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Saturday, Jan. 3, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morning.  This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went out to the woods & sawed a tree down.  They stopped at Henry’s & brought our big table along back for butchering Monday.  Tonight we all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s first, Henry Birkner & family were also there & then we all went to Hy. Ronenberg birthday dance.  There was an awful crowd there.  Henry Birkner & Uncle Fred & Roy Stafenbiel furnished music.  Those from here that were there were, Parkers, Pappenbergs, Rittemeyers, Probsts, Reheis, Watchel, Skaer boy played his guitar & sang three songs, one was, The Letter Edged in Black, Will You Let Me Sleep in Your Barn.  It sure was nice.  The Evansville relatives were all there too.


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1930

The last day of the old year.  A year ago today Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Medlock were married & Leocadia [?] Braun got killed in an accident.  Papa went up town this morning to order his license & he went in the store first & they told him that the bank was closed.  Ted Eichenseer went down to see Jo. Braun, but he wasn’t at home.  When Braun came home, Arthur Barthel went down to the house to see him , & he asked him what it was shut for, & he said “for the Federal Reserve Banks, & to protect the depositors.  The sign was first on the door early this morning, last night it wasn’t on yet.  The signs say closed until further notice.  So I don’t know how long it will be closed.  It may not be long.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were here this afternoon then went to Belleville.  They was to inquire about some beef for us from Streck’s Butcher Shop.  After they left, we all went out in the woods.  We also stopped in at Henry’s.  He has such an awful bad cold.  We all got an invitation to come to Hy. Ronederberg’s dance Sat. night.  Uncle Fred has to furnish the music.  Gene Mechler of Waterloo have a little baby boy since last week.


Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1930

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold 16 doz. eggs for .35¢, $5.60.  Papa went in the woods this afternoon & also stopped in at Henry’s & brought the thread in for her, what we brought along from Belleville.  Rosalia is fixing up the doll & stuffed it.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this evening & then we all went up in the School Hall & there Oh! what a time, it was a dance.  Isadore Helfrich went home & got his accordion & then Uncle Fred Roy Staufenbiel furnished music.  There were a few outsiders there.  Papa bought a cake.  Uncle Fred got 2 cakes.  The dance was over about 11 o’clock.


Thursday, Nov. 27, 1930

Today is Thanksgiving.  Uncle Fred’s are going to butcher, they are getting 2 fat hogs from Walter Stahl for .9¢ delivered.  Tonight is to be Box Supper in the Church Hall.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s today.  We stayed for supper.  Oscar Birkner’s family & Henry Brand were also helping.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here this evening & then we all went to the Box Supper.  There we danced first & then afterwards sold the boxes, there were 7 boxes to sell.  They were sold as follows: Helen Braun, Rex Rapp, Verna Stiehl, Clarence Braun, Marie Truttman, Ray Braun, Angela Eichenseer, Fr. Grootens, Pearl Griffins, Victor Braun, Rosella Braun, Ben Schilling, Alvera Braun, Olivia Pour.  The highest box brought $1.50, Rex Rapp’s bought it.  The only ones that eat together were Angela & Fr. the rest all left for a Smithton dance.


Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1930

Papa went to Red Bud & Waterloo this morning.  Mrs. Rausch is awful bad sick again, she had a stroke, she doesn’t speak anymore, just whispers the way they say.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon.  This evening they are going to Fred Papenberg’s dance.  We were not invited.


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.


Thursday, Oct. 23, 1930

Today it is a year that we moved up in our new house, but we didn’t have such weather then, like it is today.  Bertille was at church this morning.  There were some people here this afternoon & wanted to buy some eggs, but they wanted all white ones & that we didn’t have, so from here they went down to Braun’s.  We were invited to a dance out at Ettling’s tonight, it is a birthday party, but we didn’t go.  Eggs are .27¢ today.  Mrs. Anna Lutz is awful sick at present, she has a nervous break down.  Papers were given out this evening for Gambach’s Sale.  Starts Saturday.  Merchandise, shoes, hardward, clothing, this is closing out sale.


Saturday, Oct. 11, 1930

Harry Kammler is having a dance again tonight in the Hall.  Papa went to Waterloo today.  Leona & Bobby were here a little while this afternoon.  There wasn’t such a crowd at Kammler’s dance tonight, any how there weren’t many cars parked down this away.  We found 40 eggs today.  Bertille took 3 doz. off and got .25¢ for them.  Bertille went to church this afternoon.


Thursday, Oct. 9, 1930

Today is Uncle Pete Reheis birthday.  Mr. Hill has a few men working on a sewer, they are going to dig a new sewer on South Main Street.  Henry & Emil were here this afternoon, they and Papa went to Sitchefest to get a drill.  Henry bought it for $2.00.  He broke his old one that he had, so he got this one.  Henry has about 20 acres of wheat sewed now.  A St. Louis Baseball team played the Hecker team here Sunday.  Hecker won 3 to 6.  Last Wednesday they got Delbert Meuth from the hospital in St. Louis.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer and then all of us & Angela went to the meeting in the new school hall.  After the meeting was over, Father said to take the chairs to one side and then we could dance.  So we did.  Isadore Helfrich & Edgar Wittenauer furnished music with the accordion & we also had the victrola music to dance on.  We came home at 15:11.


Sunday, Sept. 21, 1930

We all went to early mass this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Floraville to the church picnic.  Mr. Carr was here from Renault, he asked the way to Bill Geodelle, to buy a team of horses.  Tonight we all went to the picture show the name of it was Rin Tin Tin.  Admission .25 and .10¢.  At Recess Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary left for the dance down at Weber’s barn.  It was a surprise party for Mrs. Weber.  Today is Jake Reheis birthday.  After the show this evening they raffled out the cards from the picnic.  The lucky winners were, Hy. Schneider from Waterloo, John Braun 2 times, Louisa Braun, Peter Kaiser, Joe Kaiser, Oscar Schmidt from Valmeyer, Fred W. Birkner he got a pair of pillow cases.  Hecker played ball with St. Louis and won 20 to 4.


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