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.
Sun 23 A fine morn clouds all gone we arose at 7 & took a long time to dress took breakfast at Delmar Cafe 50c for 3 & sat in the sun parlor awhile we are glad to have Nora with us at 10-30 Mr Palmer came & took us to grace ME Church & to his house for dinner Mrs Palmer & Mrs Boyd had a good dinner & we visited til near 5 & Warren brot us to Hotel Delmar & we went to find a flower store to get some flowers for Our Dear Nellies funeral tomorrow we found stores closed & wil try in the morning
Saturday February 22 1919 Long Beach Delmar Mother is better we took breakfst at Delmar 25c for 2 I got a paper 3c & after 10 lookd evry train from Los angels for Nora & She came Near one Oclock PM while we were gone to dinner at ywca Warren came in AM & went with us to dinner I pd for 3 99c Noras train 2 hrs late I carried her satchel to our room she took dinner at Delmar Cafe in the PM Mr Palmer came & took us all to the undertakers & we Saw our Dear Nellie girl laying there so beautiful & alone then we went to Mr Palmers & visited awhile & Warren brot us back to the Hotel & we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 75c for 3 it raind awhile this eve we sat in the parlor & talked real sociable & had some singing & came to our room at 8-30 I got a cot put in our room & I will Sleep on it & Mother & Nora have the bed we all with many others sat in the parlor awhile
Fri 21 A fine morn we arose after 7 mother is not feeling well I went to telegraf office & got a message from Nora She starts today & will get to Los Angeles Sat at 9-20 I got my laundry sent more pd 43c got a collar 25c at noon Warren came with message from Harriet She will come Message from Lavanda to ask if she [should] prepare for the funeral in Wellman we took dinner at Advent Mother 36c me 31c I saw Ady [Addison Taylor] of 11 Iowa [infantry unit] & we had a talk on the pier we took dinner at the Advent 66c for 2 recd a letter from Nora & 1 from Mrs. Shiller Mr. Palmer & Warren Came PM & we went North 2 or 3 miles to SunnySide Cemetery & Warren bot a small lot 2 graves & pd $108,00 a beautiful & well kept cemetery I bargained for a tombstone for Dear Nellie & when properly inscribed & set I am to give my check for $165,00 we called at the undertaking parlors & saw our Dear Nellie girl & she looked so nice Mr P brot us back to the hotel our room is cold a chilly eve we took supper at Delmar Cafe 30c for 2 & sat in the parlor & got warm & came to our room 7-30 & found it warm
Thursday February 20th 1919 I occupied our room alone last nite & took oatmeal & coffee North on E*W street only 10c a cheap breakfast but I wont go there again too dirty & food poorly cookd I went out to see Nellie found not much change only weaker poor Dear Nellie I thought of her much last nite I came to Hotel at 11:30 & took dinner at the Advent sat in the sun parlor & read the Hawkeye part of the pm then gave the paper to lady roomer & ate 2 apples then went to Palmers found Nellie sinking very fast yet was conscious & suffering she tried to talk but couldn’t She died about 7 this eve our Dear Nellie girl has left us & she was always good and kind never gave us any trouble or worry not an unkind word farewell little Nellie father & mother will soon follow Mr Palmer & I went down town on jitney to undertakers & telegraf & I sent message to every child & Geneva Smith Sigler pd 4,20 Mother & I took supper at Palmers & came back to Delmar