The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1915


Fri. Jan. 1

Rather stormy day. Not very cold though. We went to Grandma's with Uncle Aaron. Had a nice time. Isa & I went down to Uncle Jims a few minutes in P.M. Got home about 5:30. "Mon" was up in the eve. Big dance in B.O. in eve. Did not go. Got to bed about 11:30.

Sat. Jan. 2

Nice day. Club met here in P.M. Large crowd out. All but one member present. Went down town in eve. Went up to the hall about 9:30. Mama cooked the oyster for the Odd Fellows & I helped her wait on table etc. Got home about 11.

Sun. Jan. 3

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude were here for dinner. Myrtle & Vernie came over in P.M. & so did Isa & Lester. The kids were out riding & came up & got me. Had some ride. Winters kids, "Happy", "Mon", Alfred & Carl E. Had a tip over. Stayed at Price's for supper & then we five kids went to church. Had a tip over going to church too. No one got hurt. I went back to Prices with the kids & then "Mon" bro't me home. Got home about 10.

Mon. Jan. 4

Nice day. Mama & I went up to Mrs. W. C. Reeds in P.M. a few minutes. Stopped at Evas a little while on the way home. Lester was sick & Mama went down there in eve. Papa went to Lodge.

Tues. Jan. 5

Very warm day. Thawed quite a lot. Rained almost all day. Mettie was here all day. Dell went to the sale at Kelly's & she stayed here. Papa worked in the shop until about 3 o'clock & then went to Decorah.

Wed. Jan. 6

Not very nice day. We washed in A.M. Uncle Joe was here for dinner. Olive was up in P.M. I went down to the hall in P.M. & helped audit the Rebekah books. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. I got a letter from Hilda & a card from Mettie.

Thurs. Jan. 7

Not very nice day. Snowed some & blowed. Went to L.A.S. at Frank Perry's with Jess & Zoa. Had a fine time. In P.M. Merle, Elsie, Roy, Edna, Kitty T. & I went out & slid down hill. Took a bob sleigh & had lots of fun. Yeoman had a supper at the hall in the evening. We went. I stayed in the store until nearly ten. "Mon" was in there quite a while & talked. Got home about 1. Had a nice time. Not many there.

Fri. Jan. 8

Lovely day. Mama & I went up to Mrs. Wards in P.M. Papa did not come to supper until nearly 8. "Mon" came before we finished supper. Got to bed about 11:30. I got a letter from Myrtle & one from Guy.

Sat. Jan. 9

Very nice in P.M. but not so nice in A.M. Rather foggy & frosty in A.M. Uncle George was here for dinner. Alice M. was here in P.M. Mama & I went down town in eve. Went to choir practice at Min Gates. "Mon" came home with me & stayed a few minutes. Got to bed about 10.

Sun. Jan. 10

Nice warm day. Sun did not shine much. Snowed in eve. Went to S.S. & church. Nash's were here for dinner. Olive & Bertha were up a few minutes in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to church. Got home about 8:45. Got to bed about 11:30.

Mon. Jan. 11

Beautiful day. We washed in A.M. Went over to Mrs. Koenigs in P.M. & then on down town. Saw "Happy" a few minutes after school. She started to school in B.O. today.

Tues. Jan. 12

Nice day. Nothing much doing. Uncle Geo. & Uncle Aaron were here for dinner. Uncle A., Isa & Lester were here in eve.

Wed. Jan. 13

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Alice Wicks was here in P.M. I was down town a few minutes in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Installation & initiation tonight. Isa joined. Mrs. Logsden, Mrs. Culting & Mrs. Julia G. Reed were up from Decorah & installed our officers. Had a quite a crowd out to Lodge. Had a nice supper. "Mon" came up to supper & then bro't me home. Got to bed about one.

Thurs. Jan. 14

Nice day. Mama went up to Nash's & stayed all day. Grace & Frank went to LaCross. I went down town in P.M. Uncle A. was up in eve.

Fri. Jan. 15

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine much. Uncle Geo & Uncle A. were here for dinner. They fixed our pump. Big time at Decorah tonight. We could not go. "Mon" came up in the evening. I was down town in P.M. Got to bed about 11:30.

Sat. Jan. 16

Not very nice day. Rained quite hard in A.M. & then turned to snow & snowed very hard. Rained again in P.M. & was quite a little blizzard in eve. Went to club in P.M. Went over to Zoa's. Was to go to Telfords but it rained so hard we stopped at Zoa's. I went home with "Happy" & Alice stayed at Zoa's until after supper. Alfred T. went home with us too. Marion was gone too so there was just we four kids & Grandma P. there. Had lots of fun. Came to town in eve. Got here about 8:30. Did not get back home until about 11. Got up & talked & fooled until nearly 1.

Sun. Jan. 17

Nice day but cold. Went to S.S. & church. Rev. (Mersh--?) was here & preached a very good sermon. Dana was at Price's today too. Henry took A.C.T. over to Erickson's in P.M. We went to church in eve. Very good sermon. Got to bed about 10. Papa & Mama went to Aunt (Lissa's?) today.

