Evidently, Buckman and Pierz (as well as most small towns in the 19-teens) had singing groups, bands, athletic and card clubs, church related activities and house parties. Plus, there was also one outstanding (and a little unbelievable) recreation--putting on plays. According to Horst's book and the Pierz Journal, thespianism was rampant in Morrison county then ☺.
I'd love to see this play produced, wouldn't you? A challenge: round up a cast and put it on, costumes and sets and all. I'll pay ya five times what dad paid to trim trees, honest!