Tag Archives: Lavanda Gardner Carr

December 18, 1918

Wed 18   gloomy & dark   cloudy as usual   I slept poorly last nite & don’t feel good to day   we wrote to Lavanda & sent draft $6 & to Nora & sent draft $8 for her & boys Christmas   it snowd a little last nite   we recd a pkg from Dave in St Paul   I haven’t opened mine yet   Sylvia came & Staid most of the pm   I feel better this eve   it cleared & cool at 11 am   we went to bed 9-30

December 16, 1918

Mon 16   dark cloudy as usual   moderate   I slept well last nite & feel good to day   about 10 Mother & I took our satchel &c & went to Isabels    aftr dinner I went down town to Japs office & bot 6 or so Christmas cards 75c Marjorie most well   I found Leila & Lois in town   I bot Candy 25c   went to the Bank & got 5 dfts [drafts] Maude $6 Nora $8 Lavanda $6 Roy $6 & Nellie $8 & I sent Dave in St Paul $5 by letter   all Christmas presents  we got a letter at last from Leslie on board Ship in the Atlantic Ocean near France   is well & was some sea sick   said the trip wasn’t for pleasure   we were sure glad to hear from him

December 12, 1918

Thurs 12    we found it white with snow   lookd snowy   I went to Isabels awhile   Marjorie a little better   toward noon it cleard & snow melted   we got letter from Nellie   she continues weakly   recd letter from Maude   Mrs Fred Klockenteger died last Sat   also letter from Lavanda   this is a nice pm but not under foot   No news from Leslie   it seems a long time since we heard from him   towards eve I felt bad   head sore & dizzy & I took a bromo quinine & Mother & Sylvia helpd bathe my feet in hot water & gave me hot ginger tea    I feel very poorly   I ate no Supper

November 29, 1918

Fri 29   Colder clear brite Sunshine morning   letter from Lavanda & Ray Green   we enjoyd a good breakfast & had family worship in Kitchen  Willard is tinkering the furnace   I am cold & chilly & have been all the morning but now at 10 am the furnace fixt & sun Shining it will warm up   PM the furnace is going fine   house warm & I took a walk down town & around the square   after Supper the District Supt called awhile & at 8-20 Woodberry wife & Daughter Martha called & we had a very pleasant evening   Harriet made Fudge   to bed after Eleven   this Woodberry family seem like the very nicest Sociable folks  he is a jewelry man in Olathe  card from Leslie Safe over sea

November 14, 1918

Thursday 14   A very fine fall day   we arose a little early & Willard had a funeral at 8-30   a boy 17 hunting rabbits   his gun bursted & he was killed   we then all went to KC over fine roads & splendid scenery & farms & fine house   Especially the buildings of KC are many  & fine   we went to rr office & found about our train &c to Grand Junction & I think we ought to end our visit here & go to Sylvias but mother & Harriet want us to stay to Thanksgiving   we took dinner at Caffeteria   a very fine meal  I pd $1,84 for the 4   then we lookd around the city & went in car around the cliff drive   a very fine drive & scenery   home by dusk & it rained a little   a letter from Lavanda said Leslie started over sea Mon [Monday]

October 14, 1918

Mon 14   An extra fine da   frost this morn   I arose a little early & fed & milkd my cow for the last time & I never milkd a gentler cow   some after 10 am John Fleming & son Everet [came]   I rode in auto with them to my pasture   I put a good halter on my cow & sold her to John Fleming for $100, & he gave me a check which I had put to my acct   I got mail at noon   rec a letter from Leslie in DC   he is well & very busy  much influenza in the hospital in camps & City   Lavanda & baby are in Clermont   I took plants to Florilla Longwell & went down & maild 5 letters to Roy Maude Nora Sloan in SE & B Reece Jones Secy insurance Desmoines [1]   boy brot 2 boxes strawberries & Florilla Longwell pd for them   I took laundry to Carrie   I went [to] Mrs Crossets this eve & pd her 1,50 for boys taking cow up to 17th

[1] Rees B. Jones, Secretary, Fire Insurance Company, Des Moines, (Source Citation – Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Des Moines Ward 1, Polk, Iowa; Roll: T625-507; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 1011)