Henry & family came up this morning, had lunch & dinner here. Papa, Rosalia, Henry went to East St. Louis to get little chicks, 400 chicks from, Illmo Poultry Farm at $4.55 – 100, all white Rocks, nice. George Wagner was here to get signers for Mr. Hill so he can be now – high school director. Our telephone is on the bum, papa went over to Renneckers to talk. We got new batteries & put them in today & everything is in No P condition, our old ones where all together dead.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henrys got a hog. We set up our brooder stove in the basement & started it a going. It rained all day. The banks are closed all over the state since Sat, till Mar. 8 Wed; the egg man didn’t buy any of our eggs today, he had to many, price came down, 9¢ today, he took 10 doz. of Aunt Marys here. Ed Schender wants our eggs for hatching he wants 500. Henry got a card sent from Illmo Hatchery in East St. Louis, that chicks will be $4.55 per 100 tomorrow only.
Today is President Rossevelts [sic] day in Washington. Papa & Rosalia got a load of wood; & stopped in at Henry’s, Cleveland’s Geodell’s, Gus & Rudy’s family where by them last nite. Had an awful heavy white frost this morn. We all went to Schmidts sale by Fults this afternoon, things brought an awful high price, we went through Cahflin [sic] Bridge & Maeystown home, meet Mr. Schilling teacher, came through Burksville etc.
Josie came up for church this morn, & she came down here & brought papa glasses along, he forgot them last night, Papa is sewing clover seed. It is cloudy & cooler today. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Geodelle nee Fritz have a little baby boy Joe Jr. born Feb. 24 Friday. Mrs. Kreitner of Edison Place obtained a divorce from her husband, lawyer Eugene Kreitner, charge cruelty. The Farm Bureau Office at Waterloo is moved 2 doors west in Ruch’s building, on account lack of space. A transfer of Christian Betsman & wife to Dominic Klein in in the paper. Dr. Werth & A.A. Brandt, where purchasers of new Chev, Coupes. There where 2 fellows here looked at our mules. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie came up for church, we played cards, 2 games.
We cleaned upstairs this afternoon. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s got a load of wheat. Papa went out on business this afternoon. Joe Watchel’s got a dinning [sic] room set delivered to them this morn, from Miller furniture from Belleville; it was 6 chairs, table, rocker, & buffet, rug. It is real warm the past days. Henry got setting eggs from Uncle Dan & Aunt Emma, the other night, & took them in to Geodells, to set, Gus is going to set them for Henry with Henrys incubator. We went out to Uncle Fred’s, this eve, played 6 hand pinochle, & had popcorn, listened to the radio.
Today is Ash Wed. lent starts. Henry Armstutz came & told papa to work on the cistern if he could, so him & Uncle Fred helped, 10 men altogether, digging it out for fire protection in town. Aunt Mary & Josie went to church, & then come here, for dinner & supper; she brought a spread along what she is stitching; this evening they went to Buehler’s, Christ’s birthday. We went to church this eve, & received the ashes.
We washed, ironed. Rosalia took Papa out to Henry’s, & from there he went to the woods, to all wood together. Rosalia came home helped wash, & then took the dinner along out, & helped papa finished up. George Wagner’s are butchering today got the hog from Chas. Wagner. Lines 12 & 2 are working on the line, stretching wire etc. rather it is Line 2 now. Mrs. Ella Slateheber & Cleta moved out to Ed Mengs, Sat. they are going to live there now, & Cleta is going to go back & forth on the bus to work, she is secretary to Lindauer’s at Belleville, Ella is out of work, she wanted to rent Uncle Fred’s House in town, but they won’t rent it. Eggs are 11½¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here this evening. Rosalia & Bertille went along to Paderborn Euchre, boy! what a time! Uncle Fred had 8 points got dress goods, Rosalia 6 points got apron,Bertille 7 points got a rug. Aunt Mary didn’t win any thing; they had a real nice crowd; some of 5′s got prizes, they had a lot of them, but not such very nice ones. The quilt was won by Phil Braun Hecker, Ill. They had a dance after 12 games euchre, musci [sic] furnished by Rhinhardt & Skaer Bros.
Papa got crushing done this morn. Geo. Boll was here to sell soup meat or roasts. 10 & 13¢, we didn’t take any. It rained last nite, & cooler today. Bess Helmer is giving a birthday dance at Brezzy [sic] Hill tonite adm. 25¢, White Duck, & Miss Lucille McCarthy is giving one at Oak Grove 20¢ each. We all & George Wagners family went over to Renneckers played pinochle this evening, wine & cookies where served.
Line’s 12′s members are all online 2 now, so they are all out working, setting posts. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, papa is going to use Henry’s horses & wagon & haul wood together. Rosalia is coming back home again. We took dinner up in the woods to papa, got 9 loads wood hauled up, then Henry came up there for the team to get posts out for the line; so he had to quite [sic - quit]; we took a load of fire wood along home, stopped at Henry’s a little while then went home. Papa hauled cinders from back Henry’s sheds, hauled them in our road. Bertille got the mail, there was a letter there from J. Keller for Aunt Mary, I called her up, & she said for me to open it; the letter was mailed last Fri & was in Hecker on Sat., but no body got there mail till today, she had written that she would try & come out Tues. or Wed. but she didn’t show up those day, anyway’s nobody seen anything of her. Renneckers & Wagners went to Lauts tonite. Mr. Ed. Pabst brought a load of corn this afternoon.
Bertille mailed a letter this morning. It is sure a nice day. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, they had intended to go in the woods, but Emil needed help in the afternoon to saw wood so papa helped him they had dinner at Henry’s. Eggs are 11¢ today. There was a lady around selling washing powder & soap for 75¢. Leona & Rosa baked lot cakes, expecting, Don Geodelle & George’s family, Jake Friedrich’s & Mon & pap, to come this evening.