Friday October 15 1920 Partly cloudy & warm cooler towards eve raind several times last Nite but not much water fell I workd around the barn a while Sweeping Sawing & pounding I got mail at Noon No letters I got bacon 25c PM we wrote to Leslie in Clermont & I maild the letter also one to Isabel in Pomona Calif & mother took fruit juice to the church to make frappa for to nite after Supper Mother & I went to ME church to a reception & get acquaintd meet for our New Pastor Rev Moore & wife & the Wellman teachrs a goodly crowd present the opening address by C C Gardner folowd by disgusting singing Howling or barking some fair recitations & in a few remarks Rev Moore thankd some body for the meet a huge bowl of frapa was in evidence & all had plenty I took 1 small glass I don’t believe in nor favor drinking such Stuf home at 10 I gave C C Gardner a chk for $45 for Pastor salery & will give $20 more Next spring if not prevented
 Dictionary.com describes one definition of frappé as a fruit juice mixture frozen to a mush, to be served as a dessert, appetizer, or relish.
Thursday September 21 1920 A very fine warm day & Our 55 anniversary of our wedding & we celebrated the day by going with Mr & Mrs Perry Ayers to our Co [County] Home to the annual picnic we took our dinner started at 9 AM & we Surely enjoyd the day an interesting program was carried out Rev Henry Millice pronounced an appropriate Invocation then good Band music & Speaking & at Noon all enjoyd a picnic dinner with free good strong coffee with singing speaking reciting & a flying machine in the pm & Mr Beatty & his good wife deserve the sincere thanks of the whole Co for the good care & management they give to this public institution Evrything has the best of care & the large Orchard excited the wonder & admiration of all it was sprayed 4 times & every tree loaded with fine large healthy apples no worms or other pests worked on these apples all smoothe & Nice we got home before sundown & we thank Mr & Mrs Ayers for giving us this very enjoyable day we got mail at the PO as we came home letters from Leslie Ellen & Mrs A L Palmer Mother is sick since coming home something don’t set with on her stomach
Thurs 19 warm & mostly cloudy I finishd mowing my lawn & cut much with sickle I also ground my sickle I got mail at Noon rcd a letter from Leslie & got 25c steak for dinner at 2 pm we went to Chaut some girls sang or cried I harly knew which very poor if singing & very poor cause if crying a midle agd woman talkd on Russia & the women & children a fair talk but I am little interested in Russian afairs Bert Steninger talkd about buying my Zimerman House I geathered up some grass & weeds I cut & put in the Barn we went to Chaut this eve I felt rather bore[d] the whole eve a Chicago boy livened things up some & a Mexican played well on his horn but 3 or 4 girls were bores to say the least
Fri 30 A warm sunny day I got 17 ears sweet corn & our first ripe tomatos for dinner I went over to Rupes & he will go to Goodwins for Blk berries Jap & I Split some wood & I carried some down Rupe brot us 2 boxes blkberries & I pd him 40c we got mail at Noon letter from Dave & I got good beef steak 60c loaf bread 15c bonami 10c soda 10c this pm thermometer reg 93 in wellhouse Sylvia washd & irond 3 ties for me we wrote to Leslie in Clermont
Fri 26 A fine moderate Sunny day we arose late & had breakfst at 9 the first we have seen the Sun for one week we are all feeling good & wrote to Leslie the boys went with Willard down town I pd Willard 1,50 to pay for cleaning my Brown Clothes Mother & Harriet Called on Mrs. Woodberry PM I ate no Supper this eve I wrote & sent a card to James Aggson in Wellman Dave gave me this lead pencil
Thursday December 25th 1919 Christmas at Harriets Another dark cloudy dismal day & I am allowed the blest priveleg of spending another Christmas day with my Children Harriet & Willard Mother Dave Roy & Paul & we are sure having a merry Christmas & recd letters & cards from Florilla Longwell Sylvia Jap & Lois card from Woodberries Hattie Darbyshire our Harriet is most sick & Willard & mother cookd the turkey & we had a most Splendid dinner which we all enjoyd & Harriet ate some & seems better & we all got many presents I gave Each a $5 bill to Mother Harriet Willard Dave Roy & Paul one $ I got from Leslie an Electric warm pad & Hdkf from baby Lavanda from Jap & Sylvia a Book & Hdkfs from Dave a fir hat? & Hdkfs from Harriet & Willard a very nice pr of grey dress Kid gloves after dinner we visited & ate some apples in the eve & none wanted Supper Mother & I went to bed after 9 Willard Dave & Roy visited til 10-30 or more
Isaac and Margaret are on their annual trip out west, first stopping at their daughter, Harriet’s home in Olathe, Kansas.
Thursday December 11th 1919 Colder & growing colder yesterday & last Nite we thot it was going to moderate but it was of short duration & Now we must endure another Cold Spell but to day papers say the Coal Strike is called off & that will help some Willard went to KC this morning & brot a Mrs Sheppard wife of Bishop Sheppard who is in Europe Recd letter from Leslie
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