Thursday, July 9, 1931

It is raining this morning.  We got our beets in from the garden here & the truck patch, we got 5 quts & 1/2.  Mrs. Katie Klotz was here this morning to see if she could get a can of cistern water at Uncle Fred’s place, because they are getting the thrashers this evening, & they wanted the water to wash the dishes.  Papa went up to Eichenseers, & went along out with Vic & Odillo, to fix Henry pump, they put 5 ft. pipings on it, there is 30 ft. of water in it yet.  Papa called up for Rosalia to come out & bring some wrenches along from the store.  Mrs. Klotz was telling me about a fire at Albert Gregson’s on Tues. night, the road men had a fire burning the grass on piles, & they left without putting the fire out, & during the night the fire creeped & burned all the way through the woods, nearly too the house, they just got it out in time.  George Lorberg was called with a tank of water on his truck & also Joe Shilling’s, Louis Armstutz’s & a fire apartment, I don’t know if it was Smithon’s [sic] or Red Buds, fire out later, it happened around 12 o’clock in the night that is when George Lorberg left.  This evening we went out & lawend [sic] at the cemetery, & looked at Frank’s pigs, sheep.  Eggs are 12¢ now.

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  1. I’ve probably said this before – but this entry is another perfect example. Our ancestors were such hard workers! When I read these entries I can’t help but admire them. How did they get so much done in one day? It’s interesting is how much is revealed in the details. It’s like a story book.
    Thanks for posting!

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