We canned beets & sauerkraut today. Leona & the kids were up this afternoon, but they didn’t get off of the machine, she came up to get some things from the store. It is nice & warm again this afternoon. Ed Meng was over tonight and wanted to know if he could get the lime dust spreader tomorrow. In Belleville everybody is donating for the jobless.
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We washed this morning. Henry & Leona went to Belleville & also to the coal mines & got a load of coal for the church. They left the kids here, they came back about 4 o’clock, they left at 10am this morning, but they had to wait so long to get a load of coal. Sister Several call up this morning and wanted to know if Papa would go to Red Bud this morning & get a school desk for the sister, so he did, this afternoon he went to get a load of coal for the church, but there were so many trucks waiting at the coal mine that he went over to Freeburg’s coal mine & there he got 19 bu. 70 lbs. for $1.56. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .26¢. The Catholic School children didn’t have no school today, because it was to cold & the furnace isn’t fixed yet in the new school house, & it is to cold with out fire.
We had our first snow this morning for this year. Today is shooting matches all over, George Boll’s, Martin Doyl’s, Mike McCarthy’s. There is also a picnic in Smithton fish fry and dance tonight. Henry and family were all here for dinner today. We had roast beef. Tonight Rosalia & Bertille went to the picture show in the new school hall, the name of the show was “Noah’s Ark” in 10 reels. There was a good crowd there. Admission was 10 and 25¢.
It froze ice last night in the chicken troughs. The people were seen with their overcoats on. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon and got his watch fixed and the oil changed in the Chev. 11513 miles. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to a sale. They brought us 1/2 bu. sweet potatoes along. I don’t no how much they are. We made fire in the furnace today.
It is cold this morning. There was a light frost last night. The paper said a killing frost tonight. We picked all our green beans.
It is raining again this afternoon & is turning awful cold. There was a truckload of apples going along here trying to sell them, when they stopped front of Lauts’ they couldn’t get back on the hard road any more, they backed up & forward & a good many was pushing but it wouldn’t go, they drove along that side till down by George Wagners, there they got on the hard road. We took 1 bu. Ben Davis for $1.25. They tasted alright, but they are awful hard. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off and got .25¢ a doz. We shelled some corn this afternoon.
Bertille cleaned house this morning. We made some sweet chow-chow this afternoon & also some piccalilli. One of our white young pullets died today. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this evening. Rosary Devotion again. When we came out of church it just started pouring down raining. Tonight is also the Literary Meeting down in the Public School House. Speakers are H.M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Dr. Bock from Smithton & Greg McCarthy teacher.
Mrs. Alfred Stahl got buried yesterday afternoon at Smithton. She died in the hospital Friday at 6:30 in the evening. She was operated for gall stones about 4 weeks ago. Rosalia & Bertille went to Henry’s this afternoon to iron and help to work. They are sewing wheat, he wants to finish tomorrow. Mr. Hill was here this evening & collected telephone dues. We found 39 eggs today. Papa got the oil changed in the Whippet last Sat. in Waterloo, 6505 miles.
Today the banks are closed on account of Columbus Day yesterday. Wm. Meister Jr. was here this morning and looked at our horses, he bought them both for $45.00. Mr. Burkhardt was here this morning too. Mr. Meister rode the horses home so Papa had to take his truck home. Rosalia had to take the Whippet and get Papa. They was up by Coxeyville. Bertille went out to Henry’s. She helped Leona wash this afternoon. We washed and ironed this morning. Henry & family were at Peter Reheis yesterday. Frank Dudenhoeffer and wife, George Duscan, Lester Hoefner & wife, daughter Virginia, Val Adam & family, Louis Dudenhoeffer family from St. Louis & Shads from Columbia, Jake Reheis & family, Gus Geodell & family, Edwin Reheis & Emil Bestman were all there. We found 38 eggs today. Edwin Watchel had a accident last night, but he isn’t hurt, the machine is smashed & bent up every which way. He hit another car & turned his over in the ditch by Grossheim’s it happened. Rosalia took 3 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.
There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today. Mrs. Threfall has one for geese. Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others. Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home. They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis. Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too. He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years. They was at our house about a half an hour. Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season. Hecker won 12 to 1. Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening. There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz. Pours got the baby christened Ethel.