Tag Archives: Willard DeYoe

December 2, 1918

Monday December 2 1918   Olathe Kansas   My hand trembles so I cant use a pen   We arose late & ate a good breakfast of pancakes & then a good dinner & at 1-30 we all started to KC   roads fine & Willards fine Lexington at its best   in an hour [we] were in KC & went to the rr office & Willard got me a rebate on my Sleeper ticket to Denver of 6,30 as my ticket is date[d] [Dec] 2 & reduced rates ordered for 1st Dec   we all took supper in the depot restaurant   very first class & I paid for 4  2,38  Willard knows KC by heart & we were fortunate & very glad to have him show us how & what to do   he took us to our Sleeper & we reluctantly separated at 6-55 & we started at 6 feeling we had experienced most 4 weeks of No 1 visit & entertainment

November 30, 1918

Sat 30   Cool but a very fine Sunny morning   We arose late but feeling good   about 10 am a nice looking couple Thos Orr & Miss Marie Andregg attend[ed] by another couple came & Willard Stopt cleaning House put on his prince Albert & married them & recd $5   Mother & I signed the Marriage Certificate   I sent a card to Ray Green that we travel on the UP rr [Union Pacific Railroad]   toward eve we took a ride & Willard collected for a college & took Mother & Harriet for 2 calls

November 29, 1918

Fri 29   Colder clear brite Sunshine morning   letter from Lavanda & Ray Green   we enjoyd a good breakfast & had family worship in Kitchen  Willard is tinkering the furnace   I am cold & chilly & have been all the morning but now at 10 am the furnace fixt & sun Shining it will warm up   PM the furnace is going fine   house warm & I took a walk down town & around the square   after Supper the District Supt called awhile & at 8-20 Woodberry wife & Daughter Martha called & we had a very pleasant evening   Harriet made Fudge   to bed after Eleven   this Woodberry family seem like the very nicest Sociable folks  he is a jewelry man in Olathe  card from Leslie Safe over sea

November 28, 1918

Thursday November 28th 1918   at Harriets in Olathe Kas  Thanksgiving in Kansas & this morn found the ground white with 3 in of damp snow   I sent card to Sylvia in Grand Junction   Mother & Harriet are cooking a fine chicken & baking bread   Willard bot a snow shovel to get the snow off   we are all well & surely have much to be thankful for & little to complain of   after a most excellent dinner we took a ride around town   it was too snowy & muddy to get off the paved streets   it thawed but little   we past a pleasant eve   mother & Harriet wrote to Isabel

November 27, 1918

Wed 27   Warmer   Mostly cloudy   took salts   W & H are washing   at 10-30 I went to Dr Betty Owens Osteopath & took another treatmt for constipation & lame back   I pd Dr $2,50c for the 2 treatments   PM I went with Willard & he got a fine Chicken 8 lbs   he pd $2   we are having a good visit & we are getting anxious to hear from Leslie   I sent cards to Hawkeye & to W Democrat to send to grand Junction Colorado

November 26, 1918

Tues 26   Not so cold   a fine morning & we are fixing to go to KC for the day   I rested well last nite & feel good this morn   I ate 3 pancakes for breakfast   I hope we hear from our Dr & Soldier boy Leslie to day   tis over 2 weeks since we heard he was just starting for France   at 9 am we all started to KC & took a Nabor girl Martha Woodberry along   Willard & I went to rr office & I bot a round trip 2 tickets to Los angeles & return to KC by S route including 2 sleeper standard tickets to Denver for $216  went to Bank & got a $400 draft cashd   took $200 bills & $200 draft   we all went to caffateri for dinner   I pd the bill 2,85   we went to market   I bot string beans 15c apples 50c pears 40c   Willard got some catfish &c  home at dark   letter from Ellen & John [Brewer]  I bot 5 books  1 life of Wm McKinley 25c & 3 Kentucky books 25c each & physical geography 10c