Tag Archives: Margaret Taylor Carr

April 18, 1919

Friday April 18 1919   heavy frost this morn   we are both reasonably well   tis Mothers 72 birth day & She is well preservd considering the large family she has raised & the work she has done & we have reason to be very thankful   I got shaved at Hulls 15c   I got red soap 10c   we are invited to our friends Mrs Smith Rupe & went at 11   E Bradford called & went with us & then we all went & got the mail   mother recd several Birth day cards & letter from Harriet   Charley Blumenstine & wife also at Rupes & we had a real good visit & Mrs R had prepared a most excellent dinner which we all enjoyd & we came home after 4 & Hod Wilson & wife came & Spent the Eve   we only had fire in the grate & were warm Enuf  we got the word thru Lavanda that Leslie will be Discharged from the Army tomorrow & be home soon & tis sure good News   we also look for Dave from St Paul & maybe Roy   we hope so


April 13, 1919

Sunday 13   a very fine springlike day   we arose late   Mother & I drest for Sunday & went to church   Shook hands with many friends   all seemed glad to see us back home   my cat Tom left with Mrs Zimmerman all winter came home this morn & he seemed glad to see me   I fed him aftr church   mother & I called on Mrs C C Gardner   She is very lame from a fall   aftr dinner it was cloudy dark & gloomy all PM & we sat around til eve when Zimmerman & wife called & staid til church time & we lent them my umbrella & they went to church & we ate supper

April 12, 1919

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

April 11, 1919

Fri 11   Cold dark Cloudy & light Showers   Frank Arthurs girl came & worked for us all day & Frank came & fixt some plumbing   mother & I both feeling well & able to work some   we recd a fine typewritten letter from Leslie in Desmoines & he expects to come home soon   Mr & Mrs Rupe called & Mrs Lindsey called & spent the eve & we had a good visit   I went to see Kopoch & pd him $8 for shoveling snow off my walks last wintr & spreading manure   I cashd pension chk $120,00 & depos in Bank   I got shaved at Hulls 15c

April 8, 1919

Tues 8   Harriets   Cool   a fine morning   I feel much better & Slept fair last nite & ate 6 good pan cakes this morning & at morning devotion I read 15 verses of the 57 psalm & read the morning papers how Pres [President] Wilson is about to bolt the peace conference   we took several rides in & around town & all ate a good dinner   Willard took his nabors to a funeral  it rained after supper & thundered & lightened & mother & Harriet went to a school play   Now I am up with my diary   wrote this May 25 after attending old Mr Lupes funeral with Mr & Mrs Pery Agers

April 7, 1919

Mon 7   Cooler   fine day   rain last Nite with thunder & lightning   we arose Early   I ate good Pan Cakes for breakfst & feel better   recd a card from Lavanda in Desmoines with Leslie   Expect to be at Wellman soon   a card from Dave   I went down town with Willard to get things   Willard went with Paul to school & he made his first start for school in Kansas  Harriet & W will adopt Paul & give him their name [1]   I went down town with W pm   A boy came & got mothers & my clothes to press   I read awhile in Burns & feel better this eve & played checkers with Paul

[1]  Paul was listed in the 1920 and 1930 census returns as Paul DeYoe.  When Paul married his wife, Eleanor Catherine Brogden in 1935, he went by Paul Carr Palmer and kept the Palmer name for the remainder of his life.

April 5, 1919

Sat 5   at Harriets in Olathe Kas   As fine a day as I ever knew & we slept late til 8 oclock   Harriet had extra fine pancakes for breakfst & mother is about well   this beats California   74 in shade   I sent a card to Wellman to Frank Arthur to open our house & put our plumbing & electric in order  I went down town with Willard & Paul [Palmer] & got shaved 15c   we had late dinner 3pm   I took a bath & put on clean clothes   we all took a long auto ride south & west   a beautiful day   many farming & wheat  extra fine & lots of it   I took my brown suit to be prest & got it back this eve   I bot cocoanut candy & after dinner mints 45c   Harriet prepared a lunch   I didnt eat any