Sunday, July 19, 1936

Boy! did it rain, & hail this morn; big as chicken egg; & heavy we didn’t get to church, heavy thunder. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had lunch here. Nice sunshine this afternoon; pretty warm again. The Peveley truck went through & hit the electric wire by Joe Watchel tore it lose, & took piece of the truck, but he never stopped; Rob. & Joe & Geo. Wagner took charge of it, took the wire of [sic] altogether, disconected [sic], till the power line came through, tore there post down, have to wash it with wadboard now, & no electric lights, Joe said last nite, if it only holds till the power line comes, they got the posts all set from New Athens till in town here, but they had to go to Percy & make repairs there from the storm they had down there, then coming back & continue here agin, just following the telephone line. There is a free dance at Log cabin tonite, musci [sic] by Skaer’s, Miss Viola Schallann & Rubemeyer had a wedding dance at Valmeyer, he is from there, Omer & Tillie went there, sure had a nice crowd.

Monday, March 21, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went home this morning, then came back again, he burnt all the rubbish over there & she helped fixed Bertille’s dresses. They had dinner with us. This afternoon about 3 o clock it got right black & blue, windy, it was terrible for awhile, everything blew around, hay stack fell over, buckets, blew a window out of Horn’s house, just nearly like a storm, it didn’t last so very long, but rained, hailed a little, got colder towards evening. In Chicago they had snow storm & thunder & lightening the paper says. Papa went to Waterloo this morning there all day. Vic Eichenseer was here & delivered some feed this morning. Mrs. Eichenseer had to go into Waterloo this afternoon, it is court week. Mr. Hill went along in.

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