The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1914


Thurs. Oct. 1

Lovely day. We moved. Uncle Geo. & Aaron, Lester & Claude helped. F.P. went home this A.M. We all went up to Olives for dinner & then she came up to our house. Did not get settled very much today. Went to a supper at the Hall in the evening. Yeoman Lodge. Got home about 11.

Fri. Oct. 2

Nice day. Olive was up in P.M. Isa was here all day. Olive was up in eve too. I rode down town with her & Claude & walked back. Isa & Lester were here too.

Sat. Oct. 3.

Lovely day. The Serving & Cooking club met here in P.M. Quite a few here. Alice & Florence stayed for supper. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Had some fun after we got back down town. F. P., Lizzie W. and I came up after the horse and H. P. and Albert Erickson came up too. H. P. and I got the horse and then the rest of the kids left. Henry stayed until about 11:30.

Sun. Oct 4

Lovely day. Went to S. S. & church. Went over to Seelyes for dinner. Florence & Henry came along in P.M. & Alice & I got in & went for a ride. Henry got out when we got to town & we went on and had a nice ride. Went back to Seelyes and stayed a few minutes. Henry came along then and we kids went with him & I stayed at Prices for supper. Byron came over & we kids went to church. H.P. & I went & had ice cream after church & then went for a ride. Lizzie & Carl E. were with us eating ice cream. H.P. went home about 11:30.

Mon. Oct. 5

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. Went down town in P.M. & saw Henry. Got a card from F.P.

Tues. Oct. 6

Not very nice day. We ironed in A.M. Went up to the other place & cleaned up in P.M. Olive was here in P.M. & to supper. Min & John Gates & Mettie were here in eve.

Wed. Oct. 7

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. We went to Lodge in eve. Quite a crowd out. Kitty & Rod Tillapaugh joined the Lodge. Got home about 12:30. I got a letter from Edna B.

Thurs. Oct. 8

Not very nice day. Cloudy & rainy all day. A little son was born to Vernie & Myrtle this A.M. Went up to Robinsons a few minutes in P.M. Olive & Claude were up in eve. The kids had a farewell party for Ida Winters in the eve. I went with Henry. Had a very good time. 47 there. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I stayed at F.P.'s all night. Byron bro't her home & we kids sat & talked until about 3 o'clock.

Fri. Oct. 9

Not very nice day. Didn't do much of anything all day. Slept in P.M. Played Rummy in eve. Dave & Dana were there.

Sat. Oct. 10

Rainy in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice. Played cards most of the day. Came home in eve. Marion, Henry, Florence & I all came over together. Had a great time with Carl E. Rex W. came home with us & stayed all night. Henry walked up home with us too. Got to bed about 11:30.

Sun. Oct. 11

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Rex went home in P.M. Olive & Claude were here in P.M. Marjorie was here in P.M. & stayed for supper. Byron, Florence & Henry were here & spent the eve. We had lots of fun. I got to bed about 12:30.

Mon. Oct. 12

Rainy, nasty day. Helped Mrs. Hatfield. Mr. H. went to Decorah.

Tues. Oct. 13

Cloudy, rainy day. Quite cold too. Olive came up in P.M. & I went home with her. Claude went to Decorah & I stayed with her until he got home. They bro't me home after he came. Got home about 8.

Wed. Oct. 14

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off about noon & was very nice in P.M. Olive & Isa were here in P.M. & so was F.P. She & I was going to Decorah to the Printer of Udell but the roads were so bad we didn't go. Went down town in eve. Did not have Lodge. Had a chat with Byron. Saw Henry. Uncle Aaron stayed here tonight.

Thurs. Oct. 15

Nice day. I washed for Mrs. Weldon in A.M. Got home about 11. Went to L.A.S. at Telfords with "Happy" in P.M. Not many there. Didn't get started from there until almost dark so I went home with "Happy" & stayed all night. Had a good time. Got a card from Aunt Eunice.

