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.
This morning everybody was out shoveling snow, it drifted a lot, good snow balling & sleigh riding today. Papa & Bertille went to Red Bud this afternoon, got some giz and capsules to worm our chickens, we did it this afternoon. Tonite there is to be euchre & dance at Paderborn, we had intended to go, but not by this weather we won’t go. Leona called for Dr. Eckert to come out there, Floyd took sick, he wouldn’t talk, had craps, Dr. said it come from eating to much warm pumpkin pie, after he vomited he was better, he has fever. It was about 8′ oclock when she called for him this evening. Floyd had been sleeping already.
Papa took the Whippet to Barthels, to get it fixed this morning, but he had no batteries. He went out to the woods this afternoon, & stopped at Henry’s & took his pigs along home. Ralph Rausch was here selling or taking orders for Sunday paper, 10¢. Roosevelt picture & history will be in Sun. Henry Kammler is having a Armistice Dance tonite, Adm. 35, music by Billy Schmidt Orcestra [sic] from Belleville, but I don’t think it was a very big crowd present.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we all went to the Farmer’s Insititute [sic] at Waterloo, they disposed of 9 turkeys, they sent the roosters of the Odd Fellows hall & the one that catches it gets the turkey. A hard times dance concluded it, Adm. 25¢ for men. We registered for 5 gals motor oil, that the Farm Buruea [sic] gives away. They had all nice quilts & needle work, on exhibition, John Reheis brought a pumpitn [?] in & got 1 prize on it. Henry brought a load of corn today. Babe Johnson 54 yrs old marshall of Waterloo fell over dead Mon. nite & buried yesterday. Eunice Fritsche license 19 yrs old & Causby’s was in paper.
We planted our trees out this morning. Papa went to Barthel’s & got the Chev., oil & greased. Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s, Mamie is going along with us to Red Bud to the euchre, tonite, Rosalia had 11 points got dresser scarf, papa had 7 points, but didn’t get anything & Bertille had 3 points Mamie had 5. They had nice prizes & lot of them, they also played 500 & lotto. The preist [sic] is having a free dance tonite or card, games, all free, in the School Hall. Ed. Pabst brought a load of corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon.
We went to Waterloo to church this afternoon. We took 12 doz. eggs along to Connors got 24¢ doz., & went to Barthels garage & got a service battery. George Boll & Napier where going around again this morning selling pork, he didn’t stop here at all. Karl Boll’s are having a hallowe’n dance at there place tonite, we have no invitation. Uncle Fred & Henry’s have. There is a dance at Broad Hollow tonite, music furnished by Ill. Roamer’s String Band Chas. HIll of Waterloo has to play bass on Mr. Hill’s place, he is sick with a bad cold.
Hy. Armstutz was here. Ed Scheinder finished sowing wheat up here this morn. Papa went out & cleared a road in the woods to haul grovel out. Bertille went to the dentist. Mrs. Rennecker came over awhile. Those fellows that work on the telephone lines came here, on business. We sold 7 doz. eggs 25¢ to strangers from E. St. Louis, they stopped in. Today is Ralph Rausch birthday 21 yrs. old, Henry is surprising him tonite with a dance at Harry’s. Henry Rausch invited papa & us. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then we all went up to the dance, nice crowds, all different kinds of musci [sic], Ill. Roamer, Karl Boll, Wm. Hy Birkner, beer & cake where served, one cake with 21 candles burning. Joe Hilpert & John Beshtolff of Belleville came here awhile before we went to the dance, they stay here by the priest, are carpeting out on the church place, they are putting new boards around the barn.
Papa & Rosalia went out in the woods to get a load of gravel. Tonite is Republican Speaking at the Kirsch School in Lords Corner, free lunch & everybody invited. Bertille went up town this evening & then to Rennecker’s to get the papers. The Hecker Catholic congregation of young boys & girls & Belleville’s are having a halloween dance in the hall tonite.
Papa went out to Armstutz Quarry & got a load of chat & lime for our walk for 50¢. Rosalia & Bertille went to Waterloo paid the Waterloo Times & took 24 doz. eggs @ 22¢. Stopped at Henrys. Geodells from St. Louis are coming to see them tomorrow. Mrs. Adolph Petri called out to Hill’s this morning & told them that George Petri Skinny got killed sometime last night or the morn, his machine turned over & he was pinned under, she taught [sic - thought] may be the wheels clocked, they brought him home dead. The Fahey boy said he went out squirrel hunting Fri. nite at 11 o clock & upset in a sink hole & broke his neck. Harry Kammler’s got a dance tonite, muscis [sic] “by the Country Club Orchestra, Adm. 35¢.