Sunday Sept 18 A real nice warm day I have Stiff neck & feel very dumpish I filled the refrigerator with nice ice & salted all stock & shaved Roy here all day Martin Scrantons went home after dinner Frank Hix here Sylvia Harriet Nellie & Willard went to Keota Nellie to help Sylvia fix her house in Keota Mag & the children picked one bushel of damson plums
Harriet Eleanor Carr married Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, the son of James S. DeYoe and Gina B. Welton.
Thurs Sept 16 Cooler rained in the morning we thought Harriet would have a gloomy wedding but it cleared off near 11 AM & the guests began to come & we had a grand good day & all went off as it Should we had over a 100 here to dinner I gave them $100 in gold & they got many nice presents & in the Evening 7 Chivareers came & made night hideous with horns guns Bells &c there were more of them but only 7 came in I went out & invited them in we gave them Supper & used them well & I guess they wished themselves at home I paid Mrs. Hicks [possibly Clarissa Hicks, wife of William] $1,50 for baking buns for the wedding.
Wednesday June 9 A Real Cool Cloudy dismal day too cool for corn Cora gave us the 2nd ____ of strawberries were all blasted & are no good tho the vines looked fine Harve Commenced plowing corn north of the orchard Bell took Harriet to school & went for her in the Eve & tis looking for a School I had potatoes in the plum grove hoed in the garden & made a double tree for corn plow Harve broke in it rained a few light cold showers
Tuesday June 8 A nice pleasant day Mag Bell Maude & I also Cora went to Harve’s Mothers funeral Sermon by Rev Hites buried at the old Taylor grave yard & we all went by invitation to Charley Johnsons to dinner his wife Eliza Sigler invited us & we had a good dinner looked at his place Stock &c & came home Early & Bell took team & went for Harriet & to see about getting a School Harve came home & found his corn plow
Monday May 31 Cool but Sunny & dry I took Harriet to See her directors about letting Bell teach while She goes to Io[w]a City all were willing I then went to Nira & got mail home late to dinner Mr Mathews Co [County] Supervisor called on me about road & bridge matters we fixed some fence & other odd jobs Harve worked out my road tax with team in the Carris dis [district] & I paid Geo Smith Supervisor my money tax 73c
Friday May 21 A very nice growing day Bells last day of School I helped Holden on the Scale house till noon & some after & we Mag Sylvia Harriet & I went to Keota to see Bell graduate I got Supper at a restaurant 25c put team in A E Adams barn 25c Mag & the girls went to Mrs. Sanders the Exercises were real good & Bell had secured good seats for us the orations were all good & Bells not behind any of them we got home at 1 in the night roads Some rought but midling fair Sow the first corn up this spring I paid Harve $5 Bell Stayed at Keota
Tuesday Mar 2 Cloudy & a Moderate winter day Harve & I went to the timber & got a load of poles for Scale timbers & Some posts & wood & PM I went to Nira I drove my Champ Colt all day & he went well I took the children to School & drove Prince colt he is getting to go better Every time & I drove from Nira around by Harriets School & brought her home my Colt is a little lame & quite tired I got $25,73 Church money from R H Lindauer there was Snow this morning & I used a Sled & Sleigh all day