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Friday, Feb. 20, 1931

We sent a birthday card today too Martha Boll, her birthday is Sunday, & also it is Frieda Buehler’s.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here a little while this morn. & then they went down to Red Bud to help Christ Buehler’s move, they are going to to move on Mrs. Threfall’s farm today.  He has already 4 horses, & a wagon.  He only took 3 horses past here, & 2 truck loads of furniture & things.  Mrs. Buehler is also helping them.  Bertille went to church this evening.


Thursday, Feb. 19, 1931

Papa took 12 doz. egg off & got 12¢ a doz.  Tonight is Poultry meeting.  Papa went, there was about 24 people there.  Speakers were Frank Schwim, Ed Parker, Henry Braun & a Commission man from St. Louis.


Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1931

Today lent begins.  Papa went to church this morning.  Rosalia is up again today.  Osie Neff moved today in Lutz’s house here in Hecker.  Bertille went to church this evening for lent services.  It is raining again tonight.  We put out cabbage plants out in a bunch today.  It is too wet to set them out yet.


Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1931

Leona sent a 1/2 gal. milk along with the milk driver & this afternoon Bertille baked Cream Pies.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came down this evening first before they went up to the euchre.  They brought our cabbage plants along.  There is a lot of cases of measles around now, Adam Eckert’s, Ed Cortners children all have them now.  Mrs. Threfall moved a truckload of her things out today, they are going to move up by Darmstadt, they are to be out by Thurs. or’s they have to set them out.  The Waterloo Bank has it in it’s hands.  Christ Buehler is going to move in just as soon as their out.  Today is Elvis Jatho’s birthday.


Monday, Feb. 16, 1931

It started raining all night & all day yet.  There is to be a euchre in the School Hall, I don’t know if it will be or not now.  We can’t go no how.  Bertille washed & ironed today.  Papa got the mail this afternoon & took 8 doz. eggs off they are 12¢ a doz. yet.  The euchre is postponed until tomorrow night, & the meeting which was to be Tues. night is said off till Thurs. night.  Because of the bad weather.


Sunday, Feb. 15, 1931

Papa went to church this morning the rest of us didn’t go.  Tonight the Ladies Aid is giving a euchre & Bluey in Kammler’s Hall.  There is also one in Tiptown & tomorrow night the Catholics got one.  A rush before lent.  Schneiders got the measles also.  The way they say. Roy Staunebiels kids & Cletus Reagan also got the measles now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Armstutz before the euchre tonight, because we got the measles here.  Rosalia is feeling alright but the measles ain’t gone away yet.  There were 18 tables tonight at the euchre and Bluey.


Saturday, Feb. 14, 1931

Uncle Fred/Aunt Mary were here a little while this morning & from here they went to Christ Jensens’ sale 4 miles north west of Waterloo & then back again to Mrs. Threfall’s, she is selling household goods, brooder house, farm implements.  Christ Buehler’s are figuring coming on that place.  We got our Chicago Mail Order catalog today.  Adam Eckert’s baby is awful bad sick, it has it in his throat.  Tonight is Masquerade Ball at Smithton.


Friday, Feb. 13, 1931

Rosalia is got them spots all over this morning, so I guess in a few days she will be alright again.  Papa took 8 doz. eggs off & got 12¢.  This afternoon a fellow from Belleville was here & looked at our chickens, he wanted to buy 6 for $1.50 a piece, but Papa wanted $2.00.  So he bought 6½ doz. eggs from the White Rocks, selling eggs for 25¢ a doz.  We got a Valentine yesterday & today, one from Rosie & Mamie Mueth.  Joe Miller from Waterloo got buried the other day, that is Bess Miller’s dad.  The transfer of Ben Schilling to Clara Braun was also in the paper.  Quernheim’s are going to have their new funeral apartment open on Main St. next Sunday from 9 to 5, everybody should come to see it.  Papa took a letter to Chicago Mail Order to the bank this morning.  Mr. Pinkel said, he would take charge of it.  That he would send it away tomorrow.  We send a Valentine to Rosie & Mamie today.


Thursday, Feb, 12, 1931

Abra. Lincoln’s birthday, also Roy Stauenbiel, there is to be a dance there tonight.  Rosalia is in bed all day, she has the measles the doctor said “he was here this evening & looked at her.  He say’s she is over the worst because they are out now, but she has to stay in bed for 3 or 4 days yet.  She had 103 ½ fever this eve.  He say’s when you can see spots in the back of the throat, then it is measles.  Papa went along with him to the house & got some cough medicine for her.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up this afternoon.  Aunt Mary & Bertille went to the quilting, there were 4 there.  Papa took 24 doz. eggs to the store and got 12¢ a doz.  Tonight is Literary Meeting in the Public School House.  Speakers are Dr. Bock.  They also wanted A.C. Bollinger but he called out and said “on account of rain, he wasn’t coming.


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