Papa went out to get wood, but it was to muddy, couldn’t get there; he was by Uncle Adam awhile, he says he is just the same. Papa went to Red Bud got laying mash; he also was by Henry this morn, & got pay check; hog – it was $23.93 but isn’t settled right yet.
Went to Red Bud mass, throat blessing after mass. Uncle Fred cooked dinner, had soup. Henry & family came this afternoon, all had supper here & played cards. The weather is nice.
Presidents 53 Birthday Ball; tonite, 3 in Monroe Co. Mr. Meister & Krupp was here, looked at the farm implements. Papa went out to Henry’s helped measure wheat ground. Henry & Ed. Schmidt came here, measured up here then. Most beautiful day, so nice warm. Birthday dances tonite at Pautlers Old Time, musci [sic] by Moonlighters, one at Odd Fellows modern & at Columbia; 40¢ ticket, can attend all three, for the same one.
Leona came after the boys; Henry still has headache. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, here went out to see Uncle Adam this afternoon. Rose & Bert went up to Mamie’s, but she went to the Mill Pond, so we came home again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back here had supper, then played couple games cards. Uncle Adam was sitting up all afternoon, he is better again.
Fried in bacon. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, Billy [Willis] stayed here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon. We went to Donahue’s to Tipton Parish euchre party, played 10 games, we didn’t receive prizes, had 5 points; not much of a crowd, & no prizes; a quilt was raffled out & was won by Ruth May. Mr. Bill Kelley of Ruma, died will be buried tomorrow morning.
Henry & Leona & Emil, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary all helped butcher, finished today, killed two made summer sausage; weighed 250 & 215 lb. hogs. It rained a little last night & morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went home this evening. Mrs. William Klotz is on the sick list, & pretty bad. Roy Staufenbiel’s have a baby girl born Sun. Eckert doctor.
Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed yet, Uncle went home; we had soup dinner, played cards. Went out to Henry’s, this evening played cards, ate cake.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & pap went out to Henry’s, went along to E. St. Louis. Chas. Wagner brought the recipt [sic] of fireman’s dues. We finished our quilt, took out of the frame. They stopped at Whielbacher’s at Columbia bought different things, dress goods, etc. We played 5 hand & 4 pinochle.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, papa went along out to Henry’s, then they all went to E. St. Louis to the healer, Leona stayed in Waterloo. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper; then we all went to Foster Pond to a birthday & tacky party. Ed Pabst brought corn. Burgdorf looked at the heifer, but didn’t offer no price on it. Hogs $8.00.
Cleaned chicken house. Papa went to Red Bud to see Mr. Bergdorf, to see our heifer. Mr. Streck was here to see it Mon. evening, he offered $22.00. Henry said Fr. Aydt & Ed Parker, where here to see us Mon, we were at Belleville, they came out there thought we were butchering out there, they wouldn’t go in the house. Papa went to Waterloo, this afternoon. Berti went up to the Dentist he couldn’t finish it yet, forgot the filling again. The paper comes with the mail carrier every day, instead in the evening, the news gets old; paper says “Colton R feischneider,” of Belleville was critically injured & in St. Mary’s Hospital, auto mobile accident. We went to Geo. Wagners this evening, played cards, Pap & Rose, & Clara & Bert won 5 games; won every game; some hot playing. It also was Clara’s birthday; cookies, apples, root beer were served. We received a card from the Post office in St. Louis, stating there was a letter there & not enough postage on, required 1½ & so we sent it over, what it is, or where its from, we do not know yet.