Fri. Oct. 16

Nice day. "Happy" bro't me home about 10. I ironed until about 2 & then Isa & I went over to Myrtle's. She has a dandy baby. Mama helped Grace N. today. Olice was up in P.M.

Sat. Oct. 17

Nice day. Mama helped Grace. Papa worked at Zeb's. I rode over to Zoa's in A.M. with Arthur & Joe. The Club met there in P.M. Had a good meeting. They had a farewell party for Mr. Hatfield's in the evening. I went. Had a dandy good time too. Very large crowd there. The young folks played games on the lawn. I ate supper with "Mon" & he bro't me home. Got to bed around 11:30.

Sun. Oct. 18

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. In P.M. Mama, papa & I went up to Olive's. Mama & papa stayed for supper but I came home. Isa & Lester were here a few minutes after supper. "Mon" came up & then "Happy" & Byron came. We all went to church. Not many out. I got to bed about 11:30.

Mon. Oct. 19

Nice day. Helped Mrs. Hatfield today. Mama helped Grace & papa worked at Nick Nelson's & did not come home tonight.

Tues. Oct. 20

Lovely day. Quite warm. Rev. Hatfields moved to Kendallville today. Jess R. Charles Porter Harold & Philip each took a load for them. Sade rode over with us. I rode back with Philip. Got home 6:20. Left there 3:40. Papa did not come home tonight. Mama & I went down town in eve. Went up to Olives a few minutes.

Wed. Oct. 21

Nice day. I washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. & then up to Nash's. Walked home with Mama after supper. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a crowd out. U.S. Abbott joined the Lodge tonight. I left before Lodge was out. "Mon" & "Happy" bro't me home & stayed until about 12. Had some fun. Papa came home tonight.

Thurs. Oct. 22

Nice day. I ironed in A.M. Went up to Olive's a few minutes in A.M. too. Mama worked at Nash's. Papa is over to Nick's. Mama & I went up to Olive's in the evening a few minutes. Papa did not come home tonight.

Fri. Oct. 23

Very nice day. Claude & Olive took me to Canton today to have my teeth fixed but the dentist did not come. Got home about 2:45. Papa came home this P.M. Mama helped Grace today. "Mon" was up & spent the evening.

Sat. Oct. 24

Nice day. Mama worked at Grace's. Papa worked at C. Dawleys. Went down town in eve. Quite a crowd in town. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with Mama & I. I got to bed about 10:30. Our first killing frost tonight.

Sun. Oct. 25

Nice day only rather cool. Went to S.S. & church. We have a new minister. Rev. Edie. He is a good talker. Isa & Lester were up in P.M. & stayed for supper. "Mon" came up in P.M. & we went for a ride. Went to church in eve. Quite a few out. It was pretty cold & smoke in the church. The furnace wouldn't work. Got to bed about 11.

Mon. Oct. 26

Quite a cold day. I washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Went up to Olives a few minutes and then she came home with me. I got a card from Ida W. Big show in town in eve. Prof. Mac hypnotist. Hypnotized Lloyd R. It was fine. Made every one laugh lots. I went with "Mon". Our boarders came back tonight. Another hard frost tonight. Froze hard too.

Tues. Oct. 27

Nice cool day. I ironed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Mama worked at Graces. Went to the show with "Mon" in the evening. It was fine. He hypnotized Carl E. He was very good. "Little baby." Got to bed about 10:30.

Wed. Oct. 28

Nice cool day. Mama worked at Grace's. Olive came up in A.M. & stayed for dinner. Went down town in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Another boarder came tonight.

Thurs. Oct. 29

Lovely day. Mama is home to stay awhile now. Went to L.A.S. at Manuels with Zoa. Had a lovely supper. Got home about 5:30. Had a nice time. Isa, Lester, Olive & Claude were here in eve.

Fri. Oct. 30

Lovely day. Olive was up in A.M. & P.M. Mrs. E. Gates, Bessie Johnson, Lizzie Cassell were here in P.M. too. Went to a party at Wicks in the evening with "Mon". Had quite a large crowd & a good time. Got to bed about 2.

