Tag Archives: GAR

February 7, 1919

Fri 7  Cool & partly cloudy   wrote to Harriet   both feeling well   took breakfst in Delmar Cafe  20 c for both   I got a 3c paper & read awhile in the Parlor   recd letters from Fred Klockenteger & Emma Carr   Fred K has paid my GAR dues & mothers WRC dues   I got shaved  15c  a poor shave met A Palmer & gave him $5 to buy gasoline & he came to Hotel at 11 & mother went home with him   took Nellie candy   I took Min [Minnesota] library book back & went to Advent Cafe for dinner 38c   I wrote long on my Advance letter & then took jitney out to see Dear Nellie   she was not up today & grows weaker   recd letter from Nora & C C Gardner & roll of papers from Nora


February 3, 1919

Monday February 3rd 1919   Long Beach Delmar   After a 3 days rain & gloomy dark weather the sun Shines bright & warm   a cool wind from North   I went to Barbers & got Shaved & shoes shined 20c   we wrote to Flemings Wanrus and Zimmermans   Sat on the sun parlor awhile & went with Mother to a corn Dr & pd $2 to have 4 corns removed   took dinner at Advent Caffatera   pd 75c &  mother got a mess of green beans and this PM she took them to Nellie with a big rool of white cloths Nora sent for Nellies use   I saw mother off then I went to a patriotic meeting near the pier Conducted by GAR & I gave my name reg [regiment]  & Co [company] for registry   a ymca secy spoke & tis well known how the ymca fot well & died for the country & this chap had done it all but he made a good speech   I met A Palmer & went with him to a Dr & he got a tonic for Nellie   I met mother when she came from Nellies & we took supper at the Delmar Cafe   30c for 2   sent some laundry away & I got black coat & blue pants from the presser  pd 1,50

January 3, 1919

Fri 3   frost & cool all day & clear   All the people are telling this the coldst spell   never saw any as cold   Allie came from down town & said we are all invited to joint installation of GAR post & WRC   (I had been invited before)   we all put on our best clothes & went   found a goodly assemblage  20 or more GAR & 65 to 75 WRC & all very friendly & social  had a good dinner   then Allie Mother & Nora left as Allie had a church business meeting   I staid to all the services & it was real good   I was asked to occupy the Chaplains Chair as he was absent   the WRC was especially interesting & the president asked me to make remarks which I did & came home 3 or 4 pm   Leslie faild to get home   a wrong with his auto   he phoned for money

December 21, 1918

Saturday December 21st 1918   at Isabels in G J Colo  [Grand Junction, Colorado]   Shortest day in the year   I am feeling fairly good this morning   Mother & I wrote to Fred Klockenteger & sent a check for $2 to pay our GAR & WRC dues   I took a bromo quinine tablet   I went to Sylvias PM & shaved   took a bath & put on clean clothes & aftr   I came back   mother went & Staid til aftr 9 in the eve   Isabel went to sing practice & I was here alone til aftr 8

November 1, 1918

Fri Nov 1st   At Lieut Brewers Camp Ft Desmoines   cold   a hard frost & we arose early & had breakfast & Martin & wife went with us to the interurban & I pd our fares to D 25c   10 miles & She went with us to D & staid till we took train at 8,45   I got 6 fine grimes golden [apples]  pd 40c & we had a pleasant ride & arrived in Corydon at noon & John pd one dollar Taxi fare & Ellen soon had dinner & at 2 PM   John & I went down town & attended GAR post Robert Jackson post 198   12 members of the post were present   I was called on by the com [commander] to give a talk which I did to the best of my poor ability   I was very favorably imprest by the old Comrades    a social earnest set of men   26 names yet on the roll  we went after post to the office of one of the Editors Le Compte by name & past an hour or so in social conversation   I bought 1 doz nice apples grimes golden & Johnathan   pd 40c   home at sunset & we read the daily papers with satisfaction as the war news were very favorable except politics is creeping in when the parties should be united in bringing about a satisfactory peace   I sent a card to Harriet & Willard in Olathe Kansas 

September 6, 1918

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

June 1, 1918

Sat June 1  cooler partly haz  lt wsw wind   too wet to hoe   I piled some manure   Joe Albin came & brot the GAR WRC drum home   I got the mail at noon only the Hawkeye [newspaper]  Isabel pict a qt of fine strawberries for dinner  Johnson from Keota calld   he will reset our electric stove Monday   after dinner I took a bath   Marjorie went down town & got 2 lbs butter 45c raddish seed 85c   I gave her 1,00   Mother & Isabel pict a very extra fine lot of Strawberries for to day & Sunday & I hoed my early corn all over & it look fine   tis over 1 ft high  Tom Kirks in auto stopt this eve to see Isabel   this is a fine cool eve & it dont look a bit like rain the ground dried fast & was fair hoeing this eve