Tuesday May 31 1921 warm & mostly clear we arose a little early & had breakfst & Roy is hurrying getting his Auto loaded to Start to California I wrote him a check on the Security Savings Bank for $5000,00 which I am lending him for 5 years tis hardly probable that I will live to see it paid Lillian & Mrs England called to see them off also Perry Ayers & Mrs Roup about 8 am they started on their long trip the 3 children highly [excited] over the Prospect of camping & travel I don’t envy Roy his trip with that woman of his I got mail at Noon No letters I went to Nichols & tried on a fine dark suit & an extra pr of gray pants I had ordered they fit well & I gave Nichols a check on Wellman Savings Bank for $60,00 aftr dinner at 12-30 Ed Jones our city Mayor & wife called in auto & took Mother & I SW 8 or 10 miles to the funeral of an Old friend Ike Young preached at the home & buried at Keota we met many of our old friends & acquaintances of former years the day was ideal & we had a pleasant ride Mrs Wm Carris rode with us from the cemetery & we Stoped at her home & had lemonade reached home at 5 roads fine a Nice Car & we appreciate the kindness of Mayor Jones Rupe brot 2 boxs strawberries I pd him 60c Jay Nichols brot home my GAR coat I lent him to decorate his window
May 30 Decoration day & real warm Clear & Sunny til 3 pm we arose Early & at 7 went in Roys auto to the Taylor cemetery & mowed the graves & put a can of Nice flowers in water on each of the 9 graves & the whole never lookd better & very Neat we went to Wellman cemetery & put wreath & flowers on My Sister Amandas grave also on Coras Stopt at Eardly Bell & he made a mortgage & Note for $5000,00 which Roy gives me I lend him that amt of money at 6% for 5 yrs we got mail at noon & I recd card & pkg birthday from Nora a Nice handy pencil & bright pretty metal box Colgates perfumed Shaving Soap Mr & Mrs Rupe & Geneva called & at 8 in eve Mother & I went to a class play at the opera house it was fairly good & we enjoyd the eve & got home at 10-30
Tuesday July 27th 1920 Cool Pleasant A cool pleasant perfect day I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & got 9 & mother took to Mrs Marner Roys came from Ayers  & got things ready & soon after 8 they left for their home in Corydon I have enjoyd our visit with Roy & shal miss him Jap & I split some wood I cant do much at it but my back is better than last spring the wood is Elm hickory & oak & most of it splits good & is extra wood Mrs Rupe brot us one box blackberries & I pd her 20c took a ride to our old farm down the creek fond memories stopt at the old Leighton place & here memories of the long ago when I lived with Leightons & Steve Charlotte faithful honest hard working Charlotte & Marne & Allice & kind hearted Mr & Mrs Leighton they were Father & Mother to me the reality all gone only a fond memory still lingers
 Perry and Julia Ayers, LeRoy’s wife, Winnie’s parents.
Sat 20 warm too warm 91 at well house at 2-45 pm I shaved & changd all my clothes I geathered a bucket full of fine tomatos mail late again I went down town at 10-45 recd a card from Dave & left my papers til aftr dinner I took laundry from Jones boy & pd 37c 1 shirt & 5 collars Pm Mother went to Ayers & Mrs Rupe called on the porch awhile this eve I got pork 54c & Bread 15c
Friday July 25, 1919 hot & dry Now at 4 Pm tis 98 at the well house we arose a little early & I called Ora Turnipseed & he will help me with his truck & I engaged Aggson & we went to my pasture in his auto & got a load of dirt on the truck & went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt the 7 or 8 graves by leveling with 2 loads of good fine soil I pd Ora $2 & he left about 9 am Aggson & I leveled & fixt the graves in good Shape but left the load of manure til it rains & we can level the dirt some more Geo Sigler came to the cemetery & we straightened the monuments to Joe Newlands & Chas Wilsons graves Aggson & wife both took dinner here She helpd Mother this am I pd her 1,00 & him 1,50 by giving him a chk for $2,50 I got mail after dinner it was late I got 35c pork for dinner recd a card from Mrs Shille r after supper at 7-30 we went with C C Gardners to John Flemings Mrs Rupe & Florilla Longwell also went we had a nice Social Eve & calld at Dr Gardners in Lex home at 10 a very warm Eve I took John Carter basket gren Husks cobs
Fri 11 Cold dark Cloudy & light Showers Frank Arthurs girl came & worked for us all day & Frank came & fixt some plumbing mother & I both feeling well & able to work some we recd a fine typewritten letter from Leslie in Desmoines & he expects to come home soon Mr & Mrs Rupe called & Mrs Lindsey called & spent the eve & we had a good visit I went to see Kopoch & pd him $8 for shoveling snow off my walks last wintr & spreading manure I cashd pension chk $120,00 & depos in Bank I got shaved at Hulls 15c
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