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
As a member, and Post Commander, of the Ed Hamlin Post, Grand Army of the Republic, Isaac gave speeches at special events.
Saturday May 29 A very Extra nice day No dust no mud & just warm Enough light wind a perfect day we all went 2 teams to Wellman to decoration & had I think the best Services we have Ever had I got through with my parts without a Stop or Even a slight mistake & Mrs. Rothrock of CR [possibly Cedar Rapids] spoke 55 min & done fine we took dinner by previous invitation at the Editors Mr Reeds had a good dinner Strawberries &c & a real Social time generally & in the Eve I took the whole family to the band festival & we had ice cream Strawberries &c one of my teams hauled the Wellman band to the Cemetery Harve drove he has worked 255 days & drew $91,45 home in time for milk & chores
Friday May 28th My 61st birth day & I feel real well I am having fairly good health for me PM I went to Wellman Bell & Sylvia went along & we helped to decorate the Methodist Church preparatory to decoration service Bell & I got home in good Season Sylvia stayed at Amanda’s Harve trimmed raspberries & hoed in the garden &c a real nice day
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
Thursday May 20 A nice Sunny growing day we finished putting the roof on the Scale house & commenced making the doors I gave clear out about 11 AM & quit till about 3 PM Holden can stand more work than I can Harve Chored around till it dired off & then planked corn ground
Tuesday May 18 warm Sunny & dry My Brother Sams 59th birth day Holden & I worked all day on the Scale house & we both got very very tired Harve harrowed corn
Monday May 17th 1897 A nice warm sunny day I took Bell to Keota to School also the Hamilton girl I paid Mrs. Sanders $5 on Bells board bill & that pays all up to next Friday eve the last day of Bells School I got rollers & hinges for Scale house doors at Stewarts 4,60 & 18 ft steel track home at noon & PM I helped Holden work on the Scale house & got very tired Harve harrows corn