Tag Archives: Leslie Lewis Carr

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

January 6, 1919

Mon 6   A fine da   not so cool   frost this morn   I read awhile & then put on overcoat & fur cap & went with Allie to Lockford to see about a funeral  nice ride   saw nice orange trees & fine large cactus & talked with a pleasant well informed girl   home to dinner   PM we wrote to Leslie in Lemans France & I went to the PO & maild the letter   mother & Nora went to the church & helpd make bed comforts   Allie went to Stockton & traded for a new car & the boys are in high glee   Trustees of Congregational Church 4 of them held a meet here this eve

January 1, 1919

Wednesday January 1st 1919   At Noras in Lodi Cal   Cold   The Coldest day so far this winter in my experience & it seems more of an effort for folks to keep warm here than in Iowa   here the people depend on the weather & the weather don’t come acros   we had a fine new years dinner  5 or 6 Neighbors were invited to enliven the day   we are getting very anxious to hear from our boy Leslie over the sea   also we are anxious about our youngest daughter Nellie   I wish her health was better   a Mr Taylor called this morning with a donation of milk olives &c   he said he pict an orange this morning & it was froze   Nora & Allie went to prayer meeting this eve at 9   I ate a good appl & went to bed

December 17, 1918

Tuesday December 17th 1918   At Isabels   found the ground white with snow this morning but tis a moderate fairlike day   we all wrote to Leslie in France   I have doubts about it ever reaching him   5 of us wrote   I gave mother $10 & her & Isabel went down to do Christmas shopping   I didn’t feel like going   went to Sylvias towards eve   wrote to Maude & Sent $6 for Christmas

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