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 peeled peaches & canned 4 qts this morning. It rained again nearly all day. A fellow from Belleville was here, wanted to sell limestone, for Columbia & Valmeyer quarries. Mrs. Cleveland’s birthday. The timber guy from St. Louis, came brought the check for the piling they cut Fri. & Sat. 868 ft. @3½¢. $30.38; it is the Manassa Timber Company. Clara Wagner & kids came over this evening awhile.
We washed, ironed, rain all afternoon, no threshing. Hy. Bruns was here, papa paid him $1.90 for hauling clover seed 19 sacks @10¢. Ed & Emery Kreher & Jake Neff was here. Emery is looking for a horse; he just lost one. Berti took the yeast over to Wagner’s & she gave us cucumbers to eat; to make salad. Sure good. Eggs 19¢.
Finished painting garage. Henry is sick, in bed since yesterday, has fever. Papa took the Whip. to Probst garage had it looked over. Bernice got 1 doz. eggs, brought the yeast back. Chris Buehler is threshing today. Ed Pabst threshed this afternoon, papa went down at 3:30, they threshed few loads bushels on our land, then it rained, had to quite [sic -quit] for today, pretty nice shower, steady rain, at Belleville, it rained so heavy that wheat shocks were lying on hard road, & Joe Schillings run they had no rain at all; sure is funny. We went to the triple free birthday dance at Donahue’s, Erna Braun 19, Mildred Feherens & Bill Donahue, large crowd Ellis band & didn’t come till 9:30, some orchestra.
Cleaned house, & painting. Baked bread etc. Uncle Fred came took onions out; then went to Frank Birkner’s threshing, Aunt Mary was helping there. Clara Wagner & kids came & got our yeast; they brought a glass cooked cheese yesterday, sure is good. Papa was helping Vic Eichenseer fixed the pump out at Henry’s took nearly all day well pump was just about done; put everything new on it. R. Schmidt tinner of Waterloo is in Red Bud hospital with pneoumina [sic]. Miss Mathilda Schilling bought new chev. coupe. The carnival at the Country Club started this evening, stunts diving etc, band concert, dance.
Holiday. Boy! the cars going down. Papa went to see Schaefers & Wm. Ganley. this afternoon him & Rose went out to Henry’s. Hilda is out there, she has 2 weeks vacation now. Jo Keller was by Lizzie Boll’s all day, came here for supper, stayed awhile. We went to Geo. Wagner’s this evening, kids had a few spit devil firecrackers. Sister Angelonia, Frank Mueth daughter, & Mrs. Vic Eichenseer’s sister died at Alton this morning, after an operation of 18 days; will be buried tomorrow morning at Indiania [sic]. Sure hot today again; at noon.
Henry & Emil came finished cutting wheat & started the oats; but it rained, so they finished shocking; had lunches & dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Chas. Wagner were here on business. Rose & Berti went to Armin Strokis barn dance 1½ south of Waterloo, with Mike Moonlighters played. & Boy! what is hot; & nice crowd, barn, 60 x 24 new one.
We all went up dewberry picking this morn. got 6 gallons, had our baskets all filled, canned 9 qts.; cold packed, & rest in jelly, 12 glasses so far; & 5 pts. peas, also cold packed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he went to Waterloo; Clara Wagner came over a little, tell us about canning peas. Rain again, in showers, & awful cold, north wind. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Belleville Sat, to see Ivo, he was pretty good talked quite a bit. Papa got skim milk yesterday, made cheese today.
Went to Red Bud. Rain all morning. Anton Jaeger of Waterloo, mail carriers dad died at the Hospital, was operated for a growth on the bowels, & was pretty bad. We went to Ruma to see Simpson. Renneckers came over this evening. Wagners are having double birthday celebration, Chas. & Melvin, both this week, all relation were there, about 55 people in all, some houseful; for supper. Rain again this afternoon & evening.