Tag Archives: Maude Bertha Carr Klockenteger

August 9, 1919

Sat 9   A comfortable Nice day   mostly clear   I dug 1 ½ bu potatos in the North patch   I shaved & took a bath   I got mail at Noon   letter from Maude   I got 25c Bacon   Mother went to WRC Pm   I read & went down town a while   depos Zimmerman Chk for 15,00   owe mor[e] rent for August   we shelled some beans in the Eve & while at supper Mrs C C Gardner called & asked us to go in their auto to Kalona to Chautaugua  we declined   tis quite cool & comfortable this eve

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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 12, 1919

Wed 12  Cool  a nice sunny windy da   The waves are rolling high this morning   we took breakfst at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   both fairly well   I got shaved 15c  shoes shined & clothes brushed 10c   mother wrote to Nora Maude & Mattie Sigler   I went to PO & mailed them   I got paper 3c  we recd the Advance & Hawkeye   we took dinner at the Advent 74c    at 2 PM we went to see Nellie   found her much the same   while there we called on a Mr Oldfield & wife  friends of John Brewer   at his request we called on them   I came home a little before mother   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   after Supper we sat in the parlor to warm as our room has a big hole broke in the window & lets in much cold   I spoke to the landlady about it & she said she would have it fixt but didn’t   I got 4 good apples 10c & I ate 3 & mother one   to bed 8-30

December 17, 1918

Tuesday December 17th 1918   At Isabels   found the ground white with snow this morning but tis a moderate fairlike day   we all wrote to Leslie in France   I have doubts about it ever reaching him   5 of us wrote   I gave mother $10 & her & Isabel went down to do Christmas shopping   I didn’t feel like going   went to Sylvias towards eve   wrote to Maude & Sent $6 for Christmas

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

October 14, 1918

Mon 14   An extra fine da   frost this morn   I arose a little early & fed & milkd my cow for the last time & I never milkd a gentler cow   some after 10 am John Fleming & son Everet [came]   I rode in auto with them to my pasture   I put a good halter on my cow & sold her to John Fleming for $100, & he gave me a check which I had put to my acct   I got mail at noon   rec a letter from Leslie in DC   he is well & very busy  much influenza in the hospital in camps & City   Lavanda & baby are in Clermont   I took plants to Florilla Longwell & went down & maild 5 letters to Roy Maude Nora Sloan in SE & B Reece Jones Secy insurance Desmoines [1]   boy brot 2 boxes strawberries & Florilla Longwell pd for them   I took laundry to Carrie   I went [to] Mrs Crossets this eve & pd her 1,50 for boys taking cow up to 17th

[1] Rees B. Jones, Secretary, Fire Insurance Company, Des Moines, (Source Citation – Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Des Moines Ward 1, Polk, Iowa; Roll: T625-507; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 1011)

April 30, 1918

Tues 30  Partly cldy   Cool lt NW wind   I mowd some lawn 3rd time   I dug around the NW Rose   Maude got the mail   letter from Leslie   very busy & all patients doing well   lots of mumps & measles   we have fire in the grate   Mother & Maude went Calling this PM & to Mrs. Lide Jones for supper & at 5-30 I went to Mrs Jones & took Supper by invitation & staid til near sundown when I came home & milkd   I made a fire in the grate & Sat & read  very lonely   I tried to Keep My thots from My dear boy Vic but couldn’t do it   I cant reconcile myself to our great loss   if he had only told us of his trouble I feel we could have helpd him   Mother & Maude came near 10 Oclock