Thursday February 2, 1921  At Isabels in Pomona, California fair & cool We arose at 7 Isabel made us a nice fire in the grate & we had good pancakes for breakfast I wrote to Ezra Bradford in the Soldiers Home Ioa [Iowa] I have a bad feeling in the back of my Neck & head Heavy frost & Cold this morn Now at Noon in shade 53 after dinner Ralph & I went down town & rode all around up one street & down another looking at houses & vacant lots Thinking some of buying many properties for sale but they want too much money we wound up by going south of the residence a mile or 2 to see Ralphs 20 acre farm a very fine looking 20 acres & nice paved road runs almost to the land I got Chamberlains tablets I gave Marjorie 5-0 [50 cents]
Tues 2 Colder dark Cloudy a little snow I made a fire in the furnace & wrote to Ioa City Citizen sent chek for 1,00 & to stop the paper I paid Hicks boy 1,00 thru 26 Apr & the delivery has Not been Satisfactory many papers missing this carrier business is unsatisfactory to say the least I went to the polls in Shraders Hotel at Noon & voted the straight Republican ticket I think the Election wil be close I am very much opposed to war but have little to no faith or confidence in a league of Nations to prevent war I got mail letters from Leslie & Ollie saw Ezra Bradford down town & after dinner he called a little while & seemed all brok up & I deeply sympathize with him  I saw Anderson Turnipseed & he will haul out my manure & plow our garden tomorrow.
 Ezra’s son, Lyman, left his wife and family.
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
Sun 13 Cooler a very fine day lt NW wind No church all meetings prohibited to help subdue the terrible influenza there are only 3 cases that I know of around here Mother & I put in a long day at home Ezra Bradford came in & spent the eve we had fire in the grate & enjoyd a social eve
Thurs 26 A fine sunny calm da light NE wind I went over to Dr Wells & painted new plaster in places on the kitchen ceiling I finishd cutting & sawing my second plum tree I got sweet corn for dinner I got mail at noon letter from Harriet urges us to come & visit them soon I made a fire in the grate this eve I went to depot PM & enquired about rates & route for a trip to California via Kansas City & Grand Junction we are contemplating this fall Mrs Jessie Gardner calld this eve & got a porch box of flowers to keep this winter Ellen Gardner brot Leslies Auto to put in my garage for this winter I helpd her put it away & raised the wheels I calld PM on Ezra Bradford he is feeling quite poorly with a cold
Friday September 6th 1918 A very fine da I went Early for the mail & engagd Kopock [possibly Frank Kopach] to come & mow our lawn my back is yet lame he came at 1 & mowed most of our lawn & Mother paid him 75c Ezra Bradford calld & we went to [GAR] post 5 present & we had a good social time this Eve Sam D. Guengerich called & brot My Parents Old family Bible I had hired him to put a new back on & fix it generally he put it in good shape I pd him 3,50 I prize this bible more than money as my father bot it in Portsmouth Ohio about 1841 or 2 & it has seen rough usage Had Wilson & wife calle & spent the eve a good social visit
Fri 2 A fine warm sunny [day] I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & to dry I went for the mail near noon recd a card from Leslie in Washington DC but not located recd a letter from Mrs. Susan Morrow in S Dakota wants me to help her get the 1c [probably first class] fare to the Natl encampment in Portland Oregon I wrote to Newman A A G [Assistant Adjutant General] & had E Bradford sign it as adjt & I sent Mrs Morrow a card we had a post meet[ing] only 4 present Mrs. John Carter & her kids & mother called this eve C Carter boy brot us 2 boxes strawberries 40c Zimmerman pd rent for Aug