Mon. Jan. 18

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine. Rather cold. We washed in A.M. Papa chopped wood today & Uncle hauled it. He was here for dinner & supper. I was down town in P.M. Mama & I went down again after supper.

Tues. Jan. 19

Not very nice day. Snowed & blowed quite hard. Papa chopped wood today. I went down town in P.M. Went up to see F. R. Got a letter from Myrtle.

Wed. Jan. 20

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was very nice in P.M. Mama & I went up to Arnolds a few minutes in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a crowd out. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11.

Thurs. Jan. 21

Nice day but rather cold. Went to L.A.S. at Mrs. Thompsons. Large crowd out. Went down town after supper & got a new pair of shoes. Uncle Aaron & Chauncey were here for supper. I got a letter from Guy & one from Aunt Eunice.

Fri. Jan. 22

Nice day but cold. Uncle A. were here for dinner. Mama & I went up to Edies & Mrs. Potters in P.M. I got a letter from Ida.

Sat. Jan. 23

Nice day only rather cold. Went down town just after dinner. Went down again in eve. Not many in town. Nothing doing.

Sun. Jan. 24

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. "Mon" came up in P.M. and we went to Olives. Dana & Roy went with us. They rode on their little sleds behind the cutter. They got a ride home about five o'clock. We stayed until about 10. "Mon" stopped here a little while when we got back. Got to bed about 12. "Mon" is 20 yrs. old today. He gave me a lovely chateline pin. It is a beauty.

Mon. Jan. 25

Nice day but cold. Uncle Geo. came up & fixed the pump. Was here for dinner also. Uncle A., Isa, & Olive & Claude went to the sale & she came up here & stayed. Uncle A. was here for supper too. Cady was up in eve. Mama & I went down town a few minutes.

Tues. Jan. 26

Snowed quite hard most of A.M. Alice Wicks was here in A.M. & again in P.M. Mrs. Gates & Mits. Whitney were here also in P.M. I went down town a few minutes. Got a letter from Mabel Headington.

Wed. Jan. 27

Very cold day. Cady, Mrs. Potter & I went to Kendallville to visit Mr. Hatfields. Had a nice time. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 28

Cold day. We had saw men all day. Went down town in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 29

Lovely day. We washed in A.M. Went home with "Happy" after school. Went to the basket social at the school house in eve. Very large crowd there. "Mon" got my basket. Melvin got "Happy"s. After we got home we played cards until two. Got a letter from Bertha.

Sat. Jan. 30

Snowed & blowed all day. Went to club at Fremont Cox's. Not many out. Played cards again in eve. Got to bed about 12.

Sun. Jan. 31

Not very nice day. Rained most of the day & made everything very slippery. Went to S.S. & church with "Happy" & Alice. Came home after church. Long day. Nothing doing. Little son born to Kate & Leon Morrison.

Mon. Feb. 1

Terrible day. Snowed & blowed hard all day. No one could get on the roads. Great drifts all over.

Tues. Feb. 2

Nicer day but cloudy. The men were out all day breaking roads. Uncle was here for dinner. Mama & I were at Isa's for supper. Papa was at Geo. Smiths. I got a letter from Myrtle.

Wed. Feb. 3

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine any. Olive was up a while in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Feb. 4

Not very nice day. Rained most of the day. Went to L.A.S. at Zoa's. Had a dandy good time. We kids tied a quilt and did lots of other things. Went up to Alice Wicks' a few minutes in eve. Thunder & lightning tonight.

Fri. Feb. 5

Snowed almost all day. A crowd of us went over to Ada Reeds & tied four quilts. Had a nice time & a nice dinner. Got home about five. Marjorie was here when I got here. She stayed until after six. "Mon" came up in eve. Went home about 11:15. Rather blustery tonight.

Sat. Feb. 6

Nice day. The sun shone today for the first time for a week. Emma Koenig, Olive & Isa were here in P.M. I went down town a few minutes in eve. Very few in town. Got a card from Lena & one from Wilma & a little plate from F.R. Got a letter from Ida.

Sun. Feb. 7

Nice day. Rather cool. Went to S.S. & church. Olive, Claude, Isa, Lester & "Mon" were here & spent the day. Had a nice time. Olive & Claude went home before supper but the rest stayed. We went to A.C. church in eve. (No M.E. church. No coal). Got home from church about 9:30. "Mon" went home about 1. The latest he has ever stayed. Had lots of fun though.

Mon. Feb. 8

My birthday. I am 23 years old today. Got a cup & saucer from "Happy" and some other things. We washed in A.M. Went calling in P.M. "Happy" & Kathleen were here for supper & then I went with them to practice in eve at Roy Gossmans. "Happy", Vern P., & "Mon" bro't me home. Had some fun. They did not stay long. Got a letter from Guy & card from Sade Porter, Mrs. Seelye, & Harold & Maude & Frank Reed.

