Rose started the “Goose Trot” quilt. Papa went to Waterloo, & Henry too get the hog business corrected. George Wagner butchered, got his hog from Joe Gregson. Mamie Eichenseer & Clarance came this evening, we played 500 Rommey. Robert Laut got sack hay for his rabbits again 15¢ worth.
The hog checks are being paid out at Waterloo today. Papa sewed clover seed this morn. Rose is making dresses, Berti baked cookies, surely is nice, but it is turning colder tonite. Bernice Wagner came, over & got 1 doz. eggs @ 26¢.
The old guy what sharpenes [sic], etc is back in town again, was here today, papa gave the cross cut saw to sharpen for 35¢. A guy here wanted to sell auto paint, $2.00 box. Bernice Wagner got 1 doz eggs. Roy Staufenbiel had there little baby girl christened last Sun, called it Pearl Louisa, Mr. Joe & Pearl Griffin as sponsors. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Wittenauer of St. Louis have a baby girl. The Frantz Baker truck of New Athens, Edgar Wittenauer in charge had an accident on the Baldwin road, & damaged somewhat.
Went to Red Bud mass. Raining this morning & last nite. Clara Wagner came to see if they could get some water out of Uncle Fred’s cistern, there’s had been turned on, & is black. It sure is a terrible night, raining, sleet & colder.
We washed, ironed; fried in sausage & ribs etc. Rose got a letter from Margaret McDermott, stating that there will be a card party tomorrow nite at Donahue’s, given by Tiptown Parish. George Wagner got doz. eggs @ 24¢. Renneckers boarder is leaving tomorrow for St. Louis, Mr. Smith, he has a higher position with St. Louis Diary [sic – Dairy]. Saymenger of below Red Bud, has his job at the station here now, has been working for last 4 days. The Fire House & City Hall is nearly completed now, except the roofing yet.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & pap went out to Henry’s, went along to E. St. Louis. Chas. Wagner brought the recipt [sic] of fireman’s dues. We finished our quilt, took out of the frame. They stopped at Whielbacher’s at Columbia bought different things, dress goods, etc. We played 5 hand & 4 pinochle.
Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Hy Brand were here helping to quilt, had dinner & supper, Mrs. George Wagner came helped the afternoon, had supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day again. Papa took eggs up, got 25¢. Hogs are $8.25 top price now. We played pinochle, again this evening; 2 games. The firemans have meeting tonight. George Wagner is elected trustee of the Evangical [sic] Church.
We washed, quilt. Uncle Fred walked home, did some work, all day. Papa went to barber shop, also went to see Stehfest, about selling his hiefer [sic]. Osie Neff was here, said it was all right to cut the tree down, by his road, so I guess he will. Bertille finished at the dentist & paid him $18.00, Rose $8.00 & B [Bertille] $10.00, rather busy today. Rose got 3 pulled & 1 filled & Berti got 3 filled, of which, killed 2 nerves. A guy from Cairo going to Mo. hit Brun’s car last night, in front of Mrs. Ida Bruns house, Machines were wrecked, but are going to be repaired. Lester & Eugene Bruns in the car were cut about the face, & Chas. Wagner also was hurt in chest; Bruns had 2 wheels on hard road, & this other guy was drunk & found a wiskey [sic] bottle in his car; his car was injured; don’t know yet, who will stand charges. Our line has telephone meeting at Hill’s, Mr. Rennecker & papa went over; Elections of officers, still have the same ones. Clara Wagner & kids, came & then George also after the meeting, we played 5 hand pinochle. The Ladies Aid have quilting in the Evangical [sic] Church these days.
We washed, beautiful day, wind nice sunshine, Rosalia is making herself a blouse. Papa hauled load butchering wood. Mr. & Mrs. George Wagners 10 Wedding Anniversary today. Mr. David of Bricky Settlement was here, to see how many pigs were sold since Feurer counted them, this is the last time now, & then the check will come next.
Cleaned chicken house. Papa went to Red Bud to see Mr. Bergdorf, to see our heifer. Mr. Streck was here to see it Mon. evening, he offered $22.00. Henry said Fr. Aydt & Ed Parker, where here to see us Mon, we were at Belleville, they came out there thought we were butchering out there, they wouldn’t go in the house. Papa went to Waterloo, this afternoon. Berti went up to the Dentist he couldn’t finish it yet, forgot the filling again. The paper comes with the mail carrier every day, instead in the evening, the news gets old; paper says “Colton R feischneider,” of Belleville was critically injured & in St. Mary’s Hospital, auto mobile accident. We went to Geo. Wagners this evening, played cards, Pap & Rose, & Clara & Bert won 5 games; won every game; some hot playing. It also was Clara’s birthday; cookies, apples, root beer were served. We received a card from the Post office in St. Louis, stating there was a letter there & not enough postage on, required 1½ & so we sent it over, what it is, or where its from, we do not know yet.