Wed 20 A nice clear moderate winter day we arose at Sylvias aftr 8 slept well I wrote to Roy Maude & Isabel & sent Christmas greetings 10,00 to Roy 6,00 to Isabel & 6,00 to Maude I got Sylvia & Jap to change a 20,00 Bil I have a poor appetite & feel poorly I ate little dinner & less supper we recd a pkg from Dave will open it Christmas I sent & got a tube of zink paste & mother doped my back this eve my back in spots has burned & itched most of the day I also put 2 one dollar bills in a letter Sylvia sent to Margaret Palmer the Bills were for a Christmas greeting to Dear Nellies children
Thurs [March] 16 dark cloudy & looks like rain & not cold we came before 7 at Isabels & packed our Napsax for Long Beach & started before 9 & got Maude with Roy’s at the Bus Station we got to Nellies grave near Eleven & placed flowers on her grave & it rained a little cold & gloomy only stopt a few minutes we saw a man struck by a heavy truck & badly injured got to Hotel Diem at near Noon & took dinner at caffeteria I pd 2,75 for 7 went to Delmar & engaged a room $2,00 a day I pd Mrs. Sansifer $14,00 I went to PO [post office] & got 10 cards 3 to Maude & 5 to Isabel & they will write I recd telegram from Dave St Paul 15 Mar he is free & expects to be Married 16 [March 16th] visit the girls & be in Pomona Apr 1 it raind hard awhile & our children R. [Roy] Isa [Isabel] & Maud left at 2-30 took supper at Delmar 30c exp [expenses] today 3,05
Wednesday March 15, 1922 fine day no frost this morning & mostly cloudy arose before 7 I did not rest well last Nite ate a good breakfast of pancakes we 3 finished a letter & mail to Leslie in Clermont & I shaved & took a short walk tis not quite so warm as yesterday it cleared off after dinner & is real Nice & I took a walk & after supper Isabel came & we all visited til 9 oclock Mother & I came home to Pomona with Isabel & got to bed after 10 & we expect to all go to Long Beach tomorrow & we expect to stay there a week or two I paid one dollar for a Doz carnations to put on Nellies Grave
Sun 5 A very fine cool day we arose late I slept only fair & ate a good breakfst of pancakes & my cold is No worse Isabel has a bad cold & cant talk loud I drest in my Sunday best only Marjore & Ralph went to church I ate a hearty dinner & am feeling much better & Now at 1-30 pm the thermometer stands at 59 & the sun shies warm & is a still beautiful day & we had a good dinner Beef loaf good fruit salad & whipt cream about 2 Roys [family] came & Max & Ottos [Otto Klockenteger’s family] & Warren & Nellies 2 children Lamont & Margaret & we had a realy good visit Especially the young folks
Wed 31 a fine day both feel good & slept good arose at 8 & took breakfst in the diner $1,40 for both went to the observation Car & we crost the Colorado Riv into California & it got warmer past thru a long sandy dreary waste were at Colton at 4 Pm began to see Palms & other warm weath Plants at 4-30 we arrivd in Pamona Calif & Aron Palmer met us with his ford & were soon at his home & Dear Nellies Kids rant to meet us & Kindly Mrs Palmer gave us a good Supper & Warren came at 7 & after a good social visit to bed at 10 good bed
Tuesday February 25th 1919 A fine cool day we took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Harriet ate none we all went to the market I bot Winesap apples 15c & Bellflowr 25c & 1 doz Oranges 15c at 10-30 Mr Palmer took us all to his home & Warren took us to Whittier 25 miles a beautiful drive thru orange & Lemon groves & little Lamont Dear Nellies youngest boy went with us & enjoyd it we took dinner in Whittier I pd 2,10 for 5 & mother & girls went to call on Mrs Snavely Noras Aunt we got auto fixt I pd 60c we lookd at a small nice park & then went & calld at Samsons Neighbors of our younger days Mr S was not home but I had a pleasant call with Bell as we used to call her we then found mother & girls at Snaveleys a sister of Rev Adam Schwimley a pleasant faced woman we then drove to Mr Fredely nee Birdie Zimmerman made a nice call lookd over their home & made arrangmts for a visit & picnic next Sat & got Harriets Satchel from Fredeleys went to Los angels & drove thru the city for miles when it seemed we couldnt get thru & at 7 eve arrived at Del Mar & I wanted Warren & Lamont to take supper with us but they went home thus ends a busy & pleasant day I got a room at our Hotel for Nora & Harriet pay $8 for a week
Mon 24 A real nice cool day Nellies Funeral we 3 arose feeling well & took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Nora & I went & bout $5 worth of pink & white flowers for Nellies Funeral & just after noon Harriet came brot from Los Angels by Mrs Birdie Zimmerman Freedley we were very glad to see her & we all went to dinner at Advent 1,46 for 4 & at 2 PM a Mr Heckman came with a fine car & took us to the funeral of our dear Daughter Nellie at undertaker Holton sermon very appropriate Neely intermit Sunset Cemetery we all lookd at the stone I selected for Nellie & Mr Heckman brot us back to Del Mar & we each thankd him as he would take no pay women & children Staid awhile & I bot them apples & pop corn we took supper at Del Mar 55c for 4
Note: Nellie succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of 36 years.