Tues. Feb. 9

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Isa was here nearly all day. Sylvia Butler was here in P.M. Wed. Feb. 10 Nice day. Nothing much doing. Alice W. was here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Large crowd out. Mrs. Julia Ward joined. Had supper. "Mon" came up to the hall after Lodge & then came home with me. Got to bed about 12:30.

Thurs. Feb. 11

Nice warm day. Sun did not shine much. Sade Porter was here all day. Chas was here for dinner also Aunt Pearl & Georgie & Emma K. were here in P.M. In evening Vern & Florence, "Mon" & I went down to the Van Vliet school to a basket social. We did not take baskets though. Very large crowd there. A good many from B.O. Archie Bucknell & August Winter rode down with us but not back. We four had lots of fun. Got to bed about 12.

Fri. Feb. 12

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine. Went home with "Happy" after school. Mon came after us. Dana & Alfred T. went too. Robert, Cecil, Bertha, Harold, Philip, Alice & Florence R. came over in eve & we had lots of fun. Got to bed about 1. It rained in eve. I got a Valentine from Kathleen.

Sat. Feb. 13

Rainy nasty day. Didn't do much of anything all day. Alfred & Marion went to town in eve. We kids did not go to bed until after 12.

Sun. Feb. 14

Snowed & blowed all day. We did not go to church. We kids fooled in the sitting room all P.M. & eve. Had a good time. Got to bed some after 11.

Mon. Feb. 15

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. "Mon" bro't "Happy" to school & I came home with them. Found some deep snow. Papa went to a sale today. I got a card from Mrs. H. G. Ward. Marjorie & Bertha were here a few minutes after school.

Tues. Feb. 16

Lovely day. We washed. Olive was up in P.M. "Mon" came up after supper & we went to a Temperance program at the M.E. church in eve. It was fine. Went to a dance at the Hall afterward. Had a very nice time. Did not stay long though. Very large crowd. Came home about twelve. Got to bed about 1:30.

Wed. Feb. 17

Nice day. Thawed very much. We ironed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. & over to Isa's. Went to Lodge in eve. Got to bed about 9:30.

Thurs. Feb. 18

Nice day. Went to L.A.S. at Henry Manuels.Went with Geo Smiths. Quite a large crowd. Had a nice time. They put me in as Pres. of L.A.S. Elsie S. V. P., Alice P. Sec. & Zoa Treasurer. Went to the school entertainment & basket social in eve. Went with "Mon". Uncle A. & Alice P. were here in eve before we went. Got home about 11. Got to bed about 1. Otto B. got my basket. "Mon" got Ruth R.'s.

Fri. Feb. 19

Nice day. Mama & papa went to Olive's. I stayed at home in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Saw "Mon". Olive is twenty one years old today.

Sat. Feb. 20

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine. Not very cold though. Went to the Prosper L.A.S. sale with Jess & Zoa. Quite of load of us besides them Kathleen, Merle, Elsie, Maude, Paul, Mrs. Whitney & myself. Quite a few there from B.O. Got home about 5. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. We kids had some fun. "Raisins." "Mon" came home with me. I got a letter from Myrtle.

Sun. Feb. 21

Rained all day. The most lonesome day I have had for a long while. Went to S.S. & church. Very few out. Uncle was here a few minutes in P.M. Papa went to church in eve. I went to bed about 8 o'clock.

Mon. Feb. 22

Not very nice day. Rainy & cloudy all day. Alice M. was here a few minutes in A.M. Mama & I went up to Robinsons in P.M. & then down town awhile. Papa went to Ern. Oxley's sale. We went down town a few minutes in eve too. Got quite a little cooler tonight. Hope it clears up.

Tues. Feb. 23

Another blizzard. Didn't get outside the house hardly. Nothing doing.

Wed. Feb. 24

Wind blew quite hard & it drifted some but the sun shone a little. Nothing much doing. Uncle was here for dinner. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out.

Thurs. Feb. 25

Very nice day. Papa helped pack ice all day. Mama & I went up to Mrs. Gates & Mrs. Wards in P.M. I went down town after supper & "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 12.

Fri. Feb. 26

Nice day. Went down town in P.M. to practice.

Sat. Feb. 27

Lovely day. Worked like everything in A.M. Went to club at Eva's in P.M. Quite a few out. Olive was up home in P.M. Went down town in eve. Great bunch of kids in town. We were going for a ride but didn't. Stayed in the store & had some fun. "Happy" came home with me & stayed all night. "Mon" & Vern came home with us. After we had been home awhile Carl E. came up. We girls got to bed about 11:30. I got a letter from Guy.

Sun. Feb. 28

Just a lovely day. Nice & warm. We went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude were here & spent the day. "Mon" came up in P.M. and then "Happy" & Vern came up & we went for a short ride. The kids were here a few minutes after we came back & then they went home. "Mon" stayed for supper. We went to A.C. church in eve. Got to bed about one.

Mon. Mar. 1

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Bessie Johnson was here in P.M. I went down town in P.M. & again in eve.

