Saturday November 16th 1918 at Harriets in Olathe Cloudy warm S wind we are all well many new cases of influenza reported I walkd down town with Willard I got shaved 15c Mother & Harriet are doing much cooking Harriet is a good cook & Willard is a good provider he took my shoes to be ½ soled we recd letters from Nora & Nellie the latter gaind 7 ½ lbs  it looks & feels like rain warm Willard brot my shoes neatly ½ soled & heels fixt & I pd two dollars
 I think Isaac is talking about Nellie, who was not well.
Wednesday August 7 1918 Another hot dry day I mowed the alley & cut with the sickle & raked up a heaping basket full for the cow I got the mail at noon no letters I had one forward to Nellie Mother & I sat in the E porch most of the PM fairly comfortable Mrs Zimmerman Mrs Ruby & Mrs Gale Hamilton calld Ruby called to grind his sickle I ground my scythe & sickle we sat on the porch & coold off
Thurs Aug 1st A fine pleasant day partly cldy I got our laundry from Carrie A & pd her 1,25 I hired E C Goodwin to take Nellie & kid & W & Harriet to Washington this morning & they will go to Olathe, Kansas Harriets home this eve I got Crackers Oranges for some lunch & gave Nellie $65,00 & Harriet $25,00 Nellie looks bad & is weak we are uneasy about her I got 2 suits underwear & cuff at K Bakers chk 3,00 I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos Mother & I are alone again the first since last spring Mrs. Ruby called this eve our army in France & the Huns are about at a standstill after 2 weeks fighting many reported Killed but nothing decisive we fumigated & disinfected the N [north] room up stairs where Nellie has slept the last 6 wks with formaldehyde starch for 7 hours Dr Wells advised this as did Leslie for fear of Tuberculosis germs
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
Thurs 27 Warm mostly cldy & showers We arose a little early Expecting Nellie from Oklahoma via Washington & she came about 7 before we had breakfast & I gave E C Goodwin a check for $4 for bringing her from Washington Nellie is poor in flesh & looks sickly I hope her visit home will improve her health she is taking a serum treatment & Dr. Wills came & injected the serum in her arm John Fleming & wife were coming to spend the day but rain Kept them away we also lookd for Sylvia from Keota I got 68c meat this morning for beef loaf had our first new Beans Ralf came before dinner Florilla Longwell came by invitation & spent the day I got the mail at noon I got our washing & pd Carrie 1,25 & I pd Lyman B one $ for city water to June 26
Friday April 19th 1918 Considerable cooler a real cold NE wind I kept good fire in the grate Maude got the mail we 3 wrote to Leslie & I went PM & Maild the letter & got draft cashd from Nellie & Roy 1,50 each for Vics picture I got tea coffee soap oleo too cool to stand around the streets were deserted Maude came from Lewis’s last nite after we had gone to bed
Friday March 22 1918 Cooler dark cloudy the funeral day of my beloved boy Vic his last day in his home our children are all here Except 3 Sylvia Isabel & Nellie we dont know why they dont come Many many friends & Nabors assembled to attend the funeral the boys got 41 chairs from the Baptist church Mother & I went up stairs with all our relatives & our house big as it is & the porch was full & 32 families sent flowers I never saw as many flowers at a funeral Dutton & several Nabors lent their auto the roads were fine & we buried Dear Vic in the old Taylor Cemetery with our little boy Ezra  & father & Mother Taylor Holden & Laura Many Many friends went to the cemetery the largest crowd I ever saw in that cemetery Rev Barker preached a short sermon in our home & with heavy hearts we left our Vic boy & came back home & Willard left for home the rest stay with us to nite Clem Greig a friend of Vic is with us to nite we gave Roy all Vics clothes a big box full & his watch & other trinkets I put our auto in our own garage
 Ezra Delos Carr died on his 5th birthday, January 17, 1879.
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