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Thursday, Dec. 25, 1930

Today is Merry Christmas.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up early this morning & we all went to church but Uncle Fred he went up stairs & lay down awhile with the kids.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here last night for supper.  This morning they were all here for breakfast.  Henry & Leona went home & left the kids here.  Bobby went along with them home with Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary.  We took Floyd along out to Henry’s with us, we were all there for dinner & for supper, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Geodells, family.  In the afternoon we played pinochle.  Papa & Bertille were partners & won every game against Uncle Fred & Henry.  We came home about 4:30 then Bertille went after the mail, but no mail there.  Mamie Eichenseer called up this evening & wanted to know if we would be at home, so then she came down this [way], we played pinochle, Papa & Bertille & we won every game.  Then we played Euchre because next Sun. night is euchre in the School Hall, but them Mamie & Rosalia won.  She stayed till about 10 o’clock.


Thursday, Dec. 18, 1930

Looks like snow this morning.  It started snowing & kept up all day.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville this morning & left the kids here.  They were back again for dinner.  We baked delicious cookies this morning.  Harold & Virgil Eichenseer were here this evening and brought us a letter for an invitation for a play in St. Augustine’s Hall next Tues. afternoon given by the school children, admission fee says 11¢ in this letter.  We got a Christmas card today from Creses Freund.


Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1930

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.


Friday, Dec. 5, 1930

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.


Thursday, Dec. 4, 1930

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.


Sunday, Nov. 30, 1930

Papa went to first mass this morning.  It is raining again this morning.  Mamie Eichenseer was down this afternoon, she had supper with us.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while and had pinochle game.  Papa & Rosalia were partners & won 2 games out of 8.  Steve & Bertille were partners.  Papa went up to Griffins this afternoon.  The roads are awful muddy.  Lester Gregson slipped in the ditch this morning hauling milk out in the prairie.


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.


Saturday, Nov. 15, 1930

Rosalia went to clean the church this morn. on Aunt Mary’s place.  Papa went down to Red Bud & got some desks for the Sister.  Leona was up & got the milk check and paid $49.00.  She also brought some bones along up too.  Victor Eichenseer was down & fixed our pump.  Steve Rennecker was also over.  The coffee man was around this afternoon, but we didn’t take any.  Mr. Stadliman was around selling apples, he came here too, but we didn’t take none.  Mr. Mike Armstutz was here & brought us a load of corn.  Today is Louise Birkner’s birthday.


Friday, Nov. 14, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa went up in the woods again.  Today is Louis Birkner’s birthday.  The priest Frank Swindle came back last night.  He left from here last Spring & now he is back again.  Papa hauled a load of ground up for the priest this morning.  Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up this afternoon & then he went back home again.  Aunt Mary did some sewing.  She was here for supper, we had pancakes.  Papa went out in the woods this afternoon in Lord’s Corner & brought some shade trees along home.  We planted them out this evening.  Uncle Fred went to Wm. Harbaughs first & then he came up here, & then they went to Louis Birkner’s.  Lester Gregson & wife & Bobby were here this evening, he brought us our sack of feed.  Cyril Eichenseer was down this evening, he wanted to know what Aunt Mary’s middle name was.  I seen in the paper that Tiptown Church is going to have a Euchre & turkeys will be disposed of next Sunday night.  Rexroth’s in Waterloo, his mother died last night at 7 o’clock.


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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