Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, did the cleaning, fried down bacon & sausage. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon had supper here. Seen in the paper Tiptown players having a play “Cricket’s of Hearth” to be on Mon. the 17 & on 19 at Tiptown Hall. Eggs are 30¢ today. Valentines Day, be we didn’t get none. Mrs. Ed Pabst celebrated her birthday ann. last Sat. nite. Red Bud Sewing Circle has a euchre party this afternoon; a play in Hecker School Hall. Regiment of 2.
Raining all nite; warm this morning 34 above. Josie Keller’s birthday. George Wagner got 1 lb butter. A man here begging for something to eat. A Stumpf girl 7 yrs. age died at St. Mary’s Hospital, from fractured legs, she is from Waterloo, was broadcasted over radio, E. St. Louis Station. So many coal trucks went down today; coal is pretty hard to get now, a restaurant burned at New York, last nite; A womens club gave party & dance, a Holy Society, priest was also present; 200 people were dancing flames spread on through floor. It also was said, that they never seen so many accident along the road like today, cars turned over lying in ditches from the icy roads, & foggy weather, at & around St. Louis, terrible.
Ironed, sewed shirts, patched. Pap went to Vogel’s sale at Burksville, didn’t buy anything. He got a letter from a fellow at Columbia, Lutmann, wanted to buy a sow & pig. Wegener of Evansville looked at our mare, but was to small. S. Rennecker got 1 qt. milk. Alice Glessner of Waterloo has a birthday dance at Pautler’s tonite, Rythm Knigs [sic] playing. The relief workers at Lorbergs quarry on Pleguer’s farm Ray Braun manager, got there paychecks today. J. Reagean walks down every morning; reports, but they don’t work.
Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, cleaned, she [Leona] is still in bed yet; he went to E. St. Louis again today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came there awhile to; we were out nearly all day had dinner several people here from Columbia, Valmeyer, looking for sows & horses; our here yesterday, & got letter from one today; Miss Estelle Geodelle & Tunze of Columbia to be married tomorrow, had a shower, Herman Geodell’s daughter. Mr. Ed Classen, Freeburg Lumber dealer is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Belleville, from a fractured hip, horse fell on him, went sleigh riding every day horse slipped, & by trying to help the horse, it fell on him, was taken in an ambulance. Mr. Fred Faust of Belleville, died will be buried tomorrow afternoon, church Catholic at Belleville then to Red Bud, cemetery Catholic; The Orbon Workers, have to present either at the house, or cemetery; he had been ill was taken to hospital, & returned again awhile back, now dead. When Jose [Josie] Keller was here on Christmas Day, going home she burned connecting rod out, had it repaired at Smithon [sic], stayed at Belleville, during that time; she wrote Aunt Mary a letter & told her about it; roads to slick, to come on her birthday.
Went to Waterloo to early mass, went to see Leona, she sits up a little now. We went out to Uncle Freds, had dinner, & supper, Aunt Mary’s birthday, 59 yrs; Josie Keller didn’t come out. There is a free double birthday dance at Pautlers tonite; Jake Reheis had a back set on mumps, is very ill, had 105 fever. Awful cold tonite; Mrs. J Harsey Sr. died at the Red Bud Hospital.
In St. Louis it was 11 degrees below zero, this morning, pretty cold; but some places it is 66 & 55 below, tonight it is to be zero here, getting warmer, snow this morn, now sunshine. Papa went to Red Bud to see butcher & paid pew rent; Went to Mertz, wants to ship our calf. Hartmann of below Red Bed was here, looked at the horse. Mrs. A. Eckert & Roland Birkner’s birthday anniversary; this is the coldest weather ever been here, they claim; anyway when you ain’t use to it; have to making fire all the time. Calf 13¢.
We went to Waterloo church, & then went to Gus Geodelle’s to see Leona, she is very weak, gets nothing to eat, not much; we brought Floyd along with us to. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Henry came to get crushing this afternoon. Wilbert Geodelle is having a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, musci [sic] by Rythm [sic] Kings. John Kaltwasser is being buried this afternoon at Stehfests cemetery, from Belleville; Eugene Ahern of Waterloo will be buried Tues. morn.
Emil’s birthday. Berti baked cookies. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, he went up in the woods & got load rack; took milk & butter along home. Fredrick Fritsche came asked if he could go hunting here. Papa told him it was alright. Uncle brought the Belleville paper along up for us to read, they get it daily now. Mrs. Arthur Hepp was in the hospital, tonsils taken out. Steve Neff’s have a baby born at hospital. Willie Krehers have also a baby girl born Dec. 5. Webers Quarry is to be moved from Harbaughs farm to Rittmeyer’s, Weber has taken the Claus house in town, to pieces & will erect it out at the Quarry. Eichenseers have a new Chev. which costs $791.00 complete, trunk etc.
Rose baked oatmeal cookies, ironed & patched today. Arlene Klotz’s birthday, lot of Hecker people went down, children’s party.
Henry & Leona, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here butchered 2, one for us & 242 lbs. & one for Uncle Freds 250 lbs; the boys went to school; Uncle Fred took load home & came back again for supper; it is his birthday 61 yrs. old, we went out this evening. Henry & family, Chris Buehlers family & Oscar Birkner & 2 boy’s & Kenneth Neff, were there, played pinochle, games, sang songs, had cake, cookies. Fredrick Fritsch was here wanted eggs, we had none. Hy. Armstutz brought load corn. Hecker school has visiting day; no school here.