Tues. Mar. 2

Nice day. Ironed in P.M. Went down town in P.M. to practice again. We practiced at Ethel Pierce's. Went there again in eve. Quite a few there. "Mon" was in town & came home with me. He went home about 10:30. Iona T. was here in P.M.

Wed. Mar. 3

Nice day. Went down to the Hall in P.M. & helped get things ready for the Sale. Went to practice awhile too. Went to practice again in eve. Had lots of fun. Got to bed about 11.

Thurs. Mar. 4

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine, wind was rather cold. L.A.S. Sale today. Very large crowd. Lots of pretty things sold. Took in over $214. Went to the Hall to practice in eve. Had lots of fun. Got to bed about 10:20. Started to snow & blow about the time we came home. Isa & Lester stayed here tonight.

Fri. Mar. 5

Another blizzard. Isa & I went down town in P.M. Not many in town. Had some fun though. Did not have the debate tonight. The kids are going to stay here until they get some house to move into.

Sat. Mar. 6

Not very nice day. Rather snowy. Nothing doing. Alice M. was here in A.M. a few minutes. Went down town in eve. Went over to Ethel's to practice. Not many there. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11.

Sun. Mar. 7

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Uncle A. was here & spent the day. Isa & Lester went calling in P.M. & were not here for supper. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to A.C. church. Large crowd out. Got to bed about 12:30.

Mon. Mar. 8

Lovely day. Mama helped Alice M. in A.M. We girls washed. Uncle Geo. & Teddy E. was here in A.M. Mama went to Grandma's in P.M. She is sick. We girls went down town. "Happy" came home with us & stayed to supper. Went down to the hall in eve & practiced. Had a great time. Quite a few there. "Mon" came home with me. I got to bed about 10:00.

Tues. Mar. 9

Lovely day. Olive was here & spent the day. We kids went down town in P.M. Went to practice. Had some fun. Big Debate at the Hall tonight. Had some fine singing. Otto B., Lester S., Vernie & Bennie M., Nettie R., Isa, "Happy" & I. Happy & Vern bro't me home. Got to bed some after 12. Large crowd at the Debate. Took in $47.80. I got a card from Ida & one from Myrtle. "Mon" & Alice went to Cresco today. Don't know when they will be home. Wish he could have been here tonight. I missed him.

Wed. Mar. 10

Nice day. We girls went down town in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Papa went to Will Langes this A.M. to work. Don't know when he will be home. Little daughter born to Einer Kippe.

Thurs. Mar. 11

Nice day. We washed in A.M. & went down town in P.M.

Fri. Mar. 12

Lovely day. I helped Mrs. Weldon in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Our club had a party at the hotel in eve. Quite a large crowd there. Had a nice time. We girls had to do all the work. Played games & did a little of everything. "Mon" bro't me home. He got home from Cresco this P.M. We got home about 1. Got to bed about - I am ashamed to tell what time but it was almost time to get up. "Mon" got home at 5. We had lots to talk about. Hadn't seen each other for four days. Something unusual.

Sat. Mar. 13

Nice day. Nothing doing. Seen the first buggy of the season out on the road today. Papa got home tonight. We kids went down town in eve. Not many in town. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 9:30.

Sun. Mar. 14

Not very nice day. The sun did not shine much. Went to S.S. & church . "Mon" was down town & came home with me from church & spent the rest of the day. Mama got home about 4:30. Uncle A. was here a few minutes at supper time. We kids went to A.C. church. Not many out. Got to bed about 12:15.

Mon. Mar. 15

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine much. Snowed a little. Went down town in P.M. "Happy" came up here after school & stayed for supper. I went down town with her in eve.

Tues. Mar. 16

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Mary Decker & her children were here in A.M. & she stayed for dinner. I went down town in P.M. Saw "Happy". Isa & Lester went down town in eve. Emma Ackerson was quarantined with diphtheria today. She is quite bad.

Wed. Mar. 17

Nice day. Uncle Geo. was here for dinner & Mama went home with him. I ironed in P.M. Went down town for Lodge in eve but did not have any.

Thurs. Mar. 18

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was very nice in P.M. Lester was home today. Isa went down town in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a great old chat. Got to bed about 2. Papa went back to Lang's to work again today.

Fri. Mar. 19

Nice in A.M. but stormy in P.M. We washed in A.M. I went down town in P.M. Went up to see Bessie W. Saw "Happy" a few minutes too. Myrtie Sheley was quarantined today. I got a letter from Guy.

Sat. Mar. 20

Nice most of the day. It snowed a little. Papa got home this A.M. We went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me & stayed until about 10. Got a card from Julia Ward.

Sun. Mar. 21

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine much and it was a little cooler. Papa walked down to Grandma's in A.M. & rode back this eve with Uncle A. I went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Isa & I went down to Decker's in P.M. "Mon" came up after supper & we went to church. Quite a crowd out. Got back home about 10 and then we sat there in the dark spooning until after one. Had a good time.

