Wed 9 Warmer S wind Germans signed Peace I carried all pea brush to the alley & hoed over the ground & removed some weeds I got mail at Noon I got pork & liver 33c Rupes called this evening.
Thursday December 5th 1918 At Sylvia’s in Grand Junction quite cool this morning but moderated & I feel much better & slept well in Sylvias extra good bed I was ready for Sylvias good pancakes I took a walk this am & read the papers of which Jap takes 3 dailies I read this morn Pres Willson left yester for France to attend the peace party & met 2 ship loads of troops returning from Over sea Mother sent a card to Ray Green at Denver
The end of World War I — Isaac described the events in two separate journal entries.
We were here at Olathe when the Armistice was signed & by previous arrangement the fire siren let go at 1-30 the morn of 11 Nov Rev Deyoe & his good wife jumped out of bed & soon the big bell of the ME Church joined in the chorus & the bdg [building] it self was a blaze of electricity from the basement to the highest steeple & pandemonium broke loose later in the day the Kaiser was hung in effigy & shot full of holes at $ a shot & the money given to the red cross & he was finally burned
Mon 11th cooler clear a fine day we were awakened at 2 oclock this morning by the fire siren loud & long ringing of bells & blowing of whistles celebrating the news of peace Willard rang the church bell Harriet also went down town I thot [thought] of my Dr. Boy Leslie & wonder where he is & if he too joined in the peace jubilee I sent him a card this pm to Hoboken New Jersey we went down town PM in Olathe & many were there the town was like 4 of July flags drums & one old chap had his fiddle & in place of fife played with the drums Kaiser [Wilhelm II]  & Hindenburg  were hung in effigy & later burned many speechs were made & later a cash donation was taken for a soldiers monument in the park Subscriptions were liberal I got 10 post cards
Wed 6 in Olathe at Harriets warm & cloudy Slept had 9 oclock breakfast extra good pancakes &c Harriet surely has a fine home she is the only child of mine that has a finer more comfortable home than father & mother I never ate & slept in as nice a home I rode with Willard several times as he attend to his pastoral duties he has a fine new Lexington car & is very busy it rained a shower at noon & is warm & looks much like rain we went to a war meeting to nite in ME Church & heard a man who claimed to be from over there tell some wonderful stories he was working for a 2 million [dollar] drive for 17 diferent organizations & in my estimation told many lies & was long winded
Mon 4 in Corydon at Johns A very fine morning I took a dose of salts & have little appetite John & I went for mail 3 times & I was disappointed in receiving no letter from Leslie we got word Hervey Carris died Sat Nov 2 & Roy calld going to the funeral war news to day was favorable I got mother a hair net 10c John & I called awhile at Elias Scales office I engaged a taxi to call tomorrow 10 min to 12 am & take us to the depot to go to Kansas City & to Harriets in Olathe Kansas
Sun 3 A beautiful morning bright & clear but at 8-30 clouded over dark & looks cold & stormy but soon cleared & was a fine day NW wind visitors came 18 here for dinner Roys Freds Walters & we had a good visit before sun down all went home we were glad to See Roys again before we moove on John & I went to the PO this eve got a Desmoines paper war news not important John & I went to church this eve the rev read his sermon & it was uninteresting
Saturday November 2 1918 Corydon at Johns A beautiful morning we slept well last nite & arose at 7 this morn John & I went down town near noon no mail we met Roy he had his auto truck helpin a Nabor haul coal we went down again in eve & got a paper war news still favorable Austria & Turkey both sueing for peace George Brewer Called & spent the eve a social evening