December 19, 1912

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 [1] one dollar [to] service bull to Jersey 10 months ago

[1] 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.

December 17, 1912

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

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