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
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
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
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
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
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  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
 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.
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