Tag Archives: David Arthur Carr

April 19, 1919

Sat 19   A most beautiful warm & Balmy morn   we arose both feeling well  I made fires only in grate & Stove & at 10 am went to the Depot & met Dave from St Paul & we are Sure glad to have him with us again   I got 1 lb butter 70c meat 40c bananas 25c crackers 15c & home to dinner   PM I burned pile of trash   hi S wind & looks much like rain   PM went down town   I got a thick steak for Sunday 90c & another lb creamery butter 70c   we lookd for Roy & for Leslie til bed time   Lavanda & baby came & Spent the Eve & Dr Gardner came by & told that they had telegram from Leslie   he will be in Ioa City 10 AM Sunday   boy brot my brown clothes pressd   I pd 1,00

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April 18, 1919

Friday April 18 1919   heavy frost this morn   we are both reasonably well   tis Mothers 72 birth day & She is well preservd considering the large family she has raised & the work she has done & we have reason to be very thankful   I got shaved at Hulls 15c   I got red soap 10c   we are invited to our friends Mrs Smith Rupe & went at 11   E Bradford called & went with us & then we all went & got the mail   mother recd several Birth day cards & letter from Harriet   Charley Blumenstine & wife also at Rupes & we had a real good visit & Mrs R had prepared a most excellent dinner which we all enjoyd & we came home after 4 & Hod Wilson & wife came & Spent the Eve   we only had fire in the grate & were warm Enuf  we got the word thru Lavanda that Leslie will be Discharged from the Army tomorrow & be home soon & tis sure good News   we also look for Dave from St Paul & maybe Roy   we hope so

April 7, 1919

Mon 7   Cooler   fine day   rain last Nite with thunder & lightning   we arose Early   I ate good Pan Cakes for breakfst & feel better   recd a card from Lavanda in Desmoines with Leslie   Expect to be at Wellman soon   a card from Dave   I went down town with Willard to get things   Willard went with Paul to school & he made his first start for school in Kansas  Harriet & W will adopt Paul & give him their name [1]   I went down town with W pm   A boy came & got mothers & my clothes to press   I read awhile in Burns & feel better this eve & played checkers with Paul

[1]  Paul was listed in the 1920 and 1930 census returns as Paul DeYoe.  When Paul married his wife, Eleanor Catherine Brogden in 1935, he went by Paul Carr Palmer and kept the Palmer name for the remainder of his life.

March 24, 1919

Mon 24   Warmer   Mostly cloudy pleasant   we are both well   took breakfst at Delmar 25c   I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye  letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard   he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad   Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca  pd 90c for 3   I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England   I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c   I got an Eve paper 2c   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe   I pd 75c for 3   I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read

February 6, 1919

Thurs 6  cool cloudy  looks like rain   I am feeling well   recd letter from Sylvia & Isabel   Mother ans it & wrote to Dave   took breakfst at Delmar Cafe   25c for 2   Staid at Hotel all the am & took dinner at the Advent Caffeteria   pd 90c & then took a walk all along the pike & saw many things & goods to get our money & many fortune tellers   took supper at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2 & we spent a pleasant eve in the parlor with some ladies who Stopt here   found our room real warm at 8,45

December 25, 1918

Christmas  Wed 25   at Sylvias   I am feeling poorly   clear cold sunny   All is Christmas & Each well rememberd   I got from Dave sox ties &c   Nora tooth brush & ivory case   Jap & Sylvia slippers book & hdkf [handkerchief]   Harriet tie collars   Mother book   Lois book   I gave Sylvia & Isabel each $5 & each grand child $1   we had a fine Christmas dinner   a 22 lb turkey & all that goes with it & Isabels [family] were with us   we sat & visited til after 12    this eve Jap had a drayman come & take my trunk to the Depot & Sent to Lodi Cal   I pd drayman 50c & I pd Jap 2,20 for Pulman berth to Ogden Utah

December 19, 1918

Thurs 19   at Isabels   A brite sunny cold frozen morn   Marjorie got a Nabers paper in the yard for me to read   we recd letters from Dave Roy & Allie Carris   all are well   we wrote to Nellie in Cal [California]   I sent her a draft for $8 her & children   also wrote to Roy in Promise City Ioa & sent him $9 for him & Kids   we had dinner a little early & Jap & Sylvia came in their auto   Ralf awoke & with us we all went to the Beet Sugar factory   a wonderful 2 acres of machinery where dirty frozen beets go in at one end & in 6 hrs emerge at the other end the very finest whitest granulated sugar   but steamy hot bad smelling disagreeable & I should say unhealthy work   we got back at 3 pm & I feel very poorly   the sugar factory did not agree with me at all