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
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
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
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
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
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  it looks & feels like rain warm Willard brot my shoes neatly ½ soled & heels fixt & I pd two dollars
 I think Isaac is talking about Nellie, who was not well.
Fri 15 dark cloudy cooler In the PM it turned to mist & was quite dark I went with Willard to the church & he tinkered [with] the pipe organ & got nice pork tenderloin for dinner I took a dose of Salts Mother & Harriet sat in their nice large room & talked long this PM we got a large photo of Leslie by mail but think it looks too old the epidemics is bad around here it rained awhile this eve a girl 18 named Nellie came & spent the eve we had apples