Tuesday, January 31 1922 it has cleared off we arose at 7-30 & had a good breakfast of pancakes & I recd my papers & set by a good pleasant fire it is quite cool after dinner I read the Advance of June 26 Ioa [Iowa] Savings Bank consolidated with Wellman Saving Bank under name of the latter Clark Wiman & Harvy Simons Dead & Lyman Bradford in Jail in Washington another good man gone wrong after dinner we went in auto to Aron Palmers an hour or 2 then Roy came with auto & took us to his home an hour or so & Ralph came & we went back to Isabels had Supper & I read in the Pathfinder 
Isaac and Margaret arrived in Long Beach on January 24, 1920, and stayed at the Hotel Del-Mar.
Isaac wrote that they found the city full of tourists this is a quiet agreeable city in the more than 2 weeks we have been here have heard no bad talk & saw no signs of intoxication many young Soldiers here mostly discharged clean gentlemanly respectful boys but in evry single instance smoking cigaretts morn noon & night & all the time it was a mistaken act of kindness when our charitable organizations encouraged this habit so contrary to law & wellbeing many gar are here Ocean park is their favorite meeting place where they gather to tell the truth & pitch horse shoes a space being reserved & especially fited for this game thru the Kindness of Mr. [Aron] Palmer we have taken many rides in all directions
Wed 31 a fine day both feel good & slept good arose at 8 & took breakfst in the diner $1,40 for both went to the observation Car & we crost the Colorado Riv into California & it got warmer past thru a long sandy dreary waste were at Colton at 4 Pm began to see Palms & other warm weath Plants at 4-30 we arrivd in Pamona Calif & Aron Palmer met us with his ford & were soon at his home & Dear Nellies Kids rant to meet us & Kindly Mrs Palmer gave us a good Supper & Warren came at 7 & after a good social visit to bed at 10 good bed
Tues Apr 1st fine da arose Early & took Breakfst at Delmar 40c for 3 we have all packd & several bade us good bye Mr Palmer & Warren came & went with us to LA Paul goes with Harriet I pd 40c each to LA & we found our trunk & chk it to Wellman got an upper Sleeper near to San Bernideno we dined on the diner $2,10 Mother & I this is by far the warmst day I have experiencd since leaving Iowa went thru much dessert & useless land I have dizzy head ache 2 Electric fans going in our car named the Sparks
Saturday March 22 1919 Long Beach Del mar We arose feeling well & took breakfst at Delmar 25c for 2 A fine warm Sunny morn but soon clouded & the later the cooler & clouder & this eve it looks rainy we wrote to John & Ellen I took a walk to the pier & got a paper 3c Mr Palmer Calld AM we took dinner at ywca 66c for 2 PM Warren & 3 children & Mrs Boyd came we went down on the pike & I got the children p nuts & pop corn I got cold and came to our room we took supper at Delmar pd 30c for both I sat in the mens room & read awhile & then talked with the janitor & proprietor awhile
Tuesday February 25th 1919 A fine cool day we took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Harriet ate none we all went to the market I bot Winesap apples 15c & Bellflowr 25c & 1 doz Oranges 15c at 10-30 Mr Palmer took us all to his home & Warren took us to Whittier 25 miles a beautiful drive thru orange & Lemon groves & little Lamont Dear Nellies youngest boy went with us & enjoyd it we took dinner in Whittier I pd 2,10 for 5 & mother & girls went to call on Mrs Snavely Noras Aunt we got auto fixt I pd 60c we lookd at a small nice park & then went & calld at Samsons Neighbors of our younger days Mr S was not home but I had a pleasant call with Bell as we used to call her we then found mother & girls at Snaveleys a sister of Rev Adam Schwimley a pleasant faced woman we then drove to Mr Fredely nee Birdie Zimmerman made a nice call lookd over their home & made arrangmts for a visit & picnic next Sat & got Harriets Satchel from Fredeleys went to Los angels & drove thru the city for miles when it seemed we couldnt get thru & at 7 eve arrived at Del Mar & I wanted Warren & Lamont to take supper with us but they went home thus ends a busy & pleasant day I got a room at our Hotel for Nora & Harriet pay $8 for a week
Saturday February 22 1919 Long Beach Delmar Mother is better we took breakfst at Delmar 25c for 2 I got a paper 3c & after 10 lookd evry train from Los angels for Nora & She came Near one Oclock PM while we were gone to dinner at ywca Warren came in AM & went with us to dinner I pd for 3 99c Noras train 2 hrs late I carried her satchel to our room she took dinner at Delmar Cafe in the PM Mr Palmer came & took us all to the undertakers & we Saw our Dear Nellie girl laying there so beautiful & alone then we went to Mr Palmers & visited awhile & Warren brot us back to the Hotel & we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 75c for 3 it raind awhile this eve we sat in the parlor & talked real sociable & had some singing & came to our room at 8-30 I got a cot put in our room & I will Sleep on it & Mother & Nora have the bed we all with many others sat in the parlor awhile
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