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 are trying to hold it up in California by the initiative & referendum
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]
Wednesday January 8 1919 heavy frost this morning recd Advance of Jan 2 we are both feeling well Roosevelt is Buried to day 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
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
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
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
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
All rights reserved. The journal entries contained in this blog are part of the I. N. Carr Papers, Ms132, Special Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240-1806, (319) 335-3916. They may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Please see the “Conditions for Reproduction” on the copyright page for guidance before using the material contained on this site. Information in these posts is taken from Isaac's journals and speeches written between 1861 and 1923. If you had ancestors who lived in Washington County, Iowa, they might be mentioned in Isaac's diary. Try searching for them in the search box, below. Use spelling variations in your search as names were often spelled differently.