Wednesday, May 13, 1931

For once we got a real nice day again.  Mrs. Dan Mendal, the barbers wife died & is being buried this morning at Waterloo.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  We went down in the truck patch this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for supper.  They bought a piece of beef & then we had a good supper.  We all then went to the show, & always a crowd.  There play was Mr. & Mrs. Brown.  There is a dance at the Brick House tonight given by the Horse Creek Ramblers, lots of people went there after the show.  Eggs are 12¢.

Thursday, May 7, 1931

Irene Neff is 18 yrs. old today.  Laverne Keorber, her friend is going to celebrate it at the Brick House by giving a dance Sat night.  Papa found a balloon down by our truck patch today.  It said on there return it & receive a prize, so we mailed it in today, to the St. Louis Arena.  We cleaned our dinning room [sic] this morning, & this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & she went along with us to Pete Dehn’s funeral.  They had supper with us.  Eggs are 13¢ today.

Wednesday, April 29, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went out too Henry’s, she helped Leona clean her front room, they were there for lunch & dinner.  Papa went to see Uncle Adam is isn’t feeling well, has cold.  Katie Klotz was here & wanted to get about 8 settings of white eggs, but we didn’t have none for sale, so she couldn’t get none.  Wm. Sensel was here & wanted to see Papa, but he was at Henry’s, so he went there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve, & Rosalia & Bertille went along with them too the dance down at the Brick House, given by the Horse Creek Ramblers.  Adm. Gents 25, ladies 15¢.  They sure did have a crowd.  The Hecker baseball club announced a dance for May 6 music furnished by the Horse Creek Rambler, & they are going to give one again the 13 & Emery’s one on the 16 of May.  The town board has meeting at George Wagners to-night.  Our 8 little pigs where born Apr. 26 Sun.

Sunday, April 26, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all here for dinner.  Philip & Bill where here for lunch.  In the evening they came back & we went down to the Brick House,  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went there too.  Bill Herzog furnished musci, [sic] they had a pretty fair crowd.  They charged the gents 25¢ ladies free.  The Red Bud Dramitic [sic] Club came to Hecker to the new school hall & gave a play to-night.  There was a terrible accident in Hecker, this evening, there was a car came from the west & didn’t make no stop, & Eugene Bruns was going by & then smashed together, nobody was hurt but the cars where both damaged.  The stranger car was a man from Belleville & one from Chester, they where intoxicated.  The Sheriff was called & he arrested them took them to Waterloo to jail & the way they said they would have to pay $100 fined & 10 day in jail.  I don’t know who is right, we heard now again that the boy’s where uncosinence [unconscious].

Saturday, April 25, 1931

Papa went to get crushing this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s again today to build on the milk house, they had dinner & lunch there.  It rained all day & tonight too.  There is a dance down in the Brick House given by Lester Bruns & Ralph Wiegand, we where invited, but didn’t go on account of the weather.  Odillo Eichenseer was here & he delivered 100 lbs. flour this morning.

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