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
Sat 14 A nice cool air & clear I feel midling well this morning I shaved & at 10 am Mother & I walked to Isabels & spent the day dinner & Supper extra good I took a book but only read the papers aftr Supper Leila & Lois came to return to Sylvias with us Ralf visited awhile ate dinner with us we got home after 9
Wed 11 cool froze roads rough dark cloudy we are well & Marjorie is reported better I wrote & sent a card to Roy in Promise City Ioa after dinner I went with Leila to the Library & got 2 books there is a very nice Carnegie library here I stopt at Isabels awhile
Sun 30 & last of June cool clear NW wind It raind most of last nite & much water fell & we didnt need it we all went to church AM had communion & home to a good dinner corn bread &c Leila & Marjorie both away I wrote to Leslie Schwimley AM graduation card sent draft for $2,50 we all went to Church this eve & our presiding Elder preached Rev Gilbert home 9,18
Saturday June 29th 1918 Warm & partly cloudy I mowed some lawn the E & No park & the alley & weeded some in the S Berries [strawberries] Leila got the mail at noon I went down town after dinner & got meat 45c a sak 49 lbs flour & same lbs of substitutes oat meal 10 lb rice flour 10 lb corn flour 20 lbs & 2 10 lb sax corn meal & gave my Chk to Oldaker for $7,74 I went to depot after supper & met drayman bringing box 24 qts Blk Raspberries from S W Harve Riverside Leila went away for the nite
Fri 28 Warm & mostly clear I tied up some grape vines & made another Cat hole in the barn house stable floor & now I think the cats can get under the barn all round we all 4 wrote to Leslie in Clermont Ralf got the mail by going the second time him & Isabel are at Amos H for the nite I went to PO & maild 3 letters this PM & got 2 lb sugar 20c & salt 10c & mowed some lawn Sylvia & her girls came from Keota this eve I hoed a row of Navy beans
Isaac writes a short statement about how the war in France is going.
Fri 7 A fine temperate clear dry da Our Strawberries are doing fine Isabel & Marjorie were all day at Amos Hulls we wrote to Leslie so did Sylvia & Leila I hoed my late sweet corn & some in the barn garden but tis mostly too wet to hoe mail was 2 or 3 hours late here at 1-15 PM & Eve [evening] came at 9 our Soldiers in France are holding the germans level about now & I am very glad to know it we went up to Ezras this eve & visited with him saw his well cultivated garden & Leila played his Victrola & we enjoyed the eve til 10 oclock & found Isabel & Marjorie home in bed I finished piling manure