Thurs Aug 1st A fine pleasant day partly cldy I got our laundry from Carrie A & pd her 1,25 I hired E C Goodwin to take Nellie & kid & W & Harriet to Washington this morning & they will go to Olathe, Kansas Harriets home this eve I got Crackers Oranges for some lunch & gave Nellie $65,00 & Harriet $25,00 Nellie looks bad & is weak we are uneasy about her I got 2 suits underwear & cuff at K Bakers chk 3,00 I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos Mother & I are alone again the first since last spring Mrs. Ruby called this eve our army in France & the Huns are about at a standstill after 2 weeks fighting many reported Killed but nothing decisive we fumigated & disinfected the N [north] room up stairs where Nellie has slept the last 6 wks with formaldehyde starch for 7 hours Dr Wells advised this as did Leslie for fear of Tuberculosis germs
Wednesday July 31st & last a very fine da & cool 53 in the well house this morning I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos & a bucket full to use I got sweet corn for dinner & we had corn pancakes for dinner & supper Willard took Isabel & Marjorie to Ioa City this PM I gave Isabel $50,00 Willard came back Early & took mother & I for a ride past our farm to Keota Crops look fine we called at Mrs Deyoes She looks poorly Mary Willards sister looks in fine health & fleshy home after sun down & I milkd by electric lite Edith Weller here & spent the eve
Tues 30 A very fine comfortable da I dug & put in the cellar 2 bu potatos & mowed some lawn I got a doz ears sweet corn for dinner Willard came this morning from Keota & got Harriet & they went back to Keota to stay til eve we recd a card from Leslie has got as far as Chicago drayman Liebe came & got Isabels trunk & box & took to the depot I am to pay him 25c Lavanda & Ellen called this eve & it is quite cool it was 56 this morning at the well house Ash read our light meter but not the stove war news continue to favor the allies
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
Sunday July 28 1918 fine warm day quite warm & I got sweet corn for dinner we all but Nellie went to the Baptist Church & heard a good sermon by Mrs. Rev Dewey & we met many friends & Nabors Leslie drest in his uniform & lookd much like a Soldier PM & eve it thundered & lookd much like rain only sprinkled Dr & Mrs. Gardner called a while & Willard came from Keota None of us went to church this eve
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.
Tues 19 A warm nice summer like da Roy came from Washington at 3 this morn & went to bed Effie Hull brot Willard & Harriet & Mrs Deyoe from Washington A sorrowful home coming many nabor women came & helpd Florilla Longwell came & looked after churning butter Willard Harriet Roy Leslie & I went to Bidwells & chose a casket Walnut $235 & a metallic case $75 & Roy got Rupes car & took Willard & his mother to Keota & went to Washington & Brot Ellen Brewer Came at 7 & I ate Supper with them many came in this eve about 3 pm Bidwell & others with auto Hearse brot Vic my allways pleasant Boy Vic & we laid him in the tower corner of the parlor & Barker Brown sent nice flowers Amos Hull & Ora Star stay with us to nite