August 2, 1918

Fri 2  A fine warm sunny [day]   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos   I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & to dry   I went for the mail near noon  recd a card from Leslie   in Washington DC but not located   recd a letter from Mrs. Susan Morrow in S Dakota   wants me to help her get the 1c [probably first class] fare to the Natl encampment in Portland Oregon   I wrote to Newman A A G [Assistant Adjutant General]  & had E Bradford sign it as adjt & I sent Mrs Morrow a card   we had a post meet[ing]   only 4 present   Mrs. John Carter & her kids & mother called this eve   C Carter boy brot us 2 boxes strawberries 40c   Zimmerman pd rent for Aug

August 1, 1918

Thurs Aug 1st   A fine pleasant day  partly cldy   I got our laundry from Carrie A & pd her 1,25   I hired E C Goodwin to take Nellie & kid & W & Harriet to Washington this morning & they will go to Olathe, Kansas  Harriets home this eve   I got Crackers Oranges for some lunch & gave Nellie $65,00 & Harriet $25,00   Nellie looks bad & is weak   we are uneasy about her   I got 2 suits underwear & cuff at K Bakers chk 3,00   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos   Mother & I are alone again   the first since last spring   Mrs. Ruby called this eve   our army in France & the Huns are about at a standstill after 2 weeks fighting   many reported Killed but nothing decisive   we fumigated & disinfected the N [north] room up stairs where Nellie has slept the last 6 wks with formaldehyde starch for 7 hours   Dr Wells advised this as did Leslie for fear of Tuberculosis germs

July 31, 1918

Wednesday July 31st & last  a very fine da & cool  53 in the well house  this morning I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos & a bucket full to use  I got sweet corn for dinner & we had corn pancakes for dinner & supper  Willard took Isabel & Marjorie to Ioa City this PM   I gave Isabel $50,00  Willard came back Early & took mother & I for a ride past our farm to Keota  Crops look fine  we called at Mrs Deyoes  She looks poorly  Mary Willards sister looks in fine health & fleshy  home after sun down & I milkd by electric lite  Edith Weller here & spent the eve

July 30, 1918

Tues 30   A very fine comfortable da   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos & mowed some lawn   I got a doz ears sweet corn for dinner   Willard came this morning from Keota & got Harriet & they went back to Keota to stay til eve   we recd a card from Leslie   has got as far as Chicago  drayman Liebe came & got Isabels trunk & box & took to the depot   I am to pay him 25c   Lavanda & Ellen called this eve & it is quite cool   it was 56 this morning at the well house   Ash read our light meter but not the stove   war news continue to favor the allies

July 29, 1918

Mon 29   A very fine clear da & cooler   Leslie & Lavanda came from Lex [Lexington] early & Leslie left about 8 am for Ioa City to  Washington DC according to orders   8 yrs ago in June 28 he left for Clermont to begin the practice of medicine & he has done well   I would not ask or expect him to do better but he gave it all up to serve his country   he goes as MD with rank of 1st Lieut & we will greatly miss him & be more anxious than ever for the war to cease   Lavanda & Ellen went with him to Ioa City   They came back 3 pm & Willard took Leslies car & went to Keota to stay with his mother to nite   I sent her 1 doz ears of nice sweet corn   I saved 2 ears for seed   I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos   Willard got John Carters auto & we went to the Taylor Cemetery & put a can of nice flowers on each of our 7 graves   I mowed the alley & other lawn

July 28, 1918

Sunday July 28 1918   fine warm day  quite warm & I got sweet corn for dinner   we all but Nellie went to the Baptist Church & heard a good sermon by Mrs. Rev Dewey & we met many friends & Nabors   Leslie drest in his uniform & lookd much like a Soldier   PM & eve it thundered & lookd much like rain   only sprinkled   Dr & Mrs. Gardner called a while & Willard came from Keota   None of us went to church this eve

July 14, 1918

Sun 14   A fine partly cloudy da   we arose a little early & at 7-30   Leslie took Roy to Washington to go home   Leslie was out back at 10 & he put on his 1st Lieut Uniform for the first & we all went to church & Leslie & Lavanda went to Lexington to Dr. Gardners PM & we visited with Dave & the girls in the eve   we all went to ME church to a steropticon lecture by a Rev Brigham of riverside showing German crimes & atrocities   a foolish mess of misrepresentation & ought not to be patronized any where especially in a church

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