Tuesday, January 31 1922 it has cleared off we arose at 7-30 & had a good breakfast of pancakes & I recd my papers & set by a good pleasant fire it is quite cool after dinner I read the Advance of June 26 Ioa [Iowa] Savings Bank consolidated with Wellman Saving Bank under name of the latter Clark Wiman & Harvy Simons Dead & Lyman Bradford in Jail in Washington another good man gone wrong after dinner we went in auto to Aron Palmers an hour or 2 then Roy came with auto & took us to his home an hour or so & Ralph came & we went back to Isabels had Supper & I read in the Pathfinder 
Tues 2 Colder dark Cloudy a little snow I made a fire in the furnace & wrote to Ioa City Citizen sent chek for 1,00 & to stop the paper I paid Hicks boy 1,00 thru 26 Apr & the delivery has Not been Satisfactory many papers missing this carrier business is unsatisfactory to say the least I went to the polls in Shraders Hotel at Noon & voted the straight Republican ticket I think the Election wil be close I am very much opposed to war but have little to no faith or confidence in a league of Nations to prevent war I got mail letters from Leslie & Ollie saw Ezra Bradford down town & after dinner he called a little while & seemed all brok up & I deeply sympathize with him  I saw Anderson Turnipseed & he will haul out my manure & plow our garden tomorrow.
Wednesday October 13 1920 warm & dry S wind it thunderd & Sprinkled rain a little last nite Sun rose brite & clear & Staid so I got mail at Noon No letters & Main St was very very dry & dusty I never saw it more dusty I got hamburg steak 25c Pm mother went with C C Gardners to Pierces to a LAS [perhaps Ladies Auxiliary Society?] & she heard that Lyman Bradford town marshal & JP & our Nephew my Sisters Boy had left town left his family under a cloud oh the evils of Beer whiskey & women while mother was gone I lookd over old letters & old pictures of long ago I went to Snidr creamry & got cream pd 1,00 & I churnd twice 15 min each time & got a fine mess of butter but quite warm Mrs Marner Brot us some fine apples & pears & mother took her some butter milk
Saturday April 12 1919 A nice clear warm day Arthur girl came & workd for mother & our house looks well I paid her $3 & Frank fixt toilet & a fawcet & I pd him all I owe him $3,75 & Emet White pd me $3 for last years pasture Kopoch came & workd all day mowing lawn & raking I pd him 2,25 painter Smith called this eve said I owed him $2 for painting Dr Wells kitchen I pd him one $ & will pay another $ later I went to lawyer Bells & he drew a deed to James Aggison for the Shiller house & 50 ft lot Mother & I signed the deed & left it with Bell who also fixt up my income tax papers & Sent to Louis Murphy Dubukue [Dubuque, Iowa] & I settled all accts with Bell for fees & commission & gave him a check for $45,00 & Aggison gave me a check for $2000,00 for the Shiller house & I took a certificate of deposit in the W S Bank [Wellman Savings Bank] for $3000,00 one yr at 6% I sheard $52,62c off my Bonds & got the cash I pd Louis Gardner 3,35 for sak flour & J W Oldakr 50c for 11 lb brown sugar I signd insurance on Shiller house to Aggison til next Aug I was by Lyman Bradford & gave in $25000,00 moneys & credits
Thurs 27 Warm mostly cldy & showers We arose a little early Expecting Nellie from Oklahoma via Washington & she came about 7 before we had breakfast & I gave E C Goodwin a check for $4 for bringing her from Washington Nellie is poor in flesh & looks sickly I hope her visit home will improve her health she is taking a serum treatment & Dr. Wills came & injected the serum in her arm John Fleming & wife were coming to spend the day but rain Kept them away we also lookd for Sylvia from Keota I got 68c meat this morning for beef loaf had our first new Beans Ralf came before dinner Florilla Longwell came by invitation & spent the day I got the mail at noon I got our washing & pd Carrie 1,25 & I pd Lyman B one $ for city water to June 26
Mon Apr 1st A most beautiful dry warm da I stretchd 4 wires on my grape arbor & put fire in grate I made rows & mother planted sweet peas 2 painters came & finished up stairs & bedroom insurance adjuster calld this Eve representing the Natl Life he will call again tomorrow all 3 girls went to Lymans this eve have fire only in grate our bedroom is newly painted & mother & I will sleep in the parlor to nite
Tues Dec 26 Snowy damp nearly a rain real dark I done the chores we Slept rather late Emma came on the 10 AM train I got 20c pork for dinner also 50c ground beef for veal loaf the boys & I cleared the Snow off the walks twice morning & Evening it has Stopt Snowing this Eve but looks & feels like a deep snow Ezra Bradford Lyman B & wife [Cora] & Ruth & Maude Bradford Luthers girl[s] were all here to Supper by invitation Leslie run the graphophone awhile & then left Vic didn’t Stay a minute after Supper we passed a very pleasant Social Evening & our visitors went home a little after 9 Bank meeting PM
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