Papa got crushing done this morn. It is such a nice day too, it is warm for being Jan. Willie Ganley’s children got the measles. Paul Pour has them too. Gilbert Birkner was sent home from school the other day, he had fever. Henry was here this morning, he brought some oats up too the preist’s from Peter Reheis. There was a man from Collinsville here this morning. He wants to buy timber. Papa went up town this afternoon. Walter Weber’s of E. St. Louis have a little baby girl. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon. They came up to file in their claim in the Hecker Bank. Frank Birkner’s have a little baby boy since yesterday afternoon. They are going to christened it Sun. afternoon, Roland.
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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.
Papa got crushing down this morn. Rosalia & Bertille baked Christmas cookies this afternoon. Mr. Ed. Pabst was here this morning and brought a load of corn 12 bus. from the place down there. Papa went up in the woods. There is to be some kind of play party down at Hepp’s tonight the way we heard.
Papa got some crushing done this morning. This afternoon Mrs. Lutz property is getting sold. Papa went to the sale. Mr. Hill was auctioneer. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this afternoon & then we also went down to the sale, Papa bought some fruit jars and pie cake pans .50¢ it was a pretty cheap sale. Papa bought a wash stand for Oscar Birkner for $3.00. We brought it home on our Whippet truck. Aunt Mary came up with Oscar Birkner’s wife in the buggy. There sure were a lot of people got crushing done today. They finished this evening about 8 o’clock.
Today is Halloween. “Look out for tricks.” Papa went up to Neff and Staufenbiel to get crushing down this morning. Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went to confession this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while before she went up to church. Ralph Wiegand was here this evening and invited us to come to the Halloween party in Kammler’s Hall. But we couldn’t go. The boys wore overalls and the girls gingham dresses. Somebody did a dirty Halloween trick at the Blackburn School.