Papa went out in the woods, this morn & afternoon. We ironed, & patched, got things ready for Christmas. Bill was at Henry’s today, killing sheep, I guess. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] here on there way down to Chris Buehlers at Red Bud. Bertille mailed Christmas cards & then went to Eliza Boll’s on business. Eggs are 15¢ at Eichenseers today. The Catholic School children are having a little program, this evening to surprise Fr. Aydt on his 1st Anniversary here, the parishoners [sic] should also attend. The way it reads in the paper, Eugene Bruns & Adale Weber must be married, cause it say Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Bruns, attended a birthday party at Millstadt.
Mr. Hill was around gathering news. George Wagner’s birthday was yesterday & Bernice today. They also had a program at the Public School last nite. There was a lady here selling “German Cleaner.” Mr. Ed. Weber, & Louis Armstutz was around get signers for the fire protection in Hecker, 10¢ mo.; they are going to use the fire engine, have 6 active members; Papa paid up for 1 year starting Jan. Leona send the bread along up with Helfrich today. We washed; fried in bacon & sausage; nice day. We find 2 doz. egg a day.
We washed, hung in the basement, cloudy & rainy out today. Pap took the chev to Ed. Neff’s got brakes thigten [sic – tighten] for 35¢. Fried down bacon & sausage. Eggs are only 19¢ here. Helfrich hauled corn. We went out to Uncle Freds, sugar cured meat, & played pinochle.
We went to Bellville [sic] sold $6.00 meat & sausage, & 8 doz. egg 30¢. Didn’t sell everything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, got there sausage & grease; & payed for there hog. $3.35, top price. Today Emil is 50 yrs. old. We made tops for our cushions. It is awful cold today. Harry Wittenauer, is selling beef around, town. The men what are working on the relief fund, at the road, in Lords Corner, start at 8 oclock, quit at 2:30 get, 50¢ hr. $3.00 for 6 hrs. work, there is Pete Watchel, Georg Wagner, Robert Laut, George Boll, Walter Hecke, Hy. Emery, & a good many othere, Geo. Lorgberg is the boss. they started on Dec. 6 working.
We went to Bellville [sic] sold everything out, but blood sausage; all the eggs 19 doz. for 30¢. Papa hauled wood.
Nice day, warm. Henry & family & Mrs. Cleveland, came left Willis here, they went to Bellville [sic], bought for Christmas. Mr. Louis Whiel was here, to see dad, about the corn, on Reheis’s farm, the 1/3 of Papenberg’s, papa can get it for 25¢ In. & pay for weighing. Wagner & Herman funeral home, in the Crowe Building was opened up, Sat. & Sun. for visitors. They have remodeled thing’s, builded, some to it. Miss Lucille McCarthy has sprained her ankle, & is now confined to her home at present. Found 14 eggs today.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile. George Wagner came to see if he could get a hog, for butchering tomorrow. A lady called to get eggs but they got some at Renneckers, ours to high I guess. 27¢ in the store here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then Rosalia & Bertie went along to the play, in the School Hall given, by the Dramatic Club; name is the “18 Carat Boob.” players; are Elvira Braun, Pearl Griffin, Anna Marie Parker, Wilfred Eichenseer, Albert Coop, Agnes Parker, Elfreida Wittenauer, Joe Griffin, Edgar Wittenauer, Raymond Wittenauer, Angela Eichenseer, Lee Gregson. The hall was packed. Auchbon’s band of Red Bud, furnished musci [sic], & also tap dancing.
We went to Belleville sold 9 doz. egg. Went out to Aunt Mary’s, put there meat away, had lunch, supper. It rained this morning, turning colder. Euchre in Paderborn tonite; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then we all went up, all 3 of us got prizes, Pap 7 points & double boiler, Rosalia 7 points & apron, Bertille 6 & apron. Aunt Mary had 5 but didn’t get nothing. Uncle had 2; dance after it, music by Kettler & Schaefer, Oh! boy & what a crowd, hall full. Adm. 25¢
Most beautiful day. We find about 1 doz. eggs a day now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to new hard road to Waterloo, did little business, then went to St. Joe, to Hempe’s, to Tiptown Kelley’s. Mcarthy had shooting match. Pete Ganley family was here to get sausage but we had none & wasn’t at home. Frank Hippert & friends were hunting at Henry’s got 10 rabbits.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while. Uncle Adam & Emil where here this afternoon, had supper here. Several people called for eggs, we sold 6 doz. 27¢. Some stopped bought liver & pork sausage. Tolin got ribs. George Wagner is hauling wood up today. Wm. Doyle & Helen Reagen of Tiptown where published second time. Clara Wagner & kids, came over, & bought 2½ lbs. pork sausage 15¢. We went out to Uncle Fred’s to put his meat away, sugar cured.