It is awful warm, snows nearly all melted. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stop in on there way to Red Bud, went to Dr. & Christ Buehler’s, it is his birthday. Eichenseers tried to haul a load coal in & got stuck, took it back, & put it in there shed, couldn’t get in here. Papa left this morning went in the woods, hauled out 2 logs this afternoon, the road got muddy; pap took the sleigh & mule up. We washed, dinning [sic] room & kitchen curtains. Eggs are 13¢ at Eichenseers. Hill has a piece in the paper, about Vic Braun tallest man in town, 19 yrs. old, 285 lbs. nearly 6 ft. tall.
Bertille baked oatmeal cookies, Rose made gloves. Papa went up town; ordered load coal, Eichenseer’s to haul it tomorrow. Rosie took 8 doz. eggs to Mertz got 13 ½¢ got cheese Talbot’s. Chas. Morrison aged 82 yrs. died Sun, afternoon, & buried Tues. afternoon from Wagner’s Parlor, to cemetery.
We ironed, & patched; this morning; cleaned chicken house, hauled it out on 1 horse sleigh. Oh Boy, what a sleigh ride we had. The saw sharpener man brought our saws, lawn mower, scissor, all back today, everything OK, all for 85¢. We sewed quilt patches. Hogs are down again today to top $4.75, yesterday $5. eggs 14 ½¢ in paper; yesterday 15¢. Sun is shining nice, but it isn’t warm.
We washed. Papa took saws to a man in jail here, to sharpen, he is awful good at it, they say. Pap is shoveling snow in the cistern over 100. We mailed a money order $2.23 for tax on meat sold in Jan. that is the last time. We got a can Tom Boy milk & made ½ gal. ice cream this evening. The saw sharpener man, came down this afternoon looked at our lawn mowers, took one along back with him to fix it up; also our scissors.
We didn’t go to church today; snowing & sleeting all day. George Wagner & Steve Rennecker came over to sign hog papers for the processing tax, $2.23 for Jan. Steve stayed & we played cards, 4 games, he won 3. Monroe Co. C. W. A. are laying men off now till down to 6, stayed working: Osie Neff, Pete Watchel, all them are off, from Hecker, is only Jack Reagan, Hy. Meng, Hy. Braun working & there is Chas. Helfrich, Wilhelms, Leifer & some yet from Round Prairie working the snow plow went down & up, several times, but didn’t help much.
Henry & George Parker came this afternoon fixed out the corn & hog contract, correct. Snowing all day. Oh! Boy. 3 to 4 ins deep. Steve Rennecker brought our mail along this evening.
Edgar Wittenauer is driving a bakery wagon, Frantzo in New Athens, goes through Hecker, & Red Bud, every morning, blowing the horn! Clarence came in here, we didn’t buy none. We all went out in the woods this afternoon had early dinner & went. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she, Rose & Berti went to church lent devotion.
Washington’s Birthday; snowed last night, colder today. We all went out in the woods this afternoon.
Papa hauled a load of wood. Rosalia went over to Renneckers quilting this afternoon; it is for the church. Cloudy & warmer, today. We got 3 lbs. cheese at Mertz’s store, from Talbots. Robert Laut engaged a hog here this morning for next Tues. about. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for church, Rosalia went along with here. Eggs 13¢ by Mertz. Rosalia had supper by Renneckers, it is a Lover’s Knot Quilt white & yellow. The Y.P.L. are praticing [sic] a play.
Papa went to Henry’s, then went to Waterloo to the hog meeting, to get finished with that today, we washed. Mrs. Rhennecker has the quilt in there church pinic [sic]. We have 9 pigs born today, it was so cold, they started to get stiff, we called Mr. Rennecker over, & he got them out & brought in the house, warmed up. Mr. Nic Schaefer was here, got papa to sign his paper, that he bought 4 pigs from him on Dec. 5, 1933. Rosalia sewed Floyd a shirt.