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January 1, 1908 (Part I)

January 1st 1908  New years day & a very fine day  good Enough for any body & we had a nice new years dinner  Maude & Otto & Nellie & Warren here  the rest went to Rach Hulls  in the Eve I went down town awhile & got Some Salted P nuts 12 papers[?] 43c & later in the Eve a ladies club met here  the unity guild & we had a fine time  Speeches toasts & stories & light refreshments til the old year went out & the new came in  Vic & Some girls Sang good songs  I spoke on the unity guild & at 12-30 we all Separated feeling that we had Enjoyed the time 

I raised the past yr a good garden  plenty of green corn & 16 large Shox field corn  plenty of Sweet punkins & Squashes near 90 bu potatos  light crop Strawberries  few raspberries & few black berries 

Mother & I took a long trip longer than I Ever will undertake again  we Started July 11 & went to Yellowstone Park & thru the park 6 days  then we went to Portland  Stopped 3 days then on to Yoncalla Oregon Expecting to visit a week with my Brother Sam  imagine my Surprise & Sorrow to learn that he dropt dead in his barn the 6th of last feb  we went out to his place & Staid 2 days  his wife used us the best kind & gave me a handerchief a deer Skin nicely tanned & a pair of Spect [spectacles]  all these once were Sams & I value them very much  We are also much indebted to Sams daughter Allice & her husband for kind attentions while there & they went with us 35 miles on our way South  the trip failed to agree with me  I lay abed 2 days at Wayside Inn in Los angeles California & Came back via Sylvias in Grand Junction & Stopt 3 days  Sick most of the time & was very glad to get back to Iowa & home Aug 17 & found all well & I soon got well 

To be continued in the next post.

July 18, 1907

July 18.  Looks like rain this morning but don’t think it will rain.  Pulled weeds for pigs and hoed some.  Bell went down to Jesse Gardners to day.  Bought meat .15 and pineapple .25 to day.  Finished reading my second book on Lincoln’s life.  I think they are fine and will start the third book to day.  Got two cards from the folks to day.  Also got the letter from Aunt Emma Carr saying Uncle Sam died the 6th of Feb.[1]

[Isaac]  July 18  a fine Sunny dry day  arose both feeling well  after a good breakfast Started for grand Kanas Camp  arrived AM & teams took us on farther to see the grand sights  we Enjoyed it  to camp for dinner PM we gave our driver 50c Each & he guides us to most magnificent scenery to very bottom of big falls by uncle toms Cabin  at camp 4 bears enlivened the Eve & 2 deer came  good fire in tent fire out side & [in] camp

[1] Samuel Carr (1838-1907), Isaac Newton Carr’s, younger brother.  Samuel and his second wife, Emmeline Cowan Carr lived in Douglas County, Oregon.