Ed Scheinder was here yesterday evening to look over the ground, he wants to rent some, then he went to the dairy meeting at the new school. Ath. Russell Classen was the speaker. Today is Evansville Church pinic [sic], 3 big bands, big parade & chicken supper. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get a load of oats. There was a man around selling a rubber to open a tightened fruit jars. Papa got his hair cut. We planted some beans & made a patch ready for pickles, & cut in about 1 gal. kraut. This evening we all went to Zeibold’s farm & got a stack hog for $4.00. We just had got home & then company, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Crowe & Mrs. Jim Crowe & daughters Ina May & Arlow [sic - Orlou].
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.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. We planted out flowers & this eve, planted cabbage & tomatoes. April Eichenseer was here awhile. The Biebel Roofing Co. men where out here this morning, papa went along with them out to Henry’s & showed them the barn, they’ll do the job for $100.00. Fr. Grootens has a big piece in the paper again about the cemetery being furnished, & the big pinic [sic] Mon, spring chicks fed on milk supper, & his picture, & also a lot of things, which isn’t so at all, grass 6 ft. high before they cleaned & all kinds of stuff.
We got wash, day, & nice too. Mr. Fix & his neighbor from near Belleville looked at the colts. This afternoon papa went there to look at his stock, they finally got together & made an even trade, our black, the smallest for a 3 yr old horse, he brought it down this evening & lead the other one home. It is a gentle horse, works good. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. This evening we went along out to Henry’s & papa went over to see George Schilling. We planted 100 cabbage plants this eve.
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¢.
It rained this morning. We waxed our dining room floor. Papa took the Whippet to Barthels Garage & got repairs on it. Joe Gregson & Lee where here & looked at the colts again. We planted some tomatoe [sic] plants out this morning. Papa & Rosalia shoe came, & everything is alright. Mrs. Rennecker & the teacher went to Red Bud this evening.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are planting potatoes up here today. Papa is setting posts. Uncle Fred got our mule to work his patch up for corn. Catherine Perry from St. Louis got married yesterday. We got a letter from the Ill. State Auto Ass. the cards, & stickers for the car. Jo. Huber, & Walter Heyl where relected [sic] for road commisioner [sic] & clerk. against Geo. Lohrberg & Albert Thompsons for Poll 1 Monroe Co. & Melching the way we heard for the Blackjack & out that way.
There was a man here wanted to sell crockery. Papa went out to help Henry, & Ettlings set posts for the line fence. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where working up here all day, planted potatoes. Bertille was on sick list with cold & toothache. Rosalia planted the daliahs & flowers out today. Eggs are still 9¢. Tomorrow Mrs. Ed. Fristche, daughter of Huber’s died & will be buried at Walnut Hill cemetery, he died 7 years ago Apr. 3, 1925. She leaves 4 children, oldest now Fern 17 yrs. old, now the wife of Ham. Bitters Belleville.
Nice day, little windy, we sprouted & planted 30 rows of potatoes, people are working in gardens. Rosalia took 9 doz. eggs & got 9¢ doz. tonite. There is a Euchre & Bluey in the new school hall, tonite. Fr. Grooten had singer here yesterday morning from St. Louis, choir, & organ player. We set 10 hens & incubator.
We cleaned house, washed curtains. A man was here trying to take orders for an orphanage, he was from St. Louis, we didn’t take any. This afternoon Johson [possibly Johnson] the fellow what works for Zeibold was here trying to sell skill gas stoves, & also washing machines. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon making garden, potatoes, onions, lettuce, radishes, we helped awhile. Papa went out to Henry’s all day helping to sew oats. He was there for dinner. Jung the egg man from Red Bud was here & got 18 doz. eggs @ 10½¢. standard price, the way he said, I guess he won’t stop no more, if another egg man comes in & wants to buy our eggs for that price.