Leona came after the boys; Henry still has headache. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, here went out to see Uncle Adam this afternoon. Rose & Bert went up to Mamie’s, but she went to the Mill Pond, so we came home again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back here had supper, then played couple games cards. Uncle Adam was sitting up all afternoon, he is better again.
We butchered 2 hogs; for Uncle Fred; Henry & family were also up, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed in the evening, sugarcured hams & played cards, made carmel [sic] cookies. Virgil Eichenseer was here wanted to sell ticket for the school children’s play Thurs. nite; Oliver Ruhel was here to get signers to for the hog contract again. Uncle Freds hog weighed 245 lbs. @ $6.35. There is a ladies picture in the paper, where she is yawning, continously for 140 hrs; can’t stop. Clifford was here, told Henry, he has a colt for sale, he went & looked at it.
Went to mass at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Mr. Henry Meng came last night & paid his hogs 381 lbs. at $6.30, brought the hook this morning. We went out to Uncle Fred’s, had supper; got a cedar tree for Christmas. Red Bud Sewing Circle is out soliciting for pillow slips or cash for a euchre to be held after Christmas. Some men of Hecker Holy Name Society, are going around for collection’s to build a double brick garage for Fr. Aydts car, he keeps it by Eichenseer’s.
Papa took the feed up to be crushed but they didn’t start till late & Roy said he would bring it down at noon, so he did. We went out to Henry’s butchering 2 pigs, it rained & sleet all the while they were scalding them; we ground the sausage meat, with the machine wheel, went through in a hurry; had dinner, cleaned & scrubbed everything; brought Rose [Rosalia] along home; got 1935 calandars [sic] from Eichenseers tonight. Geo. Geodelle is having a birthday dance at Pautler’s tonite, Adm. Gents 25, ladies free Moonlighters playing. Miss Burgess Hecker school teacher has changed boarding places, has moved from Jatho’s to B Frilsther’s.
Oh! Boy did it rain this morning. We went to Belleville, sold meat & eggs. Washed put hams up this afternoon. Seen the marriage license in the paper of Bernard Thien 24 & Mrs. Alera Eichenseer 25, Francis old wife, now divorced.
Mamie Eichenseer came & brought the pattern back. Then she went to Angela’s quilting. We picked the green tomatoes got near a bu. Melvin Wagner was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, brought some rose bushes & trees. Henry & family also came, so pap stayed at home with the boys’ & we all went to the Rebpulic [sic – Republican] Meeting at Maniers Hall, free refreshments & dance; & was there people there, like pinic [sic], hall was crowded, & windows outside, Jesse Brown was speaker; & the Morone [sic – Monroe] Co. Officers there too.
Papa got crushing done. A man around selling pears 60¢ bu. We went to Belleville. Zippel brought the hog feed that was ordered. We walked up to Mamie’s but she wasn’t at home, then she came down here, & gave us a call; she was by Mrs. Staufenbiel. Odillo has a new chev, traded his old one in, coach, orange weehls [sic] tan body; got it this morning. Ed Parkers have a V8 ford, not new.
Baking bread. Put the new tires on the Whip. Went out to Uncle Fred’s, looked at his implements, that he wants to sell. It sure was hot this afternoon 106 at Eichenseers, in the paper it was that 350 persons died from heat in 24 hrs, the hospitals are all filled up, the water is low all over, especially in Kansas, Chicago; it was 115.
We washed, ironed & patched. Papa hauled 4 loads wheat, for our share from Pabsts, got 73 bus; nice wheat. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up towards evening awhile. Mamie birthday. Emil came down & papa paid him for building on barn, 30 hrs & 20. $6.00. Rosalia fed Rennechers chickens yesterday & today, they are threshing at Klotz.