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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.


Friday, Dec. 5, 1930

It rained all day.  Papa went up town this afternoon to get some medicine for our chickens, they have got the roup.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to Angela’s & had a pinochle game.  Odillo & Rosalia were partners & Bertille & Angela, we won every game, 4 were played.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Mrs. Vincent Krack & daughters were visitors the weekend at Louisville Kentucky.  They made the trip by motor.  Miss Ethel May celebrated her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving day by having a turkey dinner for her friends.  Guy Gregson & George Henkel lost a horse last week & the scavenger truck got them last Sunday.  Eggs are .23¢ today.


Wednesday, August 13, 1930

Today is Eunice Blackburn’s birthday.  She is going to be 15 years old.  It is also Hilda Staunbiel’s birthday.  I believe there is a bunch going to Hilda’s first and then afterwards go to Blackburns.  We have an invitation, but we aren’t going.  It rained this afternoon.  There were 2 nice rainbows in the East.  Bertille went & got the paper this evening.  She priced the chickens, heavy’s are .22 and leghorns are .18 and .15.  Lard is .10¢.  George Wagner has his garage finished now.  There was a big crowd at Blackburn’s.


Saturday, May 31, 1930

Today is a busy day.  The St. Augustine’s parish of Hecker is going to have a picnic this afternoon.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Uncle Fred’s to help kill the chickens to get everything ready.  We took 3 spring chickens, 2 loafs bread, can peas, lettuce, dressing, 2 cakes, 2 glasses jelly for the picnic.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were here for dinner we had chicken soup.  Papa & Uncle Fred was up in the weenie stand.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed at our house all night.  They had breakfast, dinner and lunch with us the next day Sunday.


Tuesday, January 21, 1930

Snowing all day.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning.  One of our white chickens died today.  Bertille was sick today.  Frank Emery’s got the measles.  They was to put a sign up.  We found one egg today.


Friday, January 17, 1930

Papa went to Dr. Echerts to get some chickens.  He got 44 chickens weighing 196 lbs. at .23¢  $45.00.   It is snowing heavy.


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