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Monday, Feb. 9, 1931

Today is Thirteen Hour Adoration.  Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up then he went home.  Henry & family were up too.  Aunt Mary was here for dinner then they sewed a dress for Rosalia, until it was her hour to go to church.  Uncle Fred came up & got her again this eve.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church to the closing.  There were 3 priests, one was the Smithton priest.  Bertille was at Mamie’s to get her dress pattern, & then she went to Ted Eichenseer’s & got it from her.  Mrs. Deuker is on the sick list.  Ethel called for Dr. Smith from Red Bud this evening.  Papa took 12 doz. eggs to store this afternoon & got 13¢ some price.


Thursday, Feb. 5, 1931

Tonight is a dance at Smithton, the Kentucky Mountaineers are giving a show there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner today.  They were cleaning at there place again.  Ed Neff was here this morn. & got 2 bus. of potatoes from Uncle Fred’s.  Aunt Mary & Bert. went to the quilting this afternoon, in the school hall.  Deukers moved into John Kammlers house, Werner helped them move with his truck.  We cut the chickens wings off this evening.  Bertille took 8 doz. eggs to Eichenseer’s, got 14¢ a doz.


Thursday, Jan. 22, 1931

Rosalia went up to church this morn.  Mr. Caldwell was here & from here he went to Waterloo.  Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo this afternoon.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Mamie went to the quilting in the new school hall.  There were 14 there.  It is just like spring today, so warm.  This evening we, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Henry’s.  We had a six hand pinochle game, men against the ladies, the men won all 3 games.  There was a picture of 4 generations in the Sunday paper, they were Mrs. Hy Geodelle, Mrs. Adam Matzenbacher, Frieda Grohman & her baby Arlene.  There was also a picture of Lucy DeMint dancing [with] pupils.  Blanche & Rose Mary Crowe is also in it.


Sunday, Jan. 18, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon, Philip & Bill Freund came, they were here for supper.  Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo to see Archie Wiehle.  Then Papa went up to see Fr. Grootens.  This evening he went up to Eichenseer’s store.


Sunday, Jan. 11, 1931

Henry & family were here for dinner today, after that we played pinochle.  Papa & Leona won against Henry & Bertille.  Angela Eichenseer was here this afternoon, then Rosalia & Angela & Papa & Bertille we won 4 games out of 5 that one we lost.  Fr. Grootens has a sermon about the bank this morning.  He said the Waterloo Bank.  Jas. Schmidt, Roy Gauer, Dr. Pintler & him were going to Springfield tomorrow & find out about it.  This evening Angela came back again then we played 2 more games of pinochle & Rosalia & Angela won both of them.  We heard today that Rosie & Mamie Meuth left Joe Meuth’s last Tues. evening, walked off & went to Waterloo.  There are a good many cars passing tonight I guessed there all going to the dance down at Wiegand’s, we were invited, but didn’t go.  It rained all day.


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, Jan. 5, 1931

We butchered 2 hogs today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Emil & Henry were the butchers.  They were here for dinner, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper too.  It took so long to rendered the lard.  Henry & Emil left about 4 o’clock.  We made some summer sausage too.  Mr. Eichenseer went up to Belleville this morning & got the beef from Streck’s Shop, the driver forgot to call Eichenseer this morning, so he had to go in after it.  He brought it down here, & there were 3 sausages in with the beef, so we called them up & Odillo came & got them.  We had about 29-30 lbs. beef for .19¢ boneless.  Ralph Wiegand was here this morning & invited us all, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry, to come down to their place, the old house on Sunday eve. Jan. 11.  It was in big letters in the paper today that Hecker State Bank shut it doors & all the directors, cashier names were mentioned.  They thought the bank would open again in a few days, but it hasn’t yet.  It was also in the paper that Smithton State Bank is changed to First National Bank.  Miss Gladys Hull teacher of the Upper School gave a Christmas Program & quite a few people of around here were present.  Mrs. Schemberger of Millstadt died, her husband was killed a year ago by “Patty Diesel.”


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.


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.


Friday, Dec. 26, 1930

This morning we all went to church.  The Eichenseer’s kids were all here this morning.  Harold, Cyril, Clarence, Lucinda.  Them boys all got pocket knifes for Christmas from Santa Claus.  Today Bill Freund was here for dinner, he brought Rosalia & Bertille each a scarf for a Christmas present.  Rosalia got the mail this morning.  I seen in the papers that Al Geodelle of Waterloo have a little girl.  Mr. McCarthy teacher of the Hecker Public School had a Christmas Program & also Santa Claus was there, he received many beautiful present, powder, perfume, shaving outfit from the school children, & he presented them each with a bag of candy.  School is closed now till Monday, Jan. 5 1931.  The author Mr. Harris, of the piece “After the Ball” passed away at the age of 65, I seen in the paper.


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