Papa took 12 doz. egg off & got 12¢ a doz. Tonight is Poultry meeting. Papa went, there was about 24 people there. Speakers were Frank Schwim, Ed Parker, Henry Braun & a Commission man from St. Louis.
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Today lent begins. Papa went to church this morning. Rosalia is up again today. Osie Neff moved today in Lutz’s house here in Hecker. Bertille went to church this evening for lent services. It is raining again tonight. We put out cabbage plants out in a bunch today. It is too wet to set them out yet.
It started raining all night & all day yet. There is to be a euchre in the School Hall, I don’t know if it will be or not now. We can’t go no how. Bertille washed & ironed today. Papa got the mail this afternoon & took 8 doz. eggs off they are 12¢ a doz. yet. The euchre is postponed until tomorrow night, & the meeting which was to be Tues. night is said off till Thurs. night. Because of the bad weather.
Papa went to church this morning the rest of us didn’t go. Tonight the Ladies Aid is giving a euchre & Bluey in Kammler’s Hall. There is also one in Tiptown & tomorrow night the Catholics got one. A rush before lent. Schneiders got the measles also. The way they say. Roy Staunebiels kids & Cletus Reagan also got the measles now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Armstutz before the euchre tonight, because we got the measles here. Rosalia is feeling alright but the measles ain’t gone away yet. There were 18 tables tonight at the euchre and Bluey.
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.
Abra. Lincoln’s birthday, also Roy Stauenbiel, there is to be a dance there tonight. Rosalia is in bed all day, she has the measles the doctor said “he was here this evening & looked at her. He say’s she is over the worst because they are out now, but she has to stay in bed for 3 or 4 days yet. She had 103 ½ fever this eve. He say’s when you can see spots in the back of the throat, then it is measles. Papa went along with him to the house & got some cough medicine for her. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up this afternoon. Aunt Mary & Bertille went to the quilting, there were 4 there. Papa took 24 doz. eggs to the store and got 12¢ a doz. Tonight is Literary Meeting in the Public School House. Speakers are Dr. Bock. They also wanted A.C. Bollinger but he called out and said “on account of rain, he wasn’t coming.
Today is Thirteen Hour Adoration. Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up then he went home. Henry & family were up too. Aunt Mary was here for dinner then they sewed a dress for Rosalia, until it was her hour to go to church. Uncle Fred came up & got her again this eve. Rosalia & Bertille went to church to the closing. There were 3 priests, one was the Smithton priest. Bertille was at Mamie’s to get her dress pattern, & then she went to Ted Eichenseer’s & got it from her. Mrs. Deuker is on the sick list. Ethel called for Dr. Smith from Red Bud this evening. Papa took 12 doz. eggs to store this afternoon & got 13¢ some price.
Papa went out for a trip today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, they are going to plant some potatoes on their place across the street. It sure is nice today. George Wagner was here this evening & wanted to know if he could get water from Uncle Fred’s well for butchering tomorrow.
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.