We wrote a letter to Internal Revenue Office in East St. Louis, to find out about hog tax. Hy. Meng was here to see about hogs. Ed. Meng is butchering today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came brought 2 cherry trees up. We went to Waterloo to the Memorial Hall, played euchre, 7 games where played, & 10 point on head table before the bell taps. Bertille had 5 & got pillow cases. Papa 4 got apron, Rosalia only had two didn’t get anything. Turkey for attendance prize was won by Mrs. Rheinhold. 500, pinochle, euchre, dominoes play. large crowd. Adm. 25¢.
We washed, ironed; nice day. George Wagner & Steve Rennecker where over got George hog; 235 lb. it weighed. Papa went out to Henry’s, then to Waterloo, to see about the culpirts [sic]. He took the chev, to Eichenseer’s got glycerin 6 qts. put in $2.50. Miss Edna Rieso was tendered a miscellanous [sic] shower last Wed. nite at the home of Mrs. Lena Rittmeyer in Bellville [sic], she is to become his bride on Dec. 16, Mr. Elmer Rittmeyer. Twenty guests where there. The play that was last night, is going to be again tonite.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile. George Wagner came to see if he could get a hog, for butchering tomorrow. A lady called to get eggs but they got some at Renneckers, ours to high I guess. 27¢ in the store here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then Rosalia & Bertie went along to the play, in the School Hall given, by the Dramatic Club; name is the “18 Carat Boob.” players; are Elvira Braun, Pearl Griffin, Anna Marie Parker, Wilfred Eichenseer, Albert Coop, Agnes Parker, Elfreida Wittenauer, Joe Griffin, Edgar Wittenauer, Raymond Wittenauer, Angela Eichenseer, Lee Gregson. The hall was packed. Auchbon’s band of Red Bud, furnished musci [sic], & also tap dancing.
Henry brought load corn, he was here for dinner, him & papa went to the school house signed the wheat contract today. Pabst brought wheat here; & then signed his contract to. Henry & family came this evening, kids stayed here with papa; & we went along with them to Foster Pond, for wedding anniversary dance, music by Moonlighter’s & a crowd; quite a few that we knowed. Ettling was here, $150.00.
We baked bread. Papa was over by Reinneckers awhile. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, played 6-hand pinochle.
We all went butchering at Henry’s today, lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary also helped. George Wagner got 3 lb. liver sausage. The teacher & Mrs. Sensel had quite a argument at school today. Rob said. Pearl Geodelle, Al. girl goes to Blackburn school now to, since the hard road.
We washed, ironed, fry in bacon. Papa went in the woods. A man here to sell St. Anthony magazine for missionary students. Pete Ganley & family drove on one side, went around the house, never came in, or blow the horn. The blanket that was raffled last night at the euchre was won by Freddie Neff of Paderborn. Mrs. Chas. Wagner’s birthday is today. Baked cookies this evening.
We went to Belleville sold 9 doz. egg. Went out to Aunt Mary’s, put there meat away, had lunch, supper. It rained this morning, turning colder. Euchre in Paderborn tonite; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then we all went up, all 3 of us got prizes, Pap 7 points & double boiler, Rosalia 7 points & apron, Bertille 6 & apron. Aunt Mary had 5 but didn’t get nothing. Uncle had 2; dance after it, music by Kettler & Schaefer, Oh! boy & what a crowd, hall full. Adm. 25¢
We butchered 1 hog & so did Uncle Fred. Henry & family where all here for lunch, dinner & supper. Henry went home & then came back in evening, played 6 hand pinochle, Aunt Mary had 1500 trump. Mr. Hill was here to get news. George Wagner got 3 lb. sausage.
Most beautiful day. We find about 1 doz. eggs a day now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to new hard road to Waterloo, did little business, then went to St. Joe, to Hempe’s, to Tiptown Kelley’s. Mcarthy had shooting match. Pete Ganley family was here to get sausage but we had none & wasn’t at home. Frank Hippert & friends were hunting at Henry’s got 10 rabbits.