It is awful icy. Fr. Goottens and Frank walked through our wheat field going East. Leroy Kuhns came here to get some sand. He was going to drive in and got stuck in our lane. The Bruns brothers, Lester, Henry, Eugene, lifted him out. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, went out to Henry’s this morning but when we got to the hills we turned around & went back, we couldn’t get through.
George Freund’s barn burned down, Sat. Jan. 4. Five loads of hay, 2 load of bundle oats & some wheat & machinery [were lost]. The fire was put out by some neighbors.