Tag Archives: Margaret Taylor Carr

November 20, 1918

Wednesday November 20th 1918   at Harriets Olathe   Dark & Cloudy this morning   Willard arose early & went to KC [Kansas City]   took a hand to do some work at Willards house there   Mother & I slept later   a couple came to be married at 10 am   it looks like rain   Willard was called home from KC   Harriet had a time getting him   they came again 2-30 pm & Willard was here drest in his clerical prince Albert & tied the knot & Harriet recd $5   We were rejoiced to rec a letter from Leslie written on board ship ready to sail for France   No date   we all 4 wrote to him in France

Dr. Leslie Lewis Carr


November 19, 1918

Tues 19  Cool a Fine sunny morning  Arose at 7  I took a dose of salts  Harriet & Willard are washing  I am reading the morning paper  reconstruction in Europe going on fast & satisfactory  at 3 PM  a couple came unateded [unattended] to be married Allen Eastland & [Miss] Dunham age 18 & 21  Willard soon tied the knot & recd $5  gave them an engraved certificate  we congratulated them & they Embarked on the matrimonial sea for better or worse  I went with Willard to enquire after several cases of influenza  found all improving but one  we took Mother & Harriet to call on Mrs. Woodberry  recd Advance & letters from Nora & Sylvia  I went with W to engag Andrew Jackson  colored to work tomorrow

November 16, 1918

Saturday November 16th 1918   at Harriets in Olathe   Cloudy warm S wind   we are all well   many new cases of influenza reported   I walkd down town with Willard   I got shaved 15c   Mother & Harriet are doing much cooking   Harriet is a good cook & Willard is a good provider   he took my shoes to be ½ soled   we recd letters from Nora & Nellie  the latter gaind 7 ½ lbs [1]   it looks & feels like rain   warm  Willard brot my shoes neatly ½ soled & heels fixt & I pd two dollars

[1] I think Isaac is talking about Nellie, who was not well.

November 15, 1918

Fri 15   dark cloudy cooler  In the PM it turned to mist & was quite dark   I went with Willard to the church & he tinkered [with] the pipe organ & got nice pork tenderloin for dinner   I took a dose of Salts   Mother & Harriet sat in their nice large room & talked long   this PM we got a large photo of Leslie by mail but think it looks too old   the epidemics is bad around here   it rained awhile this eve   a girl 18 named Nellie came & spent the eve  we had apples

November 14, 1918

Thursday 14   A very fine fall day   we arose a little early & Willard had a funeral at 8-30   a boy 17 hunting rabbits   his gun bursted & he was killed   we then all went to KC over fine roads & splendid scenery & farms & fine house   Especially the buildings of KC are many  & fine   we went to rr office & found about our train &c to Grand Junction & I think we ought to end our visit here & go to Sylvias but mother & Harriet want us to stay to Thanksgiving   we took dinner at Caffeteria   a very fine meal  I pd $1,84 for the 4   then we lookd around the city & went in car around the cliff drive   a very fine drive & scenery   home by dusk & it rained a little   a letter from Lavanda said Leslie started over sea Mon [Monday]

November 12, 1918

Tuesday November 12th 1918   Harriets in Olathe   A fine cool clear day   I went several places with Willard   we had beefsteak & onions for dinner  we recd a card from Leslie   date 10 [possibly November 10th] NY city   I slept well last nite & feel well to day   also mother is feeling good   all is quiet & enjoing the thot of a world peace once more   I am glad Leslie writes often & Keeps well   we all past a pleasant eve & had most excellent apples

November 9, 1918

Saturday November 9 1918   Cooler a very fine day   I took salts & feel tolerable well   mother not feeling good is lying down   Mr. Wallace a former Keota [Iowa] man who had done some work for me on the farm & in Nira called on us this morning & we renewed our acquaintance of 40 yrs ago   he is nearly blind & partly deaf but has his faculties & we had a fair visit   PM we took a long ride & enjoyed it  Willard & Harriet do all they can to make our Stay with them pleasant