Friday, Jan 10 We were up all night with little Ezra and he is worse I fear he has the Dipptheritil Croup and will never get well I went and got old Mrs Jones a Dr woman and she said there was very little hope for him Goodwin came early and worked ½ day and stayed till most night when he went home Ez and Amanda came up also Holden & Laura & Father Dave went after Father but he was not at home Ez & Dave went & took Old Mrs Jones home after dark She charged 75 cents but wouldn’t take the pay as it was her Sabbath this Eve
Thursday, Jan 9 We chopped and hauled wood 4 loads Sam Stover called on business with Goodwin and took dinner Little Ezra is no better and we will have to stay up with him to night Goodwin went home
Sadness and loss of a son visits the Carr household in early January 1879. These passages must have been very difficult for Isaac to write and they convey a very sad and heart-wrenching time for the Carr family.
Wednesday, Jan 8 I went and got Sele shod and now I have him and frank well shod all raind [reined?] We chopped and hauled wood Little Ezra is sick and very hoarse to day but seems a good deal better and plays as usual this eve We got 6 loads of wood
Tuesday Oct 1 Cleaned up a load of wheat & went to Keota 23 bu sold to Rice for 56 cts Bell went over with me She felt very bad in leaving She cried most of the time going over & I felt as bad as she did She is a good kind hearted & affectionate woman a good neighbor we will never get a better I gave her the dress I bought & she was well pleased with it I took dinner at Fields Mush & Milk I got lemons for Mag & yeast 4 cows took this week little [in light pencil was written at the end of this passage “heifer Samson”].
August 31st went to Amandas & took her money to her She paid My railroad fare one way $30,00 So that left her $170,00 & then I gave her the $20,00 that Aunt Mariah sent & the $5,00 that Uncle sent making in all $195,00 for her I took dinner there & My mare broke loose & caused me much trouble to catch her I went to Craigs to see the thrashers as I want to thrash I went & looked to the hogs
Thursday, Aug 30th rested some last night & train stopped for breakfast at Davenport & at noon arrived after my long trip safe in Keota & found Roy waiting for me at the Depot with a team we went to bank & got my Drafts cashed $350,00 for 25 cents & then went & paid Hinkle the $25,00 I borrowed of him & got my note then home by 4 PM found all well & supper or dinner ready found my pigs nearly all dead & several big hogs but they have quit dying now Bill is plowing