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December 28, 1919

Sun 28 Dark Cloudy damp mist we arose late & had biscuits for breakfst Harriet Willard & Paul went to SS [Sunday School] & I washed my feet & put on clean clothes & at 11 we all went to church & Willard preachd a good sermon on Eternity then Dave went with Harriet & W to a short funeral service & mother Roy Paul & I came home we had dinner at 1-30 & at 3-PM Roy & I went with Willard to the GAR Hall to memorial services for GAR & WRC who died the past year & Willard made an address I met many Comrades & WRC

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August 9, 1919

Sat 9   A comfortable Nice day   mostly clear   I dug 1 ½ bu potatos in the North patch   I shaved & took a bath   I got mail at Noon   letter from Maude   I got 25c Bacon   Mother went to WRC Pm   I read & went down town a while   depos Zimmerman Chk for 15,00   owe mor[e] rent for August   we shelled some beans in the Eve & while at supper Mrs C C Gardner called & asked us to go in their auto to Kalona to Chautaugua  we declined   tis quite cool & comfortable this eve

May 30, 1919

Fri 30  Decoration day   a fine warm da  90 at the well house 3 PM   I was very poorly all last nite   my head hurt   was a little sick & had Slight Diarhea   I got up late  ate no breakfst   took a light dose of Salts   near Eleven I went & got Shaved at Hulls   I had no money   the Bank is closed & I got trusted   I got mail   a Birth da card from Sylvia   I ate a lite dinner & mother heard Roy has Sold his 280 acre in Wayne Co   no particulars   I heard fife & drum while down town but it failed to awaken in me the usual life & patriotic feeling   Mother got Mr Rupe to take her Early to the Taylor Cemetery & She put the Elk flowers on Dear Vic,s grave   PM mother went to M E Church to Decoration day exercise   I am home alone & poorly   the first time I have taken no part in decoration day exercises  WRC ladies called early for me to go & help them decorate with flags & flower the graves at Wassonville   I couldn’t go   Dr & Mrs Gardner called a little while this Eve but were hurried off as it thundered & sprinkled & the Dr had a newly painted car

May 28, 1919

Wed 28 & my 83 Birth day   a fine warm day & I have failed much in the last year in strength & my eyesight has failed & my back has lately been lame & weak   Leslie has prescribed for me & my back is maybe a little better   on the whole I have got much to be thankful for & I wont complain   many are worse off   Mother & I planted 4 rows of shoe peg  Mrs Lindsey sweet corn seed soakd 19 hours   the ground is getting quite dry   I hoed som   got mail at noon   Birth da card from Sylvia   letter from Sec WRC Riverside with 6 certificates of identity for reduced fare on rr to CR [Cedar Rapids] to the dpt Encampmt   I signed & sent to Riverside   I was down town AM & Pm   this is a good corn day   Mother went to Missionary meet at the church PM   I wrote letter & thankd Dave for Birth da greeting

May 27, 1919

Tues 27   warm Hazy   good growing da   I hoed a row of beans & beets & raddishs & got the mail at Noon & 25c liver   I recd a Birth day card from Dave & a Shoe set brush & blacking complete for my 83 birth day gift  Dave rembers his parents better now than in his younger days & we appreciate his kindness   recd letter from John & Ellen asking us to visit them soon   John is very feeble   also letter from Leslie   he is busy as ever & has bot [bought] 106 acres of land at $83,25 an acre   good for Leslie   I cut some of my brush in the alley   Florilla Longwell & Sade T called to get tomato plants   Mrs P Ayers called   I helped Mother set tomatos and cabage   Flora Snider called & borrowed Extension ladder   Dalas Zimmerman called with a plant   good corn day

February 7, 1919

Fri 7  Cool & partly cloudy   wrote to Harriet   both feeling well   took breakfst in Delmar Cafe  20 c for both   I got a 3c paper & read awhile in the Parlor   recd letters from Fred Klockenteger & Emma Carr   Fred K has paid my GAR dues & mothers WRC dues   I got shaved  15c  a poor shave met A Palmer & gave him $5 to buy gasoline & he came to Hotel at 11 & mother went home with him   took Nellie candy   I took Min [Minnesota] library book back & went to Advent Cafe for dinner 38c   I wrote long on my Advance letter & then took jitney out to see Dear Nellie   she was not up today & grows weaker   recd letter from Nora & C C Gardner & roll of papers from Nora

January 3, 1919

Fri 3   frost & cool all day & clear   All the people are telling this the coldst spell   never saw any as cold   Allie came from down town & said we are all invited to joint installation of GAR post & WRC   (I had been invited before)   we all put on our best clothes & went   found a goodly assemblage  20 or more GAR & 65 to 75 WRC & all very friendly & social  had a good dinner   then Allie Mother & Nora left as Allie had a church business meeting   I staid to all the services & it was real good   I was asked to occupy the Chaplains Chair as he was absent   the WRC was especially interesting & the president asked me to make remarks which I did & came home 3 or 4 pm   Leslie faild to get home   a wrong with his auto   he phoned for money