Mixed concrete this morning. Rennecker came over awhile, they are going to New Athens. Mrs. is on sick list. Rose & Berti went to Red Bud, got chick mash, big picnic there this afternoon, parade, 1 o’clock, merchants are all closed, also schools, it is the Evangical [sic] Church, having dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon; her & Rosalia went out to Boll’s this evening got sweet potatoe [sic] plants, 78, they have 200 ordered, we helped to plant them up here. Clara Wagner was over a while, a man around selling house remedies. Rob Mertz & Skaer started putting the roof on this morning 8 o clock – 5; they didn’t finish. Cyril Eichenseer had his nose cracked this morning, hit by baseball up at school; he has it all plastered now. Eggs 11¢ now.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, he & papa went to Waterloo on business to see Mr. Leohr, Postmaster. Papa hauled corn from Martin Fritsche 64 bus. @ 45¢. We butchered a little pig this afternoon for roast. We got the Messenger today.
Good Friday. Stores all closed from 12 to 3. Went to church this morning & then again this afternoon, from 12 to 3. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon & came back again this evening for church, Rosalia & Bertille went along this eve. Papa caught fish, & Oh. Boy! fish supper. Nothing much news in the paper. Lester Bruns paid Levi Gregson $75.00 for ¾ acre.
Holy Thursday. Went to high mass, 9 o’clock, & Aunt Mary was here for breakfast & dinner. Uncle went home, came back again this afternoon & went to Belleville shopping. Rosalia went to Hecker, got 14¢ for eggs, got 50# flour. Mrs. Kroll moved to Waterloo.
Ironed & cleaned , Rosalia finished her dress. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this morning, had dinner & supper here. Went down to Red Bud to church, Uncle Fred went by Buehler’s. A man around selling post Dispatch paper.
We washed, also curtains. Snowed all night, some west here. Papa went after the paper. A man here wanted to sell products. Hy Dann & his son were here got 3 heifers for $57.50 he comes from Wartburg; he also got 1 bull from Schumacher $30.00. Eggs 15¢.
Raining all day. We sewed dresses. Lucille Brand is 35 yrs. Papa went uptown mailed letter to Mrs. Fritisch about corn. He went up again this afternoon.
Went to Red Bud church. Henry Birkner’s little girl is a yr. old today, but can’t walk, & stand very much. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up late mass, receive palms. Had dinner here. Uncle Fred & papa drove back to Hemp’s at St. Joe on business. We went over to George Wagner’s a little while to see Clara, she is in bed with bad cold. This evening we went down to Ruma to John Myerscouph’s, gave them a visit, played cards, looked at pictures. Oh Boy! did it rain, just poured down when we came home; about 11:30.
Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Mr. Albert Gregson’s sale, didn’t get anything. Starr Auc. & Russel Gregson clerk, everything brought pretty fair price. Two fellows here from Wartburg, Dunn, bought our 3 heifers $57.50, going to get them Mon. morning; wanted to buy Jersey Bull from Henry also. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Roberts birthday 8 yrs. old; the only ones present had cake. Brought Mr. Cleveland & Grover along out from Hecker, they got there machine in the Ed Neffs garage, broke the head, pouring hot water in while cold, & Emil froze his radiator up, the last cold spell. Oh, Boy!
It rained & sleet last night, ground didn’t freeze; it thundered. Started fire in furnace again, some days nice & warm, & then cold again. They way the Waterloo paper read’s, there was lot of robbery going on last week. Stratmann’s Shoe Store & Siegel’s Apparel Shop were burlargarized [sic] Tues. morning at 3 o clock. $3.00 shoes & goods & things. Bridles & Saddles stoled from Demint & Gaven’s Fri. morn. these fellows they didn’t find, negro men stole the $3.00 worth, they caught them.