We all went to Belleville this morning & sold $10.85 meat & $3.50 for 10 doz. eggs, we got .35¢ a doz. Papa went up town this afternoon. We cooked some beef soup for supper & invited Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary to come up, so they all were here for supper. We played six handed pinochle, ladies against the men, two games were played & each won one. It started snowing so they all left for home. Aunt Mary said this evening that Oscar Birkner’s boy Leo & girl Erma were both so sick with the Winter Fever.
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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.”
Today is Robert Probst’s birthday, they are to have a party there tonight. George Boll’s family are going to Uncle Fred’s this afternoon. Papa went up town a little while this morning. Leona came up by herself this morning the kids ain’t feeling so good yet. We all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon, George Boll’s family & Lizzie Schaefer from Texas was there too for supper. Karl Boll has to play music over at Probst’s tonight.
Papa got crushing done this morning. This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went out to the woods & sawed a tree down. They stopped at Henry’s & brought our big table along back for butchering Monday. Tonight we all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s first, Henry Birkner & family were also there & then we all went to Hy. Ronenberg birthday dance. There was an awful crowd there. Henry Birkner & Uncle Fred & Roy Stafenbiel furnished music. Those from here that were there were, Parkers, Pappenbergs, Rittemeyers, Probsts, Reheis, Watchel, Skaer boy played his guitar & sang three songs, one was, The Letter Edged in Black, Will You Let Me Sleep in Your Barn. It sure was nice. The Evansville relatives were all there too.
We all went to church this morn. Leona was here by herself this morn. because Henry & the kids have an awful cold. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Uncle Adam & Emil were all here for dinner & supper today. Uncle Joe was here a little while this morning he brought a radio receiver here for Uncle Fred. This evening, Leo Wittenauer, Philip, & Wm. & Creses Freund were all here & we had a six handed game of pinochle & Oh! the fun. Bertille, Philip, Leo were partners & won every game, we played 3 games, they all left about 12 o’clock. Fr. Grootens had a sermon this morn. – on the Hecker Bank closed. There are people working study [?] all the time.
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.
We all went to Belleville this morning & sold 16 doz. eggs for .35¢, $5.60. Papa went in the woods this afternoon & also stopped in at Henry’s & brought the thread in for her, what we brought along from Belleville. Rosalia is fixing up the doll & stuffed it. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this evening & then we all went up in the School Hall & there Oh! what a time, it was a dance. Isadore Helfrich went home & got his accordion & then Uncle Fred Roy Staufenbiel furnished music. There were a few outsiders there. Papa bought a cake. Uncle Fred got 2 cakes. The dance was over about 11 o’clock.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for lunch this morning. We & Henry & family went out to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s for dinner & supper. We played pinochle and victrola. This evening they came up here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & then we all went to the euchre in the School Hall. For a prize they took a little washtub & Aunt Mary got it back again, she had 8 points. We took a flower vase there, but none of us got anything. Papa & Bertille had six points & Rosalia 2 points. There was quite a crowd there. George Parker’s have a little baby boy since yesterday, they got it christened today. They called it Virgil. Paul & Anna Marie were sponsors. Joe Kaisers have a little boy since last week, Christmas Eve. William Schaefers also have a little boy since last week.
Papa went to the sale 1/2 north of Tiptown Church, it was Mike Elonka sale. Papa didn’t buy anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too. Harold Wagner was here this afternoon taking orders to sell flower and garden seeds. This evening we went out to Meuth’s. Rose & Josie were out from St. Louis. The rest of the girls weren’t home, they had to work.
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.