Papa went to the sale 1/2 north of Tiptown Church, it was Mike Elonka sale. Papa didn’t buy anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too. Harold Wagner was here this afternoon taking orders to sell flower and garden seeds. This evening we went out to Meuth’s. Rose & Josie were out from St. Louis. The rest of the girls weren’t home, they had to work.
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Mr. Rhein was here this morning & delivered our victrola. This afternoon we all went to confession. This evening Santa Claus came. Henry & Leona & family were here all night, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here till about 10 o’clock. Papa got a tie, shirt, garters for Christmas. Rosalia got 2 handkerchiefs, a box powder, perfume, garters, puff, handkerchief, 75¢, scarf. Bertille got garters, perfume 2 bottles,powder, cat [?], 75¢, scarf. We played victrola this evening & also 6 handed game of pinochle & Papa & Uncle Fred & Bertille were the winners.
Papa, Rosalia, Bertille all went to Belleville to sell sausage again this morning, so we did pretty good today, we sold $6.30 eggs & had calls for many more, but we didn’t have any, only 18 dozs. We also came across Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred too, John Reheis’s, Louis Armstutz, Flossie Kammler, Alvera Jatho. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Rhein’s & Kamapp Piano Co. we bought a victrola from Rhein’s for $8.00 delivered to the house, 24 records, 2 package needles. Rosalia & Bertille are baking oatmeal cookies tonight. We met Tony Eichenseer & also Raymond Schumacher at Belleville today. Bertille was up town twice this evening to get the papers. The marriage licenses of Osborn Birkner & a girl from Belleville 16 years old were in the paper & also those who were present at the wedding supper. He is the son of Pete Birkner, he is 29 yrs. old & married a girl 16. Viola Steinheimer of Belleville. Hy. Rausch is ill at present.
Papa went butchering out at Uncle Adam’s today, he was there for lunch & dinner. He had to go to George Henkel’s this morning first and get the hogs for them. We washed, ironed, baked cookies, fry in meat today. Elmer Kammler, John Braun, Willie Braun, Gus. Klotz are all butchering today. It is a right nice day, only it is a little cold. This morning they had to shoot so many times before they killed the hogs at Henkels, Emil, John, George & Papa they all shot a couple of times & finally George killed them with the last bullet, they had. Good Luck wasn’t it, I Say! Levi Gregson’s, Papa & Henry help them to butcher.
Papa got crushing down this morn. Rosalia & Bertille baked Christmas cookies this afternoon. Mr. Ed. Pabst was here this morning and brought a load of corn 12 bus. from the place down there. Papa went up in the woods. There is to be some kind of play party down at Hepp’s tonight the way we heard.
We washed, ironed, fry down meat & sausage today. Arlene Klotz is 4 yr. old today. Papa went out in the woods this afternoon. We sent a check to the Mutual Auto Ins. Co. for the Whippet $7.18. Today Father Powell is getting buried at O’Fallon & Miss Baetje at Smithton. This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s & listened to there radio & victrola. She baked caramel cookies.
Papa got some crushing done this morning. This afternoon Mrs. Lutz property is getting sold. Papa went to the sale. Mr. Hill was auctioneer. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this afternoon & then we also went down to the sale, Papa bought some fruit jars and pie cake pans .50¢ it was a pretty cheap sale. Papa bought a wash stand for Oscar Birkner for $3.00. We brought it home on our Whippet truck. Aunt Mary came up with Oscar Birkner’s wife in the buggy. There sure were a lot of people got crushing done today. They finished this evening about 8 o’clock.
It rained all day. Papa went up town this afternoon to get some medicine for our chickens, they have got the roup. This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to Angela’s & had a pinochle game. Odillo & Rosalia were partners & Bertille & Angela, we won every game, 4 were played. I seen in the Waterloo Times that Mrs. Vincent Krack & daughters were visitors the weekend at Louisville Kentucky. They made the trip by motor. Miss Ethel May celebrated her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving day by having a turkey dinner for her friends. Guy Gregson & George Henkel lost a horse last week & the scavenger truck got them last Sunday. Eggs are .23¢ today.
Mr. Caldwell from Burksville was here this morning. This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods. It rained a little this morning. This evening Mamie & Angela Eichenseer came down & took Rosalia & Bertille along to the Literary Meeting. The main feature of the evening was music, played by Mr. H.M. Hill with violin, & Greg McCarthy piano, & he also sang a few songs. Spring-Time in the Rockies & America was sung by the audience.