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
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
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  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
 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.
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
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
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
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