Monday June 13 Cloudy & looks much like rain I got the girls to help take my old Moline wagon bed in to the barn & I took it apart to put a new bottom & side in it but it soon quit sprinkling rain & I went to Wellman & took dinner at Amandas I worked around my building all day Holden finished the privy by 10-30 & I helped him some & then helped him carry his tools home & paid him one $ Albert Taylor came to see me about Carpenter work
Sunday June 12 Cloudy & looks much like rain the boys & I salted the cattle & 2 colts in the E pasture after noon it cleared off nice & cooler & seems as tho we may have better weather wind light S SW I send $1 renewal for National tribune & Headleys 2 vols great Rebellion also sent my address on gov card to agriculture dept so I will get reports
 Headley, J. T. The Great Rebellion; A History of the Civil War in the United States, published by the National Tribune, Washington, D. C., 1898
Saturday June 11th 1898 Cloudy warm & looked much like rain & did rain a little Harve & I went to Wellman he took a load of stone & we got lumber for a privy at Wishards I paid $3,00 & Harve loaded the lumber to my lots & Came home & trimmed hedge I sent letter to Mag also sent a draft to E J C Bealer Cedar Rapids for $10,85 for a carload of stone on which freight was $12,04 weight 31000 I took dinner at Amandas PM Holden helped me build a privy west of barn got it nearly done I paid J S Ferguson $15 by chk & he went to Washington I got home at dusk quite tired Harve has worked 5 days this week 238 in all & drew $51,50
Tuesday June 7 Warm thunder & looks & feels much like rain & about 2-30 PM it rained a real hard shower & wet things up generally I went to Keota PM & got cash on 2 milk chks first $6,17 & the 2nd $20,04 total $26,21 I drew from Founders Savings bank all I had there $125,00 & 2,00 interest Vic went along & we called to see how Harriet got along home at noon & PM I took Mag to Wellman Nellie & Joe went along soon after we got there it rained quite hard Our bank cellar got 3 feet of water & at 5-30 I took Mag to depot & bought her a ticket for Omaha Nebr $10,15 & She will go to David City to see Nora we came home & found chores mostly done my buggy horses cushions & blankets & all got real wet I deposited $134,00 in the Wellman Savings bank.
Monday June 6 A warm growing day partly cloudy I went to Wellman in the buggy & Harve hauled down a load of well rock in the wagon to level up the cellar wall I saw Holden about building me a privy on my lots I hauled my cellar window frames from Ruf Whetstines new house & put them in my barn home at 10 am & wil built a pen in the shade for nine fating pigs hoed some in the garden & other bush patches about 3-30 PM Dave Cole came hungry & we gave him to eat & fed his poor blind horse he had his out door camera along & took a picture of our house & a family group & went his way to Washington I took my doc colt to Roy to work he jumps out of the pasture & is not satisfied anywhere I took Supper at Roys & cora gave me a big dish of nice Strawberries for my supper I appreciated them much we hitched the colt up with old Mae & Roy brought us home
Sunday June 5th 1898 A most beautiful warm growing sunny day I layed long in bed & rested for I was tired my bush patches are all doing well & in good fix we have 10 little calves & 38 little pigs we had our Joe Adams  strawberries for dinner
 I couldn’t find a variety of strawberry named Joe Adams, but there were a couple men by that name that lived in Washington County, Iowa at this time.
Tuesday May 31 partly cloudy & looks much like rain rained in the Evening PM I went to Wellman found my Stone Masons at work Met 2 men Wilson & guest from Washington coming to my house to see me on fence & plumbing business they went back to Wellman with me & we talked awhile & I showed them about the kind of plumbing goods I wanted & they will send me prices I got caught in the rain just before I got home I lent Jim horse to Willard to drive to Richland
Monday May 30 A very nice drying day & sunny Harriet & Willard went to Keota I drew $25 from the Bank & paid Harve $10 we all went to Wellman to Decoration at Wassonville Cemetery & PM at the Baptist church took our dinner & Eat at Holdens I called to see Station agt Connor about Stone I can hear nothing from the quarryman I came near going to Cedar Rapids this Eve to see about stone but the quarry is out of the way & the fare nearly $6 so I concluded not to go I paid agt Connor $7,49 freight on Car of 8700 brick from riverside
Sunday May 29 partly nice but rainy PM we all went to Wellman to Memorial Service in the Baptist Church by Rev Hites a good sermon Mag & I Joe & Vic took dinner by invitation with Mr Cam Gardners & it rained after dinner & again while we were coming home Willard & Harriet here yet this Eve
Saturday May 28th 1898 My 62nd Birth day & I am very thankful that I feel as well as I do I have fair apetite sleep well & by taking Stewarts dyspepsia tablets twice a day victuals set good on my stomach I hoed sweet corn & we loaded 2 ½ sax wheat 3 oats & 3 corn also 2 corn for chicken feed & 1 sack for meal & Harve went to Wassonville Mill was gone all day but brought his grist PM I & Mag went to Wellman & she took flowers & helped decorate the Baptist church for Memorial Sermon tomorrow & for Decoration day next Monday My stone masons went to Washington I paid Amanda $12 & that paid Maudes board also for my dinners to date Willard & Harriet here this Eve Harve 227 days & drew 51,05