Tag Archives: Victor Carris Carr

August 4, 1918

Sun 4  A very warm day  100 deg in the well house   Mother & I went to the Baptist Church   Many present   no preaching at M E Church   3 were baptized by immersion & a good sermon by Rev Dewy   Mother & I took little comfort   we set around PM & talked about our dear boy Vic & about making over my will   not pleasant contemplations & the heat was oppressive even at dark   as we sat on the east porch we took little comfort   Mr & Mrs Rupe called awhile at sun down

July 13, 1918

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

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

June 14, 1918

Friday June 14th 1918   A fine warm day mostly clear   I made a good picket fence in the alley where the barn stood at Zimmermans   Esther Carr went away on the train at noon   we 6 of us wrote to Leslie in Clermont   Joe Albion called & got the gas drum   Shultz from Washington with a Lawyer Wilson called with a note for $275,00 Signed by my dear misguided boy Vic & wanted me to pay it & they threatened me with legal proceedings & they evidently will make me all the trouble they can   even when I might become reconciled to the loss of my dear boy something occurs to deepen the gloom in my old age

June 5, 1918

Wednesday June 5 1918   Hazy & drying quite warm   I piled a little manure & I sprouted our potatos   3 or more bushels & then Isabel & I went the 4th time to the depot to meet Sylvia & her girls & they failed to come & we got no word   I waited & got the mail  only the Hawkeye   Isabel & Mother pict a fine lot of Strawberries it commenced to rain about 3 PM & goodness knows we dont need it   we were talking about going to the train to meet Sylvia & that we would go at 5-30 when about 4-30 they all 3 came bounding into the Kitchen & Mother Isabel & I were surprised they came from west & we expected them from the East and were very glad to see them   the Turnipseeds brot the trunks & carried them upstairs  it lookd old fashioned & pleasant when we all assembled around our bountiful supper table but I so missed our dear boy Vic   there was a vacant chair

June 2, 1918

Sun 2  A very fine still pleasant day   Ralf & Marjorie came last nite & are here to day   we all went to church AM   it rained last nite thunder showers   my corn in the potatoes is just coming up   we had lots of extra fine strawberries for dinner   Ralf & Marjorie went down to Hulls after supper   Isabel has headache & ate no supper   Mother & I sat on the porch awhile   she had gone to bed   I read Natl tribune awhile & took a bowl of water to Isabel   she has Vics room   Dear boy Vic   I think of him when I go to bed for I allways left the door unlocked for him & I think of him first in the morning   farewell Vic

May 30, 1918

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