Fri 17 Cloudy & Cool 48 above zero it seems there is no time now that fire is not needed morn & eve I feel fairly well & ate 5 pancakes for breakfast I took a walk west & it commenced to rain & I hurried back it didn’t rain much Nora recd a letter from Nellie as she didn’t mention her health I fear she is not feeling well
Wednesday January 1st 1919 At Noras in Lodi Cal Cold The Coldest day so far this winter in my experience & it seems more of an effort for folks to keep warm here than in Iowa here the people depend on the weather & the weather don’t come acros we had a fine new years dinner 5 or 6 Neighbors were invited to enliven the day we are getting very anxious to hear from our boy Leslie over the sea also we are anxious about our youngest daughter Nellie I wish her health was better a Mr Taylor called this morning with a donation of milk olives &c he said he pict an orange this morning & it was froze Nora & Allie went to prayer meeting this eve at 9 I ate a good appl & went to bed
Thurs 19 at Isabels A brite sunny cold frozen morn Marjorie got a Nabers paper in the yard for me to read we recd letters from Dave Roy & Allie Carris all are well we wrote to Nellie in Cal [California] I sent her a draft for $8 her & children also wrote to Roy in Promise City Ioa & sent him $9 for him & Kids we had dinner a little early & Jap & Sylvia came in their auto Ralf awoke & with us we all went to the Beet Sugar factory a wonderful 2 acres of machinery where dirty frozen beets go in at one end & in 6 hrs emerge at the other end the very finest whitest granulated sugar but steamy hot bad smelling disagreeable & I should say unhealthy work we got back at 3 pm & I feel very poorly the sugar factory did not agree with me at all
Mon 16 dark cloudy as usual moderate I slept well last nite & feel good to day about 10 Mother & I took our satchel &c & went to Isabels aftr dinner I went down town to Japs office & bot 6 or so Christmas cards 75c Marjorie most well I found Leila & Lois in town I bot Candy 25c went to the Bank & got 5 dfts [drafts] Maude $6 Nora $8 Lavanda $6 Roy $6 & Nellie $8 & I sent Dave in St Paul $5 by letter all Christmas presents we got a letter at last from Leslie on board Ship in the Atlantic Ocean near France is well & was some sea sick said the trip wasn’t for pleasure we were sure glad to hear from him
Thurs 12 we found it white with snow lookd snowy I went to Isabels awhile Marjorie a little better toward noon it cleard & snow melted we got letter from Nellie she continues weakly recd letter from Maude Mrs Fred Klockenteger died last Sat also letter from Lavanda this is a nice pm but not under foot No news from Leslie it seems a long time since we heard from him towards eve I felt bad head sore & dizzy & I took a bromo quinine & Mother & Sylvia helpd bathe my feet in hot water & gave me hot ginger tea I feel very poorly I ate no Supper
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