Today is Bertille’s birthday she is 16 years old. She went to church this morning. Papa went out to Henry’s today. Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him. Papa had dinner there. Henry wants to sell the beef. Osie Neff was busy with some thing else today, so he couldn’t butchered the cow for Henry. George Boll did it. Papa brought 3 lbs. roast & some liver along home. Henry & Rosalia went and delivered & sold some beef. He has it almost all sold now. Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland & son Grover & teacher Miss Klinklenberg & Emil Brand were all here celebrating Bertille’s birthday. The men played solo all but Henry & him & ladies played pinochle. Cake, lemonade were served.
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Henry & family were here all day today. Henry finished plowing this evening. Emil was here this afternoon. We baked molasses cookies today. There was a man here this evening, he wanted to buy eggs, but we told him we didn’t have any. Eggs are .29¢ at the store. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & Angela & then we all went down to the public School House for a Literary Meeting. Speakers were: H. M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Greg. McCarthy. Mr. Wiegand spoke on prohibition and ruination of the country. Mr. Hill spoke of Art and Mr. McCarthy spoke of Nature. Mr. Hill also sang a song & played the violin with it, a war time song. Today is Annie Reheis Birthday.
Today is Jake Reheis’s wife’s birthday. They are going to celebrate by having a dance in Breezy’s Hill. Today Gambach is to start his sale. This evening Rosalia and Bertille went up & took Mamie along & then we went to the Republican meeting in the church hall, or in the new school hall. Archie Weihl & A.C. Bollinger, A.H. Friedichs & Meader from Columbia were the main speakers & Luis Weihl was chairman. Free sandwiches and soda water were had & gumo (?) for the ladies from Casey Leep, blotters from Louis H. Zimmer.
Today is Rosie Meuth’s birthday, she is 18 years old. Papa was out at Henry’s today. They started laying tiling across the street now. Walter Pour’s have a little baby girl since last Wed. night, they now have 4 girls and 2 boys. We cut cabbage in this morning about 2 gallons.
Today is Uncle Pete Reheis birthday. Mr. Hill has a few men working on a sewer, they are going to dig a new sewer on South Main Street. Henry & Emil were here this afternoon, they and Papa went to Sitchefest to get a drill. Henry bought it for $2.00. He broke his old one that he had, so he got this one. Henry has about 20 acres of wheat sewed now. A St. Louis Baseball team played the Hecker team here Sunday. Hecker won 3 to 6. Last Wednesday they got Delbert Meuth from the hospital in St. Louis. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer and then all of us & Angela went to the meeting in the new school hall. After the meeting was over, Father said to take the chairs to one side and then we could dance. So we did. Isadore Helfrich & Edgar Wittenauer furnished music with the accordion & we also had the victrola music to dance on. We came home at 15:11.
Rosalia went to church this morning. George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again. Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn. Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz. She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65. I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs. Ike is going to work for Knapps. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.
Henry was here this morning. Today is Leona’s birthday, she is 20 yrs. old and is going to have a celebration tonight at Breezy Hill. Papa went to Waterloo this morning & afternoon to get the batteries for the Chevrolet. We all went to Breezy Hill tonight. Frank Dudenhoeffer & wife, Val Adam’s & wife & girl. Leona received many and all kinds of presents. There sure was a crowd there after the circus was over in town.
Henry & Leona came up this morning, they brought Bobby & Floyd here, & then they went up to Belleville. They all had dinner with us. Papa went down & cut the cemetery grass this afternoon & then he got a load of wood. Philip Braun is starting to put Elmer Kammler’s roof on today, Robert Laut & Ed Neff are helping him. Today is Charles Schilling’s birhtday he is going to be 17 or 18, I don’t know which.
We all went to early mass this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Floraville to the church picnic. Mr. Carr was here from Renault, he asked the way to Bill Geodelle, to buy a team of horses. Tonight we all went to the picture show the name of it was Rin Tin Tin. Admission .25 and .10¢. At Recess Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary left for the dance down at Weber’s barn. It was a surprise party for Mrs. Weber. Today is Jake Reheis birthday. After the show this evening they raffled out the cards from the picnic. The lucky winners were, Hy. Schneider from Waterloo, John Braun 2 times, Louisa Braun, Peter Kaiser, Joe Kaiser, Oscar Schmidt from Valmeyer, Fred W. Birkner he got a pair of pillow cases. Hecker played ball with St. Louis and won 20 to 4.