Raining all morning. We went to church. Spirtas was here & went out to Aunt Mary’s. Hecker is playing the first ball game today, here with Waterloo, & Hecker lost, the game & Boy some yelling they did, & terrible noise. Miss Melba Hepp & Leifer are being married this afternoon at Belleville, double bredismaids [sic]. Mildred & Erma, sisters of the bride, dressed in pink & blue, bride in white; all relatives that is Uncle & Aunts invited for supper & this evening 200 guests invited to Daab’s Club house for dance. We went out to Henry’s stopped a little while, then went to Waterloo to Mary Matthews birthday dance, Sunset Synodabt playing, but went we go there, it lightened & thundered, we went home again, it rained during the night; there were quite a few cars there.
Papa went to Waterloo, & to Johanning’s sale by Burksville. Berti send her letters off to 5 people; & a dime to Mrs. Wilson Griffith of St. Louis. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up; got a letter from Seyler & had it cashed. Geo. Wagner’s family also came. Leona brought the boy’s up they stayed all nite. Hecker road commissioner, gave his dance at Country Club tonite, free dance & beer. Art Geodelle had birthday dance at Pautler’s, Geodell’s band played; then they all went out to Heinken’s, played for him. Papa got Chas. Helfrich’s relief check for $16.00 from relief ass. for feed.
Raining all morning. Papa went to Hecker to see Osie Neff, took 12 doz. eggs along. Jake Neff was here last nite, short while on business. Nic Schaefer came paid $10.00 rest of the hay looked at colt. Sunshine this afternoon, nice day. Papa went down to see Chris Buehler. Ralph Collier stopped in. Mr. Ed Pabst came, told papa he measured the land by Kunkelman’s for wire fence; also looked at the colt, taught [sic – thought] it was awful nice. We went to bed about 7 o’clock, slept it out Oh Boy.
Papa is fixing fence again, will soon be finished now. The Y.P.L. of Hecker, are giving a play intitled [sic], “Gates to Happiness” tonite at Kammler’s Hall; Adm. 35¢ dancing after play. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went up, but it wasn’t so nice, no pep at all; Characters were: Hy. Spalt, Clarence & Ralph Rausch, Harold Wagner, Floyd Thompson: Carol Papbenberg, Vernice Rausch, Marjorie Rausch, Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Alsace Eckert. The hall was crowded. Irene Reheis, furnished musci [sic]. Rev. Hasto painted the backgrounds, furniture came from N. Athens. Papa took load wheat to Red Bud, 90¢, got sack chic mash. Mrs. Gambach & daughter have a new 1935 model Chev Sedan; today. There were gypsies at J. Kaltwasser’s today, ransacked the place, took coffee & bread.
Went to church, colder again today, made fire in furnace again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile then went home. Frieda Buehler called, & wanted to know if they were staying in Hecker, so most probably they will be having company today. We ate our first lettuce yesterday, dinner & supper, & today again. Boy! does it taste good. We brought Agnes Krehrer along from Red Bud, she told us that they were invited to Chas. Hepp’s this afternoon. Mildred was giving a surprize [sic] shower for Melba who is to be married to a Liefer in June. There has been 40 hr. Devotion at Waterloo these days, the closing tonite. In Chicago they had snow; yesterday. There was a collision in Hecker, in front of the church, Pete Kaiser & Frank Birkner, being Kaiser’s fault, he turned on to the road when Frank was passing, no one hurt, but cars damaged, Kaiser is going to settle it all, he just has a new V8 Ford, about a week, & now wrecked; Birkner’s fenders were torned [sic] lose, in Probst’s garage now. We went to Waterloo, attended 40 hr. Devotion, the church was filled; about 12 priests present, procession of girl’s & boy’s, priests.
Cloudy & colder this morning. Some spring day. Papa went out to Henry’s sowing oats; finished 38 acres; had dinner there. Dyed Bertie’s coat this afternoon navy blue. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, Bertie & her went to the quilting, City Hall Firemen’s quilt; 3 of them, Clara Wagner & O. Lauts & Mrs. Kessler’s & L. Boll & Mrs. Ahrens; lot ladies helping to quilt, day & night. There was a terrible sand storm in southern states, all blowing over this way now, cloudy & hazy; here smoky. Eggs 17¢.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon we all went to Melcher’s sale in Red Bud, bought flower stand, box books etc. We planted out 50 cabbage plants last night got them from Chas. Goessling at Waterloo, 15¢. We received tax receipts $224.37 this yr. Rained this afternoon getting colder. Rosalia & Berti went to see Mamie Eichenseer, got some patterns, quilt & embroidery; played euchre; had cookies. Papa went uptown this morning.
Floyd 6 yr. birthday; We had clean up day, washed curtains, scrub basement etc. Went to Red Bud, lent devotions to nite, we celebrated Floyd’s birthday last night there. Papa went to town settled with Schillings lumber bill; they are sawing in Hecker now. The fire chiefs had there truck out today, pumping water in the barrels from Watchel’s & Kammlers wells. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, went to church, lent devotions.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she had dinner & supper here; Rose & Aunt Mary went to Fire Co. quilting in the city hall, this afternoon. Mr. Khong, straw baler man, was here. We went to the Evangical [sic] euchre tonite, Kammlers Hall, didn’t win a prize, had 6 points; the quilt & pillow cases & towel were given away by playing 3 games lotto for 10¢. Alscas Eckert won 1st quilt, Mrs. Ed. Koerber 2nd, slips. Valmeyer lady 3rd; towel. Miss. Irene Kayson won attendance prize, writing paper; big crowd.
Jo Kellers birthday. Cloudy & raining. Mr. Ed Rickers farm census taker was here this afternoon; Mamie Eichenseer, came to have her hair curled, euchre tonite. Rose & Bertie went to the euchre of the B.V.M. Sodality of Hecker parish. Bertie had 8 points, got dresser scarf. Miss Viola Purtle of Red Bud won the pillow slip attendance prize; large crowd, tables filled. Miss Doris Breautigam, of Belleville & Traveberger where married at Carlye on Jan 30, kept secret; daughter of one [? – unclear] Clara Birkner.