We painted another little girl. Had spring chicken dinner. It rained all night, this morning yet; can’t cut wheat for awhile now. There was a beautiful float went by, advertising an auction sale to be held at Belleville Sat. & one car to be given away free; the float was shaped like a boat; radio in it, sure was a dandy. Mr. Edgar Prediger oldest boy Cletus was operated for appendix at Belleville, & died yesterday, 7 days since operation, appendix was grown on to liver they say, Jos. Gregson’s neighbor. Rained most terrible this afternoon, just a cloud burst, there was so much water on the road here, splashed all over when the cars went through it; after the rain, kids were all lined up walking in the water in the gutters, also Mrs. Wagners. Papa went over to Rennecker a little while. Henry sends milk to
Waterloo New Athens now, Helfrich hauling it, got a new chev. truck & hauls to Athens now. We cleaned basement.
Papa went out to Henry’s helped cut wheat. We washed ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon for lunch. Papa came home about 7:30 for supper. Eggs are 20¢ again.
Went to Red Bud, celebrated Corpus Christi; mass, today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for supper. Papa & Henry went to Evansville to see Volkmann’s, about horses. We took pictures this afternoon. Aunt Mary & Rose went to Staufenbiels.
Crushing this morning for the last time, till futher [sic] notice. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary brought us some cherries, then went to Belleville. Ivo Buehler is getting along nicely, will come home by next week Wed; if everything is alright by then. Papa got hair cut. This afternoon went out to Henry’s, going to start cutting wheat if it ain’t to wet, so he didn’t get stuck with the binder, & tractors. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went along with us to Pautler’s Pavillion, Boy! what a nice crowd; free dance; Cowboy’s playing.
Cleaned chicken houses. Rained morning & afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker came to talk over the phone, theres dosen’t [sic] work. Berti took eggs to Merz’s got 19¢. Papa made another girl with a can..
Papa went to Evansville to see Volkmann, about horse trading, brought him along & he looked at the mares, had dinner, then papa took him as far as Red Bud. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Baked bread & cake, pie, cookies this morning; sold 7 springs, @ 15½¢; to the market at Belleville. We made a little girl with a sprinkle can for in front of the house, & painted it. We went out to Henry’s, Emil came & Dan Geodell’s also. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & we went to Chris Buehlers this evening, brought ½ gal. cherries along, we gave them to Leona.
We all went up dewberry picking this morn. got 6 gallons, had our baskets all filled, canned 9 qts.; cold packed, & rest in jelly, 12 glasses so far; & 5 pts. peas, also cold packed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he went to Waterloo; Clara Wagner came over a little, tell us about canning peas. Rain again, in showers, & awful cold, north wind. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Belleville Sat, to see Ivo, he was pretty good talked quite a bit. Papa got skim milk yesterday, made cheese today.
Papa went over to Meng’s a little to see the barn. We got the check for our chickens that we shipped, got 17¢ medium springs & broilers 15½¢. & heavy hens 16½¢. Mertz charged 65¢ for hauling. Papa & Rose went to Waterloo with a load wheat; got 73¢ bu; there was also a train wrecked, sale on Rickert lot; things sold so cheap, papa bought paint for $1.50 & 80¢ gal; vanilla 2 bottle $1. for 25¢ etc so much. Rose went to Hecker, paid Ted Eichenseer for house insurance $24.90; some cheaper than last year. Eggs 20¢. We went to Waterloo to Pautler’s, Paderborn baseball club gave a dance, Moonlighters playing.
R. Rausch & Al. Eckert came & got a coop chickens we shipped over to St. Louis, 2 dozen young & 1 day old ones. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to lawn. Mr. Hellwing horse trader of Mascoutah was here, & papa went along out to Henry’s with him, to look at the mares, couldn’t do nothing, they were at Waterloo. Papa & Rose went out this afternoon to Henry’s. Ivo Buehler must be pretty bad, no one is allowed in, not even his dad & mother they say.
Henry & family came up 5:30, him & papa went horse trading to Okawville, Red Bud etc; had lunch, dinner & supper. Rain this afternoon & warm. Wagners kids were over. Catholic church pinic [sic] at Dupo, today, we have chances to win $125.00 cash & $30 quilt, 4 times. raffling. Eggs 19¢. Berti bought 1 bar soap & got a chance to win a water set by Mertz store. Rained all nite.