Rosalia & Bertille washed today. Papa was up town this morning. This afternoon he went out in the woods. Henry & Emil were working there too.
Henry & family were here for dinner today, after that we played pinochle. Papa & Leona won against Henry & Bertille. Angela Eichenseer was here this afternoon, then Rosalia & Angela & Papa & Bertille we won 4 games out of 5 that one we lost. Fr. Grootens has a sermon about the bank this morning. He said the Waterloo Bank. Jas. Schmidt, Roy Gauer, Dr. Pintler & him were going to Springfield tomorrow & find out about it. This evening Angela came back again then we played 2 more games of pinochle & Rosalia & Angela won both of them. We heard today that Rosie & Mamie Meuth left Joe Meuth’s last Tues. evening, walked off & went to Waterloo. There are a good many cars passing tonight I guessed there all going to the dance down at Wiegand’s, we were invited, but didn’t go. It rained all day.
Papa was up town this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here too, Uncle Fred & Papa went to Red Bud & then to Waterloo & Aunt Mary stayed here. We got 2 new calendars today.
Papa was up town this morning & also got the papers. In the Waterloo Paper was the announcement of a free dance at Greating Hall at Coxeyville by Jacob Bien on Sun. night, the Myers Bros. music. He is 68 years old & is selling Eddy’s Products. This evening Ed. Neff was here & we played pinochle. Ed & Rosalia were partners & Papa & Bertille, we won 4 games out of 5. Ed Neff is going to be policeman in Hecker soon, the way he talks.
Papa went to church this morning & then he went down to see Jos. Braun a little while. We washed & ironed today, baked bread. This afternoon Mamie called up & wanted to know if any of us were going to the quilting in the School Hall. We didn’t know anything of it at all so Rosalia went up to Mamie’s & then they went. There is Trustee meeting over at Elmer Kammler’s this afternoon. This morning the ground was all covered with snow, but it is so warm today, that the snow is all most gone already. This evening Papa went down to the telephone meeting at George Kammler’s & Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & played pinochle. Angela & Bertille were partners & Mamie & Rosalia, we played 2 games & each won one. Greg. McCarthy went to a show with Ralph Wiegand. Odillo went over to Ed. Neff’s & the 2 Schilling’s boys too, they had a game of pinochle there. At the telephone meeting they elected the old officers again, & the next meeting will be in April at our place.
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.
Today is Epiphany. Rosalia fried down 5 gals. bacon today. Papa took the car up town & got air & gas ready for Belleville tomorrow. Mr. Hill called up this evening & told us about telephone meeting next Thursday Evening at George Kammler’s. Bertille made some mush & put blood sausage in with it & fried it for supper. It sure was good. This evening we cooked some beef soup for tomorrow when we come back from Belleville.
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.