Tag Archives: Leslie Lewis Carr

August 9 and 10, 1918

Fri 9  & Sat 10   Mostly Cloudy  cool & pleasant   Uri Taylor came early & workd for mother 5 hours & I pd her one dollar   I pd electric stove bill for July 2,90   I mowed the lawn south of the house   I got mail at noon & got bacon & steak 45c  Tea 30c sugar 19c   war news still favorable to our side   Electricity failed just at noon so we didn’t get our meat cooked   in the eve I went for the mail   got none   I expected a letter from Leslie   Dr McIntosh our Mayor invited mother & I to ride in their fine new car   we went to Washington (Sat eve)   I got some ice cream lemonade musk mellon &c 75c   we had a fine ride   Sam, Jessy Ashby & I heard that Fletcher Graham is dead   home near 11   fine ride

August 5, 1918

Mon 5   Another hot uncomfortable day  104 deg in our well house   I mowed the north park & cut with the sickle & got a heaping basket full of grass for the cow & I dug along the edge of the walk aways   after dinner we went to the funeral of Mrs Kreger at their house preached by Rev Mueller in English & German   very impressive but so very warm   it was to me almost unbearable   many attended   I got mail at noon   letter from Leslie   is getting fairly started in the Hosp   capacity 3000 & near full  some from over sea   Susie [1] & Lavanda just called   John Lindsey calld  wants pasture for 1 horse  will turn in the 6th at $2 a mon[th]

[1] probably Lavanda’s sister

August 3, 1918

Saturday August 3rd 1918   A fine warm still day  I finishd digging potatos for this year & have 18 bu fine ones in the cellar  I got 17 to 20 ears sweet corn to cook & dry  I went for the mail near noon  Card from Leslie is located at Hospital in DC & we wrote to him & maild the letter this eve  Lavanda & Ellen calld this PM  I depos Zimmermans chk $15 & kept $5  I got 3 writing tablets & toilet paper at Wards  pd Bertha 50c  our forces are still driving the Germans & take Soissons[1] & many smaller towns  shaved 15c

[1] Soissons, an ancient town in France, was heavily bombed in the war; Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soissons

August 2, 1918

Fri 2  A fine warm sunny [day]   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos   I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & to dry   I went for the mail near noon  recd a card from Leslie   in Washington DC but not located   recd a letter from Mrs. Susan Morrow in S Dakota   wants me to help her get the 1c [probably first class] fare to the Natl encampment in Portland Oregon   I wrote to Newman A A G [Assistant Adjutant General]  & had E Bradford sign it as adjt & I sent Mrs Morrow a card   we had a post meet[ing]   only 4 present   Mrs. John Carter & her kids & mother called this eve   C Carter boy brot us 2 boxes strawberries 40c   Zimmerman pd rent for Aug

August 1, 1918

Thurs Aug 1st   A fine pleasant day  partly cldy   I got our laundry from Carrie A & pd her 1,25   I hired E C Goodwin to take Nellie & kid & W & Harriet to Washington this morning & they will go to Olathe, Kansas  Harriets home this eve   I got Crackers Oranges for some lunch & gave Nellie $65,00 & Harriet $25,00   Nellie looks bad & is weak   we are uneasy about her   I got 2 suits underwear & cuff at K Bakers chk 3,00   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos   Mother & I are alone again   the first since last spring   Mrs. Ruby called this eve   our army in France & the Huns are about at a standstill after 2 weeks fighting   many reported Killed but nothing decisive   we fumigated & disinfected the N [north] room up stairs where Nellie has slept the last 6 wks with formaldehyde starch for 7 hours   Dr Wells advised this as did Leslie for fear of Tuberculosis germs

July 30, 1918

Tues 30   A very fine comfortable da   I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos & mowed some lawn   I got a doz ears sweet corn for dinner   Willard came this morning from Keota & got Harriet & they went back to Keota to stay til eve   we recd a card from Leslie   has got as far as Chicago  drayman Liebe came & got Isabels trunk & box & took to the depot   I am to pay him 25c   Lavanda & Ellen called this eve & it is quite cool   it was 56 this morning at the well house   Ash read our light meter but not the stove   war news continue to favor the allies

July 29, 1918

Mon 29   A very fine clear da & cooler   Leslie & Lavanda came from Lex [Lexington] early & Leslie left about 8 am for Ioa City to  Washington DC according to orders   8 yrs ago in June 28 he left for Clermont to begin the practice of medicine & he has done well   I would not ask or expect him to do better but he gave it all up to serve his country   he goes as MD with rank of 1st Lieut & we will greatly miss him & be more anxious than ever for the war to cease   Lavanda & Ellen went with him to Ioa City   They came back 3 pm & Willard took Leslies car & went to Keota to stay with his mother to nite   I sent her 1 doz ears of nice sweet corn   I saved 2 ears for seed   I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos   Willard got John Carters auto & we went to the Taylor Cemetery & put a can of nice flowers on each of our 7 graves   I mowed the alley & other lawn