Tag Archives: David Arthur Carr

July 14, 1918

Sun 14   A fine partly cloudy da   we arose a little early & at 7-30   Leslie took Roy to Washington to go home   Leslie was out back at 10 & he put on his 1st Lieut Uniform for the first & we all went to church & Leslie & Lavanda went to Lexington to Dr. Gardners PM & we visited with Dave & the girls in the eve   we all went to ME church to a steropticon lecture by a Rev Brigham of riverside showing German crimes & atrocities   a foolish mess of misrepresentation & ought not to be patronized any where especially in a church

July 13, 1918

Sat 13  A very fine comfortable da   we went Early Roy Leslie & I went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt Vic’s grave & leveled all the dirt  we then went to the Wellman Cemetery to see how graves were fixt   aftr dinner I went down town & got beef 9 1/2c coffee 60c & for dinner I bot 50c ham & 10c weneys  I dug a bucket of new potatos   old ones all gone   I gave Roy $10 to help him home   Dave Roy & Leslie went to see Rach Hull & later Effie & Rach called an hour & I rode down town with them & got shaved

July 12, 1918

Fri 12  A very fine day & I only visited   done no work   Dave & Roy here all day til eve   Roy went out to Pery Ayers in Leslies auto   Leslie & Lavanda came from Clermont this PM & Lavanda went out to Dr Gardners at Lex [Lexington, Iowa]  Mame Store called this eve & mother & I went out to the auto & saw her  Rierman folks from Oskaloosa

May 27, 1918

Mon 27   Rainy Cloudy cooler   we arose a little early & got things all ready   I took our laundry to Carrie A [Ash]   Mother & Isabel got flowers at 8-30   Goodwin came & were soon at the cemetery & it commenced to rain & real hard & cool   we found Vic’s grave needed filling but it raind so hard we came back home   Ed put the chains on & top up but we arrived home wet thru   I pd Goodwin $1,00 for the trip   he only asked 50c   it was a sorry trip to the grave of our dear boy Vic   we will try & go again when it is more favorable   we changed our clothes & kept a good fire in the cook stove   I got the mail at noon & Tom Karr askd me to ride home in his buggy   we then went to look at 2 barns I have for sale & I sold them both to him for 150,00   he gave me 100,00 liberty bond & check on Security Bank for $50,00   I deposited the 50,00 & put the Bond in my deposit box  it raind some this Eve & looks much like rain & we don’t need it   we need dry weather to kill the weeds   Isabel here all day  I recd a Birth day card & a nice pair of silk sox from Dave   our box of  groceries from Montgomery Ward came & Turnipseed hauled it & Isabels trunk & I pd him 35c

March 25, 1918

Mon 25  A very fine warm day   I took our clothes to Carrie Ash & went to see Kopoch about working for me   Zimmerman calld & I went with him to the Brown House & I went to see Torrey Harvey about painting & found him laying with lame back   I settled undertakers bill with Bidwell & son & gave my check for $370,90   I went with Dave to the Bank & paid a note of $125,00 & another for $1500,00 & $50,00 & another for $117,50   I got 40c pork for dinner this eve   at 5 the 3 girls & I went with Dave to the depot & he took the train for St. Paul & we will be lonesome with out him  Rach Hull & Effie called & borrowed a spade

March 24, 1918

Sunday March 24 1918  heavy frost this morning but a bright fine day  the 3 girls Dave & I went to Church AM but Ellen & Mother staid at home  I went to Cady & Jones garage & engaged a man to drive our car to the Taylor cemetery   this PM at 3 we started for the cemetery with Arthson? Jones driver & were soon there  allways a melancholy spot  it seemed much more so to day  when I thot of the many times Vic had taken us there & now he lies there for all time I could harly control my feelings  we found vics grave covered with flowers & went around & saw other graves of relatives & friends & were soon back home & put our auto in the Shiller garage & I pd Jones $2 for 5 gals gasoline & driving  Chas & Hattie Darbyshire calld & Ellen went with them to Keota & will go home  Dave Nora Harriet & Maude went to church this eve  a beautiful nite