Went out to Henry’s, pap plastered the walls, we helped wash, took ours along to, cooked soap, ironed, baked etc.; last day of school. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up working. Mrs. Donahue, & Mrs. Kirsh both old ladies of Red Bud died, close neighbors. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & Rose & Bertie went to the euchre in Kammlers Hall, Adm. 25¢, was given by the Lords Corner Church not much of a crowd. Bertie had 11 point won prize, coffee percolator, Rose got soup dish; very beautiful. We washed our hair & they got very pretty. Henry Volkemann is very sick, cold.
Elmer Parker’s 21 yr. birthday, celebrating it tonite in Uncle Clem’s barn, at Jim Parkers; no invitations, everybody welcome. We cooked kettle soap. Papa & Rose fixing fence; Mrs. Rennecker came, said if anybody calls at there play, should sent them down to Katy’s, digging a pond today. A guy here wanted old gold. Bertie fixed sweet potatoe [sic] rows. We went to Donahue’s to Milching election dance, 2 kegs of beer & free dance. Musci [sic] by Nic Ellis, or Sunrise Four; Mrs. Donahue is very bad, not expected to live.
Henry & Leona & Rose & Berti went to St. Louis left 6:30, boys stayed here with papa, we got permanent waves, $2.00 apiece, & white shoes, Poetker of Smithon [sic] was here looking for hogs, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stop then went to Waterloo, this morn. Coming home from St. Louis there was an awful delay on the bridge, accident happened; slow traffic.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henrys, got corn, & then got crushing done. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, stopped then went over to New Athens, to a sale, Mrs. Damstater, who killed herself a while back, she bought several things sauce pan & angel cake form. Henry came brought the colt up papa bought it from him for $50.00; sure is nice. We put a quilt in the frame.
Raining all morning. Papa went over to Meng’s awhile. Rose finished her dress. We went to Belleville this afternoon. We heard Eugene Bruns was getting along pretty nice, yesterday. There is an old frame house on the squares at Belleville looks so funny, why it is there, I don’t know. It is getting colder again.
Papa went out to Levi Ganley’s, & stopped at Henry’s; he came up & plowed the orchard, & potato ground; had dinner & lunch here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up again this afternoon, worked up here, Rose cut her striped dress & sew some this afternoon. We got 50 cabbage plants from Manier’s set them out this evening, surely are nice. Mr. Allan Mudd & his mother & Mrs. Phil Purtle of Red Bud stopped in & solcited [sic] for euchre prize, & selling chances on a hooked rug; we took one. Henry took load hay along home. Uncle Adam & Emil came awhile about 1 hr; paid for there oats 6½ bus. & 60¢..Mr. Herman Straub & wife of near Burksville, on Bozzoy place came & looked at the binder. The old officers of Road Dis. 3 were reelected; difference of 8 votes, Melching & Hoffmann, & Vogt & Wirth. John Heiken received it by 25 votes, in Reheis etc District through there.
Papa & Rose took wheat to Waterloo, 81¢. This afternoon took load hay out to Henry’s & cut it all up for chop, to put in brooder house floor. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, stopped, went to Belleville & E. St. Louis, came up this evening again for church.
Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s take a load wheat to Waterloo this morning; got 81¢. We went to Waterloo this afternoon & took wheat along, then went to Steinsick sale ½ south of Wartburg, didn’t get nothing. It surely did get cold, rain & north wind. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too; bought wine vinegar 50¢. The weather turned out to bad rain, we didn’t get to church.
We planted potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary made garden up here today. We went to Belleville got spring hats, etc. Aunt Mary went to lent service tonight. Mr. & Mrs. Killiam Marquadt have a baby girl born, now have 3 children. Charles & Bernice Wagner are still in with cold & fever, but are getting better. Mr. Wm. Fritsche while riding a bycicle [sic] last Sun. evening fell of [sic] & fractured his tumbh [sic], pretty bad. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s got mule, harrowed the oats in.
Rose & Berti went out to Uncle Fred’s helped finish & clean up, had dinner there. Papa helped Henry sow oats had dinner out there. We made garden, put out onions etc.; awful warm. Melvin Wagner was over, Chas & Bernice are both sick in bed, with fever & bad cold. Dr. Eckert was there this afternoon & night. Mr. John Armbruster & Lillian had a collision on the Freeburg hard road, she is in hospital, & he is also pretty bad. We went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary also were up, went to church.