Tag Archives: Jasper Green

December 20, 1922

Wed 20   A nice clear moderate winter day   we arose at Sylvias aftr 8  slept well   I wrote to Roy Maude & Isabel & sent Christmas greetings 10,00 to Roy 6,00 to Isabel & 6,00 to Maude   I got Sylvia & Jap to change a 20,00 Bil   I have a poor appetite & feel poorly   I ate little dinner & less supper   we recd a pkg from Dave  will open it Christmas   I sent & got a tube of zink paste & mother doped my back this eve   my back in spots has burned & itched most of the day   I also put 2 one dollar bills in a letter Sylvia sent to Margaret Palmer   the Bills were for a Christmas greeting to Dear Nellies children


December 19, 1922

Tuesday December 19 1922   on the train & at Sylvias   Cold fine day   we arose at 8 at Leadville  12000 ft high & I feel very weak Short of Breath & poorly   we Stoptd 20 min for breakfst at Minturn [Colorado] & had an extra good meal   I pd 50c   Mother 1,00   at Glenwod Springs snow was less & altitude less & by 3 pm were Speeding along Headwaters of the Colorado or Grand river & Snow all gone   we arrivd in Grand Junction at 4 pm & found Sylvia & Jap & the 2 girls there to welcome us & we Surely was glad to see them & were soon at their Nice Comfortable Home & in due time a good Supper & then Jap went & got our Suit cases   we visited awhile & after 9 went to bed in an extra good Bed

January 2, 1922

Mon 2   Much clear Sky shows & bids fair to be a clear day   we arose on time feeling able for our pancakes   Mother & Sylvia are washing our few clothes to have them all clean for our journey Wednesday   we get no mail as this is taken for a holliday by Banks & mail   I wrote & sent a letter to Nora a card telling her to expect us Friday morning near 7 & I went to the PO this pm & maild card to Nora   I also wrote to Isaac Lindsey asst Pm [postmaster] in Wellman to forward our mail for 2 wks to Oakland then to Pomona   we ate some Nuts pear & apple & went to bed at 9-30   Jap took pocket knife to his office & sharpened it

January 1, 1922

Sunday January 1st 1922   We arose late on this the first day of the New year & the Sun shone bright & pleasant for an hour or So & then clouded over & comes out a little by Spells   Near eleven Jap took us to church in his auto & came after us when church was out   we listened to what Seemed to me a rather poor New years Sermon   this is the 19th day of gloomy & cloudy weather & only one day of sunshine & that only in part & this in sunny Colorado with the Bluest skies when we can see the skies  this PM a Mr Ridley called an hour or two & we had a social visit   aftr supper Jap & Sylvia took Leila to the 7 oclock train & She Starts back to her school in Fort Collins & this eve seemed long   I gave Leila one dollar

December 30, 1921

Friday December 30, 1921   At Sylvias in Grand Junction   dark damp foggy   we arose late & had a good breakfst of Pancakes   in the morning  mail we recd letter from Dave in Stilwater telling how well he was rememberd Christmas   also letter from Nora   a Miss Sellers came to visit with Leila & at Noon Jap brot Dr Fred Luke home with him for dinner & he was raised in or Near Wellman   we knew him well & had a good visit with him   I read some this PM but callers came at times & disturbd my reading  this day has been dark & gloom from early morning til the Sun went down   if there is any Sun I haven’t seen it lately

December 25, 1921

Sunday Christmas Dec 25 1921   at Sylvias in Grand Junction Colorado & moderate [temperature]   we all arose late & found Santa Claus had been here & was very liberal   Sylvia & family were so well remembered   I cant near enumerate them   I recd 2 Nice shirts from Leslie & Sylvia   fine worster sox from Isabel   Book Border Legion [1] [from] Leila & Ray & a picture of Leila & a picture of Lois   also a very fine box of fruit & Nuts from Nora & Allie   Nice pkgs of Stationery from Maude & Otto   Mother was also well rememberd by all our children Except Roy   we have not heard from him as yet   the Christmas cheer took our time   So we had a late breakfst   I gave Mother 5,00 Sylvia 10,00 Leila Ray & Lois each 1,00   I gave a total of Christmas money $69,00   we all but Jap went to Church & heard rather poor Christmas Sermon   Ray took us in the Auto  Next came our Christmas dinner with the 20 lb turkey as the largest if not the chief attraction   Sylvia & the girls had prepared a wonderful Christmas dinner   2 kinds of pie   2 kinds of cake   Cranberries & many other fruits with much candy & Nuts   towards eve Jap took us all a ride out NW on a New Smooth cement road   then over the Colorado river on a fine long steel bridge   we were home at dusk & supper servd at 7   I didn’t eat supper thinking I would be better with out

[1] Grey, Zane, The Border Legion, Grosset & Dunlap, 1916

December 15, 1921

Isaac and Margaret left Harriet & Willard’s and was spending the Christmas season with Sylvia & Jasper Green’s in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Thursday December 15, 1921   fine weather   we arose aft 7 feeling good  I slept well & ate a good breakfst of pancakes   we recd a good letter from Dave in Stillwater & Sylvia read it with much intrest   I took a walk past the house Isabel once lived in   I enjoyd the walk & we all 3 wrote to Isabel & Sent Daves letter   aftr dinner Jap took us a ride of several miles E&N & past our Wellman friend Hambright fruit farm   John Herr a teacher here former Wellman boy calld on us this eve   Jap got 100 lbs drest pork   pd Eleven dollars & he is cutting it up this eve   I sent my New Suit to Brush & press   also Mothers skirt   I paid 1,25   after eating a good apple we went to bed at 9-30