In the “Neighborhood News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated February 13, 1924, the following was printed:
Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa, arrived Thursday to visit his mother, Mrs. I. N. Carr, who has just returned from St. Francis, Kansas, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. De Yoe. They disposed of Mrs. Carr’s household goods and Mrs. Carr will return to the De Yoe home for an extended visit.
Sat 16 Not So Cold fine winter day we arose at 7 & ate good pancakes I read the morning lesson in Luke we have a Nice fire in the grate we wrote to Dave in Pomona and Sent him & Ruth a 5$ Bil for Christmas & we wrote to Nora in Escondido & sent $10,00 to her for her & the Boys a Christmas greeting after dinner I went to PO & maild Noras letter got a 20,00 Bil changd got Shaved & home at 3 we got mail at Noon No letters the jury in the Adams Shillar Murder Case was 6 for conviction & 6 against & were dischargd at 10 am after Supper Willard & Harriet gave me a pair of Nice Brown gloves & we gave Harriet 10,00 Willard 5,00 & Paul 1,00 for Christmas tis turning colder to Nite
Friday December 15 1922 At Harriets in St Francis [Kansas]Moderated mostly clear Rising temporatur we arose at 7 all able for Harriets good buckwheats H & W [Harriet & Willard] are washing a good day for it Willard has a Nice fire in the grate I read the scripture lesson Luke 23 we got mail at Noon letters from Nora in Escondido Calif & one from Maude & Fred K in Ontario [California] Mother & Harriet went calling & Shopping til dark we ate good Delicious apples & to bed after 9 I finished reading Brewsters Millions 
 Brewster’s Millions is a novel written by George Barr McCutcheon in 1902; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%27s_Millions
Mon 20 A very fine warm day we arose at 7 not feeling well I took my old Brown suit to the cleaners & a shirt 4 collars & 1 tie to laundry we took breakfst at Delmar 25c Neither of us wanted any I bot a paper we walkd to Ocean park & thru it & sat & rested came back by the chamber of Commerce & rested decided we Neither want dinner Amos Hull & wife called PM & Brot mothers hand bag from Isabels a card from Isabell letter from Ellen B & Nora also card from Harriet Willard improves slowly I am uneasy about Willard I sent a card to Harriet I bot 2 big apples & we ate 1 we took supper at the Advent 67c
Isaac and Margaret left Harriet & Willard’s and was spending the Christmas season with Sylvia & Jasper Green’s in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Thursday December 15, 1921 fine weather we arose aft 7 feeling good I slept well & ate a good breakfst of pancakes we recd a good letter from Dave in Stillwater & Sylvia read it with much intrest I took a walk past the house Isabel once lived in I enjoyd the walk & we all 3 wrote to Isabel & Sent Daves letter aftr dinner Jap took us a ride of several miles E&N & past our Wellman friend Hambright fruit farm John Herr a teacher here former Wellman boy calld on us this eve Jap got 100 lbs drest pork pd Eleven dollars & he is cutting it up this eve I sent my New Suit to Brush & press also Mothers skirt I paid 1,25 after eating a good apple we went to bed at 9-30
Thurs 8 A fine clear very frosty morn we arose at 7 W&H washd at the church we had a good breakfst of pancakes many are putting up the frame to Parsonage I brot 3 pails watr from Church I shaved we all went over & lookd over the frame of the parsonage At 3 pm Rev Plantz from Goodland & Presiding elder calld & took Supper Mr Willets calld after a good Supper we all went to Church & Rev Plantz preachd a good sermon & I hurried home as I was chilly in church with overcoat on
Wed 7 A little warmer & cloudy we arose at 7 & we enjoyd a good breakfst of pancakes then Willard took down & cleand the cook stove pipe & there is a lot of it & 3 elbos Harriet & I helpd what we could it looks like snow Mother & I wrote to Nora & I went to PO at 3-30 & maild the letter Mrs Willets calld 5 men working on the parsonage Harriet went calling PM I take 2-3 or 4 chambrlans tablets Evry day for physic & we start to bed 9-30
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