Tag Archives: Nora Iowa Carr Schwimley

August 11, 1919

Mon 11   Dark cldy rain a little & all cleared   we arose late   I dug half bu potatos & it began to rain   I helpd Mother shell beans & it soon stopt raining & I dug 2 rows potatos & done up a quilt to send to Nora   got mail at Noon   no letters   I got 2 Chautaugua tickets of Gardner & gave chk 4,40   Mrs Aggson took dinner with us


March 24, 1919

Mon 24   Warmer   Mostly cloudy pleasant   we are both well   took breakfst at Delmar 25c   I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye  letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard   he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad   Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca  pd 90c for 3   I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England   I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c   I got an Eve paper 2c   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe   I pd 75c for 3   I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read

February 27, 1919

Thursday February 27th 1919   Long Beach  Del Mar   A fine Sunny day  we all arose feeling well   3 took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3   Harriet dont breakfst   I bot a paper 3c   letter from Allie   we all 4 wrote to Leslie  2 girls & I took a walk to market Library & Chamber of Commerce   the girls Nora & Harriet registered   I bot 1 doz fine Navel oranges 15c  Warren Called at Hotel   we took dinner at Advent 1,60 paid   About 1-30 pm Warren came & took us 18 or 20 miles NW to Rodondo Beach & to moon stone beach   a cold high NW wind made it disagreeable & nothing new to see at the beach   I bot some pop corn & we looked for moon Stones & in our anxiety to find a moon stone we didnt pay attention to the high waves & they caught us all first & last & wet our feet real wet   I got a dry pair sox 25c & put them on with wet shoes   it helpd some   we rode back to Hotel more comfortable as we didnt face the wind   reachd hotel near 6   took supper at Del Mar   I pd 80c   this eve recd letter from Leslie in France with his picture   he is well & looks fine

February 25, 1919

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

February 24, 1919

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.

Nellie Carr Palmer – ca. 1910
15g - FAG - Gravestone - Nellie Carr Palmer
Nellie’s Gravestone at Findagrave.com (Photo Credit: Claudine Burnett) Used with permission.




February 23, 1919

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

February 22, 1919

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