there, it was pretty good crowd, but the floor was so rough. Papa went to Waterloo. Roman Schwartz was here & looked at the colts. We sure had a nice rain this afternoon, but it wasn’t enough.
Papa went to see Roman Schwartz this morn, for trading. He went over to Ed. Mengs this afternoon, & tonite Meng came over here & they went down to see Quathammer, but couldn’t make no trade. Mrs. Rennecker came over this evening, till papa got back. I seen in the Waterloo paper that Emil C. Geoddelle bought the West End garage on the hard road from Clarence Olendorph.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s. Papa took the rake down to Bill Fritsche’s to get it fixed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here again this afternoon & evening. Frank Birkner’s family gave them a call this evening. Rosalia & Bertille went over a little while, had popcorn. There is a dance in the school hall tonite. Hy Armstutz was here, he went fishing this morning & this evening he took Hill’s up to Smithon [sic - Smithton]. A junk dealer was here & bought 2 hens 8½ lbs. for 11¢, eggs 9¢.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Papa & Vic Eichenseer went up to Kleber’s & got the binder & rake what they bought. Miss Helen Millman got married yesterday to [illegible] Schmissur.
Today is the Mosbacher & Neff wedding. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are going to the dance, it is in Neff’s house, he couldn’t get the hall. Henry & Leona came & we went along to the dance with them, the house was packed, danced in 2 rooms, nearly all musiains [sic - musicians] played. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville & took 24 doz. eggs & old hens & 20¾ lb. springs got 20¢ for 2½ lbs. over. The egg man was here & got 31 lbs. springers got 16¢ for 1½ lbs. over. Papa & Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Emil was there awhile too. Papa helped Henry work his ground.