Sat. Oct. 31

Nice day. Very sleepy today. Went to the Club at Marjories in P.M. Quite a few out. Had a nice time. "Happy" and Alice came up here after supper. "Happy" & I went down town early & they came down about 10. Great time in town. Lots of people. The boys were cutting up great capers. We had lots of fun. Went home with "Happy" & stayed all night. Got home about 11.

Sun. Nov. 1

Lovely day. Went to M.E. S.S. & A.C. church. "Happy" came home with me from church & spent the day. Isa & Lester were here for dinner & supper too. Mettie was here in P.M. "Happy" & I went up to the cemetery in P.M. Met "Mon" down town & we went for a ride. "Mon" stayed for supper & then we went to A.C. church in the eve. Got to bed about 11.

Mon. Nov. 2

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Olive & Claude & Isa & Lester were here in the evening.

Tues. Nov. 3

Nice day. Election Day. Quite a crowd in town. Zoa, Myra, Alice P., Alice S., Edith P., Jennie W & I went and cleaned the parsonage. Had a great time of it. Went over to Olives for dinner. The men went to Decorah this P.M. to vote & did not get back until very late.

Wed. Nov. 4

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. I went down town in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. Alberta joined the Lodge tonight. Got home about 11.

Thurs. Nov. 5

Nice day. Koenigs were quarantined with diphtheria today. Elmer is very sick. Ericksons were quarantined too. Olive & Claude, Lester & Isa were up in eve.

Fri. Nov. 6

Nice day. Nothing doing. Little Elmer Koenig died this A.M. and was buried this P.M. Mama & I went down town a few minutes in the evening & then we came home and I played Rummy with the boys. It was their last night here. Olive & Claude moved on Mrs. Stewarts place today.

Sat. Nov. 7

Rather a cloudy cool day. Mama worked for Grace today. I went down town and stayed most of the P.M. Mama & I went down town in the evening a few minutes too. Saw "Mon" and talked with him awhile.

Sun. Nov. 8

Nice day. Olive & Claude were up & spent the day. Did not have any S.S. or church in B.O. today.

Mon. Nov. 9

Nice day only the wind blew quite hard. Mama helped Grace again today. I went up to Mrs. Gates in P.M. and then down town. Saw "Happy" and had quite a little talk with her

Tues. Nov. 10

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Went over to Josie's a few minutes. Will Koenig has diphtheria today and also Clifford Reed.

Wed. Nov. 11

Nice day. Nothing much doing. I ironed in A.M. Didn't do much in P.M. Olive was here about five minutes in the evening. We did not go to Lodge

Thurs. Nov. 12

Not very nice day. Rained some, sun shone some, but was cloudy most of the day. Mama & I went up to Mrs. Wemetts in P.M. Stopped at Mrs. Wards a few minutes too. Lester was here for supper. I went down town in A.M.

Fri. Nov. 13

Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama & I went down town in P.M. Made a few calls. I got a letter from Aunt Eunice.

Sat. Nov. 14

Not very nice day. Cloudy all day. Rained a little in A.M. & quite a little in eve. Alice & Dana were here & spent the evening. Papa went to Lodge. I was down town in P.M.

Sun. Nov. 15

Nice day only rather cold. Did not have any church. Melvin was here for dinner & spent the afternoon. Anna P. & Miss Sanaker were here in P.M. also Olive, Bertha & Myrtle M.

Mon. Nov. 16

Nice bright day but cold. Snowed a little in A.M. Papa worked at home today. Mama & I were up to Alice Wicks a few minutes in P.M. Marjorie & Mrs. Gates were here in P.M. also Uncle Aaron.

Tues. Nov. 17

Very nice day. Quite warm. "Happy" was up a few minutes in P.M. & then I went down town with her. Mama & I went down town in the evening a few minutes too. Ben Nolte was quarantined with diphtheria today.

