Tues 20 A fine warm sunny day we went in Ollies car to the Taylor Cemetery & I cut grass & weeds & put flowers on all our graves & I thot much of my dear boy Vic we then went to Rach Hulls he is very sick & wil die he is very low got meat for dinner 40c aftr dinner Virl & McGuire girl went to young Seth Carris we all went to Chantaugua this eve & the whole program was simple dull & uninteresting & I was disgusted with the whole thing A manager was present & made a talk & tried to get people to pledge themselves to a Chan [Chantaugua?] for next year Tom OFlaherty tried to get signers to that effect he got 3 I maild letter to Leslie
Mon 29 A very fine clear da & cooler Leslie & Lavanda came from Lex [Lexington] early & Leslie left about 8 am for Ioa City to Washington DC according to orders 8 yrs ago in June 28 he left for Clermont to begin the practice of medicine & he has done well I would not ask or expect him to do better but he gave it all up to serve his country he goes as MD with rank of 1st Lieut & we will greatly miss him & be more anxious than ever for the war to cease Lavanda & Ellen went with him to Ioa City They came back 3 pm & Willard took Leslies car & went to Keota to stay with his mother to nite I sent her 1 doz ears of nice sweet corn I saved 2 ears for seed I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos Willard got John Carters auto & we went to the Taylor Cemetery & put a can of nice flowers on each of our 7 graves I mowed the alley & other lawn
Sat 13 A very fine comfortable da we went Early Roy Leslie & I went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt Vic’s grave & leveled all the dirt we then went to the Wellman Cemetery to see how graves were fixt aftr dinner I went down town & got beef 9 1/2c coffee 60c & for dinner I bot 50c ham & 10c weneys I dug a bucket of new potatos old ones all gone I gave Roy $10 to help him home Dave Roy & Leslie went to see Rach Hull & later Effie & Rach called an hour & I rode down town with them & got shaved
Thurs 30 damp warm foggy dark & cloudy in the morn but cleared warm & fine SW wind & dried fast Isabel helpd me put out 6 or 7 flags E Bradford J Albin Ralf & Alfred Hull ate dinner here I got the mail & E Bradford & J Albin came home with me at one PM Mother Isabel & Ralf took Hulls horse & buggy & went to the Taylor Cemetery & put the KP flag & flowers on his [Vic] grave I went to GAR Hall at one PM & marchd to the Baptist Church escorted by 25 of the gun club in Khaki & guns we had fife & drumms Rev Barker made a fair address went to Wellman Cemetery & Mrs Turnipseed Pres WRC read Lincolns G [Gettysburg] address I then went to Wassonville Cemetery & put flags & flowers on a few graves rode with Art Dodds Amos Hulls wife here to supper
Sunday May 26th 1918 partly cloudy & warm Sultry looks & feels like rain mother fell down the cellar steps yester & to day she is quite lame I drest & at 10-30 went to the Hall & GAR 7 GAR marchd with the WRC to the Baptist Church & listened to Rev Dewey in his memorial Sermon which was real good & a large attendance Mother went to the church & after dinner we heard Rash Hull died in CR & I went down town to find out about it but I found out nothing & came home & was called to the fone & it was Isabel at Hulls came from Colorado & got with Hulls at CR & Rach came home is very poorly, but not dead in an hour or so Isabel Marjorie & Ralf cam & we were glad to see them Ralf & Marjory only staid an hour & went back to Hulls Isabel will stay here at least to nite tis very warm & muggy this eve I went down & Engaged Ed Goodwin to take us to the Taylor cemetery to fix the graves in the morning & then we sat on the porch awhile & visited with Isabel
Mon 15 Cloudy dark rainy SE slow & Easy I got Henry Lindauer to help me take my cow to McConels 3 good covers the cow got away from us & was mean as she could be but we made it all right & Henry would take no pay as this is the 3rd time this Spring I am in hopes she will stick young Sloan calld this AM to sell me a tombstone I showed him my auto & he thot they could use it let me know Wed but didn’t wait that long about 3 or 4 PM Sloan & another son came & lookd the auto over & went away in the rain after supper Maude went to Dr Gardners for the nite Mr Sloan calld again & staid till 10-30 & we made a deal wherein I let him have my auto for $500 & pay him $325 Cash for a stone set on a deep cement & rock foundation in the Taylor Cemetery stone to be red Wisconsin granite 6 ft high in the foundation 5 ft wide & 2 ft thick suitably inscribed with 4 corner markers & 3 other markers on cement & rock foundation all to be done as soon as Sloan can get the stone
Friday March 22 1918 Cooler dark cloudy the funeral day of my beloved boy Vic his last day in his home our children are all here Except 3 Sylvia Isabel & Nellie we dont know why they dont come Many many friends & Nabors assembled to attend the funeral the boys got 41 chairs from the Baptist church Mother & I went up stairs with all our relatives & our house big as it is & the porch was full & 32 families sent flowers I never saw as many flowers at a funeral Dutton & several Nabors lent their auto the roads were fine & we buried Dear Vic in the old Taylor Cemetery with our little boy Ezra  & father & Mother Taylor Holden & Laura Many Many friends went to the cemetery the largest crowd I ever saw in that cemetery Rev Barker preached a short sermon in our home & with heavy hearts we left our Vic boy & came back home & Willard left for home the rest stay with us to nite Clem Greig a friend of Vic is with us to nite we gave Roy all Vics clothes a big box full & his watch & other trinkets I put our auto in our own garage
 Ezra Delos Carr died on his 5th birthday, January 17, 1879.