Papa got crushing done this morn. This afternoon he went to Waterloo on business, took the eggs along got 31¢ doz. Mrs. Stauenfenbiel was over this evening to see if she could ride with us to church tomorrow. Louis Hofmeister is butchering today.
Bertille got the mail. Dorothy Napier was around selling something this morning. We went to bed early & slept it out tonite.
We had chicken soup for dinner. Rosalia & Bertille went to Red Bud to the Wedding high mass at 9′o clock, the couple was from Valeymer [sic], & also priest, the bride wore white dress & veil & carried white roses, the bridesmaid wore blue dress & ribbon & carried yellow roses. Frank Geshwender & Mildred Becthlofft are being married in Hecker with a wedding dance in the hall tonight. We are invited to Chas. Hellfrich’s to a birthday party tonite, Mrs. Helfrich’s & Mrs. Ed. Krehrer birthday’s; we all went down there, all the Birkner’s, & Jeff Bell furnished musci [sic], an a crowd & fun. Oh! Boy; cake, beer, wine were served, Hecker, Paderborn, Waterloo, Red Bud, St. Louis, people where all there. They said the wedding dance in the hall wasn’t much, Irene Reheis Orchestra of Belleville played; not crowded at all. Joe Griffin was best man, & her sister & best girl friend & maid of honor. The bride had white dress & veil, & others green, & coral pink; they had a white cloth laid all the way to the alter to walk on; the bride was taken to the coumion [sic - communion] railing by her father, & the girls followed & Frank & the boys came in the side door, everything up to the minute, 4 priests.
Papa has a pretty bad cold. Leona sent ½ gal milk up with Wittenauer, & Bertille went up to the store & got it. It rained last nite. The Hecker ladies went up to scrub the hall & church this afternoon.
We washed, ironed. There was a man around selling $1.00 bottle pure vanilla for 50¢, we didn’t take none. Mr. Hill was here with papers to sign for the right of way past our place out there; papa didn’t sign yet because he didn’t understand everything what it says on there. Mrs. Robert Laut is out at George Boll’s, helping with the work. We are only finding 6 eggs.
We cleaned the chicken houses out & put straw, sprayed them. Elmer Kammler was here wanted to see if he could get fat hogs to butcher but we have none to sell now, he says he can’t find none nowhere. Chas. Wagner had a run away this afternoon, his horses got scared, & started in running till by Meng’s; he sure got a real shake up, seating in the box wagon.
We went to Red Bud to church. Hy. Armstutz & a fellow from Belleville where here, he got 4 doz. eggs @ 30. $1.20. Papa went up to the store this afternoon, got our spray that Wittenauer’s brought along from Henry’s. Henry took his saussage [sic] & meat into Waterloo this morning for Art Geodelle from St. Louis, he is to buy it all from him. Tonite is a play at Belleville, & Red Bud & Waterloo, Red Bud it is all married people, Adm. 25¢ the name is “Just Country Folks.” Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary didn’t stay up long this morning on account of the roads, the wasy she says, Fr. had a big sermon in church again this morn. Frank was published for the second & third time, the wedding is Thursday, Thanksgiving Day at 9 ‘o clock. Joe Hilpert & Rheinhardt were hunting out at Henry’s today. It is awful warm, the snow is nearly all gone.
We went out to Henry’s butchering, took Uncle Fred along from the church dance, we took the pig along out it weighed 288 lbs. @ 4¢. We took Uncle Fred home as far as that way around. Mr. Daniel Geodelle, Leona’s grandpa died at 5 o clock, this evening. Henry Volkman’s birthday is today.
We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening his birthday cake & doughnuts were served; dancing was the main feature of the evening & also singing, those present where , Henry Birkner & family, Christ Buehler’s family, Frank Birkner’s family, George Parker’s family, Fred Papenberg’s family, Clarence Wittenauer & Angela Eichenseer, Mrs. Oscar Birkner & kids, the roads are getting awful muddy.
It sure is nice today. Papa took 41# mud hens @18¢ to Eichenseer’s this evening. Fr. Grootens is having wutschmark & turkey raffling, tonite, turkey attendance prize, everybody has to bring sauerkraut & potatoes & bread; they say there was only about 37 that ate there; their wasn’t very many strangers there.