December 17, 1912

Tues 17 dark cloudy cool SW wind I chopt very little wood in the alley & I wrote an account of our day Spent last Thurs the 12th at Henry Fosters & took it to the Advance office Vic has gone to Washington with V Siglers auto to bring Vernon out I wrote to Maude at Idaho falls Idaho & Sent her draft for $6 Christmas gift for her & Carrol I drew 5 from bank & $6 draft $11 in all Dave & Harvey here this Eve & we had oysters for Supper F. Arthur came this morning & fixt light plant & took Smoke pipe off the furnace & cleaned it & took cold air pipe off & got Mothers cuff button & 2 whips Carrol had probably poked down

December 16, 1912

Mon 16 A good day to dry clothes but cloudy I helped wash til 10 AM & at 6-30 in the eve Mother & I went by invitation to Editor Coffeys to an Eve of Social converse & a good lap supper & came home a little aftr 11 at nite & dark cloudy & mist rain I pd Dr Wells 1,50 for visit to mother

December 12, 1912

Thurs 12 Cold & clear Cold SW wind   dry roads good   I arose a little Early & hurried around   we are all Dave Harvey Roys Nellies Mother & I invited to Henry Fosters to spend the day   Nellies did not go   Mother & I went with our mare & buggy   the boys went with Roys we had a delightful visit at Fosters fine country home   An Excellent dinner   Mother & I got home little aftr sundown   left the rest at Fosters   I was late doing chores Wasson piled furnace wood in the cellar   worked 8 hours & got along well he fed the pigs & cows at noon   Emma & Vic took diner at the Hotel

December 6, 1912

Fri 6 Clear & cold NW wind it turned Cold last nite & Also very hard I got up at midnite & put down butry [?] window I had a good fire in the furnace & house warm all nite Wasson came early to work but failed to come back PM he worked 4 hours I piled some wood in the cellar & chored before dinner Harvey & Dave Carr [sons of Isaac] came from Minneapolis

David Arthur Carr and Harvey Taylor Carr
David Arthur Carr and Harvey Taylor CarrD

PM I went to post meeting no fire or warmth in the hall  6 of us met in the PO [Post Office] [Ezra] Bradford [Thomas] Chandler [Amos or Rufus] Whetstine [Tom] McReynolds & Mayer & [Isaac] Carr & we voted to disband the post  I was very Sorry to be a party to this Step but it had to come Sooner or later & might as well Come now  we were truly Sorry to Sever our relations with the WRC the best Corps in the State & they have upheld & Encouraged our post in a way to command the respect & admiration of evry member & I was authorized to convey to our Sister organization our thanks & appreciation of their many Kindness social & financial  farewell Ed Hamlin Post GAR for Ever

December 4, 1912

Wednesday December 4th 1912 Mostly cloudy dark foggy misty very damp in the morning but dried some & thawd all day I went to the pasture & husked a Shock of corn & brought corn & fodder home Ora Wasson came to Split wood he worked 7 1/2 hours he helped me unload my fodder Mrs Kate England came to Spend the day but was called home by a telephone soon after dinner Spoiled her visit