Today is Gus Geodell’s birthday. Papa went up to the creamery this morning to find out whether they had any cinders to spare. Uncle Fred wanted some, but they didn’t have any, then Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods. Joe Watchel is butchering a hog today. Johnny Reheis is his butcher. Lloyd Rausch was here at noon & wanted to sell us some Christmas stamps but we didn’t take any. We all went out to Henry’s this evening to get the sleigh for a scalding binch [?]. After we left they went in to Waterloo, to Mr. Geodell’s birthday. He is 49 years old.
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We washed & hung it in the basement this morning. Papa went to Waterloo to get his watch & get the Whippet fixed. We fried down a quart of shoulder meat this morning. Today is Frances Schilling’s birthday, she is 24 years old. We took the screens off this afternoon. This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, they brought us a liver & blood sausage along up. Henry & Emil were also here. Henry sold his boar pig to Ed Meng it weighted 174 lbs. & at .9¢ a lb. Eggs are .33¢ at the store.
Bertille was up town & got the papers this morning. Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Albert Monike was engaged last week at the Hecker State bank giving it a new coat of paint. Ed. Weber & the Braun’s from Red Bud that owned a rock crusher down at the Prairie Du Long Creek, Weber bought out the Braun’s & has taken Nick Helfrich with him for a partner.
We all went out to Henry’s butchering today. Uncle Fred’s & Emil were all there helping, he butchered 1 sow – it weighed 275 lbs. dressed. That was the first one this year. It started snowing today, for a little while & cold 28 above zero. Today Papa & Rosalia shoes came, they fit alright could have been better. Last Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. August Voges celebrated their silver wedding down at Lords Corner.
We washed this morning & hung it in the basement. It is awful cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon. Tonight the Y.P.L. is to have their play in Kammler’s Hall, the name is “Dangerous Waters.” It was pretty nice, the characters were: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Henry Spalt, Henry Keorber, Milton Wagner, Ralph & Clarence Rausch, Flossie Kammler, Katy Keorber, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling. Karl Boll made it thunder & lightnin’ & rain. The reserved seats were all taken. Henry Wiedeman & Woods furnished the music, accordion & violin. Henry came up this evening, he is going to butcher tomorrow.
Rosalia went to church this morning & then Papa & her went to Belleville with the eggs & turkey. Henry bought one of them pigs, what Papa brought along last Sat. for $4.00. It is snowing this morning. We heard this morn. that Albert Thompson had a little baby born dead, they tolled the bell yesterday morning, & it was buried Sunday. Eggs are .40-.38¢ a doz. We got .25¢ a lb. for our turkey in Belleville. We got some skimmed milk this afternoon for the pigs & the cat for .2¢ a gal.
Henry & family were here for dinner today. After dinner they went home & then they was to get company from New Athens, the Klube family. So Henry came up after some dishes and things from the store this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. This evening Frieda Keim of Waterloo is celebrating her birthday at Oak Grove. We were there.
Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon to get his watch fixed. Henry & Leona went to Belleville this afternoon & got the kids new shoes. The kids stayed here. The Democrat candidates gave a free dance & lunch in the Odd Fellow’s Hall tonight, Henry & Leona went there, it was so crowded in the basement & also on the second floor. Hugo Radan furnished the latest music & Crooks Ramblers the old time music. We were out at George Boll’s celebrating Karl’s 20 birthday. Cake, Lemonade, Beer, wine, sandwiches were the refreshments served. Papa bought 2 little pigs this afternoon from a man by Burksville. He also brought a little kitten along too.
Papa went to Waterloo again this morning. Wm. Ganley was here this morning. Papa (had dinner out there too) went to Henry’s first and helped him get his pig pen fixed so when the man comes with pigs, so it was ready. He got the mule this morning & brought Henry the pigs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & brought a 40 lb. watermelon along up to eat, so I called Leona & told them to come up too, so they did but still we couldn’t eat it all. Eggs are .32¢.
Today is Uncle Fred’s birthday, he’s 53 yrs. old. We all went out & the whole bunch came too. So they cleaned the room out & danced, it was a surprise. Cakes & lemonade were served. Papa went to Waterloo today is John Henkel’s property sale. George Henkel bought the place for $5,032.50. Henry sold his mule for $10.00 & 2 pigs.