November 19, 1918

Tues 19  Cool a Fine sunny morning  Arose at 7  I took a dose of salts  Harriet & Willard are washing  I am reading the morning paper  reconstruction in Europe going on fast & satisfactory  at 3 PM  a couple came unateded [unattended] to be married Allen Eastland & [Miss] Dunham age 18 & 21  Willard soon tied the knot & recd $5  gave them an engraved certificate  we congratulated them & they Embarked on the matrimonial sea for better or worse  I went with Willard to enquire after several cases of influenza  found all improving but one  we took Mother & Harriet to call on Mrs. Woodberry  recd Advance & letters from Nora & Sylvia  I went with W to engag Andrew Jackson  colored to work tomorrow

November 18, 1918

Mon 18   Cooler NW wind but not freezing   we arose late but all feeling OK   a good feeling   Chap called wants to be married tomorrow   Willard went to call on some sick    PM we took a nice ride around the town & suburbs   I sent a card to Zimmerman about puttying windows   in the eve Judge Robart wife & daughter calld & spent a late eve   Willard made candy   we had apples   Mrs. “judge” had a mans voice when singing

November 17, 1918

Sun 17   Cooler NW wind   dark & cloudy & rain a little   at 3 PM the walks are wet   I took a bath & put on clean clothes   no church because of the epidemic & this disease is all over the US from Maine to California  & it surely is a serious consideration & I am very thankful me & mine have escaped so far   I have had a slight headache so far to day but ate a good dinner   letter from Mrs. Zimmerman   my cal [calf?] is ok   it rained again by spells here   Harriet & I ate a good apple

November 16, 1918

Saturday November 16th 1918   at Harriets in Olathe   Cloudy warm S wind   we are all well   many new cases of influenza reported   I walkd down town with Willard   I got shaved 15c   Mother & Harriet are doing much cooking   Harriet is a good cook & Willard is a good provider   he took my shoes to be ½ soled   we recd letters from Nora & Nellie  the latter gaind 7 ½ lbs [1]   it looks & feels like rain   warm  Willard brot my shoes neatly ½ soled & heels fixt & I pd two dollars

[1] I think Isaac is talking about Nellie, who was not well.

November 15, 1918

Fri 15   dark cloudy cooler  In the PM it turned to mist & was quite dark   I went with Willard to the church & he tinkered [with] the pipe organ & got nice pork tenderloin for dinner   I took a dose of Salts   Mother & Harriet sat in their nice large room & talked long   this PM we got a large photo of Leslie by mail but think it looks too old   the epidemics is bad around here   it rained awhile this eve   a girl 18 named Nellie came & spent the eve  we had apples

November 14, 1918

Thursday 14   A very fine fall day   we arose a little early & Willard had a funeral at 8-30   a boy 17 hunting rabbits   his gun bursted & he was killed   we then all went to KC over fine roads & splendid scenery & farms & fine house   Especially the buildings of KC are many  & fine   we went to rr office & found about our train &c to Grand Junction & I think we ought to end our visit here & go to Sylvias but mother & Harriet want us to stay to Thanksgiving   we took dinner at Caffeteria   a very fine meal  I pd $1,84 for the 4   then we lookd around the city & went in car around the cliff drive   a very fine drive & scenery   home by dusk & it rained a little   a letter from Lavanda said Leslie started over sea Mon [Monday]

November 13, 1918

Wed 13   A very fine day   this AM we got the 3rd Wellman Advance of Nov 7   will soon know it by heart   I went with Willard   several short rides  a lady Mrs Kirkpatrick called & wanted to meet mother & I   an old soldier of 11 Kas [11th Kansas Infantry] I met down town a Mr Fenn told her we were here   I sent a card to Leslie  Hoboken NJ

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