Today is Peter Melhauser’s sale by Burksville, Ill. Papa thought he was going. Today is also Clarence Pabsts birthday. The way they say there is a bunch going to surprise him tonight. Uncle Fred helped at the school today and Aunt Mary was here all day. Uncle Fred came down here for dinner then afterwards Papa went along up & worked at the school too all afternoon. We went out to Henry’s this morning. Rosalia & Bertille got a hair cut. We took some plums along too for jelly. This evening Wm. C. Heyl came & wanted his money for lime dust. Papa paid him $117.65 by check. Mamie & Clarence Eichenseer was down a little while this evening. Mamie said there was a big bunch went down to Clarence Pabst birthday. He is 22 years old today.
July 25, 2011