Fri 2 Cold bright & Sunny I arose Near Eleven feeling very poorly Max S called & gave Ralph a check on the American Bank & he brot me 35,00 I gave Isabel 15,00 I laid down awhile after dinner Dave came awhile & aftr supper he & Roy came & stayed the eve also Amos Hull & wife Ruth & others calld while I was laying down I wrote to L E Wilkins of Belknap Iowa about $1100,00 intrest due Mar of Inst [instant] next
Sun 5 A very fine cool day we arose late I slept only fair & ate a good breakfst of pancakes & my cold is No worse Isabel has a bad cold & cant talk loud I drest in my Sunday best only Marjore & Ralph went to church I ate a hearty dinner & am feeling much better & Now at 1-30 pm the thermometer stands at 59 & the sun shies warm & is a still beautiful day & we had a good dinner Beef loaf good fruit salad & whipt cream about 2 Roys [family] came & Max & Ottos [Otto Klockenteger’s family] & Warren & Nellies 2 children Lamont & Margaret & we had a realy good visit Especially the young folks
Monday January 23 1922 At Noras in Oakland More moderate we arose a little before 8 Nora & Allie washd I wrote to Isabel in Pomona telling her we will leave here Next Thurs 26 & probably be in Los Angeles Fri Noon we recd letters from Leslie in Clermont & from Sylvia Mrs Marner Hila Foster & from Isabel Mother is tieing a comfort[er] & Hila Foster wrote that Martha Capens Address is Atlanta GA USP Hospital No 48 care [of] Maj C W Williams right aftr supper we drove acrost the estuary to Berkley & called on Max & then went to a lecture by Montreville Wood  a good & interesting lecture combining Electricity the Gyroscope the Monorail Ultra violet rays with talks stories &c was very interesting & we had front seats home & to bed at Eleven recd a letter from Dave in SW
 Montreville M. Wood, was a scientist and lecturer. He has been associated with Thomas A. Edison, per The Arizona Republican, April 20, 1919, page 6.
Sunday January 19, 1919 Cloudy dark damp & drizzles rain we arose late & near Eleven Oclock AM we all except Mother went to the depot with Max going back to his camp his arm is nearly well & Leslie Schwimley went to school which has been closed on act of the Flu it drizzled rain as we walkd back from the Depot to bed aftr 9 & still raining
Sat 18 Cool & cldy AM & cleared cool PM we had good waffels for breakfast I finishd taking a box Doans Kidney pills & bot another pd 55c & took quite a walk East & feel fairly well I think the pills are helping my Kidney trouble towards eve we all went in the auto to a Mr Owens a portly nice looking one armed man he & wife live with son in law Max came from Camp Freemont but only staid long enuf to fix up a little & went down town to see some youngsters his folks had sent him $5 to come home I shaved
Thurs 9 at Noras dark gloomy Cold Left Noras Allie Nora Mother & I at 8,30 in Allies new Carr I wore my over coat in the closed carr all day & was chilly good cement roads looks like rain took dinner in Pleasant on poor hotel & poor dinner I pd 2,60 for the 4 thru Stockton Tracy in San Joquin Co & took supper in Paloalto in San mateo co went to camp & found Max & he took supper with us I pd 2,50 for the 5 we drove around some went to Leland Stanford University & Allie & Nora took Max back to camp & we put up at University hotel & had a Small Kerosene Stove for heat
Thurs 2 Still & cold below freezing recd a good letter from Sylvia & I see by this morning paper the cold is general in the US even in S California in Sacramento colder than had been known before at this time of year after dinner Leslie took Max back to his camp 100 miles in the auto his wound arm is doing well Allie went 12 ms [miles] to conduct a funeral I took a walk west a mile or more & saw onions & cabbage just set out I saw Eucalyptus trees a beautiful tree with body resembling sycamore & long narrow leaves & plenty of them I saw fig olive almond & pepper trees the PM was cool & fine for walking & I enjoyed my walk