Category Archives: November

Monday, Nov. 10, 1930

Today the Rabbit season is opened.  Papa went to Belleville this morning to look for fruit trees.  Rosalia, Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s to fix our dresses.  We had dinner out there, & watermelons.  Henry was here this evening, he brought his cow hide up to the store.  Eggs are .31¢.


Sunday, Nov. 9, 1930

Today is Mrs. Blackburn’s birthday.  Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon, Papa, Rosalia, Bertille drove out to John McCarthy’s to get our lamp for the incubator that we bought at Strohd’s Sale & also got a 1/2 bu. apples for .75¢.  Papa spoke a few words to Wm. Rankin.  We also stopped at Frank’s and Hover’s.  Tonight Louis Kerobers are having a dance celebrating Kate’s birthday.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are going.  We heard Mr. Fries shot his wife and then himself at New Athens this morning at 4 o’clock.


Saturday, Nov. 8, 1930

Today Rosalia & Bertille & Alvera Braun, Annie Braun have to clean church this morning.  Papa went to see Willie Ganley this afternoon.  Today is Mildred Napier’s birthday.


Friday, Nov. 7, 1930

Today is Frank Dudenhoefer’s birthday.  We all drove out to Aunt Mary’s this morning & from there went to Belleville.  Aunt Mary & Rosalia got new dresses for $3.85 black ones.  We had dinner out at Aunt Mary’s and also watermelons.


Thursday, Nov. 6, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some more beef.  Elmer Kammler is a butchering a hog today.  We had beef soup for dinner.  This afternoon we all went out in the woods and piled brush.  Eggs are .30¢ today.


Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1930

Today is Bertille’s birthday she is 16 years old.  She went to church this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s today.  Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him.  Papa had dinner there.  Henry wants to sell the beef.  Osie Neff was busy with some thing else today, so he couldn’t butchered the cow for Henry.  George Boll did it.  Papa brought 3 lbs. roast & some liver along home.  Henry & Rosalia went and delivered & sold some beef.  He has it almost all sold now.  Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland & son Grover & teacher Miss Klinklenberg & Emil Brand were all here celebrating Bertille’s birthday.  The men played solo all but Henry & him & ladies played pinochle.  Cake, lemonade were served.


Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1930

Today is Election.  Papa went out in the woods this morning, him and Uncle Joe & Eddy Meuth cut a tree down with a bee hive in it.  Then they went up to Meuth’s again, they had a whole tub full.  So Papa called up & said Rosalia should come out & fix the honey out there so she went.  They said for half it would make about 3 or 4 gals.  Meuths are going to get half of it.  Henry is plowing here today.  Leona & the kids came up just before dinner, they were all here for dinner.  Papa had dinner out at Meuths today.  Henry and Papa went up to vote.  Bertille was at church this morning.  Rosalia was out at Meuth’s for supper.  They didn’t have enough jars to put the honey in so in the evening Papa & Bertille drove out there too & took a 2 gal. jar along.  It made about 12 gals. altogether, we got 5 1/2 gals.  John Wittenauer’s have a little girl since Sunday afternoon.


Monday, Nov. 3, 1930

We all went to church this morning, for all 3 masses.  We washed today.  Papa went up into the woods.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up after dinner they wanted to take Rosalia along & then they wanted to get new dresses.  So she went along, they went to Red Bud first & then to Waterloo.  There was a lady here this afternoon & wanted to buy eggs, but she didn’t want to pay .30¢ a doz.  So I didn’t sell her none.  Eggs are .29¢ here today.  Rosalia brought some dress goods along for .19¢ a yard.


Sunday, Nov. 2, 1930

Today is Harold Hellmer’s birthday.  Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner we played ball.  It is such a nice day.  Charles Schilling & Odillo Eichenseer was riding around this afternoon they went down as far as Meng’s road and turned around & he missed the culpert with one wheel and it went down, Odillo got the truck and pulled him out.  At 2 o’clock was church, so we went to church & after church to the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the cemetery first then they came up here, then to church, then to Mrs. Threfall’s shooting match.  We had company from St. Louis, they first was at the house, but we weren’t at home, so they came up to church & then they went along to the cemetery & then they came back up to Hecker again & had lunch with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again afterwards from the shooting match.  There was nobody there.  The people from St. Louis were Mr. & Mrs. Sig. Dudenhoeffer, and friends Mrs. Karmer and son Harry & Jake Becherle from Germany, he is just over 4 months now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here and then they went to Willie Birkner’s it was their wedding anniversary.  Tonight Harry Kammler has a dance again.  People Jane Orchestra playing.  Bill Matzenbacher, Ed. Wittenaurs, Mrs. Threfall all had shooting matches this afternoon.


Saturday, November 1, 1930

We all went to first mass this morning all but Rosalia she stayed at home & took care of the kids.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & then we all went to Belleville.  Rosalia & Aunt Mary got new coats.  Henry & family were in there too, but we didn’t see any of them there.


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