Mission Sun. Rally at Cakohia [sic - Cahokia] at Parks Air Port. Bob Rettinghouse got killed on the hard road last nite, he & his daughter where visiting at John Lipperts, neighbor & brother-in-law, on there way, home got he struck by a passing car, from Sparta; the car was damaged a little, they say the road, has blood, on & some of his brains, so it must of been terrible. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner. We went to Renneckers, Wagners where there too; played cards. Wagner held 1500 trump spades, Bertille had 500 in spades, & Pap had 1500 in clubs, & didn’t see it, some card player’s ha! ha!
We drove out as far as church lane, then walked up to Henry’s butchering, Emil also helped, they had it scalded, when we arrived; 300 lb. hog, got everything finished before dinner, saussage [sic] in kettle & all, had lunch & dinner there. They took the meat into Waterloo to sell, we took a 13½ lb. shoulder along. We went to Wagner’s this eve. It rained hard.
Papa went out to Henry’s walked out he was going to help him put ground on the slab, so he could cross with the tractor, he had dinner there, it rained all morn, so they couldn’t do nothing, went over to Levi Ganley’s bought 2 heifers from him for $20.00, Henry took the one for $11.50 & papa one for $8.50; he came home with McAndrews all the way on the hard road, he rode with them from the bridge on to Hecker. Clarence Wagner came here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for the euchres. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & then went there to; we didn’t get no prices [sic - prizes], both had 5 points; Uncle Fred got a scarf & she got baby’s outfit. The crowd wasn’t so very large, Miss Elsie Pautler of Evansville got attendance prize, a bed spread. There were quite a few prices [sic].
Fried in meat; washed curtains, cleaned front rooms. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, dug sweet potatoes, had supper here. Papa went to Wagner’s telephone meeting. It rained. We had backbone soup today.
We washed quilts etc. ironed; took flowers up. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, had lunch here, she took the tomatoes all along 1 bu. ½, we went out this evening helped cut them for catsup. Ed Pabst was here brought 6 bus. potatoes. Henry & Floyd brought sugar cane, he butchered a pig yesterday evening, weighed the meat 20 lbs; fryed [sic] some down. Clara Wagner got flowers; here. Form [?- unclear] are being laid now in town.
Bertille is sick, vomitting [sic] & cold. Rosalia got the mail. Clara Wagner & kids came over awhile. Cooked catsup baked today.
Papa is cutting corn, we cooked catsup. Emil stopped in & gave us a call. Chas. Jung stop in. George Wagner’s family came over this eve, we had watermelons. Started laying slab today by Dr. Pautler’s place going towards Waterloo, they want to lay 1800 ft. in day; have change shifts from 6 to 12 & then 12 to 6 different men. Uncle Fred went to Buehler’s.
We went out to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. Mrs. Authur [sic - Arthur] Roscow came along from church up here, she went to see Mrs. Stauenfbiel; they came here awhile after we got home. Henry came up & got our truck to haul hogs to the market tomorrow. Miss Josie Keller & Miss Kuhn where here this evening for supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to; had watermelon lunch, they left about 9:30, then the alarm ring came of Ald. Rittmeyer’s house was on fire, went over to Wagner’s, papa & George went out; everything was ablase [sic], summer kitchen & house, burned to the ground, & all that was in it, they where up at Belleville, so all they have left is what is on there backs 1 car, Smithon [sic] fire department came but no good, no water no where’s. Mr & Mrs. H. M. Hill observed there golden Wedding Anniversary today, which will be Aug. 30 Wed; all the children, grandchildren where present, lot of musci [sic] furnished.
Papa & Bertille finished the potatoe [sic] patch. John Griffins & Noel Roscow went to attend World’s Fair this week, Stella Roscow attended last week; she surely enjoyed it. There are quite a few people very sick, Chris Buehler, Million Wagner, Arthur Barthel all have summer flu, or thphoid [sic - typhoid] fever. There were 2 men here again, talking about the brewery at Red Bud, where is to be built soon. It is awful warm again.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary 35 Wedding Anniversary. We requested “Mountain Musci [sic],” over the radio for them. Monadville [sic- Madonnaville] have church pinic [sic]. Miss Evelyn Roscow is visting [sic] folks & realatives [sic] of hers, around here now, she is going to leave soon for school in New Haven Conn. Papa & Bertille dug potatoes. Levi Gregson stopped to get drink water. Schaws the brewery man was around to see some people about taking up stock for the big building they want to put up at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Red Bud to Waterloo. Bert got a pair shoe $1.95 from Helbers at Red Bud. Henry was at Belleville, stopped in on his way home. George Wagner came over.