We are butchering one hog today. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for lunch & dinner. Steve Rennecker was over this morning also a little while. This afternoon Aunt Mary & Bertille went to Mrs. Rausch funeral. There were so many people there so we just went as far as the house, because the church would of been crowded anyway. It was an awful large funeral. Miss Elsie Rausch is going to go down by Mrs. Brauns now the way we heard. We were going out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s & met then coming to our place, right by the cemetery, so we turned around & came back home again, we were going out to listen to their radio, but there receiver didn’t work, so they brought it up this evening, so we could take it along to Belleville tomorrow. They want to get one now from Philip Braun’s, so when they got there Mrs. Braun wasn’t at home, she went along over to St. Louis with Victor & the rest didn’t know were it was at, so Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred came down again. I seen in the paper that Miss Emma Baetje from Smithton died.
December 9, 2011