Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then we butchered 180 lb. hog; finished early; they had lunch, dinner & supper. Mrs. Braun of Red Bud, was here selling Stuarts Products, we ordered some nose drops, she bought, some sausage. Awful nice day, rained last night.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. George Wagner got 1 doz. eggs @ 30¢ here. Mr & Mrs. Leonard Mertz have a baby boy, Thurs. 22. Mr. & Mrs. Herman Goessling had there baby christened at Red Bud church today. Mrs. Susan Wagner is being buried this afternoon at Belleville. We went out, stopped at Henry’s a short while, then went to the free wedding dance at Guerscheminer & Whiel, Jake Wiehl’s daughter, at Paulters Hall. Moonlighters played, & Oh! Boy what a crowd. Some camp guys got to fighting in the hall, but was taken downstairs, then later put in jail yet, 2 of them; were feeling pretty happy also.
Went out to Henry’s butchering the old sow. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil helped, we had lunch & dinner; took some sausage & rib along. We went to Waterloo to Paulters Hall, dance given by Armin Bectholdt, 22 birthday, Moonlighters playd, free dance, passed the hat around; & boy! did he have a crowd all over, Broad Hollow, Floraville, Paderborn & Hecker.
We washed, ironed, patched, cleaned ready for butchering. Papa hauled the wood home from Pabsts, 3 loader. Steve brought the paper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here this evening. Aunt Mary took a 4 ½ roaster along home @10¢.
We went to Waterloo to mas, after that Bill Freund drove our car, over to St. Louis to Josie Keller, we had dinner & supper there, bill & us kids, went to Forest Park, & to see Lindy’s thropies [sic]; it was beautiful, the rest of them played cards; the people sure did give Lindibergh [sic – Charles Lindbergh] some beautiful presents; when we came back; we stopped at Pautler Dance, and Oh! Boy was it good; we brought Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary along back; Uncle Fred 60 yr. birthday today, celebrated at Waterloo.
We took our turnips in. Bernice Wagner got ½ doz. eggs. Papa hauled 2 loads wood. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie Keller gave us a short call, then they all left for St. Louis; 500 3 Christy Ave. she took eggs along, she also went down & gave Lizzie Boll a call. The St. Patricks church of Tiptown is giving a fish fry & shooting match tonight at Oak Grove; we went , but didn’t win any; had a dance also, Adm 25. AuBchons [sic] Orc. played. We stoped [sic] at Henry’s.
Uncle Fred came brought Aunt Mary up for the Ladies Convention to be held at the School Hall, with dinner 50¢ a plate & program this afternoon. Uncle Fred & papa went out to Henry’s sawed wood this afternoon. Rose & Berti went to the Dentist, Rose got 1 pulled & 1 filled Berti got 1 filled. Richert of Dupo was here this morning, engaged 2 hogs for 2 weeks & bought 2 pigs from Henry $2.00 a p. [a piece]. Mr. Edgar Wittenauer & Miss Alsace Eckert are giving a free birthday dance in Kammlers Hall tonite; rang over lines, everybody invited. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, there were so many ladies at the hall today, over 200, for dinner was served, chicken, dressing, peas, turnips, mashed potatoes, cake, cranberries on lettuce & ice cream, ice water & coffee; a big day was had; a quilt was raffled to a Lenzburg lady. We all went to the dance, nice crowd, Koehler’s Orch, in which Edgar plays drums. Rather cold again, froze ice last few nights.
We culled chicken out, have 150, – 75 young ones. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went to see Wm. Rankins this afternoon. Roy Staufenbiel’s little boy Freddie is awful sick with pneumonia, for the last several days, is pretty sick. Mr. August Klotz, lost 2 cows & another sick yesterday & today; poisoned; from corn fodder, lost all 3 of them. A play in Paderborn tonite.
Holiday, Armistice Day, town people don’t work, stores closed, banks, no papers printed. Papa went to Red Bud got sack laying mash, paid for hog feed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had dinner & supper here. We sawed wood this afternoon, Henry sawed, it, 3½ hrs. Ed Mueth, Emil, Henry & Uncle Fred. We took our wash along out & washed at Leona’s this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed, played pinochle this evening. Mr. Herzog fruit tree agent was here, & left a card at the door.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a while; after church. Mr. Clyde Pautler of Evansville & Miss Ann Marie Parker were published first time today. Henry & family came, took us along, went over to St. Louis to Frank Dudenhoefers, got there about 4:30, had supper, & Oh Boy! was it good; played pinochle & bunco in the evening, left about 8:30 for home. Mr. & Mrs. Lester Hoeffner & Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Rohrass Gusta’ nephew; & Bill Dudenhoefer were all there. Gusta broke her right arm, some time ago, she fell. We went the old St. Louis Road Route 13, surely a nice drive; & enjoyed it immensley.