Tag Archives: Mrs. Rupe

May 31, 1921

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

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May 30, 1921

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

July 27, 1920

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 [1] & 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

[1] Perry and Julia Ayers, LeRoy’s wife, Winnie’s parents.

September 20, 1919

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

July 25, 1919

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

April 11, 1919

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

April 10, 1919

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