October 18, 1901

Friday Oct 18  A very extra pleasant fine day  we all went to Bells visiting  Roy & Cora came  I waited for the mail & drove Willards Single horse down H. Blumenstine[1] called & wanted to put up wire for my telephone but I told him I had a visit [visitor] on hand & we put it off till next Monday  Bell had taken great pains with her dinner & it was real nice  She is a good cook & a neat housekeeper  I wish She more of a chance to do & a good house to keep  Leslie Stayed at home & went to School & done the chores  the 3 Scrantons are here yet with their team  Jap & Sylvia stayed with Bell to night  Most of us went to M E Church this Eve  Scrantons went to Roys this Eve

[1] Probably Charles H. Blumenstine who was a traveling salesman per the 1900 U. S. Census  Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa, T623-464, Enumeration District 0117, Sheet 8B


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