Papa went out to the cemetery this morning, because they are going to start to plow it over today. But we don’t want it done to our lots. Rosalia fried down sausage this morn. There wasn’t anybody at the cemetery today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we went over to clean their place. They were here for dinner. We were just washing dinner dishes when all at once, we heard there was fire at Mrs. Deukers house. So we all ran down there & fire was a blazing, the house burned to the ground & the shed & barn would of went too if they hadn’t called the Smithton Fire Apartment [Department]. The water was to scared or’s they could have saved the house. They saved all the furniture down stairs, their clothing was all up stairs, that they couldn’t save. Mrs. Ruhl just about went wild about it. They stored all their stuff in Kammler’s Hall for the evening. They were here this afternoon & looked at Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred’s place, it suited them allright but the rent was to high. They went down to Barthel’s house, but the chimneys were condemned, so they couldn’t get in there. Deukers was going to call Harold out & then talk it over with them. Tonight they went to Walter Parrot in Red Bud. Olivia Gregson & baby was here this afternoon while Lester helped to move the furniture. This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & kids were all here. The kids stayed at home with Papa, & the rest of us went to the dance down at Wiegand’s House. Herzog gave it. Bill Freund & Creses took Rosalia & Bertille along there. It was a crowd there from all over. They said there was about 500 people at the fire today. Bill & Philip Freund was there too. They were working at Ganleys.
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Today is another spring day. It is also Mrs. Emma Eckert’s birthday. Tonight is meeting again for the farmers in the new school hall. Mr. Tillman is giving it. This evening Joe Gregson & Lester was here. Henry & family came too. Papa & Henry went to the meeting. We baked a sponge & Angel cake tonight. This afternoon Rosalia & Bertille were out at Henry’s, Leona cut Bertille’s hair. Papa went in the woods.
Papa went butchering out at Uncle Adam’s today, he was there for lunch & dinner. He had to go to George Henkel’s this morning first and get the hogs for them. We washed, ironed, baked cookies, fry in meat today. Elmer Kammler, John Braun, Willie Braun, Gus. Klotz are all butchering today. It is a right nice day, only it is a little cold. This morning they had to shoot so many times before they killed the hogs at Henkels, Emil, John, George & Papa they all shot a couple of times & finally George killed them with the last bullet, they had. Good Luck wasn’t it, I Say! Levi Gregson’s, Papa & Henry help them to butcher.
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.
Papa went to first mass this morning. It is raining again this morning. Mamie Eichenseer was down this afternoon, she had supper with us. This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while and had pinochle game. Papa & Rosalia were partners & won 2 games out of 8. Steve & Bertille were partners. Papa went up to Griffins this afternoon. The roads are awful muddy. Lester Gregson slipped in the ditch this morning hauling milk out in the prairie.
Today is Clara Gregson’s birthday. Levi Ganley & Martin Doyl’s are going to have shooting match. Mrs. Rexroth is to be buried in the Waterloo cemetery this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the funeral & then to Levi Ganley’s shooting match, we were there too but didn’t get anything. This evening, we went out to Uncle Fred’s and had a game of pinochle.
Bertille went to church this morning. Papa went up in the woods again. Today is Louis Birkner’s birthday. The priest Frank Swindle came back last night. He left from here last Spring & now he is back again. Papa hauled a load of ground up for the priest this morning. Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up this afternoon & then he went back home again. Aunt Mary did some sewing. She was here for supper, we had pancakes. Papa went out in the woods this afternoon in Lord’s Corner & brought some shade trees along home. We planted them out this evening. Uncle Fred went to Wm. Harbaughs first & then he came up here, & then they went to Louis Birkner’s. Lester Gregson & wife & Bobby were here this evening, he brought us our sack of feed. Cyril Eichenseer was down this evening, he wanted to know what Aunt Mary’s middle name was. I seen in the paper that Tiptown Church is going to have a Euchre & turkeys will be disposed of next Sunday night. Rexroth’s in Waterloo, his mother died last night at 7 o’clock.
Papa went up in the woods this morning & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to help Leona fry down beef. She took 4 gal. lard along. Tonight is Bluey (?) in the church Hall & 100 turkeys & geese given away as prizes. We were there. Rosalia got a turkey tom. Lester Gregson & Mr. Williams the feed man from E. St. Louis, was here this afternoon, we ordered a sack of feed. Lester is going to bring it tomorrow night.
Leona came up this morning after the kids. It rained a little this morning. This afternoon Mrs. Lutz is getting buried. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon & then Rosalia & Bertille went along with them to Mrs. Lutz funeral. The people couldn’t all get in church it was so large a funeral we got as far as the steeple. We rode along out to the cemetery with Uncle Fred & rode back with Joe Gregson’s. There was a man around this morning selling coffee, and with so many checks you could win something either a clock or dishes, waterless cooker, so we ordered 2 lbs. coffee and dishes. Eggs today are .28¢. Rosalia was up town this morning and got some feed. Mrs. Rausch is awful sick at present.
Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this morning. Bertille dyed her white dress this afternoon made it a dark pink. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening from here they went to Weber’s barn, Joe Gregson’s are giving a dance there. We were invited, but didn’t go. Bertille was up town this afternoon. I seen in the Waterloo paper that Geo. Quibold was over in St. Louis at the Radio Exposition and we won an automobile radio and he has four children and each one received $25 a piece to put in the bank until they are 21 years of age. He sure was lucky. Aunt Mary brought a watermelon along and we ate it just before we went to bed.