Tag Archives: LeRoy Holden Carr

November 10, 1918

Sun 10   Colder hard frost   a pleasant day   we all went to church AM & Willard preachd a fine sermon text Watchman what of the nite  home to a late Excelent Chicken dinner   I am reading a manuscript by an Army Nurse who was with Shermans Army around Atlanta GA  Mrs Jackson   she lives in this town Olatha [Olathe, Kansas] & is 83 years old   PM we took a long ride west over Cedar Creek   much lime stone & stone fences   rough hilly stony land   Harriet drove til the roads got so stony & hilly   Willard took the wheel & I felt safer   came back furthur south past a dam on cedar creek & a large reservoir supplies Olathe with soft pure water   we past a pleasant eve & I finishd reading Mrs. Jacksons manuscript memoirs   I sent a card to Roy   I wrote to W S Bank Electricity    sent check 2,86

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

November 3, 1918

Sun 3   A beautiful morning   bright & clear but at 8-30 clouded over dark & looks cold & stormy but soon cleared & was a fine day   NW wind  visitors came   18 here for dinner   Roys  Freds  Walters & we had a good visit   before sun down all went home   we were glad to See Roys again before we moove on   John & I went to the PO this eve   got a Desmoines paper   war news not important   John & I went to church this eve   the rev read his sermon & it was uninteresting

November 2, 1918

Saturday November 2 1918   Corydon at Johns   A beautiful morning   we slept well last nite & arose at 7 this morn   John & I went down town near noon   no mail   we met Roy   he had his auto truck   helpin a Nabor haul coal   we went down again in eve & got a paper   war news still favorable  Austria & Turkey both sueing for peace   George Brewer Called & spent the eve   a social evening

October 29, 1918

Tues 29   Colder & all kinds of a day   [at] Roys & Johns   A cold dark fog came from the NW but went by & was a cool comfortable day   we got mail at 10 am & after dinner Roy borrowed a car & after much tinkering & fixing at 2 we started for Corydon   roads not the best but we got along fine & found John & Ellen [Brewer] well & glad to see us   I bot Cracker Jack & candy 70c & sent back to Roys Kids   I gave Arden a silver dollar  John & I got mail & war news continues to be favorable

October 28, 1919

Mon 28   Clear moderate  lt S wind   Roys   I sat around waiting for the mail   Winnie went to the box & brot it at 11 oclock   a letter from Leslie in DC   he is well & in charge of a ward & we were glad to hear from him   PM I went with Roy & Arden & pict some apples & Roy & I drove down to & thru his timber land & put on a big load of stove wood   roads dried fast  the only daily was last Sat issue & war news was old tho favorable   Roy & Arden got a load of corn AM   it looks like rain to nite

October 27, 1918

Sun 27   Dark rainy foggy misty   A disagreeable day & it rained most of last nite   we wer to have visited at Walter Brewers but visiting is out of the question  so we sat around feeling well & healthy   ate a good hearty dinner & read some & Killed many flies   cool hard disagreeable SW wind  to day we turned our time back one hour & tis to be hoped the powers that be will let the time alone   it was a silly sensless order   this is a chilly very windy eve & Roy sure lives in a cold treeless cheerless place