Tag Archives: Griffin

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.


Monday, August 25, 1930

Today it is a year that Stella Griffin died.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary came up this morning & Papa & Uncle Fred got rocks from the city lot & brought them here and laid crossings.  Aunt Mary fixed Rosalia’s dress & then she dyed it purple.  They were here for lunch, dinner, lunch.  Leona was here this morning and brought Bobby & Floyd here, they stayed all day with us & this evening Henry & Leona came up after them.


Thursday, June 19, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Feast of ‘Corpus Christie.’  Today is Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  He is 18 years old.  He is going to celebrate tomorrow night in Kammler’s Hall.  Papa is digging post holes this morning.  He is going to put up a straw shed for the horses.  They have a big piece in the paper of Fr. Schlarman becoming Bishop.  Today he has a big time for all the children.  Bertille took 2 1/2 dozen eggs off.  Eggs are .19¢ a dozen.  Fr. Grootens wanted Papa to come and help on the new school today, but I told him he was too busy.  He had to set posts for a straw shed.  So then he called for Adam Brand but I don’t think he answered.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there this evening.  Uncle Fred helped Papa put the posts on.  Papa went up town this evening.  Albert Griffin a student at the University of Illinois graduated and can be anything he wants to in the case of law or anything else.  Irene Reheis also graduated from Belleville High School.


Monday, June 2, 1930

Papa was out at Henry’s today helping to make hay.  He had dinner & lunch out there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon a little while.  Rosalia was up at Griffins this morning helping to clean up, wash the dishes & pack things away again.  Eggs are .17¢ today.  There was a man out at Henry’s today and left a washing machine there to demonstrate.  It runs by gas.  Leona intends to wash her quilts tomorrow with it.


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