Easter. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family all had dinner & supper here, rabbit laid 16 eggs. Rain this morning, & that means 7 Sun. rain. Jim & Dick, Roy [unclear], Pete played at Foster Pond tonite. There is also a free dance at Paderborn, Totsch’s Hall; Skaers music.
Went to 8 o’clock service at Red Bud; then again at 12 till 3 o’clock, there are Devotions. Felicia Rascow came along up to Hecker, with us yesterday to got to Mrs. Staufenbiel, & went along back to Red Bud with us this morning. Roth of Brickey was buried at Round Praire [sic] cemetery this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Kohler of Waterloo have a baby girl born at St. Marys Hospital.
Holy. We went to 8 o clock high mass & couminoun [sic – communion]. Raining all morning. Berti took eggs up got 15½¢. Took the soap in.
Easter. Henry & family were up for dinner & supper, rabbit laid 12 eggs. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary came this afternoon, had supper; We went to Church, 7:30 High mass & benediction. Mr. Tom Kelley of Tiptown died Fri. morning, will be buried, tomorrow morning, he made his home with Ambrose Doyle; buried from there to Tiptown church & cemetery.
Good Friday. We went to services at Red Bud; brought fish from A. Cowell’s butcher shop; jack salsoms [sic]. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped after church awhile; went home. We went to TreOne [?] Devotion from 12 to 3. The rabbit was busy making eggs this evening. Sent Josie a Easter Greeting; to mail in St. Louis; tomorrow.
Easter Sun. Went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up for dinner & supper. Henry couldn’t come got St. Louis Company, Louis Geodell’s. It rained this morn. 7 Suns. rain. Mrs. Zipel nee Ness, died at Evansville. We played cards this after.
Easter. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed with the boy’s while we went to church. They & Henry & Leona where all here for dinner & supper. The rabbit laid so many eggs. It looked cloudy this morning, but later the sun came out & made it a real nice Easter. We went over to Rennecker’s, this evening, played pinochle. Bertille held 1500 diamonds & won 3 games out of 5. Wagner’s where at Bill Fristche, her & Mrs. Chas. Wagner went together & had a big celebration for all the children that got confirmed, & minister, & all the relation, & childrens parents.
We went to Red Bud to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here, they had dinner over at there house, & supper here & also Henry’s family where here for dinner & supper. The rabbit laid 4 eggs for the boys, they had lots of fun. There where 2 ladies here bought 4 doz. eggs @ 15¢ doz. This evening after we had supper, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went up to Lester Gregson’s & got a dress pattern from here, for Bertille size 34 just fits fine. Aunt Mary went to church, & we played 4 handed pinochle, 2 games & then 1.5 handed when she came back, we had a light lunch, they went home in Hecker stayed all night.
Papa got 17 peach trees from Uncle Fred’s accross [sic] the street & planted them out. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon then we went to Belleville & got new dress for Easter. Henry came up this evening & got the scale, he is selling 3 of his pigs to Philip Meuth .4¢.
Today is Easter. Henry & family were here for breakfast. The rabbit laid the boy’s egg again. This afternoon we drove out to Uncle Fred’s but there was no one at home, so we drove out past the cemetery, but we couldn’t get in their, the gate was locked shut then we drove back home again. Then we went to Waterloo, Coxeyville to see Mr. Miester Jr. the fellow that bought our horses, but they sure do look bad. We came back home again about 3:30. Papa went up town. Bill Matzenbacher has a new Whippet, everybody getting new cars. There was a man here, wanted to buy eggs, but we wanted 20¢ & he wouldn’t pay that. There was a man here from Belleville & bought 2 doz. for 20¢. Odillo Eichenseer & Angela drove down here with his car & showed it to us. This evening Philip & Bill came & then we went along with them to Belleville to a show. “It Pays to Advertise” was the name of it.