Mon. Mar. 22

Quite a nice day. We washed in A.M. Olive was up in P.M. The folks all went down town in eve. I stayed at home alone. Read until 11:30. "Mon" was in town. Wish I would have been down there. Got a card from Aunt Eunice.

Tues. Mar. 23

Lovely day. We washed for Reeds in A.M. & I ironed in P.M. Isa & Lester went to Grandma's & stayed all night. "Happy" came up after school & I went home with her & stayed all night. Marion went to Decorah. We had lots of fun walking over there. Lots of water. The snow is going off very fast. Had a dandy good time in eve. Went to bed a little after 11.

Wed. Mar. 24

Lovely day. Snow went fast today. The creek is up quite high tonight. I washed for Mrs. Weldon in A.M. "Happy" was here for dinner. Went down town in P.M. Went down again in eve to Lodge but did not have any Lodge. It rained a little in eve. An auto came up from Decorah today. Took them all day to come.

Thurs. Mar. 25

Not very nice day. Snowed & rained some. Quite a little cooler. The wind blew quite hard. Isa & Lester went to Joe Mullaney's this P.M. They are going to work for him this year. Mama came home this P.M. Saw "Mon" go past here this P.M.

Fri. Mar. 26

Nice day but rather cool. Mama & I went over to Deckers' a few minutes in A.M. Went down to Min's Eva's & the store in P.M. Bertha & Marjorie were here a few minutes in eve. "Mon" came up in eve. I got to bed about 12. Einer Kippes baby died this P.M.

Sat. Mar. 27

Nice day. Club met at Marjorie's in P.M. Quite a few out. Went over to Zoa's after club and came back to town with them in the eve. Had quite a fast ride over town. Ran races. Large crowd in town. Went to choir practice at Min's. Had some fun in the store after practice. "Mon" bro't me home. Got to bed about 10. Olive & Myrtle were here in P.M.

Sun. Mar. 28

Nice day but rather cold & windy. Einer's baby was buried this P.M. Mama went back to Grandma's this A.M. I went to S.S. & church. Went down to Aunt Em's (D?) a few minutes in P.M. Uncle A. was here a few minutes in eve. "Mon" came up & we went to church. Got home about 10. "Mon" stayed until about 1.

Mon. Mar. 29

Nice cold day. I washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Went up to see Bessie W. a few minutes. "Happy" came home with me and stayed all night. We made candy in eve & then went down town a few minutes. Uncle A. came up after we got home and then Albert Erickson & Robert W. came. We had lots of fun. Got to bed about 12. Papa went to Lodge. Wish "Mon" could have been here too.

Tues. Mar. 30

Nice day. Papa & Vincent K. shingled part of our house today. "Happy" was here to dinner. I went down town in P.M. Mrs. Kate McMullen was here a few minutes in P.M. Papa went down town in eve. I got a card from Leah Washburn.

Wed. Mar. 31

Nice day only cool. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. Isa & Lester came over in eve. Got here about 8:30 & went home about 9:30.

Thurs. Apr. 1

Nice day. Some warmer. L.A.S. in the hall. Not many out but took in $9.40. Papa & Vin finished shingling the house. "Mon" was up in the eve. I got to bed about 1.

Fri. Apr. 2

Nice day. Nothing doing. Papa worked on the new barn at the parsonage today. I went down town in P.M. Saw "Happy". Her last day of school.

Sat. Apr. 3

Nice day. Mama came home this A.M. Olive was up in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me. He went to Decorah today. Got a new suit.

Sun. Apr. 4

Easter Sunday. Rained quite hard in A.M. but cleared off before noon & was real nice. Rained again about 4 P.M. but cleared off after that again. Went to S.S. & church. No Easter Program. "Mon" came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. Net Stoskopf was here in P.M. also her son Florell & Dana. We went to A.C. church in eve. It was rather muddy. Got to bed about 1. Had a fine time.

Mon. Apr. 5

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Uncle A. was here a few minutes at supper time. We went down town in eve. I got a letter from Guy.

Tues. Apr. 6

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Selmer Thorson & M(-?-) Emery were married today. Olive & Claude were up & spent the day. The Prosper young people gave a home talent "Down on the Farm" here in the eve. It was fine. Quite a crowd out. I went with "Mon". Got to bed about 10:45. I got a letter from Myrtle and a card from Laura Page & Angie Root.

Wed. Apr. 7

Nice day. Papa went down to Len Halse's this A.M. Mama & I went down to Myrtle's in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Had supper. Not many out though. Saw "Mon" but not to talk to him. I am so sorry I didn't get to talk to him and it was my own fault I didn't too. I got a card from Nannie Buckley today. Noltes started seeding.

Thurs. Apr. 8

Nice warm spring day. Papa was home all day. Mama & I went up to Robinson's in P.M. "Mon" & I went to Leah's Recital at the Hall in eve. It was fine. We sat out on the porch awhile after we got home & then came in the house. "Mon" went home about 12:21. I got a letter from Ida & one from Isa. Rained some in eve. Thundered & lightninged too. First of the season.

