Tag Archives: spring_chickens

Monday, Sept. 15, 1930

They say today is Joe & Lee Gregson’s birthday, I thought it was on the 10th.  Yesterday was to be the church picnic at Round Prairie Church.  I guess they had it, I don’t know, it was to be last Sun. but they postponed it on account of rain, but it was worse yesterday.  Papa went up to Hecker with the machine this morning to get some laying mash for the chickens.  Victor Eichenseer was here and looked at the valve in the tank in the basement.  Henry came up this morning too.  He said the roads weren’t bad only if you meet some one, he had chains on.  We sold 57 lbs. springs [chickens], 50 lbs at .20¢ and 7 lbs. at .18¢.  Papa took up this afternoon, and also 4 doz. eggs at .25¢.  It was raining all most all day.  We got 2 socks of laying mash so for now yesterday we found 21 eggs.  We patched stockings today while it was raining.  Rosalia went to get the paper this evening.  Miss Lucille Miller won the Chev. Roadster last Sat. night for having the most votes of the popularity contest.


Monday, August 18, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  We heard they fired John Wittenaur from the creamery in Hecker & also Steve Rennecker from the Heyl Rock quarry.  But he is going to work with Weber Quarry now.  We washed, ironed, patched this afternoon.  Henry was here a little while this afternoon.  Papa got Vic Eichenseer to come down and look at our tank in the basement this morning.  He unscrewed the valve so we could get water out of the tank.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s a little while.  Then we came back and got some chicken and took them to the store, we had 71 lbs. spring chickens.  .22¢ a lb. $15.62.


Tuesday, June 24, 1930

Papa went down to Red Bud to get some lumber this morning.  Hy. Armstutz is cutting oats today.  Nick Schaefer is on the binder (?) and Hy. & Arthur are shocking.  It was in today’s paper that Mr. & Mrs. Colonel Lindbergh have a little son born last Sunday at 3:15 p.m.  They didn’t know what they was going to called it yet.  Some said “Charles Augustus” and others said “Charles Morrow” in honor of the grandfather.  It will be in tomorrows paper what they are going to call it.  Papa is setting fence posts this afternoon.  “Dick” Stahlebher & John Wertz were here at noon hour & John wanted to look at our little leghorn chick.  He was going to talk to his papa about them once and would (let) us know later.  He is working over at Meng’s today, hauling mist.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening to water the horses.  Henry & Emil are cutting oats.  After supper we all went out to set posts.  We had spring chicken for dinner today.  It sure was good.


Monday, June 16, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning.  Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz.  The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon.  Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps.  We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg.  Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us.  We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.


Friday, June 13, 1930

Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts.  He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too.  Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again.  Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets.  So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later.  Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary.  They are married 36 years.  Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won.  Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways.  Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening.  They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece.  Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.

Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours.  So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.


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