Monday Oct 14 A pleasant day Mother & I went down town I got a fine lamp for Vic & Leslie a wedding present for Maude & we got Nellie a nice dish for the same I got pension Chk cashed & kept $20 & deposited $10 I got butter $1,55 at Reaneys Mrs. S E Topping called & gave me $10 for Post to apply on rent
Sunday Oct 13 Cool light NW wind Cloudy & rain a little we all but Maude went to ME Church heard a rousing Sermon on Hell by Stryker the Children & girls Except Maude went to Sunday School Bell went home this PM Mother & I called at Klockentagers & invited them here Wednesday Eve
Saturday Oct 12 Cool drying a pleasant day I got butter & toilet soap at Beardsleys 71c I got port for dinner & in Eve part basket of grapes a lamp top & a flue Maude & Otto went to Keota & brought Harriet at 10-30 in Eve we had just gone to bed Nellie McKinley Carney came for me to make a short talk at WRC the 26th
Friday October 11th 1901 Cloudy Cool drizzly rain Some & muddy Harriet is in Keota & Maude & Otto were going after her this Eve but it is muddy & looks too rainy Bell came back this morning I helped wash this morning
Sunday Sept 29 Cooler & Cloudy all the AM light NW wind all went to Sunday School but me I killed a rooster for dinner very fat I washed & dressed my little colts wire cut leg with green mountain Salve it is doing well I feel better to day than yesterday & fiddled some & read Some Leslie took an Early hunt for Wallers Cow Maude went to Bells Walt Liverzy 10 year old boy Mervin was Shot & instantly killed I heard the report
Monday Dec 25 Christmas Colder cloudy & froze all day I killed 2 dux [ducks] Roy gave & we had them roasted for dinner Bell & Ralf were here for dinner our girls took dinner over for Holden & Laura Holden is about the same he improves very Slow I am better to day this has been a rather Slim Christmas day for us & our home will be apt to have fewer children each returning Christmas till they are all gone we miss them Even now Maude got home late last night from Keota & left Nellie there for a week’s visit with Sylvia
Saturday Sept 23 An Extra fine Cool fall like day & Mag has a bad headache we are all invited to Hulls to Bell & Ralphs infair [affair] all went but Mag & I & Vic he tended to his laundry & then went down on his wheel [possibly a bicycle]  & told Maude that Mother was better so her & Otto Klokenteger drove my team & Carriage back & we arrived Safe about 1 pm & had a real good dinner & good visit & Rach gave us a mess of green corn & we came home & Roy hitched to my old buggy & took Harriet & Nora & their husbands home with him Jap Green came this Eve from Keota
 Bicycles were a popular mode of transportation at this time.