Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here today for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred and Papa worked on the building of the new school today. Bertille was uptown this morning. We started painting our chicken house today. Mrs. Rheinecker was over and looked at our garden a little while this morning. Mrs. Frank Birkner was over this afternoon to get some tomato plants that Aunt Mary brought up for her. Aunt Mary & Rosalia, Bertille was over a little while this evening looked at her quilt that she’s got in the frame for Margaret Dudenhoeffer. Bertille took 4 doz. eggs to the store, got .20¢ a dozen. She got some cough syrup. Bertille has an awful bad cough. Some of the men were hauling the brick for the new school today from Red Bud. The brick came from Chester and Murphysboro. Today is Buddy Napiers birthday. Dorothy called up here and wanted to know if Aunt Mary was up here. We told her yes. She invited them to come down there this evening to the dance. But we are not invited for that. Frank Birkner’s wife had lunch with us this afternoon.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred & Papa worked up at the school building. Bill Haudrich & a sales agent were here this evening trying to sell all kinds of stuff. Rosalia & Bertille & Aunt Mary were at Louis Birkner’s a little while this evening. We looked at her garden then Haudrich and that sales agent came there. We bought a few things from him. A box of face powder, perfume, cream, lice and insect powder. Henry came up this evening, he got a letter from Bollinger in charge of Philip Braun, to pay a bill amounting to $21.90.
Uncle Fred is helping to work on the new school. Aunt Mary was here all day. Uncle Fred came down here for dinner and supper. They both ate with us today. Aunt Mary and Rosalia were sewing a dress. Henry came up this afternoon to get some sour milk. Werner Kammler has a new Chevrolet truck. Today was eclipse of the sun. Bertille was down at Louis Armstutz this morning and this afternoon, got a dress pattern and returned it again. Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store, got .21¢ this morning and this afternoon, Uncle Fred took 10 dozen there and got .20¢ a dozen.
Papa & Rosalia drove up to church to first mass, because it was raining. Then second mass, Rosalia and Bertille drove up. It rained mostly all day. Mamie Eichenseer came down in the afternoon. She ate lunch with us.
Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out as far as the church lane & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary met us there. Then we went to Mrs. Geossling’s sale. In the evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up. When we came home from the sale we took Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary all the way home and had supper with them.
Rosalia was at church this morning. Bertille scrubbed upstairs. Henry Braun the census enumerator was here this morning. Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and gave Father Grootens a check for $149.00. He gave $100.00 for building of new school, $20 for masses, $27 for pew rent, $2 for brick. We saw the license in today’s paper for George Dudenhoeffer and Estelle Forester from St. Louis. The marriage license was in the Belleville News Democrat paper. We will have 5 hen hatching on the 2nd of May. We sent 6 hens on the 24 of April. Ed Kaiser is sporting a new Ford Coupe. Henry Birkner’s have a little boy. It was born about 9 o’clock this evening. They got him christened Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Parker were sponsors. They called him Zeno Birkner.
Today is Alfreda Wittenauer’s birthday and also Elmer Parker’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary have an invitation to come to Parker’s this evening. There is going to be a dance there. We are not invited. Papa, Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some straw and a few other things. Bertille went to church. Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon. They brought souvenirs along for the women. They gave egg timers and for the men a key knife. Aunt Mary stayed at our house. They ate supper with us. Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store and got .21¢ a dozen. Farther Grootens and Clement Parker was at our house this afternoon. They wanted a wheelbarrow, but we didn’t have any so they went over to Joe Wachtel and there got one.
Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to Mrs. Hirst funeral today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went along with us. In the evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we all went to the dance at Kammler’s Hall given by the Hecker Baseball Club. Admission .50¢ each. They took in about $50.00 clear money. They sold 135 tickets. We found 15 eggs.
Leona, Robert & Floyd were here this morning. Rosalia and Bertille washed and ironed today. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon to get some posts. Rosalia & Bertille got their hair cut today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening. From here they went to Hirst’s to wake for her.