Mon 28 Clear moderate lt S wind Roys I sat around waiting for the mail Winnie went to the box & brot it at 11 oclock a letter from Leslie in DC he is well & in charge of a ward & we were glad to hear from him PM I went with Roy & Arden & pict some apples & Roy & I drove down to & thru his timber land & put on a big load of stove wood roads dried fast the only daily was last Sat issue & war news was old tho favorable Roy & Arden got a load of corn AM it looks like rain to nite
Sun 27 Dark rainy foggy misty A disagreeable day & it rained most of last nite we wer to have visited at Walter Brewers but visiting is out of the question so we sat around feeling well & healthy ate a good hearty dinner & read some & Killed many flies cool hard disagreeable SW wind to day we turned our time back one hour & tis to be hoped the powers that be will let the time alone it was a silly sensless order this is a chilly very windy eve & Roy sure lives in a cold treeless cheerless place
Saturday October 26 1918 Dark foggy misty drizzly all day I went to the mail box & got mail letter from Dave & Roys got the Advance [Wellman newspaper] Andy Moore Cloyd Adams [son of Ira & Ida Adams, born November 1899], and others have died since we left Roy & Arden got 2 loads of corn for the hogs Mother was sick all AM but is better this eve
Fri 25 Colder clear ESE wind & cool At Roys I slept good & feel midling fair appetite mother helpd Winnie try out lard make some &c I read & went out at times where Roy & hand workd at the hog house Roy got a load of lumber from Corydon AM with his auto truck & made the trip quick
Thurs 24 Cool & cloudy NW wind At Roys I feel better & ate 3 good meals & read in a cow boy book Roy workd at his hog house & at 4-pm 2 neighbor boys came & helpd Roy kill a nice hog & hung it high in the garage Mother is feeling fine setting around the house I get very little to write about
Wed 23 Cool & cloudy all da at Roys I slept well last nite in a good bed I wrote & sent a letter containing trunk check to Willard in Olathe Kan also sent a card to Leslie in DC I went with Roy 1 ½ miles to get some bolts & went to his old house & saw his horses & cattle & a hand came & helpd work at a hog house Roy is building I have felt poorly most all day I took a dose salts AM that caused it I was out with Roy a part of the day I miss the general news & especially the war news
Isaac and Margaret departed for the West on a trip to visit their married children.
Tuesday October 22 1918 Cloudy & dark all da we arose early & left our pleasant comfortable home at 7-30 for our long visit trip Mrs Rupe & Geneva came to bid us good bye & I left our Keys with them Fred Schrader took us to Washington in his fine Hupmobile a fine ride & I pd him $3 at 8-50 we took train for Seymore pd 6,22c for 2 tickets arrived at 12,45 & Roy met us with auto & were soon at Roys 11 miles roads good & a bountiful dinner of fried chicken was soon ready & we were hungry I brot the children Crakrjak & pnuts we lookd around Roys at his fine bunch of 108 fatting shoats & Roy & I went to Corydon & visited John & Ellen [Brewer] ate an apple they are both well we cam back flying & had a fine ride had supper & talked til 10