January 9, 1919

Thurs 9   at Noras   dark gloomy  Cold   Left Noras Allie Nora Mother & I at 8,30 in Allies new Carr   I wore my over coat in the closed carr all day & was chilly  good cement roads   looks like rain   took dinner in Pleasant on poor hotel & poor dinner   I pd 2,60 for the 4   thru Stockton Tracy in San Joquin Co & took supper in Paloalto in San mateo co   went to camp & found Max & he took supper with us   I pd 2,50 for the 5   we drove around some   went to Leland Stanford University & Allie & Nora took Max back to camp & we put up at University hotel & had a Small Kerosene Stove for heat

January 8, 1919

Wednesday January 8 1919   heavy frost this morning   recd Advance of Jan 2   we are both feeling well   Roosevelt is Buried to day[1]  died mon  [Monday]  went to funeral of Chester Locke at Lockford & took a long ride & brot Leslie home   past over new way at Cemetery   a canopy was raised over the grave with seats furnished by & belonging to the undertaker & the congregation was seated with mourners at the front  Allie preached an eloquent & forceful sermon

[1] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

January 7, 1919

Tues 7  A very fine moderate day   frost this morn & lay on in the shade after noon   I took a walk AM & the Washington Democrat came   we all went in the new auto for a ride   called at Culbertsons & rode on extra fine cement roads & saw men picking olives for 6c a lb to make oil  they had been froze & not fit for pickles   we have them on the table at Noras & I am getting to like them   5 or 6 miles of straight roads between rows of palms & other trees   large grape fields & peach olive prune & other orchards

January 6, 1919

Mon 6   A fine da   not so cool   frost this morn   I read awhile & then put on overcoat & fur cap & went with Allie to Lockford to see about a funeral  nice ride   saw nice orange trees & fine large cactus & talked with a pleasant well informed girl   home to dinner   PM we wrote to Leslie in Lemans France & I went to the PO & maild the letter   mother & Nora went to the church & helpd make bed comforts   Allie went to Stockton & traded for a new car & the boys are in high glee   Trustees of Congregational Church 4 of them held a meet here this eve

January 3, 1919

Fri 3   frost & cool all day & clear   All the people are telling this the coldst spell   never saw any as cold   Allie came from down town & said we are all invited to joint installation of GAR post & WRC   (I had been invited before)   we all put on our best clothes & went   found a goodly assemblage  20 or more GAR & 65 to 75 WRC & all very friendly & social  had a good dinner   then Allie Mother & Nora left as Allie had a church business meeting   I staid to all the services & it was real good   I was asked to occupy the Chaplains Chair as he was absent   the WRC was especially interesting & the president asked me to make remarks which I did & came home 3 or 4 pm   Leslie faild to get home   a wrong with his auto   he phoned for money

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