Tag Archives: John Brewer

November 4, 1920

Thurs 4   A pleasnt Sunny morn & frosty   I made a fire in the grate   I fixt mothers shoe   one yr ago this morn we Started to Washington with Bil Singelman to go to John Brewers   he was very low & died 3 or 4 weeks later   I got mail at Noon   No letters   PM mother went to the church to LAS {Ladies Auxiliary Society?] & I sat at home & read

May 31, 1919

Saturday May 31st 1919   A very Nice warm growing day & a fine warm Shower at 4 Pm   Agison mowed my lawn & I pd his wife 75c   I got mail at Noon   Card from Dave in St Paul   the Germans are holding back   very reluctant to Sign the Peace Compact   perhaps they want more war & if they don’t sign soon theyl get it   I am feeling much better   I hoed some in my truck patch   Keith Adams cleaned & prest my grey pants & I pd him $1,00   when I lookd at the pants he had done them little or no good & I took them back & he reluctantly & grouchy said he would do them over   I got them again this eve & I don’t believe he touched them again   this is a fine eve for things to grow   I drew $5 from Bank this AM & $35,00 this eve   we are thinking of going to see John & Ellen soon

May 27, 1919

Tues 27   warm Hazy   good growing da   I hoed a row of beans & beets & raddishs & got the mail at Noon & 25c liver   I recd a Birth day card from Dave & a Shoe set brush & blacking complete for my 83 birth day gift  Dave rembers his parents better now than in his younger days & we appreciate his kindness   recd letter from John & Ellen asking us to visit them soon   John is very feeble   also letter from Leslie   he is busy as ever & has bot [bought] 106 acres of land at $83,25 an acre   good for Leslie   I cut some of my brush in the alley   Florilla Longwell & Sade T called to get tomato plants   Mrs P Ayers called   I helped Mother set tomatos and cabage   Flora Snider called & borrowed Extension ladder   Dalas Zimmerman called with a plant   good corn day

March 22, 1919

Saturday March 22 1919   Long Beach Del mar   We arose feeling well & took breakfst at Delmar 25c for 2   A fine warm Sunny morn but soon clouded & the later the cooler & clouder & this eve it looks rainy   we wrote to John & Ellen   I took a walk to the pier & got a paper 3c   Mr Palmer Calld AM   we took dinner at ywca 66c for 2  PM   Warren & 3 children & Mrs Boyd came   we went down on the pike & I got the children p nuts & pop corn   I got cold and came to our room   we took supper at Delmar   pd 30c for both   I sat in the mens room & read awhile & then talked with the janitor & proprietor awhile

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

February 1, 1919

Sat feb 1st & rainy dark & gloomy   we had breakfast at Delmar Cafe 25c for both   we wrote to John & Ellen   Mother wrote to Lavanda   I have headache & feel poorly all day   took dinner at ymca  pd 61c both & went to a store & bot a skirt for Nellie & stockings for Margaret   pd 1,15   read awhile in Minnesota book   bot LA paper 3c   Mother & I walkd to Chamber Commerce & look over the Iowa register [1]  found Mr & Mrs Rupe reg [registered] 2 yrs ago & Vern & Geneva Sigler reg last summer   we took supper at Delmar Cafe  30c for 2   to bed at 8-30   have heat & we need it   we sat in the Sun parlor awhile but too cold

[1] In addition to visiting his children out West, Isaac was in California for a reunion of Civil War soldiers that was held every year and sponsored by the Grand Army of the Republic.

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

November 26, 1918

Tues 26   Not so cold   a fine morning & we are fixing to go to KC for the day   I rested well last nite & feel good this morn   I ate 3 pancakes for breakfast   I hope we hear from our Dr & Soldier boy Leslie to day   tis over 2 weeks since we heard he was just starting for France   at 9 am we all started to KC & took a Nabor girl Martha Woodberry along   Willard & I went to rr office & I bot a round trip 2 tickets to Los angeles & return to KC by S route including 2 sleeper standard tickets to Denver for $216  went to Bank & got a $400 draft cashd   took $200 bills & $200 draft   we all went to caffateri for dinner   I pd the bill 2,85   we went to market   I bot string beans 15c apples 50c pears 40c   Willard got some catfish &c  home at dark   letter from Ellen & John [Brewer]  I bot 5 books  1 life of Wm McKinley 25c & 3 Kentucky books 25c each & physical geography 10c

November 5, 1918

Tues 5   at Johns in Corydon   Cool S wind   Cloudy   looks like rain   John & I went down to PO   got no mail   I bot a paper & John voted as this is election day   I helpd mother pack our suit cases & aftr an early dinner we bade John & Elen good by & I pd a taxy 50c to take us to the depot   I bot 2 tickets for Kansas City   pd $10,36   the day has cleared exceptionaly fine & warm   we had a long wait at depot & finally got to Alerton [Iowa] & waited & waited   finally found were waiting for 4 cars of soldiers going to Camp funston [located at Camp Riley, Kansas]   they came & we started for KC at Sun down & traveld slow   stopt often   finally got to KC at midnite   After midnite Willard & Harriet met us in KC Depot   we found them thru a red cap & I tipped him   we got lunch for which Willard paid & we then started for Olathe in Willards fine new car  delightful drive   25 miles   roads fine   we soon made it & arrived at 2 Wed morning   visited a while   read a letter from Leslie in DC   he is well  & is ordered over the sea  starts soon   to bed at 2-30

November 4, 1918

Mon 4  in Corydon at Johns   A very fine morning   I took a dose of salts & have little appetite   John & I went for mail 3 times & I was disappointed in receiving no letter from Leslie   we got word Hervey Carris died Sat Nov 2 & Roy calld   going to the funeral   war news to day was favorable   I got mother a hair net 10c   John & I called awhile at Elias Scales office   I engaged a taxi to call tomorrow 10 min to 12 am & take us to the depot to go to Kansas City & to Harriets in Olathe Kansas