Rose took pap out to Henrys sewing oats, she came back, he had dinner supper. We made butter, cleaned brooder house etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon; she went to church; we clipped the rose buses off, there all frozen. Went out to Henry’s this evening Floyd’s birthday 7 yrs. old; had cake, Geodelle were out awhile. Seen there chicks & new brooder house. Uncle Adam is still the same yet. Eggs 16¢.
Cold wind; Bernice brought the mail. We painted the screen window frames, in basement, all for downstairs so far, all finished; this afternoon cleaned chicken houses, put in clean straw. We get 5½ doz. eggs; now & there only 16¢ today. The radio batteries is about done can’t hear nothing, papa didn’t go out to Henry’s today, to windy to sew oats.
Pap went out & helped Henry sew oats, had dinner. A fellow from West of Waterloo was here wanted to know the road to Uncle Freds, he wanted to buy a wagon etc, but he never got out there; They were up this afternoon, making a garden, also did we, planted out onions, lettuce peas, radishes, & helped Aunt Mary with there garden, she took ½lb. butter along. Eggs are 15¢ today at the store here. Windergast barn & shed in the blackjacks burned down today; the Hecker fire department was called, but Waterloo was there about 10 mins before, so they did the work; they were burning weeds, & the wind took a spark on the old shingle roof on the barn, & started in to burning; the fire department here, went the wrong way. We sewed oats in the chicken yard; sure nice weather now.
We all went out to Henry’s, we washed, pap helped to sew oats. Nice day. Eggs 16¢ here. Wagners & Wacthels are all busy in the garden this evening. We also ironed all the wash; had dinner.
We cleaned house, washed curtains. A man was here trying to take orders for an orphanage, he was from St. Louis, we didn’t take any. This afternoon Johson [possibly Johnson] the fellow what works for Zeibold was here trying to sell skill gas stoves, & also washing machines. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon making garden, potatoes, onions, lettuce, radishes, we helped awhile. Papa went out to Henry’s all day helping to sew oats. He was there for dinner. Jung the egg man from Red Bud was here & got 18 doz. eggs @ 10½¢. standard price, the way he said, I guess he won’t stop no more, if another egg man comes in & wants to buy our eggs for that price.
Papa is plowing & harrowing the potatoe land this morning. Fr. Grootens was here. He wanted to use the truck to get some straw and our brooder. So him & Frank got it. He has 2000 little chicks. He also has a new DeSoto coupe. We planted 2 bu. potatoes this morning. Papa took the team back out to Henry’s again he is going to help him sow oats out there today. He was there for dinner. This afternoon Rosalia had to go out to get him. We have to turn our eggs twice a day now in the incubator. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. She went to the sewing circle. Tonight is farmers meeting at the new school hall, but none of us went. Eggs are 18¢ today. There was a lady here today & wanted to sell 3 flowers in a basket for 25¢. I send her off. She said she was selling them to support 5 small children & her father. There was a man here wanted to take orders for strawberrie plants, & also a fellow from Waterloo & wanted to sell or advertising Skill Gas. They sure have a time at Blackburns School this year the way Mrs. Ettling told Papa.
They are sewing oats today again. George Reheis & Henry were here for dinner today. He charged Henry $3.50 for sewing oats. He finished just before dinner. This afternoon Papa went to Caldwell’s sale, but didn’t buy anything, it was a pretty fair sale. There were quite a few there from around here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went too. This afternoon Philip Peiffer is being buried at Centralia, he used to live around here, it is Ben Heyl’s wife & Mrs. Cleveland’s father. Rosalia got 17¢ today for eggs. We set 6 hens tonight & we also got the incubator setting with 100 eggs. Rosalia finished Bertille’s dress today.
This morning Mrs. Johnny Schilling of Waterloo is getting buried there, they found her dead. Papa & Rosalia left early this morn. & went out to Henry’s to help him, he is going to sew oats up here today. Papa brought the team & wagon & Rosalia, the machine [to] Henry’s with oats, & oil & Henry the tractor. Geo. Reheis is here too helping him. There was a car crippled one of our red hens last night so we killed the hen & are having it for dinner today. George Reheis & Henry were here for dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. She started fixing Bertille’s dress, like Leona’s pattern. It is right nice. Henry & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon after some more oats.
It is Christ Buehler’s birthday today. Leona was up for first mass today & Henry for late mass. Uncle Fred is working on the bed what he bought yesterday, he is cleaning it with coakol [charcoal?]. It just seems that everybody what didn’t have the measles yet are sure to get them this year. Agnes Gregson, Karl Boll, Hugo & Robert Probst, Oscar Birkner’s children, & a good many others all got the measles now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry, were all here for dinner today. He tried to fix our incubator. Tomorrow he is going to sew oats up here. George Reheis is to sew it for him. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Rosalia put up curtains upstairs in the house across the street. They took Cyrus Hill’s wife to the hospital at Red Bud to get operated on appendix. Rosalia went to church this evening.