Tag Archives: Wellman Advance Newspaper

March 25, 1919

Tuesday March 25 1919   Long Beach Delmar   A moderate partly Cloudy day   we 3 arose feeling well   took breakfst at Delmar   pd 25c for 2   I read til mail time 9 AM   Harriet recd telegram from Willard   he is home & gaining   all wil soon be well   I took a walk to pier Chamber Commerce & Library  got the Advance & 2 hawkeyes   we took dinner at ywc   I pd 1,04 for 3   I gave mother 1,00   her & Harriet went Shopping   PM we took a walk on the pike & bot a Small pair of moccasions for little Lavanda Carr  pd 1,00   we went to Virginia Hotel just to look around & found both grounds & Hotel spacious & very fine   we took supper Advent   I pd 86c for 3   we all sat in the parlor awhile

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February 19, 1919

Wed 19   Cool   a fine day S wind   we arose late   took breakfast at 8 at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   We wrote to Leslie & Nora   I took a walk   both feel well   we took dinner at Advent 85c for 2  I bot extra 2c    french preimer shot a little, name Clemenceare [1]   got 1 Hawkeye & the Advance this PM & were just Starting to Nellie when Mr. Palmer came after us   Nellie is worse   we soon got there & found our dear girl Nellie very low   said she was ready to go   said she couldnt live & was oh so tired but didnt seem to be in much pain   she said mother & I had always been so good to her   she wanted to see her children   they were called in  she wisht to be buried here at Long Beach & wants the children kept together  I came back to Hotel & took supper at Delmar   Mother will stay with Nellie   they have very little room at Palmers

[1] Wikipedia.org:  On 19 February 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was shot, not fatally.

February 12, 1919

Wed 12  Cool  a nice sunny windy da   The waves are rolling high this morning   we took breakfst at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   both fairly well   I got shaved 15c  shoes shined & clothes brushed 10c   mother wrote to Nora Maude & Mattie Sigler   I went to PO & mailed them   I got paper 3c  we recd the Advance & Hawkeye   we took dinner at the Advent 74c    at 2 PM we went to see Nellie   found her much the same   while there we called on a Mr Oldfield & wife  friends of John Brewer   at his request we called on them   I came home a little before mother   we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 25c for 2   after Supper we sat in the parlor to warm as our room has a big hole broke in the window & lets in much cold   I spoke to the landlady about it & she said she would have it fixt but didn’t   I got 4 good apples 10c & I ate 3 & mother one   to bed 8-30

February 11, 1919

Tuesday February 11th 1919   Long Beach  Delmar Hotel   dark rainy gloomy   Slept fairly well   it rained thru the Nite & is raining yet this morning & the waves on Old Ocean are running high   we took breakfst at Delmar Cafe 25c for both   I took only oat meal & I will for a while eat no meat & little T or coffee on act of Kidney trouble   the wind blew hard & cold all day   I finished my letter to the Advance & sent it to Editor Coffey   at 3-30 pm mother went out to Nellies   this pm I took a walk along the pike & watched the waves running high & I got too chilly   I met mother at the jitney & we took dinner at the Advent 76c   mine was 23c   we took supper at Delmar Cafe 30c both

February 8, 1919

Saturday February 8th 1919   Delmar Hotel   Quite cool & clear all day  we took breakfst at the Delmar Cafe   I got a paper 3c & read   Mother wrote to Mrs Rupe   I went to the market to get strawberries & green beans for Nellie   got neither   Met Mr Palmer   I finishd writing to the Advance & now I must copy it   went to dinner with Oklahoma folks, Crumley,  pd 76 for 2   at 1-30 Palmer came & Mrs Boyd   her sister Mrs Britton  mother & I went with him to San Pedro 6 or 7 mi SW & saw many ships & boats   extra fine cemt roads & a pleasant ride   only too cool   I wore my overcoat & gloves   home at 4   we sent Nellie a Carnation boquet 40c   took Supr at Delmar Cafe   we sat in the parlor awhile & got warm   I have headache   it has ached a little all day

January 16, 1919

Thursday January 16 1919   At Noras  Lodi Cal   damp Cloudy & light rain at times   we recd a letter from Ellen & John   good sleding & cold in Iowa & Flu about gone   date 12 inst   I wrote to E I Coffey [editor, Wellman Advance] that I will take $70 for my 20 a [acre] pasture from 1 of May to first dec 1919 for pasturage only   he to keep up fence   I furnished a needed new material at my home in Wellman & I reserve the priveleg of going in to cut holes or wood any time & to send Adv [Advance] to Long Beach Cal   I also wrote to Hawkeye to send paper to Long Beach 3153 E 4 st   A Mr Ruff & wife called & spent the evening   Sociable pleasant folks   he has plaining mill   38 states have ratified the prohibition amdtmt to constitution  the wets[1] are trying to hold it up in California by the initiative & referendum

[1] The Wets Plank opposed Prohibition

January 15, 1919

Wed 15   Cool & Cloudy   glimps of Sun   I sat & read most of AM   wrote to I Lindsey in Wellman & sent him 2 1c stamps 7- 3c stamps   we had apple dumplings radishes & onions for dinner & altho I don’t eat as much as common I enjoyd 3 good meals   my hand is getting more tremulous & some times I can hardly write with a pen   I went to the PO & maild my letter & one to Roy   a Mr & Mrs Culbertson & a lot of Kids came & spent the eve   I got to bed at 10   not feeling very well   we recd Advance of 9 inst [meaning January 9th]