Tag Archives: Aaron Palmer

April 1, 1919

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


March 22, 1919

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

February 25, 1919

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

February 22, 1919

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

February 21, 1919

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

February 20, 1919

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 

February 19, 1919

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 [1]   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

[1] Wikipedia.org:  On 19 February 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was shot, not fatally.