We all went out to Henry’s, they had the threshers there for oats, had a few for lunch & all for dinner got 590 bu. oats, from there they went to Ganley’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary couldn’t be there, – they had to go by Oscar’s & Ronnenberg’s & Franks. This evening they came up then we all went to Frank Degenhardt’s wake; he was 57 yrs. old the funeral will first be Mon. morning. Mr. Licht the insurance man was here this evening. There was a bunch went on a Excursion boat trip today, Hepp’s, Moeher’s, etc.
Papa & Rosalia finished strawing potatoes this morn. We got 10 hens & incubator hatching, 130 chickens we have, from them, we set 13 hens now again, & got 5 more hatching these days. Katie Klotz was here & asked if she could get cistern water from Aunt Mary’s, she got 2 milk cans, for washing & cooking soap. This evening we went out to Henry’s took the plow out, she planted out 30 tomatoe [sic] plants. The old Hepp building in being torn down here in town. Mamie Mueth got operated on this morn. for appendix at Red Bud.
We washed & hung it in the basement, because the weather is rather disagreeable out. Papa got his hair cut this afternoon. Elmer Kammler said his wife & Mrs. Laut where both down in bed with the flu. Robert Laut paid $400.00 for Wm. Laut’s property here in town. Mr. & Mrs. Laut are already living down in Elmer’s house, they will have sale. Henry was here awhile this evening, he went to Hy. Hepp’s to get some leghorn hatching eggs for 11¢ doz. He say’s the boys have the wooping[sic] cough now. We where going to Red Bud to lent service, but Henry came then made it to later.
We went to Red Bud church. I seen Clarence Hepp’s license in the paper he is 21 & she is 24, they where married Thurs.
Thanksgiving. We went out butchering at Uncle Fred’s today. Him & Papa went over to Chris. Buehler’s to get the hogs, 2 of them for 5¢ lb. Rosalia & Bert took his machine & went out. Oscar Birkners family where also there. We had the first snow this yr. & hard, rain this eve, & colder. We had lunch & dinner there at Aunt Mary’s. The way we heard Clarence Hepp & Lillian Thouevenot where married today & also a couple down at Red Bud, a Ratz girl & Bogard from Belleville.
Papa & Rosalia went to Henry’s this morn, he is butchering a heifer today, or a cow rather, Osie Neff is the butcher. They had dinner there. Henry & Rosalia went around selling it this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up to plant out rose bushes, then they went to Chris Buehler’s. Ed Pabst was here & brought us 9 bus. big late potatoes. Oliver Birkner was here & got Mrs. Stehfest scale, that she left in Henry’s machine. There was people here from St. Louis that wanted to buy lard, but ours was all sold. Melba Hepp gave a Micellanoues [sic] Shower at there home last Thurs. night in honore of Miss Lidyia Thovenenot who will become the bride of Clarence Hepp in the near future. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here awhile this evening, then they went to Ed Parker’s, he had to furnished musci [sic], it was a surprize [sic] for Anna Marie her birthday. He got $2.00 for the musci [sic].
They gave beautiful prizes, Bessie Parker got the silk pillow with a slip in candy, Clarance [Clarence] Wittenauer got a bottle perfume, & many others got prizes at the show. We went tonight again they raffled 2 blankets, Levi Gregson, & Hilda Neff were the winners. They also sold candy, & Erma Hepp got the silk spread, Nick Helfrich, the silk hose, & many others, Rosalia got a teaspoon. They sure do draw the crowd, there play tonight was Kitty’s Statue. They sold out on the candy, & there was a blanket left that no one called for, so he raffled that one & Eugene Bruns winner. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning. We washed, ironed, patched, baked bread today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary come this afternoon to work at there place, they where here for lunch & supper, then they went us, to the show. We were by Mrs. Rennecker & got some flowers.
I seen in the paper that Fritzie Boo had his leg taken off now, & is getting along nicely. Martin Schilling’s have a little baby girl, they now have 2 boy’s & 2 girls. Papa went down to the truck patch & planted pickle seed, he was over by Louis Armstutz’s a little while he called him over there. Rosalia & Bertille went to the Jackson’s show tonight, & the people there, it was sure a crowd, most of them with there parked cars, they sold soap, medicine, & candy, it had slips in the boxes, Harold Wagner had one with it he got a big Indian Blanket, Rosalia [Rosalie?] Braun, Meba Hepp got teaspoons, Henry Bruns a mirrow, & many others received prizes. They played the show “Crazy House” it was good. They also gave free attendance thickes [tickets] out, we got 3 of them, chances to win a blanket.
It is raining. Lester Gregson & family took Christ Buehlers big truck & hauled Lela & Ethel Duekers school children for a trip today. Papa went up town this afternoon. The town officers where all at Waterloo they will meet. Jatho, Armstutz, Huber where also in this morning. There was a dance at Robert Laut’s last night. Henry’s were invited, but didn’t go. They where here this evening, Henry & Bertille went to Henry Hepp’s to get leghorn eggs, he got 205 eggs. There still 12¢ a doz.
We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morning to work their potatoes & garden. They where here for dinner, lunch, & supper. Papa got some papers from Arch Whiel for the Braun’s business, what there stock & things where praised at, & there Liabelities [sic]. Henry Hintze came here this evening & got 1 from each. Henry Armstutz was here & wanted a mixing box, but we didn’t have any. Henry & family where all up this evening. Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Henry & Charles Hepp to see if Henry could get some leghorns eggs from him, he can get them by Thurs. night so Henry is going to take 200 eggs. They are Brown Leghorns. We went to Mrs. Eckerts this eve. but she wasn’t at home.