Today is Labor Day. Picnic at Red Bud, Smithton, Tiptown & Old time dance at Waterloo Court House Yard. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up about 3 o’clock and then we went down to Red Bud we were there a little while, then the fellow came with snakes & selling Cactus Oil & rattle snake oil. There were four fellows singing and one playing piano, Snitzelbank & Adam’s Rib. From there we watched the ladies or women saw wood on the stage. About 5:30 we all went to Tiptown picnic & dance. We were there a little while & the prizes were awarded. 1st prize Living Room Suite Mrs. Kate Brand from Red Bud, Ill. 2nd prize 9×12 rug A.L. Clifford Red Bud, Rt. 4 the same man what got the radio last year. 3rd prize wrist watch Herman Geoslling Waterloo, Ill. 4 rd. & fifth prize went to St. Louis & East St. Louis. The dancing began in the evening. Admission .25¢. Ludwigs accordion & guitar, mandolin, furnished music. Uncle Fred & Gregory Mcarthy played together. We left from there & went back to Red Bud and listened to the music a little while there. Rosalia was at church this morning.
September 1, 2011