Wed. Nov. 18

Very nice in A.M. but got cloudy in P.M. & the wind blew terribly hard all P.M. & night. Did not have Lodge in eve. Froze quite hard tonight.

Thurs. Nov. 19

Not very nice in A.M. Wind blew hard & it snowed quite like a blizzard. It cleared off in P.M. & was quite nice. I went down town in P.M. Ruth P. was here in P.M. Isa, Lester, Olive & "Mon" were here in the evening. "Mon" went home about 10. The men finished Charley Dawley's barn today. "Mon" caught a big eagle this morning. It measured 7 ft. 3 in. from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other.

Fri. Nov. 20

Nice day. Papa went to Decorah in P.M. & stayed to the movies this eve. Isa was here for dinner. We went down town in P.M. Mama & I went down to Aunt Vina Wards & over to Josie's in eve. Got home about nine o'clock. Lots of people went over to Price's today to see the eagle.

Sat. Nov. 21

Nice day. Anna P. was here for dinner also Isa & Olive came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. Hilda P. came up to see us a few minutes after supper & then we all went down town. "Happy" was over town. Quite a few in town. "Mon" came home with Mama and I & stayed a few minutes. Got to bed about 10:45.

Sun. Nov. 22

Lovely day. Went to A.C. church & then went home with "Happy" & stayed until eve. Over 85 people over to see the eagle today. It is something to see. "Golden Eagle." "Mon" & I played cards most of the P.M. Had a great time keeping out of sight of all the people. "Mon"s father and brothers were up too. "Mon" bro't me home. He stayed until after 11. Isa was here a few minutes too.

Mon. Nov. 23

Nice day. Mama helped Grace N. today. Papa worked for Mrs. Robinson. They are building a barn on her farm. I went down town in P.M. Went up and called on Bessie W. I got a card from Ida W. Koenigs. Ericksons and Rices were let out today.

Tues. Nov. 24

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Mama helped Grace. Papa worked on the farm. I washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Saw "Happy". Mama & papa & I went down town in the evening. "Mon" walked home with me & stayed until about 9:30.

Wed. Nov. 25

Nice day. Mama & I worked hard all day. I went down town a few minutes in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 10:15.

Thurs. Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Day. Lovely day. Nice & warm. We had the doors open nearly all day. Olive & Claude, Isa, Lester, Uncle Aaron, "Happy", "Mon" were here for dinner. The boys went down town a little while in P.M. and then we all went for a ride. We girls took Olive's horse and the boys took "Mon"s. "Mon" and "Happy" did not stay for supper. "Mon" came up in eve and we went to church. Quite a few out. "Mon" went home about 11:30.

Fri. Nov. 27

Nice day. Ironed in A.M. & went down town in P.M. they finished Mrs. Robinsons' barn tonight. Papa went down town in eve.

Sat. Nov. 28

Very nice day. Papa worked at F. J. Potter's. Mama & I went down to Price's in P.M. to the club. Marjorie went with us. Myrtle Whitbeck was there. She came with Zoa. Zoa, Kathleen, Myrtle, Marjorie, Mama & I all stayed for supper. We had a dandy good time. Had choir practice at our house in eve. Got to bed about ten. Myrtle is the same old girl.

Sun. Nov. 29

Not very nice day. Not cold but rainy & misty all day. I went to S.S. & church in A.M. but not in eve. "Mon" was up in the evening. He went home about 11:30.

Mon. Nov. 30

Cloudy & misty all day. Papa worked in A.M. but not in P.M. "Happy" & Nettie Reed were here a few minutes in P.M. & then I went down town with them. Olive came up & spent the P.M. Isa, Lester, & Elmer M. were here for supper. We went down town in the evening. Went in to Eva's a few minutes. Papa went to Lodge.

Tues. Dec. 1

Not very cold. Sun shone a little but not much. Mama worked at Grace's. Papa worked at Steve Pierce's. Uncle Geo. was here a few minutes in A.M. I washed. Isa was here for supper & stayed all night. Lester went to Decorah. Saw "Mon" this P.M. He hauled hogs to Prosper. He came up here in the eve. after we girls got up stairs nearly ready for bed. I dressed & went back down stairs & he stayed until after ten.

