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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]

January 8, 1919

Wednesday January 8 1919   heavy frost this morning   recd Advance of Jan 2   we are both feeling well   Roosevelt is Buried to day[1]  died mon  [Monday]  went to funeral of Chester Locke at Lockford & took a long ride & brot Leslie home   past over new way at Cemetery   a canopy was raised over the grave with seats furnished by & belonging to the undertaker & the congregation was seated with mourners at the front  Allie preached an eloquent & forceful sermon

[1] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

December 28, 1918

Sat 28  at Noras   Cool hard frost but pleasant day   we Slept well last nite & feel good & ready for 3 meals   Allie went 45 miles to Marry a couple teachers in a college for which he recd a fee of $15 & returned at 8 in the eve   I took a walk a.m. & Saw many semitropical trees & shrubs   palms Eucaliptus oranges & lemons on & under the trees along the streets   fine paved streets & walks   towards eve Leslie run the auto out & took a ride around the town   nice paved Streets with Stately long rows of palms & other strange trees to me on each Side   sent Card to Coffey to send the Advance to Lodi Cal

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 13, 1918

Wed 13   A very fine day   this AM we got the 3rd Wellman Advance of Nov 7   will soon know it by heart   I went with Willard   several short rides  a lady Mrs Kirkpatrick called & wanted to meet mother & I   an old soldier of 11 Kas [11th Kansas Infantry] I met down town a Mr Fenn told her we were here   I sent a card to Leslie  Hoboken NJ

October 26, 1918

Saturday October 26 1918   Dark foggy misty drizzly all day   I went to the mail box & got mail   letter from Dave & Roys got the Advance [Wellman newspaper]  Andy Moore Cloyd Adams [son of Ira & Ida Adams, born November 1899], and others have died since we left   Roy & Arden got 2 loads of corn for the hogs   Mother was sick all AM but is better this eve