Tag Archives: Mary Isabelle Carr Hull

October 15, 1920

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 [1] 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

[1] 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.


August 8, 1919

Friday August 8, 1919   Mostly cloudy   I dug 2 bu potatos & finishd the south patch   I got mail at Noon   letter from Isabel   she is real well   I gave Enos Miller a chk for 3,50 for My Dear boy Vic   we wrote to Leslie in Clermont   I was down town awhile Pm & we sat on the porch   After watering the flowers Mother pulled some beans in the barnyard & we are drying them on the walk

March 24, 1919

Mon 24   Warmer   Mostly cloudy pleasant   we are both well   took breakfst at Delmar 25c   I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye  letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard   he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad   Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca  pd 90c for 3   I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England   I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c   I got an Eve paper 2c   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe   I pd 75c for 3   I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read

February 26, 1919

Wed 26   A fine day   bracing morning   we all arose feeling good   took breakfst at Delmar   pd 40c for 3   I got a paper 3c & read & wrote some  got letters of sympathy from Jap Sylvia Isabel & Mattie Sigler   Harriet fixt up a small box of nice large oranges & sent to Willard   we went down along the pike   a flying machine came over & alighted down the Beach  we went to see it & talked with the Aviator   he owned the machine & was getting a passenger now & then   a 2 or 3 hour trip for $5   he didnt get me we took dinner at Advent 1,90 for 4   aftr dinner I went to the farmer & merchants Bank  corner Pine & 3rd st & gave a check for $50   I bot 2 writing tablets 15c & 1 lb p nut [peanut] candy 30c & paid our room rent 10$ to Mrs E B Stanisfer   also pd $3 for girls room for 1 wk   took supper at Del Mar 90c for 4   Sat in the Parlor & heard that fool girl yell   tis raining   was cold chilly all PM

February 6, 1919

Thurs 6  cool cloudy  looks like rain   I am feeling well   recd letter from Sylvia & Isabel   Mother ans it & wrote to Dave   took breakfst at Delmar Cafe   25c for 2   Staid at Hotel all the am & took dinner at the Advent Caffeteria   pd 90c & then took a walk all along the pike & saw many things & goods to get our money & many fortune tellers   took supper at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2 & we spent a pleasant eve in the parlor with some ladies who Stopt here   found our room real warm at 8,45

December 30, 1918

Mon 30   cool N wind but clear Sunny   I took a short walk   the street in front East of Noras is very nice & smoothly paved & many kids are enjoying their roller skates   I saw many oranges on & under the trees & pepper trees & one magnolia   I pict some almonds & cut them open with my knife   they are real good nuts   we recd letters from Sylvia & Isabel & one from Fred Klockenteger & this eve letter from Harriet in Keota telling of the death of Mrs Sina Deyoe at 2 pm   we went in auto to Stockton 12 m south   a fine hard surfaced road   we stopt 2 hrs & came home flying   a fine ride   Allie got a fine 13 lb turkey for New years   I wore my fur cap well pulled down & my overcoat & was none too warm   we waited around Stockton a hour or more for a Mrs Webb who rode with us & then came home without her

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