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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

April 13, 1918

Saturday April 13 1918   A very fine day warm sunny day   I spaded some ground for mother   Mr Rupes came early & gave me a few strawbery plants   I went over where Rupe & Col Hull & Shrader & Love were cutting down 2 trees   I went down town AM & PM   I got mail & meat & exchanged 2 books   I tied up more grape vines   Suzan Gardner came this eve to stay with Maude   Maude went to Ioa City with Effie Hull & back at 4 PM   Mother calld on our renters Zimmerman

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 19, 1918

Tues 19  A warm nice summer like da  Roy came from Washington at 3 this morn & went to bed  Effie Hull brot Willard & Harriet & Mrs Deyoe from Washington  A sorrowful home coming  many nabor women came & helpd  Florilla Longwell came & looked after churning butter  Willard Harriet Roy Leslie & I went to Bidwells & chose a casket  Walnut $235 & a metallic case $75 & Roy got Rupes car & took Willard & his mother to Keota & went to Washington & Brot Ellen Brewer  Came at 7 & I ate Supper with them  many came in this eve  about 3 pm  Bidwell & others with auto Hearse brot Vic  my allways pleasant Boy Vic & we laid him in the tower corner of the parlor & Barker Brown sent nice flowers   Amos Hull & Ora Star stay with us to nite

March 18, 1918

When I first read the following passage about Victor Carris Carr, Isaac and Margaret’s son, I considered not adding this journal entry and others that followed to this blog because of the sensitivity of the event, but this is Isaac’s story.  So, they will be included.  Also, since Vic was unmarried and had no descendants, the decision was a little easier to make.

Monday March 18 1918  An extra fine warm day  I fixt some lawn where our gas pit was & I spread some manure & got an old heavy bench I bot at a sale Sat [Saturday] & Moore phoned to Mother [that] Vic had shot himself & soon word came that he had past away with out regaining conscious & Oh how we were shockd & such a good business man in the Bank & so Kind to his parents   Evrything allways suited him & he never gave his parents a saucy or unkind word   I never heard him use any bad language & we cant imagine any cause whatever for the rash deed   many of our kind neighbors came to help & offer sympathy & Mrs Morrow kindly telegraphed to all our children & John & Ellen Brewer & we heard from Nora Maude & Harriet   Vernon & Geneva Sigler came from Washington this eve & Vernon took me to the Hotel & I got a long distance [call] from Harriet   she will be in Washington at 7 tomorrow morning & Effie Hull will meet them with her auto   Mother is nearly prostrated & cannot be consoled or comforted   our gloomiest & most sorrowful day

December 25, 1907

Wednesday December 25th  Christmas & a nice mostly clear day  we all went by invitation to Bells to a fine Extra Christmas turkey dinner  Rach Hull  Mary Alfred  Amos & Effie 5 Mother & I  7  Vic Leslie 9 Maude Otto & Carrol [Klockenteger] 12  Holden Dave & Add 15 & an Extra fine table was set & Bells house was neat as a house could be  She had a tree for the kids  I gave Arden & Lillian [children of LeRoy & Cora Carr] Each $1 & took my overcoat pockets full of candy