December 24, 1891

Thursday December 24 1891   foggy damp warm & misty   no frost in the ground   we went Early to the other place & Set 17 posts around the pond & Split & Sharpened 24 more   Enough to go clear around the pond & fed the Cattle 2 jags of hay   home & got the chores done by dusk   I paid Harve $10,00 & he went away to spend it & Christmas muddy


October 19, 1891

Monday Oct 19   A very fine day   we arose Early & Mag & I went to Washington to a reunion of my old Co F 11th Iowa infty   I put team up at Benz’s & we met by invitation at A. J. Dawsons, Co [Company] treasurer & he took us to a restaurant & got our dinner  13 members present & most of them had their wives & some other soldiers present  in all 43    we passed a most pleasant PM   had roll call of all members of the Co & Short Speeches from Dawson & Lemon & anecdotes from several   then we went & had our pictures taken in a group of 13 of us & Mag & I went home with John Keating & wife 3 miles East of Washington to Stay all night   we found him well fixed in a new house & passed a very pleasant Evening with my old Comrade   I paid John Roda $15,40

October 17, 1891

Saturday October 17th 1891   A very fine dry day   we finished digging potatos about 2, 30 PM   have about 240 bu all told of very fine potatos in the Cellar   we husked a load of Corn in the new ground over East   tis good corn & sound   the girls went with England’s to Lewis’s to singing  John has worked 36 days & drew $10,00   Harve has worked 158 days & drew 67,50   he paid me back 5,00 I gave him Thursday last   Harve went away this Eve   I brought Holden from England’s to stay over Sunday


August 9, 1891

Sunday Aug 9  Warmest day of the season   Mag & I & Bell went to Wellman to the Baptist Church  Went & came by the other place & watered the Cattle  water is getting low in the well & stock requires lot of water these hot dry days  went to Amandas for dinner  Clouded up & cooled off some & rained a little  Grace Pinkerton & Marie Pope came home with us in the Eve to visit  fine day