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
Fri 21 A fine morn we arose after 7 mother is not feeling well I went to telegraf office & got a message from Nora She starts today & will get to Los Angeles Sat at 9-20 I got my laundry sent more pd 43c got a collar 25c at noon Warren came with message from Harriet She will come Message from Lavanda to ask if she [should] prepare for the funeral in Wellman we took dinner at Advent Mother 36c me 31c I saw Ady [Addison Taylor] of 11 Iowa [infantry unit] & we had a talk on the pier we took dinner at the Advent 66c for 2 recd a letter from Nora & 1 from Mrs. Shiller Mr. Palmer & Warren Came PM & we went North 2 or 3 miles to SunnySide Cemetery & Warren bot a small lot 2 graves & pd $108,00 a beautiful & well kept cemetery I bargained for a tombstone for Dear Nellie & when properly inscribed & set I am to give my check for $165,00 we called at the undertaking parlors & saw our Dear Nellie girl & she looked so nice Mr P brot us back to the hotel our room is cold a chilly eve we took supper at Delmar Cafe 30c for 2 & sat in the parlor & got warm & came to our room 7-30 & found it warm
Thursday February 20th 1919 I occupied our room alone last nite & took oatmeal & coffee North on E*W street only 10c a cheap breakfast but I wont go there again too dirty & food poorly cookd I went out to see Nellie found not much change only weaker poor Dear Nellie I thought of her much last nite I came to Hotel at 11:30 & took dinner at the Advent sat in the sun parlor & read the Hawkeye part of the pm then gave the paper to lady roomer & ate 2 apples then went to Palmers found Nellie sinking very fast yet was conscious & suffering she tried to talk but couldn’t She died about 7 this eve our Dear Nellie girl has left us & she was always good and kind never gave us any trouble or worry not an unkind word farewell little Nellie father & mother will soon follow Mr Palmer & I went down town on jitney to undertakers & telegraf & I sent message to every child & Geneva Smith Sigler pd 4,20 Mother & I took supper at Palmers & came back to Delmar
Wed 19 Cool a fine day S wind we arose late took breakfast at 8 at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2 We wrote to Leslie & Nora I took a walk both feel well we took dinner at Advent 85c for 2 I bot extra 2c french preimer shot a little, name Clemenceare  got 1 Hawkeye & the Advance this PM & were just Starting to Nellie when Mr. Palmer came after us Nellie is worse we soon got there & found our dear girl Nellie very low said she was ready to go said she couldnt live & was oh so tired but didnt seem to be in much pain she said mother & I had always been so good to her she wanted to see her children they were called in she wisht to be buried here at Long Beach & wants the children kept together I came back to Hotel & took supper at Delmar Mother will stay with Nellie they have very little room at Palmers
 Wikipedia.org: On 19 February 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was shot, not fatally.