It started sleeting, it was awful bad driving the windshield always froze up & we couldn’t see, had to clean it of [sic - off] 5 times coming home from Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner we had chicken, we played 5 hand pinochle about 3 games then they went home. Dan Geodelle & his family called in this morn, looking for Henry, he wasn’t home they where at Waterloo, she called in so they are going to visit them tonite. Dan wanted to speak with Henry about pigs. Art Schaefer & a gang, Papenberg, Parker’s, went down the road with the sleigh & bells ringing this afternoon for a ride, they sure went some. We went to Robert Laut’s this evening. Joe Watchel’s family & Mr. & Mrs. Karl Boll where also there, the ladies plaed 5 hand pinochle & the men played solo. popcorn & wine where served, came home about 11 o’clock.
Papa went riding with the horse this morning. He went to see Jac. Reheis, he has a cow he wanted to sell, then he went to a couple of other places. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & we helped them house clean, scrubbed all the rooms. We all had lunch there. Eggs are 9¢ today. Steve came over a little while then him & papa & George Wagner went to telephone meeting at H. M. Hill’s, thats all that was present, we now only got 6 members, Ed Watchel & Mrs. Dueker dropped off.
Today is town election, Steve Rennecker, Ed Neff, Monike, are the judges. Ted Eichenseer & Phil Braun running opposition for town clerk. Ted received it by 6 votes. There where 99 votes cast. Rosalia & Bertille went out to help Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, paint the floor in the big room around the edge & polish furniture. We had lunch, dinner & lunch. This evening they came up & got some enamel. George Wagner was here wanted to borrow setting hens, but we have none. A man here begged for something to eat, & one wanted money, his legs where gone, came here in a car, last year he was here too. Joe Watchel boy has pneumonia pretty bad.
We sent a birthday card to Josie Keller today is her birthday. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry where all here, then we went up to Neffs house to Emma’s funeral. She was buried at Red Bud & also in that church. She was 20 yrs. old. The pallbearers where: Edwin Wacthel, Edwin Reheis, Lester Bruns, Ralph Wiegand, Joe Griffin, Werner Kammler, Quernheim’s undertaking. The baby Ed Jr. is going to stay with Neff’s.
Today is wash & iron & patching. Sewed all our aprons. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this evening, they came after Josie, she was down at Ben Heyl’s today, we played 5 & 6 handed pinochle. Lester Gregson is moving to Hecker in Gambach’s house, he moved some today. Aunt Mary said Edwin Watchel’s windows where smashed in, but she don’t know what happened.
Frying down bacon today. It is real spring weather doors open. Eggs are 12¢ at Eichenseer’s some price. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon. Uncle Fred went to Red Bud, & she stayed here. Hy. brought a hog up here & took some more of his oats along home. Ed Pabst brought the last of our corn today. We went up to Mamie’s, looked at quilts & such like & this evening. Not very long ago Pete Watchel had some of his fruit stolen out of cellar.
We went to Red Bud Church, went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper, got a tree in there woods. Roy Stauenfbiel & Osie Neff, Edwin Watchel came this evening a little business about his road. Dance at Kammler’s, the egg man paid 26 today.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & then we all went up to George Neff’s funeral, his brother’s & sister’s weren’t all here. It was a large funeral. Querheim had the burial. During the Show week last, they had baby & lady contests. Bill Fristch’s baby got first prize a ring & Pete Watchel’s second a ring. The ladies first Lucille Rausch & second Eunice Scheinder both a ring. Henry & the boy’s where here with the wagon, he brought a sow pig up here. Papa went down to the Molasses Factory & got the 2 gal. crock, this evening Steve stopped & said he could fill the 4 gals. so papa took it & him down in the car, & brought it back again. Tonight is a dance at the brick house, the baseball team is giving it.
The license of Clarence Pabst & 24 & Irene Voges 21 where in the paper, today so a wedding soon. Vic Eichenseer was here & brought 110 lbs. tankage. Henry came up & brought a load of corn. Fr. Grootens was by Joe Watchel’s today. We all went out to Henry’s had apple puling [sic] frolic, Geodells, Gus & Joe & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, they brought a watermelon along, we had that, cake, cookies & wine.
We went to Smithon [sic] church. Aunt Mary went to Hecker, he was pretty loud again today for being sick all week. Bill Freund was here & gave us an invite to George Freund’s Sun. night for a dance. Wiegands boy’s invited us for a dance at the brick house Wed. night. Rosalia & Bertille went up to see Mamie & Angela this afternoon. This evening we went to see Joe Watchel’s little boy, Papa went over to Wagners awhile. They are chivarie Frank Krolls tonight. Edwin Watchel is giving a dance at the brick house tonight. Gus, Blackburn & Roy Stauenbiel playing musci [sic].