Sunday Christmas Dec 25 1921 at Sylvias in Grand Junction Colorado & moderate [temperature] we all arose late & found Santa Claus had been here & was very liberal Sylvia & family were so well remembered I cant near enumerate them I recd 2 Nice shirts from Leslie & Sylvia fine worster sox from Isabel Book Border Legion  [from] Leila & Ray & a picture of Leila & a picture of Lois also a very fine box of fruit & Nuts from Nora & Allie Nice pkgs of Stationery from Maude & Otto Mother was also well rememberd by all our children Except Roy we have not heard from him as yet the Christmas cheer took our time So we had a late breakfst I gave Mother 5,00 Sylvia 10,00 Leila Ray & Lois each 1,00 I gave a total of Christmas money $69,00 we all but Jap went to Church & heard rather poor Christmas Sermon Ray took us in the Auto Next came our Christmas dinner with the 20 lb turkey as the largest if not the chief attraction Sylvia & the girls had prepared a wonderful Christmas dinner 2 kinds of pie 2 kinds of cake Cranberries & many other fruits with much candy & Nuts towards eve Jap took us all a ride out NW on a New Smooth cement road then over the Colorado river on a fine long steel bridge we were home at dusk & supper servd at 7 I didn’t eat supper thinking I would be better with out
 Grey, Zane, The Border Legion, Grosset & Dunlap, 1916
Mon 24 Warmer Mostly cloudy pleasant we are both well took breakfst at Delmar 25c I took a walk to the pier then read Hawkeye letters from Dave Nora Allie & Willard he is slowly gaining but had the flu real bad Harriet came from Los angeles AM & we took dinner at ywca pd 90c for 3 I went to pike & got 12 picture folders for 1,00 & sent on to each Willard Mrs Lindsey Allie Roy Isabel Nora Maude Mrs Doc G Sylvia Dave & Mrs England I went to PO & got 15 1c stamps & 5 2c stamps pd 25c I got an Eve paper 2c we took Supper at Delmar Cafe I pd 75c for 3 I sat in the mens room & talkd till near 8 when I came to our room & wrote & read
Thursday February 27th 1919 Long Beach Del Mar A fine Sunny day we all arose feeling well 3 took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3 Harriet dont breakfst I bot a paper 3c letter from Allie we all 4 wrote to Leslie 2 girls & I took a walk to market Library & Chamber of Commerce the girls Nora & Harriet registered I bot 1 doz fine Navel oranges 15c Warren Called at Hotel we took dinner at Advent 1,60 paid About 1-30 pm Warren came & took us 18 or 20 miles NW to Rodondo Beach & to moon stone beach a cold high NW wind made it disagreeable & nothing new to see at the beach I bot some pop corn & we looked for moon Stones & in our anxiety to find a moon stone we didnt pay attention to the high waves & they caught us all first & last & wet our feet real wet I got a dry pair sox 25c & put them on with wet shoes it helpd some we rode back to Hotel more comfortable as we didnt face the wind reachd hotel near 6 took supper at Del Mar I pd 80c this eve recd letter from Leslie in France with his picture he is well & looks fine
Thurs January 23 1919 Cool & a cool misty rain & damp I rested quite poorly last nite ate a light breakfast & feel better after taking a walk down town & to the Bank & got a $20 bill changed & handed Mother $5 to give Nora Allie went 20 miles to preach a funeral Mother is packing our trunk & we expect to leave here at 6 this eve for Los angeles & Long Beach after Supper went to the depot Allie had roped our trunk & I paid 50c for taking to Depot & chekt to Long Beach Calif I bot a Sleeper ticket for Long Beach Calif pd 2,25 we bade Nora Allie & Don goodbye we had nearly 4 wks good visit many fine rides all long to be remembered good bye Dear Nora
Wed 22 A fine Sunny day rested better last nite I walke around a little & talked with an old Scotch man trying to Kill bermuda grass PM we took long rides thru wood bridge [Woodbridge, CA] & saw the biggest fig tree & a large live oak & got some Acorns & a large buckeye & got a buckeye went to Williams where Allie got grapes & went to Merrils 2 families had a fine ride nice country & nice people home at sundown
Mon 20 clear & looks fine & warm in the morn it raind all last nite & clouded over & raind at 11 to day & looks rainy we recd the Washington Democrat Allie went to Stockton back by Noon when it rained a little saw many oranges on the trees & on the ground blown off by last nites wind the first wind we have had since coming here we all 5 went & spent the Eve at Mr Ruff’s & past a very pleasant social time with Graphaphone music
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