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.
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Today is shooting matches all over again, Ambrose Doyle, Philip Meuth, George Rickert. Henry & family were all here for dinner today. Little after dinner they went home. In the evening Henry & Leona brought Bobby & Floyd here to stay with us all night, while they went to New Athens to play music.
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.
Today it is a year that Stella Griffin died. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary came up this morning & Papa & Uncle Fred got rocks from the city lot & brought them here and laid crossings. Aunt Mary fixed Rosalia’s dress & then she dyed it purple. They were here for lunch, dinner, lunch. Leona was here this morning and brought Bobby & Floyd here, they stayed all day with us & this evening Henry & Leona came up after them.
Today we have to get things ready for the picnic tomorrow. Papa is hauling gravel this morning again. Bobby and Floyd were up here all day. We took them home this evening.
We are cooking plum jelly today. Bertille went up town & got some sugar. Papa is spreading lime dust this morning. Kuhns are plowing over at Ed Mengs, they are going to stay another year yet. I guess they will crop our ground again too. Leona, Robert, & Floyd were here this afternoon, she came up & got the milk check. Clarence Pabst was here this afternoon & brought the oats here from down at their place. I saw in the paper that Joe Handrich fainted while out at thrashing, but they called for Dr. Pautler from Waterloo to come out. He is allright again now. They took William Braun to the hospital last Thurs. he got operated on appendicitis, he is as good as can be expected, last Sunday. Papa went to Waterloo last Sun. & got the oil changed in the chev. 10,942 miles. Steve Rennecker came over a little while this evening.
Rosalia & Bertille washed, ironed, patched & baked cookies today. Leona, Robert, Floyd were up this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. They got a letter today from Henry Keorber to come to a basket picnic Sunday at Rittemeyer’s woods. Tonight there is a Public dance at Nick Schaefers barn. There was a man at our house this afternoon, by the name of Mr. Sparks. He sell the Wayne Feed but Papa wasn’t at home. He was out at Henry’s with a guy from Belleville that wanted to buy a mule or the mare. But he didn’t buy neither one. Uncle Fred and Papa went up to the creamery this evening to see if they could get some cinders. But they couldn’t have none right now, but maybe later on. Aunt Mary was saying Bertha Wolf could die anytime now. She got operated on for appendicitis and now she is awful bad sick. They phoned and left Mrs. Jatho at Hecker. I have noticed Edgar Herzog from New Athens and Miss Luetta Fanke of Lenzburg have their marriage license in the paper today. He is 19 years old and she is 18 years old. They go out playing music together. They play the accordions.
Today the Bishop comes to Hecker to confirm 37 children. Bertille went up to church at 6:30 this morning. Henry, Leona, Mrs. Jake Geodelle were at church too. Robert, Floyd was here at our house. They all had breakfast here. At 9 o’clock we went to church again the Bishop came. The people were to meet the Bishop at Philip Cortner’s place. There were quite a few went out with their machine all decorated. Leona got confirmed today. Mrs. Jake Geodelle was Sponsor. There were 14 priests there with the Bishop. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville this afternoon. Eggs are .17¢. There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s tonight, but we got no invitation so we won’t go. Miss Bertha Wolf of Belleville is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is under surgical attention. She lives at 414 East Mckinley Street. Papa & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening. Bertille took her first automobile lesson.
Leona, Robert, Floyd were up this morning. Leona & Bertille went to church. Leona got baptized and went to confession for the first time, tomorrow she is getting confirmed. Bertille was her Baptizing Sponsor and Mrs. Jake Goeddel will be her confirmation sponsor. After church this morning, Bertille went along out with Leona to help her do her work. She baked cakes, scrubbed the porch & kitchen. Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo. Rosalia got a pair of new shoes. Bertille had dinner out at Henry’s today. When they came back from Waterloo, they took Bertille along home, and then she went up to church to confession. She gave the priest a dollar for Baptism.
Today all the Ladies of the Parish have to clean the church for confirmation. Wednesday, the Bishop is coming. Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning. Leona & Bertille went to church. Rosalia helped to scrub the church this morning. Bertille went up to practice singing for Wednesday. Father Grooten called up this morning and wanted to know if he could use the Whippet. Papa said “yes.” So he came down and Johnny was here too. Papa went along with him to Chester. He said he wanted to get some rock for the school house. So Papa went with Father too, so I guess he will see Chester for the first time. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s and got Mamie and then we went to Joseph Braun’s & took our pillow slips back for the picnic. There was a Jefferson Club meeting in Hecker tonight, at Griffin’s Hall. In Kammler’s Hall the boys were tearing the stage out ready for the dance Saturday night.