Category Archives: 1898-1923 Leaving the Farm Behind

February 1, 1923

Thursday February 1 1923   Cloudy Dark & misty   we arose at 7-30   I feel quite Poorly & my Breath is short & weak   I ate 3 small pancakes   I have No pain only very weak & feel bad   I ate very little dinner & Near 5 Roy came & took us to Isabels   it has been Cold dark & dreary all day   very little rain   I am very weak & short of Breath   I could hardly get out of the car   I read a Note from Security Savings Bank   L C Miller had Depos [deposited] 30,00 Rent to Jan 23 1923


January 31, 1923

Wed 31   Cool & Cloudy   we arose at 7-30   I feel Poorly but ate 3 pancakes   Carol went & got meat for veal loaf   I had good hot water to wash & the day ended as it commenced dark misty & rainy   the mountains are all covered with Snow white all over   Roy Called this Eve  he has inide [inside] painting in Ontario & has been working all this bad weather

January 30, 1923

Tues 30   Dark foggy & rainy   we arose at 8   I slept fine   was Not up till 8  I ate 2 pancakes   Huckster [1] Calld   I told Maude to by all she wanted   I pd the Bil only 1,45   I addrest a letter to Nora in Escondido   we Sat around & read & visited & it raned a little & Slow all day   Isabel Called up from Pamona this eve   they will not go to the Wellman Picnic Thurs   too wet

[1] Huckster is defined by as a retailer of small articles, especially a peddler of fruits and vegetables


January 28, 1923

Sun 28   Cool Clear & Sunny   Ralph Isabel & Marjorie went to Sunday School   Came home at Eleven   We were drest for Sunday & all went to Ontario to Maudes & had an Excellent dinner & some Idaho folks came & sayed [stayed] awhile & more Idaho folks came & the room is full   about 3 Palmers all came in 2 autos & brot Mrs Roup & Jennie Boyd  old Wellman Iowa friends & Nabers & we were sure glad to see them   they only stayed a short time   with callers all gone nice fire in the grate we past a very pleasant Eve   Maude gave me a cup of strong hot ginger tea & a hot iron to my feet as I have Symtoms of taking cold

January 27, 1923

Sat 27   Quite cool & frosty this morning  The sun shines Bright   we arose at 8  I feel fair  I finishd & mailed letters to Leslie   Mother & Isabel also wrote mail at noon   we got No letters   after a late dinner when Isabel gave me Straw Berries & very fine & ripe   I got Ralph to Send to Rice of NY for a double truss 14,00   we went down town   I got shaved 15 cents & met Dave & Roy   we had a good visit at Ralphs RE [real estate] office  they brot me home & stayed awhile   my 3 collars sent 2 wks came this eve 12 cts

January 26, 1923

At Isabels & Maudes

 Friday January 26 1923   Sun rose clear   we arose about 8   Isabel starts a nice gas fire in our room & brings us hot water to wash    my cold is better but I don’t feel good   I ate 2 pancakes   soon after 10 Ralph came home from land trip to Arizona   tis cold   don’t warm up fast   Roy & Dave called awhile after dinner   all but me went to school   Margaret P graduates    we gave her 2 silver dollars   I commenced a letter to Leslie   I gave Marjorie 50 cents