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.
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
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
Tuesday July 27th 1920 Cool Pleasant A cool pleasant perfect day I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & got 9 & mother took to Mrs Marner Roys came from Ayers  & got things ready & soon after 8 they left for their home in Corydon I have enjoyd our visit with Roy & shal miss him Jap & I split some wood I cant do much at it but my back is better than last spring the wood is Elm hickory & oak & most of it splits good & is extra wood Mrs Rupe brot us one box blackberries & I pd her 20c took a ride to our old farm down the creek fond memories stopt at the old Leighton place & here memories of the long ago when I lived with Leightons & Steve Charlotte faithful honest hard working Charlotte & Marne & Allice & kind hearted Mr & Mrs Leighton they were Father & Mother to me the reality all gone only a fond memory still lingers
 Perry and Julia Ayers, LeRoy’s wife, Winnie’s parents.
Friday May 28, 1920 At Ollies  Dark cloudy looks like rain My 84 birth day & I begin to feel much like an old man have Neither strength nor activity my lame back is some better am taking Harlern oil tablets they help my general health is fair my hand is trembly & I can hardly write with a pen but get along fairly with a pencil we arose rather early as Alma Izor is going away Virl took her to Minburn I went along & tried to find a way to get from here to Guthrie Center to see Capt Lemon but I got no satisfaction we are visiting with Ollie & she does all she can to entertain us & she is sure a wonder to manage
 Olive Taylor Carris is the widow of Albert Carris who died in 1918. Olive is the daughter of Benjamin Holden Taylor and Laura C. Izor, Margaret Taylor Carr’s brother and sister-in-law.
Tuesday December 30 1919 On the CRI&P compartment B Siskiyov Pullman fine day Mother & I are both feeling poorly & our little 2×4 parlor seems monotonous went on the observation car awhile tis a clear Sunny day pass along the line of Texas & New Mexico in a most desolate worthless & forsaken stony land at 11 were at Devrand & we both feel better we ate dinner on the Diner $1,55c both towards eve we stopt 30 min in Elpaso Tex where 2 yrs ago the Mexicans were shooting acros the Rio grand Riv & sending bullets into US territory we Each took Physic & I took an Aspirin tablet went to bed early I set my watch back one hour to have right time
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