Thursday, Dec. 31, 1931

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1931

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1931

All went to Henrys butchering. Irene Reheis birthday. had lunch & dinner out Henrys. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Emil all helped.

Monday, Dec. 28, 1931

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.

Sunday, Dec. 27, 1931

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.

Saturday, Dec. 26, 1931

Joe Hilpert was here for dinner. Frank & his brother-in-laws when [sic-went] hunting. Lizzie Boll & Wm. Harbaugh where visitors on today.

Friday, Dec. 25, 1931

Christmas. We went to Red Bud church. Then went out to Henry’s had dinner & supper. Geodell’s & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary.

Thursday, Dec. 24, 1931

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1931

Frying down meat. Got Christmas cards from Fr. Grootens & Josie Keller. Egg 26, he bought some chickens 18ยข.

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1931

Fried down meat all day, washed, ironed & patched. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary played cards with us this eve they stayed at Hecker all night. Hill & McCarthy played musci [sic] over at Steve’s where invited over, but didn’t go.