Tag Archives: Marjorie Lenore Hull

December 26, 1918

Thursday December 26 1918   At one oclock this morning we bad[e] Jap & Sylvia good bye & Ray took us to Depot in auto   Isabel Leila & Marjorie went with us to Depot & at 2 we bade them good bye   climbed into our lower 8 berth & had a good sleep   had breakfast on diner   pd 1,05 & past a pleasant day   at 2 pm at Ogden Utah where we changd cars & I pd 4,95 for Pullman to Lodi Califor   we dined on diner this eve   pd 95c & past thru the most desolate mt rox [mountain rocks?] & tipt the porter for an extra blanket & went to our Berth with a prospect of a good nite

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December 19, 1918

Thurs 19   at Isabels   A brite sunny cold frozen morn   Marjorie got a Nabers paper in the yard for me to read   we recd letters from Dave Roy & Allie Carris   all are well   we wrote to Nellie in Cal [California]   I sent her a draft for $8 her & children   also wrote to Roy in Promise City Ioa & sent him $9 for him & Kids   we had dinner a little early & Jap & Sylvia came in their auto   Ralf awoke & with us we all went to the Beet Sugar factory   a wonderful 2 acres of machinery where dirty frozen beets go in at one end & in 6 hrs emerge at the other end the very finest whitest granulated sugar   but steamy hot bad smelling disagreeable & I should say unhealthy work   we got back at 3 pm & I feel very poorly   the sugar factory did not agree with me at all

December 16, 1918

Mon 16   dark cloudy as usual   moderate   I slept well last nite & feel good to day   about 10 Mother & I took our satchel &c & went to Isabels    aftr dinner I went down town to Japs office & bot 6 or so Christmas cards 75c Marjorie most well   I found Leila & Lois in town   I bot Candy 25c   went to the Bank & got 5 dfts [drafts] Maude $6 Nora $8 Lavanda $6 Roy $6 & Nellie $8 & I sent Dave in St Paul $5 by letter   all Christmas presents  we got a letter at last from Leslie on board Ship in the Atlantic Ocean near France   is well & was some sea sick   said the trip wasn’t for pleasure   we were sure glad to hear from him

December 15, 1918

Sun 15   Another fine cool day & clear   I slept poorly last nite & my head dizzy & feel poorly all day   Isabel & Marjorie here all da & Ralf came in the eve   Harry Longwell wife & 3 daughter(s) son in law Keneipp   also Ed Thomas wife & 2 daughters came to dinner & spent the day   we knew these folks in Iowa & had not Seen them for years   we had a real good visit   visitors left soon after dark   to bed after 10

December 12, 1918

Thurs 12    we found it white with snow   lookd snowy   I went to Isabels awhile   Marjorie a little better   toward noon it cleard & snow melted   we got letter from Nellie   she continues weakly   recd letter from Maude   Mrs Fred Klockenteger died last Sat   also letter from Lavanda   this is a nice pm but not under foot   No news from Leslie   it seems a long time since we heard from him   towards eve I felt bad   head sore & dizzy & I took a bromo quinine & Mother & Sylvia helpd bathe my feet in hot water & gave me hot ginger tea    I feel very poorly   I ate no Supper

December 10, 1918

Tues 10   clear & cool   pleasant & muddy   I read a while then changd my clothes & took a walk   only got the Hawkeye [Newspaper]   this is a muddy place & seems to dry very slow   after dinner I walked to the office with Jap & staid til 3-30 & walked Home 10 or 11 blox   found company here   a Mrs Stinson & daughter Hellen & Miss Dodge   these I & mother had met here 10 yrs ago   a Mrs Wheatly & we are having a good visit   Jap is very busy in his Dental office   customers coming & going   he has rooms on 3rd floor of a bank bdg & has a huge Elks antler hung in his office   a trophy of his hunting trips   Mrs Stinson brot us some real good pears   after our Co left Jap & I went to Isabels   found Marjorie better & will likely rest to nite