Tag Archives: David Arthur Carr

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

September 27, 1918

Fri 27  A very fine day   lt SW wind   I got our laundry from Ash’s & pd Carrie 1,25   I cut a dead apple tree at Shillers & trimmed some & made stove wood   I got the mail at noon   letter from Dave   wants us to visit him in St Paul   Mother is disposing her flowers to Mrs Jessie Gardner & Mrs Crosset   I went down town PM & loafed awhile   got hair dressing at Wards & [Henry] Curl measured me for a suit of gray clothes hat tie & suspenders $50

September 7, 1918

Sat 7   A very fine cool pleasant da   We arose a little early & at 9 am went with C C Gardner & wife to the funeral of Hazel Hagist Foster  Burrels wife   she shot herself in a Hotel in Ioa City with an automatic revolver   a service was held at the Henry Hagist Home  the most beautiful Singing I ever heard   a male guartet led by Add Hulse   a very large company of friends & Nabors with hundreds of autos   burial in new add [addition] of Keota cemetery where we met many of our old Nabors   Especially the Carris’s & Fult Commell [Fulton McConnell?] & his wife   I got mail letters from Dave & Harriet   I rested all the PM  my back seems getting better   I gave mother a dollar & she went calling while I rested at home after milking    I went to meat shop & got 25c bacon & got shaved 15c & Mrs Rupe called an hour

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