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.
We washed, ironed, patched. Christ Buehler came, got the rest of his chick coops. Chas. Helfrich was here, said he was getting the relief check, now for feed, & it would come in pap’s name, in about 2 weeks, would amount to $16.00. Henry came up, went to Meng’s. Bert Thompson came over with him. Mr. & Mrs. Alf. May were here about 3 hrs; brought Interest for Uncle Fred. Mr. Emil Schaefer & guy that bought the drill, came & got it this afternoon, Schaefer came to look at the binder, they are neighbors, near Foster Pond; the rabbit brought him a little baby boy; Them 2 & May looked at the colt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, set out cabbage plants 80, we helped. Papa went out to Henry’s this morning, Gus Blackburn is having posts cut for tiles for railroad, & those guys are hauling them out past Ettlings House, some system. We sprayed fruit trees again today. Ambrose Doyle’s baby boy is in Hospital, had 8 lbs. pus taken out from the lungs & rib taken out, to get it out, & the child is getting along fine now, 22 mos. old; doctor had said, it would have died if they didn’t take out the pus, its awful. Mrs. Hy. Miller, has awful trouble to with swallowing, kind of a sickness they claim, goes from one to the other. All the company we had today, it certainly was Easter Mon. Eggs 20¢.
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.
The creeks are out nearly all over this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all up for dinner & supper. Henry came up with the buggy, the road is awful bad, it is just about all that they can get through with horses at the hills. Wittenauer hauls the milk with the wagon. The rabbit laid eggs by George Wagners & here this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Levi Gregson & Agnes was here this evening. Mary Wagner had a big surprize [sic], her brothers & sister & family, celebrated her birthday 43rd at George Wagners today, all Kammler’s, Fritsches, Mehrmann’s.
It is raining all day, lots of water. We killed a chicken for tomorrow Easter Sun. Miss Marcella’s Cortner 16 oldest daughter of Nick Cortner’s had her baby christened last Sun. afternoon & Qurin’s, Lena Roth, had there’s christened the other day. The rabbit laid 14 eggs this morning. We killed a chicken for tomorrow.
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.
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.
Papa got crushing done this morn. Rosalia went to church. Henry Braun & Willie Braun are getting there land & etc. praised [appraised] today. Uncle Pete is one of the praisers [appraisers]. Henry & family came up this afternoon, the kids stayed here & they went to church. The Easter Rabbit laid each of the boy’s a egg. Benny Schilling has a new Chev. coach, got it from Red Bud. Odillo Eichenseer got a new Chev. roadster with Rumble seat this afternoon at Red Bud. There was a man here today trying to sell flowers.
Papa & Bertille went to church this morning. Henry & Leona went to Belleville & left the kids here. The rabbit came & laid eggs for the boys. Leona got a new spring hat this morn. for $1.69 a brown one. Rosalia finished our dresses today. There was a lady here, bought 2 doz. eggs for 18¢ a doz. Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, were all here this evening, we all went to church. Uncle Fred took care of the boys. I seen in the Waterloo Paper that Mat Crowe is going to move above Wolf’s Store & Leo Kohler is moving where Uncle Matt lived.