Tag Archives: Hawkeye Newspaper

February 19, 1919

Wed 19   Cool   a fine day S wind   we arose late   took breakfast at 8 at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   We wrote to Leslie & Nora   I took a walk   both feel well   we took dinner at Advent 85c for 2  I bot extra 2c    french preimer shot a little, name Clemenceare [1]   got 1 Hawkeye & the Advance this PM & were just Starting to Nellie when Mr. Palmer came after us   Nellie is worse   we soon got there & found our dear girl Nellie very low   said she was ready to go   said she couldnt live & was oh so tired but didnt seem to be in much pain   she said mother & I had always been so good to her   she wanted to see her children   they were called in  she wisht to be buried here at Long Beach & wants the children kept together  I came back to Hotel & took supper at Delmar   Mother will stay with Nellie   they have very little room at Palmers

[1] Wikipedia.org:  On 19 February 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was shot, not fatally.


February 12, 1919

Wed 12  Cool  a nice sunny windy da   The waves are rolling high this morning   we took breakfst at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   both fairly well   I got shaved 15c  shoes shined & clothes brushed 10c   mother wrote to Nora Maude & Mattie Sigler   I went to PO & mailed them   I got paper 3c  we recd the Advance & Hawkeye   we took dinner at the Advent 74c    at 2 PM we went to see Nellie   found her much the same   while there we called on a Mr Oldfield & wife  friends of John Brewer   at his request we called on them   I came home a little before mother   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   after Supper we sat in the parlor to warm as our room has a big hole broke in the window & lets in much cold   I spoke to the landlady about it & she said she would have it fixt but didn’t   I got 4 good apples 10c & I ate 3 & mother one   to bed 8-30

January 16, 1919

Thursday January 16 1919   At Noras  Lodi Cal   damp Cloudy & light rain at times   we recd a letter from Ellen & John   good sleding & cold in Iowa & Flu about gone   date 12 inst   I wrote to E I Coffey [editor, Wellman Advance] that I will take $70 for my 20 a [acre] pasture from 1 of May to first dec 1919 for pasturage only   he to keep up fence   I furnished a needed new material at my home in Wellman & I reserve the priveleg of going in to cut holes or wood any time & to send Adv [Advance] to Long Beach Cal   I also wrote to Hawkeye to send paper to Long Beach 3153 E 4 st   A Mr Ruff & wife called & spent the evening   Sociable pleasant folks   he has plaining mill   38 states have ratified the prohibition amdtmt to constitution  the wets[1] are trying to hold it up in California by the initiative & referendum

[1] The Wets Plank opposed Prohibition

December 10, 1918

Tues 10   clear & cool   pleasant & muddy   I read a while then changd my clothes & took a walk   only got the Hawkeye [Newspaper]   this is a muddy place & seems to dry very slow   after dinner I walked to the office with Jap & staid til 3-30 & walked Home 10 or 11 blox   found company here   a Mrs Stinson & daughter Hellen & Miss Dodge   these I & mother had met here 10 yrs ago   a Mrs Wheatly & we are having a good visit   Jap is very busy in his Dental office   customers coming & going   he has rooms on 3rd floor of a bank bdg & has a huge Elks antler hung in his office   a trophy of his hunting trips   Mrs Stinson brot us some real good pears   after our Co left Jap & I went to Isabels   found Marjorie better & will likely rest to nite

November 27, 1918

Wed 27   Warmer   Mostly cloudy   took salts   W & H are washing   at 10-30 I went to Dr Betty Owens Osteopath & took another treatmt for constipation & lame back   I pd Dr $2,50c for the 2 treatments   PM I went with Willard & he got a fine Chicken 8 lbs   he pd $2   we are having a good visit & we are getting anxious to hear from Leslie   I sent cards to Hawkeye & to W Democrat to send to grand Junction Colorado

September 25, 1918

Wednesday September 25th 1918   Warm & cloudy all da & looks like rain  lt E wind  I got sweet corn for dinner  Florilla Longwell called & got 1 lb butter  some buttermilk  we gave her sweet corn & I helpd her home with the things  I finishd grubbing my second plum tree & Frank Arthur came & fixt our lower water closet  I pd him 60c  I got mail at noon  only Hawkeye [newspaper] I went to PO after dinner & got more papers   got 2 tablets at Wards   pd 25c

June 5, 1918

Wednesday June 5 1918   Hazy & drying quite warm   I piled a little manure & I sprouted our potatos   3 or more bushels & then Isabel & I went the 4th time to the depot to meet Sylvia & her girls & they failed to come & we got no word   I waited & got the mail  only the Hawkeye   Isabel & Mother pict a fine lot of Strawberries it commenced to rain about 3 PM & goodness knows we dont need it   we were talking about going to the train to meet Sylvia & that we would go at 5-30 when about 4-30 they all 3 came bounding into the Kitchen & Mother Isabel & I were surprised they came from west & we expected them from the East and were very glad to see them   the Turnipseeds brot the trunks & carried them upstairs  it lookd old fashioned & pleasant when we all assembled around our bountiful supper table but I so missed our dear boy Vic   there was a vacant chair