May 29, 1897

As a member, and Post Commander, of the Ed Hamlin Post, Grand Army of the Republic, Isaac gave speeches at special events.

Saturday May 29  A very Extra nice day  No dust no mud & just warm Enough light wind a perfect day  we all went 2 teams to Wellman to decoration & had I think the best Services we have Ever had  I got through with my parts without a Stop or Even a slight mistake & Mrs. Rothrock of CR [possibly Cedar Rapids] spoke 55 min & done fine  we took dinner by previous invitation at the Editors Mr Reeds  had a good dinner  Strawberries &c & a real Social time generally & in the Eve I took the whole family to the band festival & we had ice cream Strawberries &c  one of my teams hauled the Wellman band to the Cemetery  Harve drove  he has worked 255 days & drew $91,45  home in time for milk & chores

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