Henry, Leona & the kids were up this morning they went to church. After church they all went home. In the afternoon Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up and wanted us to take them to the basket picnic. So then we all went down to Rittemeyer’s woods. They played drop the handkerchief down there. There sure were a lot of people there. They went boat riding. Marcella Ettling and Alvera Kuhn fell in the creek. Marcella was all wet her hair and dress. She had her Aunt’s dress on. Alvera wasn’t so bad. Karl Boll and a few more pulled her out. The boat dipped and she got underneath the boat. Then they spread the table for lunch. They had all kinds of stuff, everything you could think of. Soda, water, beer, Highballs, lemonade. In the evening we went to church. After church we listened to the music. There was a dance at Kammler’s hall. There were quite a few machines in town. Mrs. Hellmer and her brood were all out from Waterloo.
May 25, 2011