It is raining this morning but we sure need it to. Everything is so dry, the garden is just like dying, from heat and no rain. It rained almost all day & nite. Henry & family were over at Uncle Fred’s this afternoon and got some tomato plants to plant out this evening. They came here when they came back but they didn’t get out of the car. Papa was up town twice today. George Wagner & Werner Kammler were here this evening and looked at our little leghorns. Werner would like to buy some, he is going to let us know by tomorrow morning. Louis Millman was also here & looked at them. Today Pete Birkner fixed Steve Rennecker’s chimney for him. Papa asked a few this morning up town if they know of any one wanted to buy leghorn chicks. Bertille baked bread, coffee cake, cookies, today. Rosalia worked in the garden and also planted some flowers out and sowed some lettuce seed in the garden after the rain, so tonight we have some more showers and then it will start to grow.
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Papa went up to work at the school this morning a little while. Bertille went up and called him to help Henry make hay, so Papa and Rosalia went out there all day. Bertille is baking bread. Today is Marcella Ettling’s birthday, but the way I heard they are going to celebrate it Saturday night. Last Friday on Decoration Day, the Hecker baseball players played with Waterloo, but Hecker lost for the first time this season. Sunday they played with Red Bud and Hecker lost again. That is the second time for Hecker. Papa and Rosalia came home right after dinner & then Rosalia & Bertille drove out there , we took all of our quilts along & washed them in that new motor washing machine. It sure did go nice. In the evening Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille drove out to Aunt Mary’s and Uncle Fred & when we got there they was just getting ready for the birthday. Today is Henry Birkner’s birthday. He is 27 years old. So we didn’t stay very long out at Uncle Fred’s. Clifford Stahlheber was here a little while this evening. He came to tell us that Mrs. Ettling told him that there is going to be a dance Sat. night at their place. They are going to celebrate Marcella’s birthday & we should also tell Uncle Fred’s, so we did but they had an invitation for Ronnenbergs on Saturday night and Mrs. Ronnenberg told them to tell us, so we [have] an invitation for 2 places Sat. nite. Henry & family went to Dan Geodells to nite to practice music for Sat. nite, they have to play at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance.
Papa & Bertille went to church this morning. Rosalia is out at Uncle Fred’s. After church Papa & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s for dinner & lunch. Papa & Rosalia went to the cemetery & from there they went to Jac. Mavers he wanted to sell his horses and farm implements. Uncle Fred is feeling pretty good today. He got up this morning and he shaved himself this afternoon. In the evening we all went home and went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lots of company. Uncle Adam & Emil, Willie Birkner’s family, Adam Eckert’s family, Henry Birkner’s family, Bessie Parker, Ino Buehler.
Rosalia and Bertille stayed out at Aunt Mary’s. Papa went home, he was at home in the morning, in the afternoon he went to help fix stands again for the picnic. In the afternoon Henry & Mrs. Armstutz & Oscar Birkner were there a little while. They had lunch there. In the evening Papa & Henry & family was there. We stayed all night again. Mr. Ronenberger came a little while. Papa was at Henry’s this morning. Mr. Schneider was there too. Henry sold his gray mare to him for $10.00.
We washed for Aunt Mary this morning. Papa went home and he came back again for dinner. After dinner Papa and Rosalia went home. Papa had to help fix up the stands & Rosalia had to help scrub the hall for the picnic. In the evening they came back again. There were so many people there that evening. Christ Buehler’s family, Willie Birkner’s family, Louis Birkner, Fred Armstutz & wife & Miss Mary Wagner, Father Grootens, Joe Braun, Frank Birkner & wife & all of us were there. We stayed all night.
Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning. There were quite a few people in church this morning. We washed today. Uncle Fred was kicked by his horse. Aunt Mary called up to told us to come out. He didn’t know what happened, he was unconscious for a little while. We called for Dr. Eckert to come out. He was kicked on his leg and on his side of the face, right by the eye. It is all swoll(en) up. Oscar Birkner was there too. We stayed there for dinner. After dinner Bertille and Rosalia went home and finished washing, ironing. In the evening we went out again. Louis Armstutz and his wife, Mrs. Mike Armstutz and Luisa Birkner were there. Oscar Birner’s wife was there in the afternoon. We all stayed there that night. We was there for supper.
Today is Walter Reheis’ birthday. He is 22 years old. Aunt Mary came up to church with Oscar Birkners. After church, Rosalia, Papa, Bertille went out to Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary’s. When we got there they just was ready to go fishing. So we all went along. Uncle Fred caught 2, Papa 1, and Bertille one. Oscar Birkner’s wife and kids came down fishing a little while too. Then about 4:30 we went back and ate supper. Fish Fry . Ha! Ha! All day fishing. In the evening Rosalia and Bertille went to church. Tonight there is a dance at Haudrich’s, a barn dance. Nick Schaefer is going to have his Thursday night the way we hear. The Hecker Baseball Club was playing with Floraville. Hecker won the game. Hecker won every game played with them so far. This morning the children made their first Communion and also some made Solemn Communion. Those that made their Solemn were girls: Ethel Parker, Eunice Schneider, Rita Braun, Elenora Krehrer & Bernice Neff. Boys: Lee Gregson, Lawrence Wittenauer, Morris Braun, Willie Braun, Wilbur Wittenauer.
It looks cloudy this morning. Rosalia & Bertille washed & hung it in the basement. Bertille went to church. Papa, Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get some corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & from here they went to Waterloo & Red Bud & then came back here again. They had Oscar Birkner’s baby, Erma, along & then they took it over to Frank Birkner’s wife and she took care of her till they went home. Papa went up in the woods this afternoon. Mamie Eichenseer came down a little while this evening. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here a little while too. From here they went to Charles Hepp. They had a barn dance, they were invited. But we didn’t have no invitation so we didn’t go. We planted flowers out this evening, what Aunt Mary brought along from Frieda Buehler. There were all kinds. Bertille was at church this morning.
Today is Mrs. Joe Wachtel’s birthday. Rosalia went up to church this morning. It rained last night, thundered and lightin’, hail & wind, but it didn’t do no damage as far as I know. Papa went up to the school this morning again, today he wanted all the men from the congregation to come to help pour cement. Miss Lela & Ethel Deuker (sp?), the school teachers, took their school children to Fort Chartre yesterday in Lester Gregson’s truck for an outing. They had wiener roast, ice cream. There were about 50 children. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon. Uncle Fred went up to work at the new school. They stayed at our house for supper. Bertille went over to Mrs. Frank Birkner this afternoon & brought her some tomato plants from Aunt Mary. Bertille took 3 dozen eggs to the store, got .20¢ a dozen.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here today for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred and Papa worked on the building of the new school today. Bertille was uptown this morning. We started painting our chicken house today. Mrs. Rheinecker was over and looked at our garden a little while this morning. Mrs. Frank Birkner was over this afternoon to get some tomato plants that Aunt Mary brought up for her. Aunt Mary & Rosalia, Bertille was over a little while this evening looked at her quilt that she’s got in the frame for Margaret Dudenhoeffer. Bertille took 4 doz. eggs to the store, got .20¢ a dozen. She got some cough syrup. Bertille has an awful bad cough. Some of the men were hauling the brick for the new school today from Red Bud. The brick came from Chester and Murphysboro. Today is Buddy Napiers birthday. Dorothy called up here and wanted to know if Aunt Mary was up here. We told her yes. She invited them to come down there this evening to the dance. But we are not invited for that. Frank Birkner’s wife had lunch with us this afternoon.