Tag Archives: John Carter

July 29, 1918

Mon 29   A very fine clear da & cooler   Leslie & Lavanda came from Lex [Lexington] early & Leslie left about 8 am for Ioa City to  Washington DC according to orders   8 yrs ago in June 28 he left for Clermont to begin the practice of medicine & he has done well   I would not ask or expect him to do better but he gave it all up to serve his country   he goes as MD with rank of 1st Lieut & we will greatly miss him & be more anxious than ever for the war to cease   Lavanda & Ellen went with him to Ioa City   They came back 3 pm & Willard took Leslies car & went to Keota to stay with his mother to nite   I sent her 1 doz ears of nice sweet corn   I saved 2 ears for seed   I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos   Willard got John Carters auto & we went to the Taylor Cemetery & put a can of nice flowers on each of our 7 graves   I mowed the alley & other lawn


March 16, 1918

Sat 16   A fine drying clear day   lt [light] SW   Cow to McConnels   Tony & Harvey came & workd half a day up stairs in girls room & Hall   Mrs Ike Lindseay calld & I sold her 2 bu potatos & she pd me 2,50 & I delivered them   young Amlong came with team & bot 5 bu potatos & pd me 6,25  Crosset boys came & bot ½ bu potatos & pd 65c   after dinner John Carter helpd me take my jersey cow to McConnels   I then went to a sale of traps in E part of town   Vic clerkd & I was fool enuf to buy an old bench 20c & curtain stretcher 80c   I pd Vic 1,00   I gave mother 3,25 & she went down town PM   towards eve I went to the Bank & PO & burn a pile of trash from the grape arbor   Mrs Jake Hicks Calld   I called on Dutton