The remaining journal entries were written by Mary Isabelle (Carr) Hull, Isaac’s daughter, because Isaac was too weak to write.
Wednesday Feb. 7 A lovely day. Father got up at 10 & ate little breakfast & was dressed when Dr. Gardner & wife and Suzanne came to spend day. Father seemed to enjoy their visit & had quite a talk with the Dr. but was so short of breath. He came to table to eat with us for the last time at noon, but ate very little. He laid down all p.m. We called Dr. Kelley at 4-30 & he came & said it was form of dropsy & water forming in his pluray [pleura]. The lung was stopping his breathing & he would come back in eve.
He came back at 7-30 & Roy & Dave came & he tapped father’s lung & drew nearly 2 qts. of liquid & O, he suffered so as it took one hr. He rested better tonite & said he could breath so much better.
Fri 24 Mar 1922 We leave Delmar we arose a little before 7 & Neither ate any breakfst but packd our Napsax for Los Angels I pd Mrs Sancifer 2,00 & at 8,45 took the train for Los angels & Pd 1,04 arrive in LA at Eleven & Dr Gardner met us at the Depot & we walkd 2 blox & took Street Cars for Gardners & met Mrs G & Suzane & soon Aaron Palmer & wife came & we had a good social visit & at Noon sat down to a most excellent dinner & then we visited awhile & came to Isabels came by Warrens shop & stopt awhile & got to Isabels Near Sunset & found all right I gave Isabel $10,00 to buy a coffee pot
Fri 30 Decoration day a fine warm da 90 at the well house 3 PM I was very poorly all last nite my head hurt was a little sick & had Slight Diarhea I got up late ate no breakfst took a light dose of Salts near Eleven I went & got Shaved at Hulls I had no money the Bank is closed & I got trusted I got mail a Birth da card from Sylvia I ate a lite dinner & mother heard Roy has Sold his 280 acre in Wayne Co no particulars I heard fife & drum while down town but it failed to awaken in me the usual life & patriotic feeling Mother got Mr Rupe to take her Early to the Taylor Cemetery & She put the Elk flowers on Dear Vic,s grave PM mother went to M E Church to Decoration day exercise I am home alone & poorly the first time I have taken no part in decoration day exercises WRC ladies called early for me to go & help them decorate with flags & flower the graves at Wassonville I couldn’t go Dr & Mrs Gardner called a little while this Eve but were hurried off as it thundered & sprinkled & the Dr had a newly painted car
Thurs 10 Arose Early in Muscatine Paid our bill $2,00 at the hotel & soon took the train for Wellman a dull cool cloudy day we arrived nearly on time at 10-30 & Dr Gardner was at the train & asked us to their home for dinner & of course we gladly accepted we had eaten no breakfast & Mrs Gardners dinner was exceptionally good & we appreciated the kindness first we came home & started 3 fires found things all as we left them near 6 mos ago only mice had got in & made some havoc but Lavanda had got some traps & had caught the most of them with Mr & Mrs Rupe to help Mr Rupe also invited us to dinner & we were sorry we couldn’t accept both invitations after visiting with Gardners & reading a letter from Leslie in Desmoines we came home & oh how we missed our dear boy Vic he allways met us at the train but he is gone never to return we will allways cherish his memory I bot bread meat tea coffee flour & Frank Arthur had put our plumbing in shape & we are glad to be at home once more
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
Sunday July 28 1918 fine warm day quite warm & I got sweet corn for dinner we all but Nellie went to the Baptist Church & heard a good sermon by Mrs. Rev Dewey & we met many friends & Nabors Leslie drest in his uniform & lookd much like a Soldier PM & eve it thundered & lookd much like rain only sprinkled Dr & Mrs. Gardner called a while & Willard came from Keota None of us went to church this eve
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