The remaining journal entries were written by Mary Isabelle (Carr) Hull, Isaac’s daughter, because Isaac was too weak to write.
Wednesday Feb. 7 A lovely day. Father got up at 10 & ate little breakfast & was dressed when Dr. Gardner & wife and Suzanne came to spend day. Father seemed to enjoy their visit & had quite a talk with the Dr. but was so short of breath. He came to table to eat with us for the last time at noon, but ate very little. He laid down all p.m. We called Dr. Kelley at 4-30 & he came & said it was form of dropsy & water forming in his pluray [pleura]. The lung was stopping his breathing & he would come back in eve.
He came back at 7-30 & Roy & Dave came & he tapped father’s lung & drew nearly 2 qts. of liquid & O, he suffered so as it took one hr. He rested better tonite & said he could breath so much better.
Fri 24 Mar 1922 We leave Delmar we arose a little before 7 & Neither ate any breakfst but packd our Napsax for Los Angels I pd Mrs Sancifer 2,00 & at 8,45 took the train for Los angels & Pd 1,04 arrive in LA at Eleven & Dr Gardner met us at the Depot & we walkd 2 blox & took Street Cars for Gardners & met Mrs G & Suzane & soon Aaron Palmer & wife came & we had a good social visit & at Noon sat down to a most excellent dinner & then we visited awhile & came to Isabels came by Warrens shop & stopt awhile & got to Isabels Near Sunset & found all right I gave Isabel $10,00 to buy a coffee pot
Saturday February 4 1922 fair we arose at 7-30 & Isabel made a good fire in our grat & we Needed it the room was Cold Now at 12-20 the thermometer shows 54 in Shade I shaved I slept poorly last Nite I have taken cold & am sneezing I take aspirin tablets I have a fair appetite 3 times a day I read a little & after Supper Isabel got real hot water & I soakd my feet & Mother made me a glass of hot lemonade I drank it & went to bed took a tablet Card from Suzanne Gardner Lavanda is better
Sun 14 A fine dry da & a little warmer light SSE wind Suzane went to Sunday school & home Mother Maude & I went to church & after dinner we went to Fred Klockentergers an hour or 2 a fine PM for walking I have a fire in the grate all day we went to church in the eve Maude & I Mother feels sick & dizzy & feels better at home we got home about 9 & found mother abed I read awhile
Saturday April 13 1918 A very fine day warm sunny day I spaded some ground for mother Mr Rupes came early & gave me a few strawbery plants I went over where Rupe & Col Hull & Shrader & Love were cutting down 2 trees I went down town AM & PM I got mail & meat & exchanged 2 books I tied up more grape vines Suzan Gardner came this eve to stay with Maude Maude went to Ioa City with Effie Hull & back at 4 PM Mother calld on our renters Zimmerman
The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, dated October 17, 1914, reported on the marriage ceremony for Dr. Leslie Lewis Carr and Lavanda Gardner.
“Wellman, Ia., Oct. 17 — One of the prettiest home weddings of the season was consummated at the W. P. Gardner home Wednesday, at 5 o-clock p. m., when their daughter, Lavander, was united in marriage with Dr. Leslie Carr of Cleremont, Iowa. The short ring service was used and was performed by Reverend DeYoe of Abilene, Kansas, a brother-in-law of the groom, in the presence of about 50 guests. The bride’s father gave her away and the wedding march was played by the bride’s mother [Nettie Gassner Gardner]. Miss Suzanne Gardner acted as bridesmaid and Victor Carr, as the best man. The bride’s dress was of white silk crepe with lace tunic, and carried yellow chrysanthemums. The bride’s bouquet was white rosebuds and lilies of the valley. After the ceremony a four course supper was served. The bride is a graduate of the local schools and Iowa Wesleyan and for three years a teacher in the Victor schools. The groom graduated from the Wellman schools and Northwestern college of medicine and is now practicing at Cleremont, Iowa. The happy couple grew up here [in Wellman] and have the best wishes of all for a happy married life.”
“Ad. [Addison] and Dave Taylor of South Dakota, and Harve and Dave Taylor of St. Paul, Minn. [actually Harvey Taylor Carr & David Arthur Carr] were here to attend the Gardner-Carr nuptials.”
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