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Monday, Feb. 16, 1931

It started raining all night & all day yet.  There is to be a euchre in the School Hall, I don’t know if it will be or not now.  We can’t go no how.  Bertille washed & ironed today.  Papa got the mail this afternoon & took 8 doz. eggs off they are 12¢ a doz. yet.  The euchre is postponed until tomorrow night, & the meeting which was to be Tues. night is said off till Thurs. night.  Because of the bad weather.


Monday, Feb. 2, 1931

Today is Ground Hog day & I guess he saw his shadow & then 6 weeks bad weather.  It is so warm.  We washed curtains, & ironed this afternoon.  This morning Rosalia & Bertille went to church.  Bertille got the papers this evening.


Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1931

We washed today.  Anna Braun was here this morning.  This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  Papa & Uncle Fred went down to see Anna Braun, & then afterwords went to Waterloo.  Uncle Fred bought Anna Braun’s house & buildings in Hecker today for $3,000.00.  A note as part pay.  Uncle Fred & Papa went over to see Elmer Kammler about the rent.  It is $10.00 every month.  Papa went down to see Jos. R. Braun this evening.  And ordered his license.  Jos. Watchel & Mr. Laut are each butchering 1 hog today.  Henry told us this morning that Rose Crook “nee” McDermott was buried this morning, she was in St. Clements Hospital in Red Bud, & was pretty bad sick, she had heart trouble.  They were just married about a year.  Ben Schilling bought Phillip Braun’s property, & Henry Braun sold 2 lots where his buildings are on to Clara Braun.  Everybody’s selling & buying now.  This evening Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was here, we played 4 handed pinochle.  Steve and Bertille were partners & lost 5 games out of 6.


Monday, Jan. 12, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille washed today.  Papa was up town this morning.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Henry & Emil were working there too.


Thursday, Jan. 8, 1931

Papa went to church this morning & then he went down to see Jos. Braun a little while.  We washed & ironed today, baked bread.  This afternoon Mamie called up  & wanted to know if any of us were going to the quilting in the School Hall.  We didn’t know anything of it at all so Rosalia went up to Mamie’s & then they went.  There is Trustee meeting over at Elmer Kammler’s this afternoon.  This morning the ground was all covered with snow, but it is so warm today, that the snow is all most gone already.  This evening Papa went down to the telephone meeting at George Kammler’s & Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & played pinochle.  Angela & Bertille were partners & Mamie & Rosalia, we played 2 games & each won one.  Greg. McCarthy went to a show with Ralph Wiegand.  Odillo went over to Ed. Neff’s & the 2 Schilling’s boys too, they had a game of pinochle there.  At the telephone meeting they elected the old officers again, & the next meeting will be in April at our place.


Monday, Dec. 29, 1930

We washed this morning & ironed & patched.  Papa was over at Ed Meng’s this morning to see if they had a hog rack, but he didn’t have any, so Papa went up to Eichenseer & got one there & then he loaded our hog & went out to Oscar Birkners.  This afternoon he went up in the woods.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  We got a doll sent for 3 coupons of Elgin Butter it is ready to cut out & stuffed & sewed shut & then ready to play with.


Monday, Dec. 22, 1930

We all went out to Henry’s butchering today.  When we came home we started washing.  We brought our old talking machine along up & played a few pieces on it.  Henry butchered 2 hogs.  Emil also helped.  Leona & Bertille scrubbed the kitchen floor yet, after we were through butchering, we were done about 11:30.  We got a little Christmas tree and took it along home.


Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1930

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.


Thursday, Dec. 11, 1930

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.


Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1930

Today is Mrs. Napier’s birthday.  We washed this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s.  Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him, he is going to take it to Waterloo and sell it there.  Papa had dinner out there & then he took some beef back to Willie Ganley’s & then brought some to Uncle Fred’s.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this afternoon & finished our dresses.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to see Mamie, we played cards & dominos.  Mr. Fries is getting buried this afternoon at New Athens.  There is also 2 funerals at Smithton, Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Weyhaupt.


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