Fri. Apr. 9

Not very nice day. Cloudy & rainy most of the day. I went down town in P.M. Aunt Em Decker & Ruth R. were here in P.M. Isa & Lester came over in P.M. & stayed all night. Big dance in B.O. Papa worked in the shop today. Sam Cassel stayed here over night too.

Sat. Apr. 10

Nice in A.M. but rained some in P.M. The kids went home this A.M. Olive was up in P.M. I went to the Club at Koenigs in P.M. Quite a few out. We went down town in eve. Had quite a little fun in the store with Byron & all the rest of the kids. "Mon" came home with us. Got to bed about 10. Papa worked in the shop today.

Sun. Apr. 11

Nice day until about 5 o'clock when it commenced to rain & rained most of the evening. Went to S.S. & church. Mrs. W. C. Reed had a great time with the minister. Went home with Florence & Alice. We had a smash up going home. Dan fell down & broke the (thill?). Got some more of Claude H. & went on. Vern was there & in P.M. He & "Mon" & we girls went out in the woods. Had lots of fun. Got lots of flowers. Rained so I did not get home. Got to bed about 11.

Mon. Apr. 12

Lovely day. Helped wash in A.M. Spent P.M. out doors. Helped "Mon" & Lloyd clean grain. Cleaned yard & had a great time in general. Had some fun down in the barn. "Mon" put me down thro' the trap door. I was rather scared. "Happy" & I walked to town after supper. Had a nice walk. "Happy" & Albert bro't me home.

Tues. Apr. 13

Nice day until about supper time it rained some. We ironed in A.M. Nothing doing. Papa worked at Einer's almost all day.

Wed. Apr. 14

Rained some early in A.M. but cleared off & was a nice day. Mama & I went down town in P.M. Papa went down to Dell's & worked. We went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. "Mon" came home with me but did not stay long. It was so nice we sat out on the porch & talked. Got to bed about 10.

Thurs. Apr. 15

Very nice warm day. L.A.S. met here today. Quite a crowd out. Had a nice dinner. Elsie, Florence R., "Happy" & I sat out in the yard & played "Five Hundred." Had some fun. I went down town with the girls in P.M. Mama & I went down town after supper. Went up to Mrs. Whitney's a few minutes. Papa worked at Dell's today & stayed there all night.

Fri. Apr. 16

Nice day. We planted some flowers & cleaned yard in A.M. In P.M. we went calling at Mrs. Gates, Mrs. Ulrich, Sylvia & Mrs. Wemett's. Papa came home tonight. "Mon" came up & spent the eve. Got to bed about 11:45.

Sat. Apr. 17

Nice day. Mama & I went down town in P.M. Got new hats. Went down town in eve too. We girls had some fun. Quite a large crowd in town.

Sun. Apr. 18

Nice warm day but the wind blew terribly hard. Went to S.S. & church. Nettie & I went down to Prices in P.M. & then a bunch of us kids went out in the woods. Nettie, Vern, Harold, "Happy", Amy, Anna, Dorothy, Emma, "Mon" & I we didn't go with the rest of the kids very far. Had a nice walk. Went down to Melvin's a few minutes. Nettie & I stayed at Price's for supper & then we all came up to church. "Mon" & I walked. The rest rode. Went to M.E. church. Quite a few out for there. Got home about 9:30. Sat out on the steps awhile & then came in the house. Had a great time. Merle came along with his car & bothered us a while. "Mon" went home about 12:15.

Mon. Apr. 19

Very nice day. We washed in A.M. Geo. Sullivan was here in P.M. We went down town in eve. Not many in town. Had some fun with Lena Plager.

Tues. Apr. 20

Very nice day. Mama went up to Nash's & helped them today. Papa worked at Nolte's. I ironed in A.M. & sewed in P.M. We went down town in eve. Quite a few in town. I got a card from Aunt Eunice.

Wed. Apr. 21

Nice day only a little cooler. We washed & ironed today. Ruby Koenig & Pearl Pederson were here in P.M. We went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. Quite a few in town. "Mon" walked up home with Mama & I. He went home about 10:15.

Thurs. Apr. 22

Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama & I went over to Aunt Em's in P.M. Went down town in eve. Quite a few in town.

Fri. Apr. 23

Nice day but the wind blew terribly hard. Alice Morrison was here in P.M. I went down town in P.M. & then Mama & I went down in eve. Large crowd in town. Dance in the hall. Isa & Lester were over a few minutes. It was a beautiful evening. I looked for "Mon" to come over but he didn't. Saw "Happy" in P.M. Flossie is up there.

Sat. Apr. 24

Nice in A.M. but very windy. Rained quite hard in P.M. but was just lovely in the evening. Went to Club at Eva's. Not many out. Went to Jim Willsie's funeral about 5. He killed himself. "Happy", Flossie P. & Lizzie W. were here for supper. We had some fun. Went down town about 8 and then run around town all the rest of the evening. "Happy" treated us to ice cream. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11:30.

