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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 4, 1919

Tues 4   a cool pleasant day & clear   I went early to the market & got a box of fine large Strawberries for Nellie   met Mr Palmer & he came by the Hotel & we went out with him & we stopt a few minutes with Nellie & then Mr P took us thru Hynes Clearwater Downey & Rivera to Whittier  by far the nicest & richest part of California I have seen yet   the home of the Sunkist orange but few orchards had been pict & the trees were loaded   the dark green foliage & the abundant yellow fruit made a picture long to be remembered   the groves of walnuts peaches figs orange & lemon all nicely cultivated   the oranges & lemons have Barley growing 6 in high in orange & lemons   we took dinner in Whittier   I pd 1,55   we then went to home of Bell & Andrew Sampson neighbors of our young days   we found her nearly sick but glad to see us & we had a good short visit & started back   stopt at the packing house & saw oranges & lemons packed in boxes   Nimble girls wrapt them fast & numbered them & piled the boxes    at 4,30 found Nellie had been watching for us & we thankd Mr. Palmer & took taxi for Hotel   letter from Coffey   he takes my pasture

October 1, 1878

Tuesday Oct 1   Cleaned up a load of wheat & went to Keota   23 bu sold to Rice for 56 cts   Bell went over with me   She felt very bad in leaving  She cried most of the time going over & I felt as bad as she did   She is a good kind hearted & affectionate woman   a good neighbor   we will never get a better   I gave her the dress I bought & she was well pleased with it   I took dinner at Fields Mush & Milk   I got lemons for Mag & yeast   4 cows took this week little [in light pencil was written at the end of this passage “heifer Samson”].