October 23, 1898

Sunday Oct 23  An Extra nice warm Sunny day  the children all went to Methodist Sunday School  Mag & I went to Baptist Church  Ez & Amanda came home with us to dinner  PM  Luther Bradford & his daughter Maude called  it clouded up towards Eve & Mag has a Severe head ache  Louis King & wife called

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October 22, 1898

Saturday October 22nd 1898  Cool Cloudy & damp but Cleared off towards evening & the roads dried Some  Vic has rode my Millie Mare a few times to Exercise her  My horses are getting to feel Extra good being kept up all this bad weather  PM I drove up to my old farm with Joe who was very glad to get back to the old place & said he would rather live there than in Wellman  we got a Sack of apples the sowing machine squash punkins turnips & Roy lent us a fresh Spare rib & backbone  Bell came from her School over north to Roys & we brought her home  also a Bohemian girl working for Roy rode to town with us  quite a load  Mr. Jess Longwell & Mrs. Sade Topping called & Spent the Evening, Harve 326 & $142.50

October 11, 1898

Tuesday October 11th  A real nice day & Clear  A day I shal allways remember  the day I left the old farm & I think for good  the farm where I have worked so hard  Early & late & been very Successful  where I have raised a big family of good Children  I borrowed a wagon of Roy & we loaded 2 wagons & all Came to Wellman & took dinner at Amandas  unloaded & Harve & Mag & I went back & brought 2 more loads  tis real chilly  arrived at nearly dark & unloaded  Bell also Came to pass the first night in our new home from her school near 4 miles west  Maude & Nellie had supper ready & we were ready for Supper  I sold $25 worth Chickens

I. N. Carr's Victorian Home in Wellman, Iowa
                  I. N. Carr’s Victorian Home in Wellman, Iowa

October 10, 1898

Monday October 10th 1898  Rain all the AM & Some times quite hard  a very poor time for a Sale  we arose Early & Roy soon came but the rain also soon came & Seemed to spoil all my plans but the men began to Come Early in Spite of the rain & before 11 AM we had a good crowd but it rained till plum noon  we had Early dinner  Jesse Leasure my auctioneer came about 9 in the rain  I invited Several in to dinner  H G Moore my Clerk Came in the rain about 10 AM  it Stopped raining about noon & at 1 PM Leasure began Selling my stuff  traps sold very low also horses  the highest any brought was one colt  3 past $27  hogs sold fairly well 22 head  Cattle sold well 43 head & by 4 PM we had all sold out  I saved 2 Cows 5 horses & 3 pigs to take to Wellman  Beamer & Co commenced putting in my furnace

October 8, 1898

Saturday, Oct 8 A real nice fall like day Mag & I & Harve went to Wellman & took 2 good loads of house goods & took dinner at Amanda’s Harve went home to dinner & PM brought wood Nellie also came & Lynch helped Mag & I paid him off $2 Harve has worked 315 days & drew 139,50 Sylvia & Hattie & Jap all here