Wednesday November 20th 1918 at Harriets Olathe Dark & Cloudy this morning Willard arose early & went to KC [Kansas City] took a hand to do some work at Willards house there Mother & I slept later a couple came to be married at 10 am it looks like rain Willard was called home from KC Harriet had a time getting him they came again 2-30 pm & Willard was here drest in his clerical prince Albert & tied the knot & Harriet recd $5 We were rejoiced to rec a letter from Leslie written on board ship ready to sail for France No date we all 4 wrote to him in France
Fri 15 dark cloudy cooler In the PM it turned to mist & was quite dark I went with Willard to the church & he tinkered [with] the pipe organ & got nice pork tenderloin for dinner I took a dose of Salts Mother & Harriet sat in their nice large room & talked long this PM we got a large photo of Leslie by mail but think it looks too old the epidemics is bad around here it rained awhile this eve a girl 18 named Nellie came & spent the eve we had apples
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]
Wed 13 A very fine day this AM we got the 3rd Wellman Advance of Nov 7 will soon know it by heart I went with Willard several short rides a lady Mrs Kirkpatrick called & wanted to meet mother & I an old soldier of 11 Kas [11th Kansas Infantry] I met down town a Mr Fenn told her we were here I sent a card to Leslie Hoboken NJ
Tuesday November 12th 1918 Harriets in Olathe A fine cool clear day I went several places with Willard we had beefsteak & onions for dinner we recd a card from Leslie date 10 [possibly November 10th] NY city I slept well last nite & feel well to day also mother is feeling good all is quiet & enjoing the thot of a world peace once more I am glad Leslie writes often & Keeps well we all past a pleasant eve & had most excellent apples
8 Fri Cool clear a fine morn we arose on time ate a good breakfast of pancakes slept good last nite Willard pollishd his fine car & we all went 25 miles to KC & took dinner in very crowded restaurant Cafateria style had fresh halibut & evrything then went across the K river to KC Kas to the funeral of Mrs Parsons a very estimable woman 58 who we had met once before Willard conducted the funeral home at sundown letter from Leslie in NY City Hotel McAlpin he is just embarking for over the sea & will be very ancious til we hear again Harriet & W went out this eve
Tues 5 at Johns in Corydon Cool S wind Cloudy looks like rain John & I went down to PO got no mail I bot a paper & John voted as this is election day I helpd mother pack our suit cases & aftr an early dinner we bade John & Elen good by & I pd a taxy 50c to take us to the depot I bot 2 tickets for Kansas City pd $10,36 the day has cleared exceptionaly fine & warm we had a long wait at depot & finally got to Alerton [Iowa] & waited & waited finally found were waiting for 4 cars of soldiers going to Camp funston [located at Camp Riley, Kansas] they came & we started for KC at Sun down & traveld slow stopt often finally got to KC at midnite After midnite Willard & Harriet met us in KC Depot we found them thru a red cap & I tipped him we got lunch for which Willard paid & we then started for Olathe in Willards fine new car delightful drive 25 miles roads fine we soon made it & arrived at 2 Wed morning visited a while read a letter from Leslie in DC he is well & is ordered over the sea starts soon to bed at 2-30
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