Sunday, Dec. 11, 1932

It started sleeting, it was awful bad driving the windshield always froze up & we couldn’t see, had to clean it of [sic – off] 5 times coming home from Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner we had chicken, we played 5 hand pinochle about 3 games then they went home. Dan Geodelle & his family called in this morn, looking for Henry, he wasn’t home they where at Waterloo, she called in so they are going to visit them tonite. Dan wanted to speak with Henry about pigs. Art Schaefer & a gang, Papenberg, Parker’s, went down the road with the sleigh & bells ringing this afternoon for a ride, they sure went some. We went to Robert Laut’s this evening. Joe Watchel’s family & Mr. & Mrs. Karl Boll where also there, the ladies plaed 5 hand pinochle & the men played solo. popcorn & wine where served, came home about 11 o’clock.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1930

Today is Gus Geodell’s birthday.  Papa went up to the creamery this morning to find out whether they had any cinders to spare.  Uncle Fred wanted some, but they didn’t have any, then Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods.  Joe Watchel is butchering a hog today.  Johnny Reheis is his butcher.  Lloyd Rausch was here at noon & wanted to sell us some Christmas stamps but we didn’t take any.  We all went out to Henry’s this evening to get the sleigh for a scalding binch [?].  After we left they went in to Waterloo, to Mr. Geodell’s birthday.  He is 49 years old.

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