Tuesday May 31 1921 warm & mostly clear we arose a little early & had breakfst & Roy is hurrying getting his Auto loaded to Start to California I wrote him a check on the Security Savings Bank for $5000,00 which I am lending him for 5 years tis hardly probable that I will live to see it paid Lillian & Mrs England called to see them off also Perry Ayers & Mrs Roup about 8 am they started on their long trip the 3 children highly [excited] over the Prospect of camping & travel I don’t envy Roy his trip with that woman of his I got mail at Noon No letters I went to Nichols & tried on a fine dark suit & an extra pr of gray pants I had ordered they fit well & I gave Nichols a check on Wellman Savings Bank for $60,00 aftr dinner at 12-30 Ed Jones our city Mayor & wife called in auto & took Mother & I SW 8 or 10 miles to the funeral of an Old friend Ike Young preached at the home & buried at Keota we met many of our old friends & acquaintances of former years the day was ideal & we had a pleasant ride Mrs Wm Carris rode with us from the cemetery & we Stoped at her home & had lemonade reached home at 5 roads fine a Nice Car & we appreciate the kindness of Mayor Jones Rupe brot 2 boxs strawberries I pd him 60c Jay Nichols brot home my GAR coat I lent him to decorate his window
Tuesday July 27th 1920 Cool Pleasant A cool pleasant perfect day I got 17 ears sweet corn for dinner & got 9 & mother took to Mrs Marner Roys came from Ayers  & got things ready & soon after 8 they left for their home in Corydon I have enjoyd our visit with Roy & shal miss him Jap & I split some wood I cant do much at it but my back is better than last spring the wood is Elm hickory & oak & most of it splits good & is extra wood Mrs Rupe brot us one box blackberries & I pd her 20c took a ride to our old farm down the creek fond memories stopt at the old Leighton place & here memories of the long ago when I lived with Leightons & Steve Charlotte faithful honest hard working Charlotte & Marne & Allice & kind hearted Mr & Mrs Leighton they were Father & Mother to me the reality all gone only a fond memory still lingers
 Perry and Julia Ayers, LeRoy’s wife, Winnie’s parents.
Fri 22 Warmer & dry SW wind I borrowed Pery Ayers saw & sawd my pine log in the alley & it was very hard work for me tho it didn’t take long my strength is fast failing & my breath getting shorter my working days are over about 11 am a flying machine came over & sailed around awhile I got mail at Noon No letters at 2-15 we went to Chautaugua & heard a very loud band more noise than music heard an extra good talk on Patriotism Americanism &c [etc.] I took Salts this morning & feel poorly & tired Eura Taylor Weidlein is very sick & we hear is losing her mind has a baby 1 mo old we heard Herb or Ed Ash got badly hurt with auto
Fri 12 A very fine day & I only visited done no work Dave & Roy here all day til eve Roy went out to Pery Ayers in Leslies auto Leslie & Lavanda came from Clermont this PM & Lavanda went out to Dr Gardners at Lex [Lexington, Iowa] Mame Store called this eve & mother & I went out to the auto & saw her Rierman folks from Oskaloosa
Thursday 27 Colder & cloudy Dave & Roy came from Ayers at 10-30 Ethel brot them in auto & she came here to dinner Roy took my car & we went to our timber to see the 3 choppers found them working away I showed them some post trees & we got home to dinner & then Ethel took Roy to Washington to go home & mother & Dave went along & I went to Bank meeting had a good meeting & I got 1,50 as director & 2% div gives me $25,00 & I got my 1st Bond & sheard off the 1st coupon [?] 8,75 & I put my $500 bond in my deposit box & Roy has gone his visit was all to short mother & Dave got home at 5 Ethel stopt a little & warmd & went on home Mother got her a new pair of shoes Vic came in at 10
Wed 26 A fair like winter day Arose rather late Roy went down & got the mail letter from Jap & Sylvia Vic not home to dinner visited with Dave most of AM Chris Miller brot 1/2 cord good oak & hickory furnace wood I split part of it & part all in the cellar Roy helpd me some I gave Miller a chk for $5 & we are square middle PM Dave & Roy went to Perry Ayers with Ethel in auto & will stay to nite Mrs Newt Turnipseed calld an hour or 2 I lent my maul & iron wedge to Rupe