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.
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Today is Rosalia’s birthday, she is 19 years old. Bertille baked 3 birthday cakes this morning. Papa went over to Freeburg this morning & got some tiling for a well. We are having chicken soup for dinner. Papa went out in the Blackjacks to see a man by the name of Hover this afternoon. This evening Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Christ Buehler’s family & Henry & family were all here celebrating Rosalia’s birthday, music was played & watermelons, cakes, doughnuts, lemonade were the refreshments. There was a man here this afternoon trying to sell watermelon, he came from Sparta. But we didn’t buy any because we already had two.
Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo & took 5 bus. wheat along & got .77¢ bus. They got the oil changed in the Whippet. 5150 miles. This afternoon Papa & Bertille took 16 bus. to Freeburg & got .78¢ bus. That was all wheat from out at Henry’s. Clarence Pabst hauled a load to Freeburg from down there and got 78 & .63¢ bus. He charged $3.50 to haul it there. Bertille was up at the store this afternoon. Mrs. George Gambach is awful sick at present. Rosalia went across the street awhile to talk to Ida.
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.
Bertille was at church this morning. Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning. Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz. The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps. We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg. Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us. We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.
Today is Flag day but I didn’t see very many flags floating. Leona called this morning and wanted to know if one of us could come out there today and watch the kids, her and Henry was going to cultivate corn. So Papa & Rosalia went out. Papa went to Waterloo & Rosalia stayed there, she had dinner there. Papa came home for dinner. After dinner, Papa went to New Athens & Freeburg on business. We have an invitation from Mrs. Cleveland to go to Weber’s barn dance, it is Mrs. Weber’s birthday. I don’t know if we will go yet or not. I seen posters today for Harry Kammlers dance next Saturday, the 28 of June. I noticed in todays Belleville News Democrat that Edward Neff from 19 North Church Street was in the hospital undergoing medical attention. And also that Miss Ester Ida Dalkert had her name analysis. She is from Waterloo, Ill. Miss Irene Roth analyzed it for her. Good many people are cutting wheat already. Steve Rennecker went out shocking for Jake Klein. Henry & family came up this evening & brought Rosalia along back with them, they didn’t get off of the machine because they wanted to go to Waterloo to get their machine, they had theirs in there getting it fixed up in running condition. We stayed at home this evening. George Wagner & Bernice, Charles, Melvin were over here this evening a little while. He came to get a spring chicken for Sunday. We sold him one for .75¢ a piece. He took 1. Afterwards Papa went along with him to see his barn. Ralph Rausch took a motor cycle ride this evening. The motor cop is on the road now. I think he was on Saturday anyway.