Today is anniversary of Hecker bank closed. There is church tonight. Both churches. It sure was a beautiful Christmas, so warm we had the doors open. Sure ain’t much winter weather.
Papa was up town this afternoon. Zita [?] Staufenbiel & husband moved out to her mother’s here in Hecker. We went up to see Angela this evening, papa stayed at the store.
All went to Henrys butchering. Irene Reheis birthday. had lunch & dinner out Henrys. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Emil all helped.
Jos Braun is bad sick got a stroke. Henry & family came up they left the kids here with Pop & the rest of us went to the funeral. Geodell’s it was very large.
We out at Aunt Mary’s for dinner & supper, Birkner’s & Buehler’s where there. Went to Rd [Red Bud?] Church morn. Hy. Frishcor’s [Frischkorn] wife was buried afternoon. Went over to Steve’s, Wagners was there too played pinochle. Chas. Geodell died yesterday buried tomorrow afternoon.
Joe Hilpert was here for dinner. Frank & his brother-in-laws when [sic-went] hunting. Lizzie Boll & Wm. Harbaugh where visitors on today.
Christmas. We went to Red Bud church. Then went out to Henry’s had dinner & supper. Geodell’s & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & all of us went to Belleville. Henry & family & them where all up tonight Santa came. Henry & family stayed all night & left the kids here went to Waterloo church.
Frying down meat. Got Christmas cards from Fr. Grootens & Josie Keller. Egg 26, he bought some chickens 18¢.