I cut of & bound 16 Shox big corn & 8 shox Sweet corn Joe Farley & wife visited here 2 nights & he helped me one day with the Corn in hauling & one day digging potatos & they went to new Orleans La Dave & Add Taylor came & Staid one month
Leslie Started to School in Iowa City 17 Sept for a 6 yrs Course probably in medicine is taking german & so far I have paid for him Since he started to school $150,50 but think it money well Spent as he so far tries to learn & conducts himself Straight is a member of the ymca
We have all had reasonably good health the past yr for which I am truly thankful About the first part of June I Commenced taking treatment for Cure of my hernia right Side from Dr Summers of Columbus Junction to pay one hundred dollars when cured I paid the money before we Started on our trip & was not bothered any till I had a hard Spell of Coughing in Iowa City Coming home & Since then it has been more or less weak but does not hurt me any & now I feel that I am about cured again but will wear my truss till February & then try it off again
Hix raised for me 115 bu oats & I Sold them from Machine 40c bu & about 500 bu of midling corn my barn full of fair hay & $16 worth I sold Roy my finances are in good shape I have yet 14120,00 in the old farm $6000,00 in bank & $2500,00 after debts 3 Shares Stock in Keota farmers bank & 12 ½ Shares in the Wellman Savings Bank I got as usual on New yrs day $30 a[t] 10% on my Keota bank Stock C Bond pd me 98,40 & Roy $60,00 my 4 houses bring me $50 a month I get $15 per mon pension Surely we have much to be thankful for & little to Complain of Vic Still holds his job in the bank at $20 a month & is Steady to work we have a new Saddle & bridle a new 12 in globe put in a new 24 in grate & I am very very thankful to him who doeth all things well good bye old year
Conclusion of January 1, 1908 journal entry.
 Leslie would go on to graduate from the Northwestern College of Medicine in Iowa City and begin a practice in Cleremont, Iowa