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.”
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It is awful cool this morning. George Reheis was here this afternoon with Ronederberg’s horses & got our lime dust spreader. Papa was hauling wood today. There is a sale by Millstadt & Saxtown, it is Mrs. Charles Scrugg’s. Bertille got the mail this evening, the parcel post package from Chicago Mail Order came.
They were all up for church this morning. This afternoon we went to Millstadt to hear the singers. It was Saengerfest Picnic. We met Frank Dudenhoeffer, his wife & George, Peter Reheis & Jas. Reheis, Oscar Birkners, Adam Eckerts. From Millstadt we went to the Club House, there we had chicken supper. They had a tarpaulin laid to dance on. There were a lot of people there. When we came home Henry just came out from our house. But he came back again, he wanted to know where that club house was, but they went back home again. Last Sunday the Millstadt ball team played with Hecker here. The score was 19 to 2 in favor of Hecker. Rex Rapp made a home run. Today they are playing with a St. Louis team. I seen in the paper that Henry S. Braun threshed 1800 bus. of wheat & 1500 bus. of oats.
Papa went to first mass. Rosalia and Bertille went to late mass. In the afternoon we drove up to Eichenseer’s and got gas and air and took Mamie along, we went to Smithton, Douglas, Belleville, Millstadt, Darmstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud & then back to Hecker. Oh! Wasn’t that some drive. I say it was. It took 2 hours. We found 20 eggs today.