Tag Archives: David Arthur Carr

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

December 18, 1918

Wed 18   gloomy & dark   cloudy as usual   I slept poorly last nite & don’t feel good to day   we wrote to Lavanda & sent draft $6 & to Nora & sent draft $8 for her & boys Christmas   it snowd a little last nite   we recd a pkg from Dave in St Paul   I haven’t opened mine yet   Sylvia came & Staid most of the pm   I feel better this eve   it cleared & cool at 11 am   we went to bed 9-30

December 16, 1918

Mon 16   dark cloudy as usual   moderate   I slept well last nite & feel good to day   about 10 Mother & I took our satchel &c & went to Isabels    aftr dinner I went down town to Japs office & bot 6 or so Christmas cards 75c Marjorie most well   I found Leila & Lois in town   I bot Candy 25c   went to the Bank & got 5 dfts [drafts] Maude $6 Nora $8 Lavanda $6 Roy $6 & Nellie $8 & I sent Dave in St Paul $5 by letter   all Christmas presents  we got a letter at last from Leslie on board Ship in the Atlantic Ocean near France   is well & was some sea sick   said the trip wasn’t for pleasure   we were sure glad to hear from him

October 26, 1918

Saturday October 26 1918   Dark foggy misty drizzly all day   I went to the mail box & got mail   letter from Dave & Roys got the Advance [Wellman newspaper]  Andy Moore Cloyd Adams [son of Ira & Ida Adams, born November 1899], and others have died since we left   Roy & Arden got 2 loads of corn for the hogs   Mother was sick all AM but is better this eve

October 18, 1918

Friday October 18th 1918  Cooler E wind  a pleasant da   Rupes came over & dug up some shrubs & flowers   he burned my wedges   I got mail at noon   Card from Leslie   he is well & busy as receiving officer at hospital in DC   war news very favorable   I put our storm sash in this PM & Mrs Clark Brown calld   Mrs Marion Spear died last nite   I went to PO this eve   recd a card from Dave    Liebes hand brot me a fine big load of dry cobs from Siglers   we have fire in grate Eve   Phone from Sloan South English