Leona came up this morning after the kids. It rained a little this morning. This afternoon Mrs. Lutz is getting buried. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon & then Rosalia & Bertille went along with them to Mrs. Lutz funeral. The people couldn’t all get in church it was so large a funeral we got as far as the steeple. We rode along out to the cemetery with Uncle Fred & rode back with Joe Gregson’s. There was a man around this morning selling coffee, and with so many checks you could win something either a clock or dishes, waterless cooker, so we ordered 2 lbs. coffee and dishes. Eggs today are .28¢. Rosalia was up town this morning and got some feed. Mrs. Rausch is awful sick at present.
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Today is Ike Napier’s sale. We all went to Napier’s this afternoon. There was a large crowd there & things brought a pretty fair price. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary got an invitation to come back tonight again. So I guess they will go. We got an invitation to come to Wiegand’s on Aug. 12 & to Blackburns Aug. 13 & to Clevelands next Sat. night. Hurrah! for a good time. Mary May was buried this morning at Tipton Church and cemetery. We had a little rain this morning. We fixed a tire & tube. Ed Ming bought most of his stuff today from Ike. He got 2 horses & wagon, brooder house and many other articles. Today is Robinson’s Circus in Belleville. Emil Brand went up to see the parade. Bertille went and got the mail this evening, our paper come in the evening now.
Rosalia & Bertille washed today. Papa is setting posts. Joe Schilling thrashed 900 bu. wheat today. Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening a little while. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up a little while this evening. Rosalia clipped their necks for them. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went down to the cemetery to see the Gambach’s graves. They are all decorated with flowers. Eichenseers were also down there. Papa was over at Ed. Mengs and then he came up to the store. The day when Gambach brothers got buried, they say that Father Grootens was also in their church too. On June 27 is also Steve Rennecker’s birthday, the same day the Gambach’s died.
Bertille went to church this morning. It is also raining this morning again. This afternoon the Gambach brothers are getting buried in one hole side by side. Mrs. Gambach said they died together, they should stay together & be buried together. We all went to the funeral this afternoon, it was the largest ever had in Hecker. So many pretty flowers. They had 2 florist wagons to haul the flowers to the cemetery. It was an awful sad case. Mrs. George Gambach and Mrs. Henry Gambach & Mildred Stiffler, they just hollered & cried something terrible. The parents bought a big bouquet of flowers for each one. Mrs. Hy. Gambach bought one with “My Dear Husband” written on it. We all went to Freeburg this evening & got some steel posts. We saw the graves as we went by. It was just decorated all over with flowers. Their coffins cost $700. a piece. They was put in concrete vaults. They took the picture of them coffins when they was in the undertaking wagon. The Y.P.L. walked down in front of the hearsts all the way to the church. And also the pall bearers walked along side of the hearsts. The ball bearers for Henry were- Harry & Elmer Kammler, Mrs. Gambach’s brother, Louis & Fred Armstutz, & another fellow I didn’t know him. For Willard was, Henry Spalt, Henry Siegand, Werner Kammler, Kenneth Kemp, Flossie Kammler’s brother, Henry Emery.
Rosalia drove out to get Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary. Henry came up and then they all worked on the sewer again. They got it finished about 4:30. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry were all here for dinner and two lunches. Leona & the kids didn’t come along. Today is Irene Neff’s birthday. She is going to be seventeen years old. In the evening Rosalia, Papa, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to the cemetery. After they came back Rosalia, Bertille went to church, Aunt Mary too.
Papa went down to Pabsts to get some wheat. Clarence Pabst has new machine, a DeSoto. Papa is hauling cinders from Louis Armstutz quarry. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to lawn the grave at the cemetery this evening. Afterwards Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up here for a little while.