Wed. Dec. 2

Not very nice day. Papa was home in A.M. but worked at Frank's in P.M. Isa was here for dinner. Lester got back today. Mrs. Arnold was here in P.M. We went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. Got home about 9:30.

Thurs. Dec. 3

Nice day. Sun shone in P.M. L.A.S. met here today (for dinner). Large crowd. Took in $7.05. Papa went to Lodge in eve. Mama went down town a few minutes.

Fri. Dec. 4

Nice day. Nothing much doing. "Happy" was here in P.M. also Myrtle W. M.W. & I walked part way home with "Happy". Had a dandy walk. I read until about 12 (The Harvester). It was fine.

Sat. Dec. 5

Lovely day. Didn't do much of any thing. Ruth R. was here a few minutes in P.M. Went down town a little while in eve. Saw Alfred Torgerson. He is back here for a short time. He looks the same as ever. "Mon" went to Decorah today & stayed all night.

Sun. Dec. 6

Not very nice day. Cloudy & very windy. Snowed quite hard in P.M. & eve. Went to S.S. & church & went home with "Happy" & Alice. (Walked). "Mon" got home about 3. Byron, Milson, Maude & Clifford were over in P.M. We kids went to church. Byron took Happy home & Mon stayed up here until about 11:30.

Mon. Dec. 7

Sunny day. We washed in A.M. & then I walked over to Zoa's. Walking was fine. Myrtle was there & we had a fine time. Stayed all night. Had a great time playing Rook.

Tues. Dec. 8

A little nicer today. It didn't snow. We ironed in A.M. & played Rook some in P.M. Zoa & Myrtle bro't me home about 4 o'clock. Lester & Isa were here for supper. Papa went back to Uncle Henry's & set up with him all night. "Mon" was up here in the evening. Went home about 10:15.

Wed. Dec. 9

Cloudy & snowy but not very cold. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Dec. 10

Cloudy & snowy again today. Went up to Alice's for dinner. Myrtle is there. M. & I went down town in P.M. Went up to Chas. Reed's to see Maude & her baby. Quite a few in town. We went down town in evening. Went to prayer meeting & choir practice. Got home about 10:45.

Fri. Dec. 11

Not very nice day. Myrtle came down in P.M. & stayed over night. We went down town in P.M. & again in the evening. Papa went to Decorah to Lodge in the eve. I got a card from Guy.

Sat. Dec. 12

Snowed almost all day. Olive & Myrtle were here for dinner & supper. We girls went to Club at Wicks in P.M. I went up to the church & practiced some too. Went to Min Gates in eve to choir practice. Went to the hall afterwards. Odd Fellows Home Coming & Roll Call. Very large crowd there. Got home at 1. Didn't have any fun. No kids there.

Sun. Dec. 13

Very cold day. Went to S.S. & church. "Happy" came home with me & stayed the rest of the day & night. Uncle Aaron, Isa & Lester were here in P.M. "Happy" & I went to church in eve. Quite a few out. We rode home with Byron. Had a very fast ride. "Mon" was sick so he couldn't come over.

Mon. Dec. 14

Coldest day we have had yet this winter. "Happy" went home about 10. Mama went down to Uncle Henry's & Grandma's with Uncle Aaron.

Tues. Dec. 15

Nice day. A little warmer. I helped Alice W. today. The girls practiced here at home this P.M. We put in good time too. Practiced about 2 hours steady. "Mon" was up in the evening. We went home about 11:30.

Wed. Dec. 16

Nice day but cold. I helped Alice again today. Went down town in eve. Did not have Lodge. Got a Xmas handkf from Hilda P.

Thurs. Dec. 17

Nice day. Rather cold though. L.A.S. at Ern Reeds. Very large crowd. Had a lovely dinner too. In P.M. Merle, Elsie, Myrtle & I came up home & played "Five Hundred". The choir practiced up here in P.M. Isa stayed here all night. Lester set up with Uncle Henry.

