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
Saturday February 8th 1919 Delmar Hotel Quite cool & clear all day we took breakfst at the Delmar Cafe I got a paper 3c & read Mother wrote to Mrs Rupe I went to the market to get strawberries & green beans for Nellie got neither Met Mr Palmer I finishd writing to the Advance & now I must copy it went to dinner with Oklahoma folks, Crumley, pd 76 for 2 at 1-30 Palmer came & Mrs Boyd her sister Mrs Britton mother & I went with him to San Pedro 6 or 7 mi SW & saw many ships & boats extra fine cemt roads & a pleasant ride only too cool I wore my overcoat & gloves home at 4 we sent Nellie a Carnation boquet 40c took Supr at Delmar Cafe we sat in the parlor awhile & got warm I have headache it has ached a little all day
Sat feb 1st & rainy dark & gloomy we had breakfast at Delmar Cafe 25c for both we wrote to John & Ellen Mother wrote to Lavanda I have headache & feel poorly all day took dinner at ymca pd 61c both & went to a store & bot a skirt for Nellie & stockings for Margaret pd 1,15 read awhile in Minnesota book bot LA paper 3c Mother & I walkd to Chamber Commerce & look over the Iowa register  found Mr & Mrs Rupe reg [registered] 2 yrs ago & Vern & Geneva Sigler reg last summer we took supper at Delmar Cafe 30c for 2 to bed at 8-30 have heat & we need it we sat in the Sun parlor awhile but too cold
 In addition to visiting his children out West, Isaac was in California for a reunion of Civil War soldiers that was held every year and sponsored by the Grand Army of the Republic.
Sunday January 26 1919 in Long Beach Calif very fine & warm I wrote & sent a card to Leslie in France had a letter from him yester also from Mrs Lindsey & Mrs Rupe in Wellman telling of death of our old friend & Neighbor John McKinley of 3 strokes paralysis at 11 am A Palmer calld at Hotel with auto & took us to his home to dinner Nellie was glad to see us & tried to be cheerful & is very weak after dinner Warren took Nellie Mother & I for a short ride over smooth cement roads & in the eve Aron & Mrs P [Palmer} brot us back to Hotel Delmar feeling we had spent a pleasant day if Dear Nellie was only better