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I have been a family history researcher for 33 years and have published two family books. I am currently working on the life story of my second great grandfather, Isaac Newton Carr and his ancestors.

November 22, 1918

Fri 22   Another dark cold da  spits of Snow   It looks too gloomy dark & Stormy to go to KC   I took a dose of salts and feel better   no letters to day I went down town PM & got shaved 15c & at 6 in eve we all went by invitation to a Mr Woodberries to supper   4 or 5 blox   went in the closed car & comfortable   Extra fine ME folks   a jeweler his wife & one child Martha 15 & a very amiable attractive girl & smart   we had a fine supper & enjoyed the evening very much   Snowing as we came home   white ground

[1] Harry and Dakota Woodberry; Year: 1910; Census Place: Olathe, Johnson, Kansas; Roll: T624_443; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1374456

November 21, 1918

Thurs 21   dark cold cloudy   looks like storm   we expected to go to KC & attend the stock show but it looks & feels to stormy   Willard has been out with his car several times   I sat around & read the morning paper   PM I rode with Willard to Woodberrys who phoned   they wanted to come to the parsonage   So Willard brot Mrs. W & daughter  they staid 2 or 3 hours & he took them home   My hand trembles so I cant us my pen [Isaac switched to writing with a pencil at this point]  an old lady foned   gave the ME Church a city lot for garden to day & I went with Willard to see the lot   tis a good one   I don’t feel as well as I would like to

November 20, 1918

Wednesday November 20th 1918   at Harriets Olathe   Dark & Cloudy this morning   Willard arose early & went to KC [Kansas City]   took a hand to do some work at Willards house there   Mother & I slept later   a couple came to be married at 10 am   it looks like rain   Willard was called home from KC   Harriet had a time getting him   they came again 2-30 pm & Willard was here drest in his clerical prince Albert & tied the knot & Harriet recd $5   We were rejoiced to rec a letter from Leslie written on board ship ready to sail for France   No date   we all 4 wrote to him in France

Dr. Leslie Lewis Carr

 

November 19, 1918

Tues 19  Cool a Fine sunny morning  Arose at 7  I took a dose of salts  Harriet & Willard are washing  I am reading the morning paper  reconstruction in Europe going on fast & satisfactory  at 3 PM  a couple came unateded [unattended] to be married Allen Eastland & [Miss] Dunham age 18 & 21  Willard soon tied the knot & recd $5  gave them an engraved certificate  we congratulated them & they Embarked on the matrimonial sea for better or worse  I went with Willard to enquire after several cases of influenza  found all improving but one  we took Mother & Harriet to call on Mrs. Woodberry  recd Advance & letters from Nora & Sylvia  I went with W to engag Andrew Jackson  colored to work tomorrow

November 18, 1918

Mon 18   Cooler NW wind but not freezing   we arose late but all feeling OK   a good feeling   Chap called wants to be married tomorrow   Willard went to call on some sick    PM we took a nice ride around the town & suburbs   I sent a card to Zimmerman about puttying windows   in the eve Judge Robart wife & daughter calld & spent a late eve   Willard made candy   we had apples   Mrs. “judge” had a mans voice when singing

November 17, 1918

Sun 17   Cooler NW wind   dark & cloudy & rain a little   at 3 PM the walks are wet   I took a bath & put on clean clothes   no church because of the epidemic & this disease is all over the US from Maine to California  & it surely is a serious consideration & I am very thankful me & mine have escaped so far   I have had a slight headache so far to day but ate a good dinner   letter from Mrs. Zimmerman   my cal [calf?] is ok   it rained again by spells here   Harriet & I ate a good apple

November 16, 1918

Saturday November 16th 1918   at Harriets in Olathe   Cloudy warm S wind   we are all well   many new cases of influenza reported   I walkd down town with Willard   I got shaved 15c   Mother & Harriet are doing much cooking   Harriet is a good cook & Willard is a good provider   he took my shoes to be ½ soled   we recd letters from Nora & Nellie  the latter gaind 7 ½ lbs [1]   it looks & feels like rain   warm  Willard brot my shoes neatly ½ soled & heels fixt & I pd two dollars

[1] I think Isaac is talking about Nellie, who was not well.