Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, got load wheat 17 bus. took it to Red Bud got 74¢, this afternoon took 17 bus. to Waterloo & got 79¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went up; had lunch, we cooked cheese & Boy! is it good. We picked our cherries; ¾ of a gallon. Hy Rahn & family & Claude Crowe, had auto accident at Hellmers corner Sun evening Crowe was going to pass Rahn just as he was going to turn in the street by Hellmer at Waterloo, Rahn was hurt, with cuts & bruises, & fractured ribs, his car upset. Claude is Oliver Crowe’s son. Henry & family came, left the kids here & we went along to Waterloo to CCC camp, had a dance in the mash room & so many people, 3 orchestras played music. High school, Pals of Harmony & camp band; nice place. The Catholic School children have there play & graduation exercises tonite. Adm. 25¢. Raffling a quilt out also. It was in the paper the case between Christ & Frank Buehler was dimissed [sic] to Randolph Co; was at Waterloo Mon.
Decoration Day also Ascension Holiday. We went to Waterloo to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here awhile. We went to Waterloo to School pinic [sic]; took our dinner along, seen the parade, lot of children. went out to the cemetery, seen Aunt Lizzies grave, flowers on it now, there & went to see Ed. Mavers by Foster Pond; came back for pinic [sic] again, free danceing [sic] all afternoon, Moonlight Orch. This evening at 7:30 they have donkey softball at Pautler Park, that is to be good playing ball on donkeys. Adm. 10 & 25¢; dance at 9 when the ball game is over, trained donkey 13 came from Colorado on at truck. We went to see Perry May awhile, & then went to the free dance given at Oak Grove by Nite Owl Orch. of Red Bud nice crowd. Free oranges & lemonade were given away at the pinic [sic].
Rose & Berti went to Red Bud, to church, got chick feed. Henry came to put up hay, & it rained just when he got here; so he had dinner, sun came out & dried off pretty good so they put it up yet, Emil came with the wagon, Uncle Fred helped yet, they all had lunch here. We helped Aunt Mary plant out tomatoe [sic] plants yet. Emil broke the bolster on his wagon by Armin Geodells, so they took his wagon & papa went out & helped reload it on Geodells wagon, some time. We went out to Henry’s helped them unload the hay, got 1 load off & started in to rain, so they had to quite [sic – quit], rained quite a little. We planted pickle seed.
Went to Red Bud. Mr. Davis & man of Belleville were here looked at the colt. George Wagners family were here this afternoon & evening. Merrimac played Hecker here & won, 2 games lost for Hecker. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family all came this evening, to take in the music at Kammler’s Hall, baseball club gave a dance, Radio Stars Jimmy Dickie playing $20.00, we & Henry & Leona went in & Boy what a crowd & good time, Oh Boy! They sure are good.
Went to Belleville, papa got 3 teeth pulled by Dr. Wagner $3.50 was allowed $1 for gold crown on tooth. Rose & Bert went to Red Bud, went to Felcias Roscows got dress pattern, & we got 2 sacks feed from Zipfel. Rose took 6 doz. eggs. 21¢. Dr. Smith of Red Bud, his wife left him Sat., also Krehns fired hired girl. Henry came after wire stretcher, this evening.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to Kirsch’s sale, this afternoon, stopped here awhile, they didn’t buy nothing; brought sack chick feed along. So many birthdays today, & many dances. Karban & Buss has one at Pautler’s; free one at Burksville. Walter Reheis has his at Manier’s Hall. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & we went, Gents 25 ladies free. Birkner Orc; not much of a crowd; he had to pay $5. for hall, besides the musci [sic]; people came paid & went again. Dudenhoeffers & Gusta’s niece & family, Lester & Margaret were out. Frank & Henry came down by Papa awhile. It started in raining at 12 o’clock. Rosalia got chain letter from Ruth Hoffmann. We planted our house flowers out.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Rose went to Belleville had dinner here. Mr. Hartman of Red Bud looked at the colt etc. The Puro Product man was here; Wangelein of Belleville was here & bought dairy mare for $30.00, got it this evening. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again brought yeast along. Koestine’s on Reheis place have a little baby boy. Lester Gregson is being sued for an automobile accident, which happened a good while back. Berti took Mrs. Staufbiel’s pattern back again.
Ironed patched, cleaned little chick house. Rose went to Red Bud to Zipfel to get chick feed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, him & papa went to Waterloo on business; cut Rosalia’s dress out. Aunt Mary & Rose went over to Mrs. Staufenbiels to get patterns. Bertille got chain letter from Mrs. S. Heller St. Louis today & sent it on again. Mr. Jim Purtle, was buried at Red Bud church & cemetery this morn, from the home of his son George, aged 92 yrs. made his home with a daughter of St. Louis; was a very large funeral; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, wanted to stay for church, but it started in to rain, they then went home.
Went to Red Bud, the preist [sic] gave the young boys & girls a real lecture sermon, because the boy’s aren’t behaving, AC Buchon L. Ratz & Hartmann were all put in jail this week. It rained, thunder lightened [sic], awful this afternoon, about 3 o’clock. Lena Meng went screaming up the street, said lightening had struck there barn, & on fire she couldn’t get central to answer, had to walk up town, but the fire department couldn’t save it anymore only the house & other building. they protected; looked terrible, burned completely to the ground, good wagon, corn, hay, 3 horses & colt, Werner Kammler’s mare & colt, Bert Tomphsons jack, & horse, one they saved; people that came, in & out; came from all over. Clifford came this evening, he is working by Waterloo now $25 mo. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, & we all went to the fish fry & dance, given by Fire Co. at Manier’s; very large crowd, & the park was muddy, they hauled 2 loads saw dust, around the bar, lot a people got stuck; one guy was front wheels, all way down; park is all a mess with deep tracks; We came home, about 12:30 & started in raining, windy again, papa wanted to go over to Meng’s again, so we went as far as Rennecker, they said was no use going over, so we stayed there a little. the fire engine came again & put water on again, put it all out; we came back, went to bed was about 2:30.
Ironed, patched this morning. Papa went to Red Bud, got 100 lbs. growena, from Zipfel. We went out to Henrys this afternoon cleaned hall & papered kitchen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, & we all went to the Catholics euchre, & what a crowd, not many prizes, $1.00 attendance prize was won by Clyde Pautler, of Evansville, 11 points was the highest, Max Welabacher took 1st prize, get 25 chip from Ed Parker, Bertie had 3 got bottle white shoe cleaner, Uncle got stationary, rest got nothing.