Fri. Dec. 18

Much warmer today. The sun did not shine any. We ironed in A.M. Mama & pap went down town in eve. "Mon" was up here & spent the eve. He went home about 11:15. Big dance in town this eve. Did not go.

Sat. Dec. 19

Nice sun shiny day. Rather cool. Went to Prosper about noon to meet Don's Whitbeck. Jess, Kathleen, Marjorie, Myrtle & I. Had a tip over too. No one hurt. Had a dandy ride & a nice time. Got back home about 1. Went to practice at the church in P.M. Practiced again in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11.

Sun. Dec. 20

Nice warm day. Began snowing about 2 P.M. & kept it up until about 11. Went to S.S. & church. "Mon" & I went down to Olive's in P.M. & stayed for supper. Had a dandy time. Got back home about 9:30. "Mon" stayed here until about 11.

Mon. Dec. 21

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Mama & papa went down town in eve.

Tues. Dec. 22

Nice warm day. It snowed quite hard in P.M. Frank & Grace came down & left Marion with us, she was here until about 1:30. "Happy" came up in P.M. & we girls made five different kinds of candy to give for Xmas. Had lots of fun. Went down town twice in P.M. The folks met here in eve & made the sacks & filled them for Xmas. Quite a crowd here. Had fun. Got to bed about 11:30.

Wed. Dec. 23

Nice day. Nothing much doing. The Advents had their Xmas program in the eve. It was fine. Very large crowd too. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11:30. Wed. Dec. 23 Went to Prosper in P.M. with Jess, Myrtle & Doris. Went home.

Thurs. Dec. 24

Nice day but cold. Went up to the church in P.M. to decorate & practice. Had a great time. Got home about five & went back about six. Large crowd out to the Xmas tree. I got some nice presents. Got a card from Leah Washburn, Mason City. Olive & Claude stayed here all night.

Fri. Dec. 25

Lovely day. We were alone all day. "Mon" came up in eve & went went to the show at the hall. Very large crowd. Play was good. Got to bed about 11:30. Got a card from Myrtle & one from Mrs. Page, Charles City.

Sat. Dec. 26

Not very nice day. Cold, snowing & blowing all day & night. Nothing doing.

Sun. Dec. 27

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Went down to Price's after church. "Mon" came up & got us kids. "Happy", Iowa Isa & Lester & I. Had a party for Isa & "Happy". Harold & Alice & Lizzie were there for dinner too. In P.M. we went for ride. Had lots of fun. Got A.C.T. & bro't him back to Prices for supper. Went to church in eve. 12 of us in the load before church & 16 after. Went for a short ride after church. Got to bed about 9:30. Uncle Henry died tonight.

Mon. Dec. 28

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine any. I washed in A.M. Went down to Eva's & helped her until about 5. She got supper for the Mason. Quite a crowd there. Had a lovely supper. Got home about 1. Mama went to Grandma's this A.M.

Tues. Dec. 29

Not very nice day. Snowed, blowed, & was a regular blizzard in P.M. Uncle Henry was buried this P.M. I went down to Prices after the funeral. In the eve Byron came over & we kids went to Bluffton. Henry, Alfred, Byron, Will, Lizzie, Lena, Florence & I. Had a dandy ride. It was rather cool part of the way though. Got back about 11:30. Then Henry & I played cards against Florence & Alfred until after two. Nearly froze after we went to bed. Didn't sleep hardly any.

Wed. Dec. 30

Lovely day. Marion bro't me home about noon. Mama got home this A.M. Big show in town this eve. Went with Henry. It was good. Got home some after 10. Got to bed about 11. Got a letter from Ida.

Thurs. Dec. 31

Nice day. Went down town in P.M. Went down to Whitneys in eve. The kids went for a sleigh ride & I went too. Didn't have any fun but had a nice ride. Got home 9:15.


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