Sun. Apr. 25

Very nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude were here & spent the day. A bunch of us went over to Price's in P.M. & then went to the woods. Didn't all stay together though. Some went one place & some another. "Mon" came up in eve. Papa & Mama went to church but we didn't. "Mon" stayed until about 12.

Mon. Apr. 26

Nice in A.M. but we had quite a little shower in P.M. We washed in A.M. Went down town a few minutes in eve. Rained very hard in the night.

Tues. Apr. 27

Quite nice some time during the day but rained very hard too. The men finished working at Nolte's this A.M. & went to Nash's in P.M. Isa & Lester were over in eve. We all went down town. "Mon" was down town & we went for a short ride. The roads are quite muddy. Got to bed about 10. Got a letter from Guy.

Wed. Apr. 28

Very windy day. Turned rather cold toward night. Mama worked at Nash's & papa started working at Fremont Cox's. I was alone all day. Aunt Em was up a few minutes in eve. We went to Lodge. Not many out. "Mon" came up home with me. Got to bed about 10.

Thurs. Apr. 29

Nice day only terribly windy. Went to Cresco to the I.O.O.F. Anniversary. Went with Herb, Gladys & Marion. Left about 11:20 & got there about 12:30. Very large crowd there. Quite a few from B.O. Had a very nice program. Left for home 11:40 & got to bed about 1. Dana stayed here all night.

Fri. Apr. 30

Nice day. Nothing doing. Mr. Klepper built fence for us today & was here for dinner & supper.

Sat. May 1

Nice day only a little cool. Mr. K. worked here this A.M. He & Murray M. were here for dinner. Went down town in eve. Very large crowd in town. Went to choir practice. "Mon" bro't me home. We stopped & had some ice cream. "Happy" & Vern were with us. Got to bed about 11. I got a letter from Bertha L.

Sun. May 2

Not very nice day. Rained some in A.M. & P.M. Commenced to rain hard about 7 P.M. & rained very hard until about 12. Went to S.S. & church. "Mon" came to church & then came home with me after church. We made candy in P.M. & played cards. Papa went up to Potter's a few minutes after supper. We didn't go to church. It rained too hard. "Happy" took Vern home & stopped here a few minutes on her way back home. "Mon" went home about 1. We had a good time.

Mon. May 3

Not very nice day. Rained in A.M. so papa couldn't go to work. He & Mr. K. finished the fence today. Uncle Omri was here for supper. We cleaned my room this P.M.

Tues. May 4

Not very nice day. Rained some. I painted my room today. Olive & Claude were up & spent the eve.

Wed. May 5

Rather changeable day. Nice awhile & then a little shower & so on. We washed. Mama went up to Nash's & washed also. Papa worked at Fremont's. "Happy" was up in P.M. & I went down town with her. Went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Isa & Lester were over a few minutes. Got to bed about 10.

Thurs. May 6

Rained all day. Papa worked at Fremont's in A.M. but came home after dinner.

Fri. May 7

Quite a cold day. Wind blew very hard. It cleared off in P.M. (late). I went down town in A.M. & P.M. Papa worked at Fremont's.

Sat. May 8

Rained almost all A.M. but quit after noon. It was very cold. Club met here in P.M. Quite a few out. I went home with "Happy" afterward. Came back in eve. Went to choir practice. Quite a few in town. "Mon" came up home with me. Got to bed about 10:30. Byron went to Decorah to the Hospital and had an operation for appendicitis this eve. He got along fine. "Happy" & I went down to see him just before he went.

Sun. May 9

"Mothers Day." Very nice sun shiny day. Went to S.S. & church. "Mon" came up after supper & we went to church. Quite a few out. We had a nice time talking and all so on. Got to bed about 1:30.

Mon. May 10

Nice day. We washed in A.M. & then went up to Uncle's. He was here for dinner. We went over to Aunt Em's after dinner & down to Net's. Byron is very sick but is getting along as well as can be expected. Mrs. Gates, Ruth, & Aunt Em were here in eve. Papa worked at Fremont's. I got a letter from Aunt Eunice.

Tues. May 11

Very nice warm day but the wind blew very hard. Mama helped Grace again today. Papa worked at Fremont's. I ironed in A.M. Florence Reed was here a few minutes after supper. A bunch of us went hanging May Baskets. Went over to Price's. "Mon" had gone to bed. Lizzie & Amy were there. Marion was over town. We had some fun. "Mon" came home with me. He didn't have any coat or cap on & didn't have his shoes buttoned until we got to the cemetery. We stopped there & he buttoned some of the buttons. We came the back way home for fear some one would see us. Couldn't find the foot bridge or the gate. Had a great time. "Mon" stayed up here a little while. I got to bed about 11:30.

Wed. May 12

Nice day. Very warm. Did a little of everything today. Mama & I went up to Bert Morrison's in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve but didn't have any. "Mon" came up home with me. Got to bed about 11. Isa & Lester were over a few minutes. Papa worked at Fremont's.

