We washed this morning & hung it in the basement. It is awful cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon. Tonight the Y.P.L. is to have their play in Kammler’s Hall, the name is “Dangerous Waters.” It was pretty nice, the characters were: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Henry Spalt, Henry Keorber, Milton Wagner, Ralph & Clarence Rausch, Flossie Kammler, Katy Keorber, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling. Karl Boll made it thunder & lightnin’ & rain. The reserved seats were all taken. Henry Wiedeman & Woods furnished the music, accordion & violin. Henry came up this evening, he is going to butcher tomorrow.
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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, ironed, patched today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon a little while, from here they went to Red Bud to Chris Buehler’s, it is their wedding anniversary. Oliver Kammler is playing accordion over at George Wagner’s. Ralph Ettling was here, he paid his $98.00, he still has a $100.00 to paid yet. Peter Watchel had a accident by Grohmann’s lane up by Belleville. He was by himself when it happened, but he didn’t get hurt so very much, because he went to work again today the way they say.
Today is Willard Gambach’s birthday. Had he lived until today, he would have been 27 years old. Today is also Ralph Ettling’s birthday. I heard they were going to celebrate it tonight with a dance. But we are not invited. I send a check to the Athens Lumber Co. this morning for sewer pipes amounting to $15.40. The thrashing machine came here about 4 o’clock this evening. They didn’t finish here yet. We got 108 bu. so far. We got one load tomorrow morning. We were all out at Ettlings this evening. We sure did have a good time. We came home at 2 o’clock. Cake and beer were plentiful. They had fireworks.
Papa & Rosalia went up to Henry the morning to fix [the] fence. There are dances all over tonight. We have an invitation to Ronnenbergs and also have one to Ettlings, Marcella’s birthday. There is one at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance, one at Oak Grove, Renault. It rained a little this evening. Papa, Rosalia & Bertille were at Ettlings this evening. There sure were a lot of people there. Marcella got all kinds of beautiful presents. Those that were there were, Peter Reheis & family, John Reheis & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Robert Laut & family, Perry Klotz & family & Elmer Kammlers wife & Billy, August Blackburn & family, Nick Menths family, Ike Napier & family, George Boll & family. The boys were: Henry Spalt, Clifford Stallebher, Elmer & Clement Parker, Odillo Eichenseer, Henry & Ralph Wiegand, Levi Ganley, Clarence Pabst, Karl Kammler & his girl, & Alfred Kammler & his girl, Ralph Rausch, Kenneth Kemp, Milton Wagner, & a good many others from St. Louis. Cake, Beer, Lemonade were served. We came home at 12:30. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Ronnenbergs. There was an awful big crowd there too. Henry said it was crowded at Sensel’s too. There were way many more people at Ettling then what I have mentioned.
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.
Henry, Leona & the kids were up this morning they went to church. After church they all went home. In the afternoon Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up and wanted us to take them to the basket picnic. So then we all went down to Rittemeyer’s woods. They played drop the handkerchief down there. There sure were a lot of people there. They went boat riding. Marcella Ettling and Alvera Kuhn fell in the creek. Marcella was all wet her hair and dress. She had her Aunt’s dress on. Alvera wasn’t so bad. Karl Boll and a few more pulled her out. The boat dipped and she got underneath the boat. Then they spread the table for lunch. They had all kinds of stuff, everything you could think of. Soda, water, beer, Highballs, lemonade. In the evening we went to church. After church we listened to the music. There was a dance at Kammler’s hall. There were quite a few machines in town. Mrs. Hellmer and her brood were all out from Waterloo.
Papa & Bertille went to first mass this morning. It rained a little, it is supposed to rain seven Sundays because it rained on Easter Sunday. Today is Olivia Laut’s birthday. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to the play and dance at Kammler’s hall. The name of the play is “What Happened to Braggs.” It was 3 acts. That that were in the play are: Milton Wagner, Ralph Rausch, Henry Wieg and Ralph Wiegand, Henry Spalt, Karl Ball, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling, Eunice Blackburn, Flossie Kammler. They had the play in the afternoon too.