Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s. Uncle Fred Aunt Mary came here awhile, then they went down to Joe Gregson’s after some more chickens, white ones this time 1½ & 2 for us, 1 for Leona. This evening they came up again & brought Mr. Marshall along, he had business with them, what didn’t quite understand; about Wm. Harbaugh’s land, that fellows going around securing the right of way for the hard roads in St. Clair Co, what goes over to New Athens. Leona stepped in a nail went through her foot; she bathed it & put iodine & turpentine on it.
A man around selling a patent to clean bottles & jars & things for 10¢, we took one; people here wanted to buy eggs & chickens we, had ours sold already. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, he got his pump fixed by Eichenseer’s. Mr. Ed. Pabst was here brought 7 bus. potatoes. Ralph Ettling was here. The alarm ring went over the line stating that Dr. Isslehardt dentist was going to start in Hecker in Maniers place next Wednesday Oct. 5, office hours 9 to 5, opened on Wed. only. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again this evening went to Mike Armstutz’s birthday. Mr. Stiehl is celebrating his birthday at Weber’s barn tonite.
We cut the wings of our chickens this morn, so they stay in. Sowed turnip seed today. There was a man round selling muskmellons [sic] & watermellons [sic] & from New Athens. Henry was here this afternoon, he got whey. Hy. Armstutz got the hayrake this afternoon. Walter Pour’s have a baby boy since last Thurs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. Henry & family came up after the mule.
We caught all our chickens & clip the wings of this morn. Jung was here & got 30½ lbs. sprs. for 16¢. Blackburn’s dance was postponed for last nite, cause of the rain last nite, it is tonite. Biebel Roofing fellows where here again & made the deal for the barn, the mare for $75 & the balance $25. that makes $1100.00 roof asphalt shingles. egg 7¢.
Gus Blackburn’s having a public barn dance tonite, Gents 25¢ Ladies free. It rained pretty heavy this afternoon. The Biebel Roofing fellows where here again today. The egg man was here & wanted to get some more chickens for 16¢. He is coming tomorrow morning to get them. Hy. Armstutz came here awhile this evening. Papa was over by Rennecker’s awhile. We planted flowers out.
Decoration Day. Church Pinic [sic] in Alten [sic - Alton] & here in Hecker, & school pinic [sic] at Waterloo. Hy. Armstutuz was here this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here helping to make hay, they & Hy. Meng had dinner, he helped too. This afternoon Uncle Fred took Aunt Mary up to the pinic [sic], & her stuff but no chickens, then he came back & helped finish with the hay, they had lunch here, Uncle Fred ate supper with us, then went down to Red Bud to drug store. There where so many people at the pinic [sic], they didn’t have enough chicken, 30 people went down, didn’t eat no supper, had to wait to long till the chicken was all fryed [sic]. This evening we all went out Henry Birkner’s, Mary’s birthday, had a dance out there. Lip. Meuth & 3 other fellows where here & they looked at the colts, drunk as could be, they where out all nite at a dance at Fahey’s. eggs 7¢ today.
Pentecost Mon, pinic [sic] at Red Bud. It started in raining this morn, so we planted tomato & cabbage plant out, have to water them every night. We washed & ironed; Papa went out on business trip this afternoon. Mr. Quathhammer & son where here & look at the colts. The egg man came he wanted to buy chickens, so he is coming back tomorrow morning again, to get them eggs are still 9¢.
Papa & Rosalia finished strawing potatoes this morn. We got 10 hens & incubator hatching, 130 chickens we have, from them, we set 13 hens now again, & got 5 more hatching these days. Katie Klotz was here & asked if she could get cistern water from Aunt Mary’s, she got 2 milk cans, for washing & cooking soap. This evening we went out to Henry’s took the plow out, she planted out 30 tomatoe [sic] plants. The old Hepp building in being torn down here in town. Mamie Mueth got operated on this morn. for appendix at Red Bud.
It is colder this morning. Papa went out & got a load of posts & went also to see Roy Stauenfbiel. Uncle Fred helped him to finished setting posts, they was here for dinner, then they went home. Roy Stauenfbiel came here again & said he guessed he couldn’t make it for the colts. Mr. Hugo Ross was here wanted to buy chickens, but we don’t sell any, he also sells suits samples he showed them all to us. The same fellow that was around last Friday to sell fish was here again, we sent him off to Hill, he brought 2 that all he had left. Chas. Jung egg man from Red Bud stopped & bought setting eggs 25¢.
We went to Red Bud. We had dinner & supper at Uncle Freds accross [sic] the street today. Mamie & Lucinda Eichenseer where also there a while, then they came over & looked at our little pigs, & chickens, we have 45 chicks now, & 5 little pigs. Aunt Mary went to church & Uncle Fred came over & we played a game pinochle, then they went to Oscar Birkner’s yet, Gilbert birthday.