Went to church, colder again today, made fire in furnace again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile then went home. Frieda Buehler called, & wanted to know if they were staying in Hecker, so most probably they will be having company today. We ate our first lettuce yesterday, dinner & supper, & today again. Boy! does it taste good. We brought Agnes Krehrer along from Red Bud, she told us that they were invited to Chas. Hepp’s this afternoon. Mildred was giving a surprize [sic] shower for Melba who is to be married to a Liefer in June. There has been 40 hr. Devotion at Waterloo these days, the closing tonite. In Chicago they had snow; yesterday. There was a collision in Hecker, in front of the church, Pete Kaiser & Frank Birkner, being Kaiser’s fault, he turned on to the road when Frank was passing, no one hurt, but cars damaged, Kaiser is going to settle it all, he just has a new V8 Ford, about a week, & now wrecked; Birkner’s fenders were torned [sic] lose, in Probst’s garage now. We went to Waterloo, attended 40 hr. Devotion, the church was filled; about 12 priests present, procession of girl’s & boy’s, priests.
Papa got the deed all fixed up, for the land that he bought from Alice Brand for $15.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came about 10 o clock & papa went along with them to Okawville to Ben Kuhn’s sale. Raining all afternoon. Mr. Justin Zipfel brought us our baby chicks, $8.50 – 269 $22.65, all nice; he told us that Bill Vogt’s brooder house burned down Thurs morning, 270 chicks & everything; coal oil burner they had..they had just put the chicks in on Wed. night & 2:30 everything was allright, & when they woke up, it was burning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, came about 5 o’clock; the sale was postponed till Wed; to much rain, there also. So many people sick in bed with bad colds, fever, & headaches; especially the children of the Public School here, its one than the other. Eggs are 18¢ by Eichenseer’s this afternoon.
Papa & Rose took wheat to Waterloo, 81¢. This afternoon took load hay out to Henry’s & cut it all up for chop, to put in brooder house floor. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, stopped, went to Belleville & E. St. Louis, came up this evening again for church.
We cleaned upstairs. We all, went to Pamier’s sale by New Athens, Mrs. Spalts sister; started this morning & big sale, lot things; papa bought $14.55 heifer, went home got the rack & came back, loaded it up, we went along with Uncle Fred’s to Athen’s Gieger’s 2¢ sale; then came back to the sale again, we run out of gas coming home, Hug Probst had to bring 1 gal out, by Alp. Parker’s. The lawn mower sharpener called this evening, but we have ours fixed now. Sold 20 doz. eggs @ 17¢ & 5 hens, 39 lbs. @ 14¢. Cool day.
Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s take a load wheat to Waterloo this morning; got 81¢. We went to Waterloo this afternoon & took wheat along, then went to Steinsick sale ½ south of Wartburg, didn’t get nothing. It surely did get cold, rain & north wind. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too; bought wine vinegar 50¢. The weather turned out to bad rain, we didn’t get to church.
We washed, ironed. Chas. Helfrich & son were here got load hay for $12.00. A man around selling apples 35 & 40¢ pk. Papa took 14 bus. wheat to Red Bud got 81¢; got all kind mash & medicine for the little chix, disenfectant [sic] for brooder house etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, she was quilting at Mary’s today, finished it up. We patched tonite.
It is real blue & cloudy in the north, & Boy! did it rain this afternoon & hail, awful weather. We cleaned chick house, set up the brooder stove, made fire in it. Chas Helfrich looked at the hay in the barn, he thought he will take 2 loads. Rob. Laut got sack hay for his rabbits again. Eggs are still 17¢. Leona was by Mrs. Staufbiel, tried on her spring coat, that she is making for her.
Roberts 9 yr. birthday, we went out, dinner & supper; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Geodelles, Hilda, Walter & Emil, were there. Willie Doyle came here, bought 1½ bu. sweet clover seed, @ 9¢-$8.10; cloudy & warm today. Sure lot cars passing by. We went over to George Wagners tonite, social conversation, had apples.
Henry & Leona came, went to E. St. Louis left the kids here, they had dinner, with us, that is the boy’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went to Waterloo, paid tax $224.37 & then went to Schaefer’s sale by Foster Pond, didn’t buy anything. Mr. Al Gauer stopped in wanted buy hams; also were some art advertisers around. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here. It surely was awful hot this afternoon. Papa got hair cut, this morn.
We planted potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary made garden up here today. We went to Belleville got spring hats, etc. Aunt Mary went to lent service tonight. Mr. & Mrs. Killiam Marquadt have a baby girl born, now have 3 children. Charles & Bernice Wagner are still in with cold & fever, but are getting better. Mr. Wm. Fritsche while riding a bycicle [sic] last Sun. evening fell of [sic] & fractured his tumbh [sic], pretty bad. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s got mule, harrowed the oats in.