Papa went to Waterloo again this morning. Wm. Ganley was here this morning. Papa (had dinner out there too) went to Henry’s first and helped him get his pig pen fixed so when the man comes with pigs, so it was ready. He got the mule this morning & brought Henry the pigs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & brought a 40 lb. watermelon along up to eat, so I called Leona & told them to come up too, so they did but still we couldn’t eat it all. Eggs are .32¢.
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Mr. Hill was here this morning & asked for permission to bury a dog on our ground, Papa told him it was alright. They shot that shepherd dog that was around here, it was a lost dog. Mr. Willie Ganley was here this morning, he wanted to see Papa. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville & took some eggs along in to sell & they also want to get some fruit trees at Dintelmanns Nursery. Bertille was at church this morning. J. Sauzek bought the 12 doz. eggs in Belleville for .38¢ a doz. They brought 18 fruit trees along.
Today the Rabbit season is opened. Papa went to Belleville this morning to look for fruit trees. Rosalia, Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s to fix our dresses. We had dinner out there, & watermelons. Henry was here this evening, he brought his cow hide up to the store. Eggs are .31¢.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some more beef. Elmer Kammler is a butchering a hog today. We had beef soup for dinner. This afternoon we all went out in the woods and piled brush. Eggs are .30¢ today.
We all went to church this morning, for all 3 masses. We washed today. Papa went up into the woods. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up after dinner they wanted to take Rosalia along & then they wanted to get new dresses. So she went along, they went to Red Bud first & then to Waterloo. There was a lady here this afternoon & wanted to buy eggs, but she didn’t want to pay .30¢ a doz. So I didn’t sell her none. Eggs are .29¢ here today. Rosalia brought some dress goods along for .19¢ a yard.
Henry & family were here all day today. Henry finished plowing this evening. Emil was here this afternoon. We baked molasses cookies today. There was a man here this evening, he wanted to buy eggs, but we told him we didn’t have any. Eggs are .29¢ at the store. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & Angela & then we all went down to the public School House for a Literary Meeting. Speakers were: H. M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Greg. McCarthy. Mr. Wiegand spoke on prohibition and ruination of the country. Mr. Hill spoke of Art and Mr. McCarthy spoke of Nature. Mr. Hill also sang a song & played the violin with it, a war time song. Today is Annie Reheis Birthday.
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.
Today it is a year that we moved up in our new house, but we didn’t have such weather then, like it is today. Bertille was at church this morning. There were some people here this afternoon & wanted to buy some eggs, but they wanted all white ones & that we didn’t have, so from here they went down to Braun’s. We were invited to a dance out at Ettling’s tonight, it is a birthday party, but we didn’t go. Eggs are .27¢ today. Mrs. Anna Lutz is awful sick at present, she has a nervous break down. Papers were given out this evening for Gambach’s Sale. Starts Saturday. Merchandise, shoes, hardward, clothing, this is closing out sale.
We washed this morning. Henry & Leona went to Belleville & also to the coal mines & got a load of coal for the church. They left the kids here, they came back about 4 o’clock, they left at 10am this morning, but they had to wait so long to get a load of coal. Sister Several call up this morning and wanted to know if Papa would go to Red Bud this morning & get a school desk for the sister, so he did, this afternoon he went to get a load of coal for the church, but there were so many trucks waiting at the coal mine that he went over to Freeburg’s coal mine & there he got 19 bu. 70 lbs. for $1.56. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .26¢. The Catholic School children didn’t have no school today, because it was to cold & the furnace isn’t fixed yet in the new school house, & it is to cold with out fire.
It is raining again this afternoon & is turning awful cold. There was a truckload of apples going along here trying to sell them, when they stopped front of Lauts’ they couldn’t get back on the hard road any more, they backed up & forward & a good many was pushing but it wouldn’t go, they drove along that side till down by George Wagners, there they got on the hard road. We took 1 bu. Ben Davis for $1.25. They tasted alright, but they are awful hard. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off and got .25¢ a doz. We shelled some corn this afternoon.