Rosalia & Bertille washed today and also ironed. Papa fixed some gates this morning and this afternoon. Johnny came and said that Father Grootens said “he should come up and work at the new school today.” So he went up this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker was over a little while this morning, one of our chickens got over there so she brought it back again. Her brother Valentine Dehn drowned in the river Monday evening. Him and another fellow were trying out a new boat, he was at Belleville Monday and got himself a $160 motor boat. And Monday night him and another fellow went boat riding and they both drowned. His partner they found right away, but they didn’t find him until this morning about 5 o’clock. All the children went down there yesterday afternoon. He is now down at Ellis Grove by his sister Annie. They intend bringing him up to Red Bud in Dasher’s undertaking parlor until Friday afternoon 2 o’clock. Later on Mr. Dehn had intended to take a 700 mile trip down the river to Arkansas.
Henry was up this morning. Rosalia and Bertille washed, ironed, scrubbed the basement today. Papa worked up at the new school all day. In the evening Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went to church. Joe Grossheim’s have a new chevrolet sedan. There are a lot of trucks hauling brick for the new school from Red Bud up here. Those that hauled today were: Eichenseer’s, Roth’s, Schilling’s, Lorberg’s, Gambach, Pabst, Klein’s, Helfrich’s, Brauns. Our hens are hatching today.
Papa went to Red Bud this afternoon. Rosalia went over to Meng’s this afternoon to try her dress on. We planted out some corn this morning. We had lettuce today for the 3rd times already. Bertille sold 3 dozen eggs and got .22¢ a dozen. Rosalia and Bertille went to church to confession this evening. We found 22 eggs.
Today there is a school election in the districts of Monroe County. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to Red Bud and Waterloo this afternoon. Bertille got a pair of shoes. Found 25 eggs.
We found 29 eggs. Bertille took 3 dozen eggs to Eichenseers got .21¢ a dozen. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went down to Red Bud to Ivo Buehlers birthday. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to church this evening.
Papa, Henry, Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went down to Red Bud to Mrs. Dunn funeral. Father Havey had the mass. Aunt Mary and Bertille went to the quilting down at Mrs. Eckert’s this afternoon. They had 2 quilts in the frames. One blue and one pink. They sure are pretty. We found 24 eggs today. It started to rain some now. Aunt Mary & Henry had dinner with us. Rosalia took 3 dozen eggs to Eichenseers & got .21¢ a dozen. There was a man came to Hecker tonite and wanted shelter because it was raining all the time. Mr. Hill & Henry Armstuz went to Waterloo this morning.
Mrs. Bridget Dunn at Red Bud died and will be buried Thursday morning. Mrs. Fahey & Ms. Dermont called us and let us know. Papa, Rosalia, Henry, Bertille went down to the wake tonite. Steve Rheinecker was over awhile this evening. He helped a little to put the roof on the chick house. (We found) 20 eggs.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Papa and Henry are going to James Cody’s sale and Rosalia is going to stay by Leona. Bertille stayed at home. Today is Irv Rapp’s birthday. There is to be a party, but we were not invited. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are going down to Red Bud this afternoon. It is also Christ. Buehler’s birthday. Lester Gregson moved on the Thompson place last Wednesday. He intends to haul milk. He wants to buy Griffin’s route, the one Elmer Lother drives. If he got the route he was to start today. Bertille took 3 dozen eggs to Eichenseers this afternoon and got .21¢ a dozen. Mamie & Angela Eichenseer are coming down tonite to keep Bertille company. We found 20 eggs.
Papa went to first mass. Rosalia and Bertille went to late mass. In the afternoon we drove up to Eichenseer’s and got gas and air and took Mamie along, we went to Smithton, Douglas, Belleville, Millstadt, Darmstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud & then back to Hecker. Oh! Wasn’t that some drive. I say it was. It took 2 hours. We found 20 eggs today.
Papa & Rosalia went by the way of Red Bud to Waterloo and from there they went to go see Pete Weltzbacher, he has a telephone box for sale. They bought the phone for $5.00. We found 10 eggs. Rosalia took 2 dozen to Eichenseer’s this afternoon. She got .34¢ a dozen. There was a lady around selling flower stands. She asked .70¢ a piece for them. We didn’t take any but Mrs. Rheinecker bought one. Edward & Paul Neff were here this evening.