We washed today. Anna Braun was here this morning. This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here. Papa & Uncle Fred went down to see Anna Braun, & then afterwords went to Waterloo. Uncle Fred bought Anna Braun’s house & buildings in Hecker today for $3,000.00. A note as part pay. Uncle Fred & Papa went over to see Elmer Kammler about the rent. It is $10.00 every month. Papa went down to see Jos. R. Braun this evening. And ordered his license. Jos. Watchel & Mr. Laut are each butchering 1 hog today. Henry told us this morning that Rose Crook “nee” McDermott was buried this morning, she was in St. Clements Hospital in Red Bud, & was pretty bad sick, she had heart trouble. They were just married about a year. Ben Schilling bought Phillip Braun’s property, & Henry Braun sold 2 lots where his buildings are on to Clara Braun. Everybody’s selling & buying now. This evening Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was here, we played 4 handed pinochle. Steve and Bertille were partners & lost 5 games out of 6.