Tag Archives: Sylvia Edna Carr Green

November 19, 1918

Tues 19  Cool a Fine sunny morning  Arose at 7  I took a dose of salts  Harriet & Willard are washing  I am reading the morning paper  reconstruction in Europe going on fast & satisfactory  at 3 PM  a couple came unateded [unattended] to be married Allen Eastland & [Miss] Dunham age 18 & 21  Willard soon tied the knot & recd $5  gave them an engraved certificate  we congratulated them & they Embarked on the matrimonial sea for better or worse  I went with Willard to enquire after several cases of influenza  found all improving but one  we took Mother & Harriet to call on Mrs. Woodberry  recd Advance & letters from Nora & Sylvia  I went with W to engag Andrew Jackson  colored to work tomorrow

November 14, 1918

Thursday 14   A very fine fall day   we arose a little early & Willard had a funeral at 8-30   a boy 17 hunting rabbits   his gun bursted & he was killed   we then all went to KC over fine roads & splendid scenery & farms & fine house   Especially the buildings of KC are many  & fine   we went to rr office & found about our train &c to Grand Junction & I think we ought to end our visit here & go to Sylvias but mother & Harriet want us to stay to Thanksgiving   we took dinner at Caffeteria   a very fine meal  I pd $1,84 for the 4   then we lookd around the city & went in car around the cliff drive   a very fine drive & scenery   home by dusk & it rained a little   a letter from Lavanda said Leslie started over sea Mon [Monday]

October 21, 1918

Mon 21   Mother is sick   a Taylor girl helpd PM   pd her 40c   I got mail at noon   letter from Sylvia & Isabel   also one from Leslie & he is well   Sloans men started foundation for our monument   I went to cemetery with them we sent our trunk to Willard in Olathe [Kansas]   I drew $640,00 from Bank   400 draft 240 cash   Sold A Turnipseed hay in barn for $17   pay in 2 mos at Bank   Mrs Lindsey called to bid us good bye   also C C Gardner & wife & Sade Topping & Florilla Longwell   we lent her sewing machine  Albert [Longwell, Florilla’s son]   came for it   Frank Arthur shut off our water   I pd him 1,50  I gave treas[urer] M E Church chk for $50 for church & Benevolences 

June 28, 1918

Fri 28  Warm & mostly clear   I tied up some grape vines & made another Cat hole in the barn house stable floor & now I think the cats can get under the barn all round   we all 4 wrote to Leslie in Clermont   Ralf got the mail by going the second time   him & Isabel are at Amos H for the nite I went to PO & maild 3 letters this PM & got 2 lb sugar 20c & salt 10c & mowed some lawn   Sylvia & her girls came from Keota this eve   I hoed a row of Navy beans

June 27, 1918

Thurs 27  Warm mostly cldy & showers   We arose a little early Expecting Nellie from Oklahoma via Washington & she came about 7 before we had breakfast & I gave E C Goodwin a check for $4 for bringing her from Washington  Nellie is poor in flesh & looks sickly  I hope her visit home will improve her health   she is taking a serum treatment & Dr. Wills came & injected the serum in her arm   John Fleming & wife were coming to spend the day but rain Kept them away  we also lookd for Sylvia from Keota   I got 68c meat this morning for beef loaf   had our first new Beans   Ralf came before dinner   Florilla Longwell came by invitation & spent the day   I got the mail at noon   I got our washing & pd Carrie 1,25 & I pd Lyman B one $ for city water to June 26

June 17, 1918

Monday June 17, 1918   A pleasant day   I paid the Crosset boys 1,50 for taking my cow to date   I took our clothes to Carrie Ash   I mowed the Alley & the N park then I went to the pasture & fixt the west fence at the creek the water warm & not high   I waded  saw Ed Mackey about my Muscatine Journal   also saw Agt Boice & I guess the paper will come better   it came early this eve   the girls got the mail at Noon   Mother & 2 girls pict 1 tree of cherries & canned 15 qts   Floyd Green came with auto this eve & took Sylvia & her girls to Keota   Zimmerman called & got some boards for hen coop

June 15, 1918

Sat 15   A comfortable mostly clear da   I mowed some lawn   we have pict the last strawberries & how I shall miss them but from earliest to latest I guess I have had my share  the girls got the mail at noon & i recd a letter from Mapelthorpe wanting pay that Vic owed at the clothing store   poor dear vic   he has paid all his debts with his life   when will this cease   I cut a coupon off 2nd liberty loan & drew 8,75 intrest   Sylvia pd me 1,50 for Vic’s picture Leslie sent   I went down town PM & got beef to boil 1,05 oleo 2 lbs 68c   I got shaved 15c   E Bradford called on the porch eve   Ralf & Marjorie came to stay over Sunday I suppose   I met Rach Hull in the barber shop   he is very very poorly & weak not long for this world   the eve train came on time the first for a week or more