Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon and then we all went to Red Bud to Valentine Dehn’s funeral. It was a pretty large one. They had such nice flowers. Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary stayed for lunch. Mr. Mavers was here trying to sell his horses and machinery & chicks to Papa. In the evening Papa went over to see Ed. Meng. And afterwards we all went out to Henry’s. Papa and Henry went up to Jac. Mavers and got the stuff home what Papa got. Papa got the 2 horses & 1 colt, buggy, cultivator, 75 chicks, wire, harness, and a few other items. Mr. Mavers was here this morning but Papa wasn’t at home, he was working at the new school all morning.
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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.
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.
Today is Mrs. Joe Wachtel’s birthday. Rosalia went up to church this morning. It rained last night, thundered and lightin’, hail & wind, but it didn’t do no damage as far as I know. Papa went up to the school this morning again, today he wanted all the men from the congregation to come to help pour cement. Miss Lela & Ethel Deuker (sp?), the school teachers, took their school children to Fort Chartre yesterday in Lester Gregson’s truck for an outing. They had wiener roast, ice cream. There were about 50 children. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon. Uncle Fred went up to work at the new school. They stayed at our house for supper. Bertille went over to Mrs. Frank Birkner this afternoon & brought her some tomato plants from Aunt Mary. Bertille took 3 dozen eggs to the store, got .20¢ a dozen.
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.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here today for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred and Papa worked on the building of the new school today. Bertille was uptown this morning. We started painting our chicken house today. Mrs. Rheinecker was over and looked at our garden a little while this morning. Mrs. Frank Birkner was over this afternoon to get some tomato plants that Aunt Mary brought up for her. Aunt Mary & Rosalia, Bertille was over a little while this evening looked at her quilt that she’s got in the frame for Margaret Dudenhoeffer. Bertille took 4 doz. eggs to the store, got .20¢ a dozen. She got some cough syrup. Bertille has an awful bad cough. Some of the men were hauling the brick for the new school today from Red Bud. The brick came from Chester and Murphysboro. Today is Buddy Napiers birthday. Dorothy called up here and wanted to know if Aunt Mary was up here. We told her yes. She invited them to come down there this evening to the dance. But we are not invited for that. Frank Birkner’s wife had lunch with us this afternoon.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred & Papa worked up at the school building. Bill Haudrich & a sales agent were here this evening trying to sell all kinds of stuff. Rosalia & Bertille & Aunt Mary were at Louis Birkner’s a little while this evening. We looked at her garden then Haudrich and that sales agent came there. We bought a few things from him. A box of face powder, perfume, cream, lice and insect powder. Henry came up this evening, he got a letter from Bollinger in charge of Philip Braun, to pay a bill amounting to $21.90.
Uncle Fred is helping to work on the new school. Aunt Mary was here all day. Uncle Fred came down here for dinner and supper. They both ate with us today. Aunt Mary and Rosalia were sewing a dress. Henry came up this afternoon to get some sour milk. Werner Kammler has a new Chevrolet truck. Today was eclipse of the sun. Bertille was down at Louis Armstutz this morning and this afternoon, got a dress pattern and returned it again. Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store, got .21¢ this morning and this afternoon, Uncle Fred took 10 dozen there and got .20¢ a dozen.
Aunt Mary was here all day. She ate dinner with us. Uncle Fred helped at the school all day today, he got a load of brick for $1.00. He wants to make a brick road by his garage. Rosalia and Bertille went to church this evening. Rosalia took 4 dozen eggs to the store, got .22¢ a dozen. We found 26 eggs. Papa is on the sick list at present. He wasn’t out of the house since Wednesday.