Fri 20 rather Colder & mostly cloudy I chopt & Sawd some wood in the alley & done chores
Thursday December 19th 1912 A fine dry day to work partly cloudy I went up to the pasture & husked the last Shock of fodder hauled corn & fodder home Vic helpd me put the fodder in the hay mow I chopt & Sawd some wood in the alley the School boys are carrying away much of my alley wood for Shinny clubs [used for batting balls around] I paid C. Emde  one dollar [to] service bull to Jersey 10 months ago
 Probably Charles Emde of Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa who was enumerated in the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Roll T624-427, Enumeration District 0129, page 6A, FHL film #1,374,440.
Wed 18 quite cold S wind I chopped & Sawd much wood in the alley & Shelled Corn I drest & went down town I Sent D F Woolen Liberal Kas [Kansas] his note Stamped paid for 168,00 given last June at 7% it was Pd by Chk a week ago My right big toe is yet very Sore & the nail is lose I put peroxide on it every nite I gave W Palmer a check for $18,40 Settlement in full
Tues 17 dark cloudy cool SW wind I chopt very little wood in the alley & I wrote an account of our day Spent last Thurs the 12th at Henry Fosters & took it to the Advance office Vic has gone to Washington with V Siglers auto to bring Vernon out I wrote to Maude at Idaho falls Idaho & Sent her draft for $6 Christmas gift for her & Carrol I drew 5 from bank & $6 draft $11 in all Dave & Harvey here this Eve & we had oysters for Supper F. Arthur came this morning & fixt light plant & took Smoke pipe off the furnace & cleaned it & took cold air pipe off & got Mothers cuff button & 2 whips Carrol had probably poked down
Mon 16 A good day to dry clothes but cloudy I helped wash til 10 AM & at 6-30 in the eve Mother & I went by invitation to Editor Coffeys to an Eve of Social converse & a good lap supper & came home a little aftr 11 at nite & dark cloudy & mist rain I pd Dr Wells 1,50 for visit to mother
Sunday December 15th 1912 A fine day Dave Harvey Vic mother & I went to church & all went by invitation to Nellies for dinner & PM went up to the new School house it is nearing completion
Sat 14 A fine day to work a Norris boy came & helped til 10 oclock & we got the Cellar full of wood rather the most I ever had in the cellar & a big pile of both Stove & furnace & I paid Norris boy 30c at 10 AM he went to work for Mrs Smith & at Eleven AM I gave Ora Wasson a check for 9,30c & he went home PM I went down town a while