Went to Red Bud mass, throat blessing after mass. Uncle Fred cooked dinner, had soup. Henry & family came this afternoon, all had supper here & played cards. The weather is nice.
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 went out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s birthday, we had dinner & supper, played cards had radio. Leona brought the kids up to stay all night here, Rose & Berti went along with them to Waterloo to Pautler’s to Laf. Geodell’s birthday dance, gents 25. ladies free, Geodelle’s Orchestra; nice size crowd present. Henry played drums; but got sick; little too much, I guess Ha-
We went to Red Bud, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up, stayed for dinner, played cards this afternoon. Henry & family came this evening, had supper, played cards, we had chicken dinner & supper. The yearly account was read by Fr. Stern, this morning, 11 died, 2 born, 3 mix marriages & 2 Catholic, 8 entertainments, that is pinics [sic], euchres, plays. Most beautiful day, for the first of the year; cold last night, & warm today.
Papa & Rosalia took 2 hogs to Belleville. Henry & Leona went in with a calf. Kids stayed here. They also went over to E. St. Louis; came back, had dinner here. Eggs are 28¢ here. Hogs weighed 635 lbs. @ $7.00. Henry got $6.25 for his calf, 125 lbs.
Baked bread, put up the tree. We went to Waterloo this afternoon. Henry & family came this evening, Santa brought lot of presents; but he didn’t appear in person, he was at Wagner’s; Rosalia got prayer book, Berti bedroom slippers, pap also; from Henry & Leona.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all day, had dinner. Henry & boys came this afternoon. him & papa went to the meeting & paying out of wheat & checks, $37.18 at the school house first, & Mr. Hill wouldn’t give them the key; then went to Griffins Hall, upstairs, but there were so many people, the floor was to weak, so they went to Griffins saloon, there they were paid out & they had no meeting, that is speaking today, which they was going to have. Mr. Ed. Parker came on business, this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was over tonight, played 3 games pinochle 2 to 1. The boys Robert & Floyd got so much things from the teacher Kruse; ½ doz. oranges, 4 lbs. candy & nuts, play things, Henry cigar.
Fried down bacon & sausage; patched, ironed. Bertie went to dentist, he couldn’t finish it yet; forgot root canal filling. Went out to Henry’s took boys clothes along. Leona came home this afternoon. Rosalia stayed out. She took the boys to school this morning & delivered some cold tablets to Cleveland’s; stopped by Henrys awhile. A beautiful day, warm. Emils birthday 51 yrs. old today. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Bestmann, nee Geodelle have a baby girl Mon. night, first.
We washed, cleaned up from butchering; Rosalia took the boys & papa out, he had to help Uncle Adam’s butcher. She got them again this evening, she takes the boys & gets them every day from school. Mr. Oscar Birkner came to get Uncle Fred grinder, he is going to butcher 4 hogs tomorrow, one 500 lbs. Henry Meng was here ordered 2 hogs for Thurs. to butcher.