Mr. Caldwell from Burksville was here this morning for a short while. This afternoon we all went out to Henry’s to saw wood. Robert Laut, John Henkel, Emil were all helping. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Kelley are rejoicing over a new born baby girl last week. Leo McCarthy captured a fox last week & Greg McCarthy had a spelling contest in school last Sat. Robert Heyl was winner, he won 99 words out of 100, he missed the word alien. Mrs. Seibert of Smithton died and will be buried Sun. afternoon at Smithton. We put our Christmas bells on the window this evening. Hy. Armstutz store clerk at Gambach’s retired & is going out butchering now for the people & Ralph Rausch has filled the vacancy.
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Papa went butchering out at Uncle Adam’s today, he was there for lunch & dinner. He had to go to George Henkel’s this morning first and get the hogs for them. We washed, ironed, baked cookies, fry in meat today. Elmer Kammler, John Braun, Willie Braun, Gus. Klotz are all butchering today. It is a right nice day, only it is a little cold. This morning they had to shoot so many times before they killed the hogs at Henkels, Emil, John, George & Papa they all shot a couple of times & finally George killed them with the last bullet, they had. Good Luck wasn’t it, I Say! Levi Gregson’s, Papa & Henry help them to butcher.
It rained all day. Papa went up town this afternoon to get some medicine for our chickens, they have got the roup. This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to Angela’s & had a pinochle game. Odillo & Rosalia were partners & Bertille & Angela, we won every game, 4 were played. I seen in the Waterloo Times that Mrs. Vincent Krack & daughters were visitors the weekend at Louisville Kentucky. They made the trip by motor. Miss Ethel May celebrated her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving day by having a turkey dinner for her friends. Guy Gregson & George Henkel lost a horse last week & the scavenger truck got them last Sunday. Eggs are .23¢ today.
Today is Uncle Fred’s birthday, he’s 53 yrs. old. We all went out & the whole bunch came too. So they cleaned the room out & danced, it was a surprise. Cakes & lemonade were served. Papa went to Waterloo today is John Henkel’s property sale. George Henkel bought the place for $5,032.50. Henry sold his mule for $10.00 & 2 pigs.
It is raining a little this morning. Gregory McArthy is teaching the Hecker School and he boards by Eichenseers. I seen in the paper that there are a lot of people ailing at present, they are, Mrs. Rausch ailing of a weak heart. Mrs. Spalt has Typhoid fever, Bill Parkinson has rehuwates [?], Peter Dehn is no better yet. George Gambach had his well closed up with cinders. Harry Stiffler moved in Gambach’s property. Clarence Pabst sold his milk route and truck to Clarence Wittenauer. Edward Neff & Mr. & Mrs. John Reheis motored to St. Louis & visited Forest Park. The Hecker baseball team played with Waterloo, the Catholics, Sunday there and were defeated with a score of 14 to 6 & Monday they played at New Athens & was defeated by a score of 14 to 4. William Birkner is building a garage. Henry Armstutz is on jury at Waterloo. Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon to help to cut corn. We had lunch out there. We brought some corn father along back. Rosalia went and got the mail. Tomorrow we intend to dig a well by the straw shed. Bennet Mudd from Red Bud guessed in Waterloo Sunday that a sack of feed weighed 30.9 lbs. He was closest to it, it weighed 30.8 lbs. He got the 100 lb. sack of pig chow. Mrs Threfall & John Henkel had to be on circuit court last Tuesday. She sued John $300.00 for board. On Sept. 1 Mon. Peter Dietz & Miss Marie Henke were married in Waterloo. Mrs. Ralph Neff & Miss Anna Dietz were best. Henry Eichleman marriage license was also in the paper he is 29 yrs. old & Dora Einwich is 18 yrs. Virginia Emery of Hecker won the Normal School Scholarship.
Rosalia & Bertille washed and ironed this morning. Papa spread lime dust. This afternoon we went over and got Aunt Mary & then we stopped at George Henkel where the Engine was, then we went up to Henry’s. Henry had the thrasher men for supper, & they stayed all night the 3 of them. Mrs. Gus. Geodelle was also there.
Papa went to New Athens this morning to see the Lumber Co. Bertille wrote a letter to the Eureka Hatchery that we want 400 little chicks by the 24 of March. Bertille took 6 dozen eggs to Eichenseers this morning. She got .21¢ a dozen. We found 27 eggs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening. Then afterwards we all went up to Uncle Adams. Today is John Henkel’s birthday, we were up at Uncle Adam’s last year on the same day. Uncle Adam isn’t feeling very good.
Papa went out in the woods today to make a telephone pole. Papa had dinner at Henry’s today & this evening they brought him back on the wagon & they all had supper with us. John Henkel rode along home with them. We found 17 eggs. Eggs are .24¢ a dozen. Mrs. Rhinecker was over a little while this evening. Leona called up and said they was coming up here for supper.