Thursday Feb 8 Father said he was so much better this morning & said he could get up & get breakfast & could run a foot race. He got up at 11 & ate quite a little. Dave came & staid for dinner.
Father laid down in p.m. Roy & Winnie, Dave & Ruth came & spent eve & father was up all eve & they had just gone when Nora & Allie came & O, how glad we were to see them.
Tues 6 Cool but Sunshine fine day I lay til near Eleven & arose feeling Poorly I ate some dinner at Noon Mother & Isabel knotted a comfort[er] Dave & Ruth Came after dinner We got mail No letters Dave Read awhile in the Advance 2nd Edition of the Lew Gardner & Coffey fite J H Romines Obituary I laid down awhile Florence Hull called I wrote to C M Livezey & sent statemnt of monies & Credits
Sunday February 4 1923 I arose at 11 feeling very Poorly Roy came & helpd me put on clean unders Mother washd me face & feet I had a long talk with mother how I want things fixt when I am gone & I feel I am going evry day Dave came with Ralphs from Church Warren P called Dave & Row [may have meant Ruth, Dave’s wife] were here most of the Pm & I layd down & aftr 6 I ate a little soup Amos & wife here til after 8
Isaac continued to write in his journal up to February 7, 1923, a week before he died. As he grew weaker, his spelling suffered even more than normal. Though he used a pencil, his handwriting was strong with firm strokes. The remaining journal entries cover Isaac’s last weeks.
At Isabels & going to Daves
Tuesday, January 23, 1923 Damp dark & rainy We arose at 8 I feel poorly I wrote to S H Huntsberger & Priced our Wellman Home to Jacob Gunden 5000,00 with carpets 3 stoves telephone &C [etc.] about 9 Florence Hull came with her car & took us to Daves for dinner & visit Ruth got us an excellent dinner with strawberry shortcake & cream as I am not feeling well Ruth fixt me a bed & I took a sound nap & at 4 Florence came & took us back to Isabels & we have past a fine social day Ralph & Roy with 2 other men started Early this morning to Arizona 300 ms [miles?] land viewing
Sat 16 Not So Cold fine winter day we arose at 7 & ate good pancakes I read the morning lesson in Luke we have a Nice fire in the grate we wrote to Dave in Pomona and Sent him & Ruth a 5$ Bil for Christmas & we wrote to Nora in Escondido & sent $10,00 to her for her & the Boys a Christmas greeting after dinner I went to PO & maild Noras letter got a 20,00 Bil changd got Shaved & home at 3 we got mail at Noon No letters the jury in the Adams Shillar Murder Case was 6 for conviction & 6 against & were dischargd at 10 am after Supper Willard & Harriet gave me a pair of Nice Brown gloves & we gave Harriet 10,00 Willard 5,00 & Paul 1,00 for Christmas tis turning colder to Nite
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