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February 7, 1923

The remaining journal entries were written by Mary Isabelle (Carr) Hull, Isaac’s daughter, because Isaac was too weak to write. 

Wednesday Feb. 7  A lovely day.  Father got up at 10 & ate little breakfast & was dressed when Dr. Gardner & wife and Suzanne came to spend day.  Father seemed to enjoy their visit & had quite a talk with the Dr. but was so short of breath.  He came to table to eat with us for the last time at noon, but ate very little.  He laid down all p.m.  We called Dr. Kelley at 4-30 & he came & said it was form of dropsy & water forming in his pluray [pleura].  The lung was stopping his breathing & he would come back in eve. 

He came back at 7-30 & Roy & Dave came & he tapped father’s lung & drew nearly 2 qts. of liquid & O, he suffered so as it took one hr.  He rested better tonite & said he could breath so much better.

September 21, 1922

Thursday September 21st 1922   A fine warm Sunny morn   we arose aftr 7   Both well & this is the 57th anniversary of our Marriage & we are truly thankful for the many Blessings that have come to us in our long & happy weded life & chief among all our blessing is good health & the big family of good capable children we have raised   how often in the long years past I have been proud of my 6 good girls  Now only 5 are left   C C Gardners asked us to go with them to the Lexington yearly home coming & we are glad to go & had a very Nice ride & arrived at Lex 11-30 & met comrades & old friends   I pd for 4 dinner tickets 1,60 &   we enjoyed a most excellent dinner in the Basement of the Church & many handsome healthy smiling farmer women waited table & Kindly seen to it that each & all were fully fed   after dinner I calld at the Dr Gardiner home close by & wrote a letter to J Z Benson asst adgt genl [Assistant Adjudant General] gar Des moines for 6 identification papers for different gar & wrc   an auction was held   a Mr McNurlen of Keota sold Squashes mellon apples  all good prices & went to the Lex Church home by J Flemings & Called at their fine farm home   her Sight is failing & she is growing feeble  Gardner & I went to Depot & I telegrapht to J Z Benson Des moines for the papers & I didn’t send the letter  I pd 35c for message  Mother made 14 qts of grape juice yesterday

March 24, 1922

Fri 24 Mar 1922   We leave Delmar  we arose a little before 7 & Neither ate any breakfst but packd our Napsax for Los Angels   I pd Mrs Sancifer 2,00 & at 8,45 took the train for Los angels & Pd 1,04   arrive in LA at Eleven & Dr Gardner met us at the Depot & we walkd 2 blox & took Street Cars for Gardners & met Mrs G & Suzane & soon Aaron Palmer & wife came & we had a good social visit & at Noon sat down to a most excellent dinner & then we visited awhile & came to Isabels   came by Warrens shop & stopt awhile & got to Isabels Near Sunset & found all right   I gave Isabel $10,00 to buy a coffee pot

July 25, 1919

Friday July 25, 1919   hot & dry   Now at 4 Pm tis 98 at the well house  we arose a little early & I called Ora Turnipseed & he will help me with his truck & I engaged Aggson & we went to my pasture in his auto & got a load of dirt on the truck & went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt the 7 or 8 graves by leveling with 2 loads of good fine soil   I pd Ora $2 & he left about 9 am   Aggson & I leveled & fixt the graves in good Shape but left the load of manure til it rains & we can level the dirt some more   Geo Sigler came to the cemetery & we straightened the monuments to Joe Newlands & Chas Wilsons graves   Aggson & wife both took dinner here  She helpd Mother   this am I pd her 1,00 & him 1,50 by giving him a chk for $2,50   I got mail after dinner   it was late   I got 35c pork for dinner  recd a card from Mrs Shille r  after supper at 7-30 we went with C C Gardners to John Flemings   Mrs Rupe & Florilla Longwell also went   we had a nice Social Eve & calld at Dr Gardners in Lex   home at 10  a very warm Eve   I took John Carter basket gren Husks cobs

May 30, 1919

Fri 30  Decoration day   a fine warm da  90 at the well house 3 PM   I was very poorly all last nite   my head hurt   was a little sick & had Slight Diarhea   I got up late  ate no breakfst   took a light dose of Salts   near Eleven I went & got Shaved at Hulls   I had no money   the Bank is closed & I got trusted   I got mail   a Birth da card from Sylvia   I ate a lite dinner & mother heard Roy has Sold his 280 acre in Wayne Co   no particulars   I heard fife & drum while down town but it failed to awaken in me the usual life & patriotic feeling   Mother got Mr Rupe to take her Early to the Taylor Cemetery & She put the Elk flowers on Dear Vic,s grave   PM mother went to M E Church to Decoration day exercise   I am home alone & poorly   the first time I have taken no part in decoration day exercises  WRC ladies called early for me to go & help them decorate with flags & flower the graves at Wassonville   I couldn’t go   Dr & Mrs Gardner called a little while this Eve but were hurried off as it thundered & sprinkled & the Dr had a newly painted car

May 29, 1919

Thursday May 29 1919   A very fine dry day   we wrote to Leslie & I maild the letter when I got mail at Noon   3 Birth day cards from Dr Gardners  letter from a Mrs Cooper Grinell wanting Willard & Harriets address   I sent it   I phoned Marble man Sloan at S English about Vics stone & I got 3 boxs extra fine Strawberries 35 [cents] box   PM Agson took us to Taylor Cemetery & I mowed grass & weeds off the graves & mother put flowers on & we went to Wellman Cemetery awhile & this eve Lindsey brot a large box of flowers from Elks for Dear Boy Vics grave & Lindsay Staid quite a while   Harriet sent me a fine Birth day greeting in a frame

April 20, 1919

Sun 20   An extra fine warm day   I only made fire in the grate   we drest & Dave went with us to church & I subscribed $25,00 for painting church inside   we had extra good dinner   Ethel Ayers called to see Roy   he hadn’t come yet   we all went to church in the eve   a fine Eve & warm   Leslie came this eve   he Lavanda & baby came in by the Kitchen door & we were surely very glad to welcome him home   they all took Supper here & went with us to church & I enjoyed hearing Leslie sing Bass   they went to Gardners from Church but Leslie came & staid with us & Dave til bed time

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

April 10, 1919

Thurs 10   Arose Early in Muscatine   Paid our bill $2,00 at the hotel & soon took the train for Wellman   a dull cool cloudy day   we arrived nearly on time at 10-30 & Dr Gardner was at the train & asked us to their home for dinner & of course we gladly accepted   we had eaten no breakfast & Mrs Gardners dinner was exceptionally good & we appreciated the kindness   first we came home & started 3 fires   found things all as we left them near 6 mos ago only mice had got in & made some havoc but Lavanda had got some traps & had caught the most of them with Mr & Mrs Rupe to help   Mr Rupe also invited us to dinner & we were sorry we couldn’t accept both invitations   after visiting with Gardners & reading a letter from Leslie in Desmoines we came home & oh how we missed our dear boy Vic   he allways met us at the train but he is gone never to return   we will allways cherish his memory   I bot bread meat tea coffee flour & Frank Arthur had put our plumbing in shape & we are glad to be at home once more

July 28, 1918

Sunday July 28 1918   fine warm day  quite warm & I got sweet corn for dinner   we all but Nellie went to the Baptist Church & heard a good sermon by Mrs. Rev Dewey & we met many friends & Nabors   Leslie drest in his uniform & lookd much like a Soldier   PM & eve it thundered & lookd much like rain   only sprinkled   Dr & Mrs. Gardner called a while & Willard came from Keota   None of us went to church this eve