Thursday, Jan. 30, 1936

S. Rennecker got 1 qt. milk. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along down to Boll’s, a little while, then went to Belleville, Bert got coat $5.67, nice one. Mr. Boll was 87 yrs. old large funeral Koch Undertaker; people came from all over. Berti mailed a card for Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary a request for Oscar Birkner’s 13 Wedding Ann. to sing “Red Sales in the Sunset,” Sat. morn, & also asked for acidine [sic – accordion]. Presidents’ Birthday Ball all over this evening, 1 at Waterloo at Odd Fellows Hall.

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  1. Roberta Mueth Martin says:

    Hi again! I wonder if maybe they were asking for an accordion? I know they were popular in this area and might have been considered a fun addition to just singing the song. There are a few examples of the song being played on the accordion on youtube. Thanks for taking the time to share this wonderful diary.

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