Thursday September 21st 1922 A fine warm Sunny morn we arose aftr 7 Both well & this is the 57th anniversary of our Marriage & we are truly thankful for the many Blessings that have come to us in our long & happy weded life & chief among all our blessing is good health & the big family of good capable children we have raised how often in the long years past I have been proud of my 6 good girls Now only 5 are left C C Gardners asked us to go with them to the Lexington yearly home coming & we are glad to go & had a very Nice ride & arrived at Lex 11-30 & met comrades & old friends I pd for 4 dinner tickets 1,60 & we enjoyed a most excellent dinner in the Basement of the Church & many handsome healthy smiling farmer women waited table & Kindly seen to it that each & all were fully fed after dinner I calld at the Dr Gardiner home close by & wrote a letter to J Z Benson asst adgt genl [Assistant Adjudant General] gar Des moines for 6 identification papers for different gar & wrc an auction was held a Mr McNurlen of Keota sold Squashes mellon apples all good prices & went to the Lex Church home by J Flemings & Called at their fine farm home her Sight is failing & she is growing feeble Gardner & I went to Depot & I telegrapht to J Z Benson Des moines for the papers & I didn’t send the letter I pd 35c for message Mother made 14 qts of grape juice yesterday
Mon 8 dark cloudy & drizzly I made a fire in the furnace I went down town a little early & got my bank book at the Bank the bal [balance] was $673,00 I calld at Gardner & Hambright’s then calld at Eardly Bells office & got the abstract Bell said it was a safe abstract to make a loan on I got mail at Noon letters from Isabel Sylvia & Harriet the girls seem anxious for us to come to Calif but they each one seem likely to have as much company this winter as they ought to have I would much rather go to Calif & visit our girls but don’t want to impose on them PM Mrs England called & we with C C Gardner went to the Depot & Sent for Reservations to Jacksonville Florida the 7 Dec Mrs England is very anxious to go somewhere no matter where it has misted & drizzled all day & Now 6,45 tis slowly raining
Sunday November 7 1920 dark Cloudy & dismal we arose at 7 & I made a fire in the furnace tho it is not cold I shaved & we went to church AM & heard a fair sermon & had dinner in the dining room at one PM & Mrs Sade Topping called an hour or 2 & borrowed 2 books in the eve C C Gardner & wife & Florence Baker called & we talked about going to Florida Gardner forgot his rain coat & I took it over to him
Friday October 15 1920 Partly cloudy & warm cooler towards eve raind several times last Nite but not much water fell I workd around the barn a while Sweeping Sawing & pounding I got mail at Noon No letters I got bacon 25c PM we wrote to Leslie in Clermont & I maild the letter also one to Isabel in Pomona Calif & mother took fruit juice to the church to make frappa  for to nite after Supper Mother & I went to ME church to a reception & get acquaintd meet for our New Pastor Rev Moore & wife & the Wellman teachrs a goodly crowd present the opening address by C C Gardner folowd by disgusting singing Howling or barking some fair recitations & in a few remarks Rev Moore thankd some body for the meet a huge bowl of frapa was in evidence & all had plenty I took 1 small glass I don’t believe in nor favor drinking such Stuf home at 10 I gave C C Gardner a chk for $45 for Pastor salery & will give $20 more Next spring if not prevented
 Dictionary.com describes one definition of frappé as a fruit juice mixture frozen to a mush, to be served as a dessert, appetizer, or relish.
Wednesday October 13 1920 warm & dry S wind it thunderd & Sprinkled rain a little last nite Sun rose brite & clear & Staid so I got mail at Noon No letters & Main St was very very dry & dusty I never saw it more dusty I got hamburg steak 25c Pm mother went with C C Gardners to Pierces to a LAS [perhaps Ladies Auxiliary Society?] & she heard that Lyman Bradford town marshal & JP & our Nephew my Sisters Boy had left town left his family under a cloud oh the evils of Beer whiskey & women while mother was gone I lookd over old letters & old pictures of long ago I went to Snidr creamry & got cream pd 1,00 & I churnd twice 15 min each time & got a fine mess of butter but quite warm Mrs Marner Brot us some fine apples & pears & mother took her some butter milk
Mon 11 Dark cldy rain a little & all cleared we arose late I dug half bu potatos & it began to rain I helpd Mother shell beans & it soon stopt raining & I dug 2 rows potatos & done up a quilt to send to Nora got mail at Noon no letters I got 2 Chautaugua tickets of Gardner & gave chk 4,40 Mrs Aggson took dinner with us
Sun 27 Hot & dry 90 at the well house at Noon We went to Church am a fairly good attendance for hot weather had Election for delegates to Conference I voted for C C Gardner 1st Sam Huntsburger 2nd we sat around trying to keep cool I took a nap something very unusual for me & the PM seemed long it clouded & was cooler at sundown it looked a little like rain this Eve & I sowed my turnips only one pint of milk a day this the first Sunday