Mon 24 Warmer Mostly cloudy pleasant we are both well took breakfst at Delmar 25c I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca pd 90c for 3 I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c I got an Eve paper 2c we took Supper at Delmar Cafe I pd 75c for 3 I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read
Sun 23 Commences a beautiful warm day we both arose feeling well & drest for Sunday we took breakfst at Del Mar 25c for both I took a walk to the South end of the pier & saw three boats come in for San Pedro & Catalina came back to our room before 10 all ready for church went to Congregational Church & heard a good sermon on St Paul took dinner at Advent pd 62c for 2 talkd awhile in the sun parlor & took a walk along the pike to the pier more folks than comon in town we took supper at Advent pd 60c for 2 & went with Mrs Saners to 1st Presby Church cor [corner] 5 & locust & heard a rough spoken Evangel Trotter & he begged for money we went west in place of South coming home & were set right by the Electric revolving cross on first M E church bed at 10 Oclock
Saturday March 22 1919 Long Beach Del mar We arose feeling well & took breakfst at Delmar 25c for 2 A fine warm Sunny morn but soon clouded & the later the cooler & clouder & this eve it looks rainy we wrote to John & Ellen I took a walk to the pier & got a paper 3c Mr Palmer Calld AM we took dinner at ywca 66c for 2 PM Warren & 3 children & Mrs Boyd came we went down on the pike & I got the children p nuts & pop corn I got cold and came to our room we took supper at Delmar pd 30c for both I sat in the mens room & read awhile & then talked with the janitor & proprietor awhile
Thursday February 27th 1919 Long Beach Del Mar A fine Sunny day we all arose feeling well 3 took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Harriet dont breakfst I bot a paper 3c letter from Allie we all 4 wrote to Leslie 2 girls & I took a walk to market Library & Chamber of Commerce the girls Nora & Harriet registered I bot 1 doz fine Navel oranges 15c Warren Called at Hotel we took dinner at Advent 1,60 paid About 1-30 pm Warren came & took us 18 or 20 miles NW to Rodondo Beach & to moon stone beach a cold high NW wind made it disagreeable & nothing new to see at the beach I bot some pop corn & we looked for moon Stones & in our anxiety to find a moon stone we didnt pay attention to the high waves & they caught us all first & last & wet our feet real wet I got a dry pair sox 25c & put them on with wet shoes it helpd some we rode back to Hotel more comfortable as we didnt face the wind reachd hotel near 6 took supper at Del Mar I pd 80c this eve recd letter from Leslie in France with his picture he is well & looks fine
Wed 26 A fine day bracing morning we all arose feeling good took breakfst at Delmar pd 40c for 3 I got a paper 3c & read & wrote some got letters of sympathy from Jap Sylvia Isabel & Mattie Sigler Harriet fixt up a small box of nice large oranges & sent to Willard we went down along the pike a flying machine came over & alighted down the Beach we went to see it & talked with the Aviator he owned the machine & was getting a passenger now & then a 2 or 3 hour trip for $5 he didnt get me we took dinner at Advent 1,90 for 4 aftr dinner I went to the farmer & merchants Bank corner Pine & 3rd st & gave a check for $50 I bot 2 writing tablets 15c & 1 lb p nut [peanut] candy 30c & paid our room rent 10$ to Mrs E B Stanisfer also pd $3 for girls room for 1 wk took supper at Del Mar 90c for 4 Sat in the Parlor & heard that fool girl yell tis raining was cold chilly all PM
Tuesday February 25th 1919 A fine cool day we took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Harriet ate none we all went to the market I bot Winesap apples 15c & Bellflowr 25c & 1 doz Oranges 15c at 10-30 Mr Palmer took us all to his home & Warren took us to Whittier 25 miles a beautiful drive thru orange & Lemon groves & little Lamont Dear Nellies youngest boy went with us & enjoyd it we took dinner in Whittier I pd 2,10 for 5 & mother & girls went to call on Mrs Snavely Noras Aunt we got auto fixt I pd 60c we lookd at a small nice park & then went & calld at Samsons Neighbors of our younger days Mr S was not home but I had a pleasant call with Bell as we used to call her we then found mother & girls at Snaveleys a sister of Rev Adam Schwimley a pleasant faced woman we then drove to Mr Fredely nee Birdie Zimmerman made a nice call lookd over their home & made arrangmts for a visit & picnic next Sat & got Harriets Satchel from Fredeleys went to Los angels & drove thru the city for miles when it seemed we couldnt get thru & at 7 eve arrived at Del Mar & I wanted Warren & Lamont to take supper with us but they went home thus ends a busy & pleasant day I got a room at our Hotel for Nora & Harriet pay $8 for a week
Mon 24 A real nice cool day Nellies Funeral we 3 arose feeling well & took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Nora & I went & bout $5 worth of pink & white flowers for Nellies Funeral & just after noon Harriet came brot from Los Angels by Mrs Birdie Zimmerman Freedley we were very glad to see her & we all went to dinner at Advent 1,46 for 4 & at 2 PM a Mr Heckman came with a fine car & took us to the funeral of our dear Daughter Nellie at undertaker Holton sermon very appropriate Neely intermit Sunset Cemetery we all lookd at the stone I selected for Nellie & Mr Heckman brot us back to Del Mar & we each thankd him as he would take no pay women & children Staid awhile & I bot them apples & pop corn we took supper at Del Mar 55c for 4
Note: Nellie succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of 36 years.