Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & went home again while it was froze. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Rosalia went to see Mrs. Rennecker; to get quilt pattern of “Goose Trot.” Mike Keoinstein is in Belleville Hospital. There is a free picture show at Pautler Hall, in Waterloo given by Grosse. Mr. & Mrs. Lester Gregson & family where here this evening, we payed 5 pinochle, the boys went to sleep. It is raining out. Eggs are 30¢ now.
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¢.
We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while, he hauled load wheat to Red Bud, got 90¢. Eggs 25¢ today. We went to Waterloo this afternoon, nice day. Straw baler guy was here. Otto Horn suit agent stopped again, trying to put in an order, just booked Wilfred Cortner for one.
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 washed, ironed; canned 4 qts pumpkins. Nic Helfrich hauled coal here, 73 bus; $5.97 & hauling charges $2.10 he joined the truck code, that is for hauling for others, paid so much code. The Monroe Hatchery has a free chick disease demonstration this afternoon at Waterloo. Eggs are 26¢; top market on hogs $8.30 highest this far. Oliver Probst 52 of Belleville died will be buried, tomorrow afternoon Floraville Cemetery. Wm Probst of here, his brother.
Uncle Fred went home; Mrs. Rennecker & Mrs. Robert Laut were helping to quilt this afternoon, had supper, also Katie Klotz dropped in, waiting for Arlene. Papa went to Hill’s; on business about selling land. Mr. Oscar Bibler died last Sun. evening at the Red Bud hospital. Mrs. Emma Bickechaupt nee Vogel died Tues. 34 yrs. was buried Thurs. at Burksville; been married since 1931. Our cousin Matthias Crowe of St. Louis, Sun. morning, Thom. brother, died, was buried Wed. morning 60 yrs; ailing since he was hurt in a accident in 1933, was formerly a policeman there, he leave his wife & son Dr. Matt & daughter Viola, & 2 sisters & 1 brother Tom policeman at Waterloo.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, papa went along out to Henry’s, then they all went to E. St. Louis to the healer, Leona stayed in Waterloo. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper; then we all went to Foster Pond to a birthday & tacky party. Ed Pabst brought corn. Burgdorf looked at the heifer, but didn’t offer no price on it. Hogs $8.00.
Papa hauled 2 loads wood; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped went to Belleville. Several people Waterloo are on the sick list John Horn, has winter fever, Hy Rhan, flu & etc.
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.
Christmas Day. Went to 5 o clock mass at Waterloo, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile before high mass here at 9 o clock. We went out to Henry’s, had dinner. Walter Reheis also came. Henry had to take the chains of off his car, gave him 2 cigars, then went to Belleville to see Hilda, was coming out by 3:30 again. The roads are terrible, & weather is too, gloomy, hasey [sic] & cloudy, raining. Received a Christmas Greeting from Miss Freund of 906 Rusell Ave. St. Louis yesterday. We didn’t go to the program at the Evangical [sic] Church, because rain.