We canned peaches, tomatoes, pickles, baked pie. Henry came to cut hay, had lunch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon; it is there 37 Wedding Ann. today we went out this evening, had supper. Henry & family went to Waterloo to see a 10¢ show. Mrs. Mary Cody died last Sat. aged 74 yrs. she is Mrs. Perry May’s & Jack Cody’s mother. There sure was some fellow, entered the home of a aged couple at Maeystown & intended committing murder, but the gun didn’t fire; so he hit the couple unsconsious [sic], the door had been open & screen door wasn’t hooked; had blood hounds to trace it; & tracked through a woods to a car track so far nothing has been found, he left his gun lye, & it is at the Sheriff office at present. A robber also entered Louis Stadter’s home near Poe Station, gaining entrance by forcing the door open with an axe, Sun. afternoon, awhile the family were helping threshing took 2 suits clothes $4.00 each etc. & he wasn’t found either so far.
Leona got the kids. We canned 5 qts peaches. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo & to Walter Kelley’s; had dinner & supper here, then we cut lawn.
Went to Red Bud; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon for the firemen’s pinic [sic]. Mr. Barnphole of Okawville came & pap went along out to Henry’s with him, had a little argument about the colt out there; then went to Red Bud to see Becker Ins. agent. We went to the pinic [sic] about 4 oclock, & nothing much doing, but they had a big crowd in the evening; had 400 lbs. fish, all gone, sold all the books, $150. – chances, the prizes were raffled about 11 o’clock & were won – Enamel Heater – Wm Kemp of New Athens R2, $10.00 cash, party from Belleville, fancy quilt to Noel Roscow $5 cash – Mrs. L. Deuker Belleville, 100 lbs. flour – Joe Griffin Hecker, fancy quilt – Mascoutah – case Mound City Beer, Olivia Gregson 50 lbs. flour – Reitz – Waterloo, case Beer – New Athens – 1 ton coal Helen Miles – Belleville. The dance was crowded, Pals of Harmony, Horse Prairie in the afternoon, & Probsts from Athens called in. Aunt Mary got blanket playing bluey. Dudenhoeffer were out to. Henry & Leona went along to Belleville with Walter & Hilda took her home, the kids stayed here all night.
Papa went out to Henry’s, digging potatoes this morning. Richard Crowe was also helping, he is 15 yrs. old today. We washed, ironed, had spring chicken dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up. Henry came took the hay that was no good out of the barn & cut alalfa [sic – alfalfa], all had lunch here. Leona & kids came up & got him with the car. Clara Wagner & kids were over, George went to the Firemen’s meeting. Arthur Kuhns of Floraville had a accident Sun. nite, with a oil truck, had his arm torned [sic] open pretty bad had stitches in it by the Dr.
Henry & family came had supper here, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. they Rose & Bert went to Kammler’s Hall. Adam Eckerts ball team gave a dance Adm 25¢. Moonlight Orch.
Rose & Berti went to Red Bud got things, flour mash & fruit jars 2 doz. 75¢ ap. Canned peaches all day, 17 qts. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & they went to Belleville, had lunch here. Rain today again, this evening, every day so far this week it rained; heavy at Belleville & Athens. Mascoutah had a terrible storm the other day, no decent tree left any more, some were saying. Harold Wagner had a automobile accident Sun. night at Athens some one ran into him, without lights, machine is being repaired at Smithon [sic] garage. We went over to Renneckers awhile.
We washed, ironed. Papa went out to Henry’s set up schocks [sic]. Robert came along & helped to, had dinner & lunch. Then we all went blackberry picking, got about 3 gals. gave them some & also Aunt Mary, we canned 2 qts & made jelly. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, she had her dress by Minnie & got something fixed over on it. Isd. Helfrich brought the coal for threshing had 58 bus. half here & the other out there. Our little pussies died papa buried them this morn. Eggs 19¢.
Baked bread, cookies, cake. Rain all day, no threshing. Henry & family came this evening. Joe Sommers have a little baby girl, has now 4 girls. Papa went fishing in our pond, caught 9, Boy! fish supper.
We washed, ironed, nice day. Papa went out to Henry’s hitch the team together; then set up shacks. Robert came along & helped up here had dinner, & set up some more this afternoon. Joe Schilling threshing a load, this afternoon, tried it out, ready to start. A man here selling apples. Berniece came selling chances for a quilt given by Sunday school for the pinic [sic] on Aug. 11. 5¢ chance. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up towards evening.
Henry & family came, we went them all to Red Bud church, came back had lunch, & then they went out cutting oats. We dug 3 buckets potatoes so they could get the binder in the other patch of oats; had dinner lunch & supper. Leona & Berti went home, watered the stock so hot again today, cloudy & rain at Ft. Chartes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to Ed. Meng’s barn dance, Moonlighters playing, large crowd; & hot. Adm. Gents 25 ladies 15.