Tag Archives: LeRoy Holden Carr

January 15, 1919

Wed 15   Cool & Cloudy   glimps of Sun   I sat & read most of AM   wrote to I Lindsey in Wellman & sent him 2 1c stamps 7- 3c stamps   we had apple dumplings radishes & onions for dinner & altho I don’t eat as much as common I enjoyd 3 good meals   my hand is getting more tremulous & some times I can hardly write with a pen   I went to the PO & maild my letter & one to Roy   a Mr & Mrs Culbertson & a lot of Kids came & spent the eve   I got to bed at 10   not feeling very well   we recd Advance of 9 inst [meaning January 9th]

January 11, 1919

Saturday Jany 11   very fine day   Allie pd our rooms & we took breakfast with the colord woman & I pd 1,00   She only chargd 90c   I ate oatmeal  we start for Sanfrancisco   very fine roads & beautiful Country & Scenery  went to Cliff house & Saw Seals & goldengate   waves were loud & running high along the Beach   enjoyed etc   had our pictures taken   12 for 1,00  4 of us & I got 25 cards for 25c   went thru presidio & drove on to the ferry at Oakland pier  at eleven oclock Allie drove the car on the ferry & we were Soon on our way   6 miles acros to Oakland & in the bay we met other large Side wheeld ferry boats & all Sizes & Shapes of water craft & many Seagulls   a half hour is the time for the 6 miles   we drove around a little & filled up with gasoline   20 ½ per gal & I proposed we find a caffateria for dinner   we soon found it & got an excellent dinner & enjoyed it   warm biscuit butter coffee sausage blackberry pie & whipt cream potatos & turnips   I pd the bill 2,09 & we were Soon on our way South thru fruitvale Dublin Tracy & Stockton & reachd Lodi at Sunset   I brot the boys 50c cream candy   after resting Allie went to town & got me a box Doans Kidney pills without cost   after a good Supper we visited awhile read letters from Leslie in france & from Roy [&] Ollie   I recd pension chk $120,00  Div [dividend] Keota Bank $30 & have $46 cash $200 draft  & feel well fixt for funds

December 19, 1918

Thurs 19   at Isabels   A brite sunny cold frozen morn   Marjorie got a Nabers paper in the yard for me to read   we recd letters from Dave Roy & Allie Carris   all are well   we wrote to Nellie in Cal [California]   I sent her a draft for $8 her & children   also wrote to Roy in Promise City Ioa & sent him $9 for him & Kids   we had dinner a little early & Jap & Sylvia came in their auto   Ralf awoke & with us we all went to the Beet Sugar factory   a wonderful 2 acres of machinery where dirty frozen beets go in at one end & in 6 hrs emerge at the other end the very finest whitest granulated sugar   but steamy hot bad smelling disagreeable & I should say unhealthy work   we got back at 3 pm & I feel very poorly   the sugar factory did not agree with me at all

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

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