Thurs. May 13

Very nice day. L.A.S. at Smiths. Had a ride part of the way down & back with Emmons'. Quite a large crowd. Walt's were over in the evening & stayed until after ten. Papa worked at Fremont's.

Fri. May 14

Nice most of the day. Had quite a hard shower just at noon. Mama worked at Jim Headington's & papa worked at Gene's. "Happy" was here in P.M. & then I went down town with her. Kathleen was here for supper. We kids went hanging May Baskets again tonight. Went to Price's & Winter's. Had the best time ever. Quite a bunch of us. Only 4 girls from town though & the rest boys. Got to bed about 11:30. "Mon" didn't come over town tonight. He was too tired. I got a letter from Julia Ward.

Sat. May 15

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. Nothing doing. Papa worked at Gene H's. A bunch of the ladies met & staked out the ground for the new parsonage in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed some after 11.

Sun. May 16

Not very nice day. Rained some in A.M. & was very cold. Went to S.S. & church. Rev. Shoemaker preached. Very good sermon. Isa & Lester were here for dinner & then went down to Olive's in P.M. "Happy" came home with me from church & spent the day. We made candy & had a great time. Vern & "Mon" came after me after supper & we went to church. We had a new minister again tonight. The lights went out a couple of times & we had a great time. The kids all came up here & stayed until after 12. Had some fun. Froze quite hard tonight.

Mon. May 17

Nice day but cold. I helped Louis Headington today. We went down town in eve. It rained a little in eve. Nellie Nelson died this eve.

Tues. May 18

Nice day but cold. Papa went to Decorah today. Mama & I ironed in A.M. & went up to Robinson's in P.M. Went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Got to be about 10.

Wed. May 19

Nice in A.M. but cold and the wind blew hard. Rained in P.M. & eve quite hard. Mama helped Grace today. Papa worked at Fremont's. John G. Emery came along here about 10 in his car & wanted me to go for a ride. He went to Canton & then back to Uncle Omri's for dinner. After dinner we took him over north of Hesper. Came back home & went to Decorah. Went down to the Hospital to see Byron. He is looking fine & feeling fine also. He is walking around now. It started to rain so we took a hike for home. Got home about 4. Had a dandy good time. I run the car some. Went down town after I got home to see "Happy". Didn't have any Lodge. Too rainy. Mrs. Arnold was here in eve.

Thurs. May 20

Rained almost all day. (?) Nelson was here for dinner & Geo. Sullivan was here in P.M. Isa & Lester were here in eve.

Fri. May 21

Rained quite a little today. Papa went to Nellie's funeral. Olive & Claude were up in P.M. I went down town in eve. Quite a few kids in town. We had some fun. "Mon" & "Happy" bro't me home. Got to bed about 9:30.

Sat. May 22

Very nice day. Quite warm. Vern, Florence, "Mon" & I went to Decorah to the Carnival. Left here about 9 & got to Decorah about 11:30. Had a very nice ride. Went up to Robt. Price's. Stanley took us down to the Hospital after dinner in the car. Saw Byron & Albert. Byron came home this P.M. Went back up town & run around awhile. Found the boys, then Vern & "Happy" went to the Carnival & "Mon" & I went to the movies. I went up to Price's for supper to stay all night. "Happy" stayed at Jim's. "Mon" drove down town after supper. We went down to Jim's. Flossie & Vern rode up town with us then. We all went to the Carnival. It was good. The Motor Dome was fun. Rode back up to Price's in the car. Got to bed about 11:30. I got a letter from Myrtle & one from Guy.

Sun. May 23

Very nice in A.M. & eve but rained some in P.M. Stanley took us out riding. We went down & got "Happy". Flossie took her car & a load. We went to Ice Cave, The Park & out to Twin Springs & Pulpit Rock. Had a dandy ride & a good time. Got back to Price's about one. Mr. & Mrs. Price went to a funeral after dinner. We girls did the dishes & then came home. We left there about 2:30. Came home the river road. Frankie Pollitt came home with "Happy". We got up to Price's about six. Stayed there for supper & until about 9 & then "Mon" bro't me home. Got to bed about 11:30.

Mon. May 24

Nice day. Helped Louie H. Went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me.

Tues. May 25

Not very nice in A.M. but very warm & nice in P.M. We ironed. Went down to Mins after supper but she was not at home. The kids were here in eve to practice & then I went down town with them. Big dance in town. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11:30.

Wed. May 26

Not very nice day. Rather cold. Zoa & Genevra were here in P.M. to practice. Went to Lodge in eve. Had supper. Quite a few out. Isa & Lester were over. "Mon" was there & came home with me. Got to bed about 11. A young man came tonight to stay here a few days. Lydon is his name. He is hauling sand.

Thurs. May 27

Nice in A.M but rained quite hard in P.M. Mama went to Grace's. Uncle was here for dinner. Went to L.A.S. at W. C. Reeds in P.M. Quite a few out. Went down town in eve.

Fri. May 28

Rained almost all day. Nothing doing. Went down town a few minutes in P.M. Steve & Ethel Pierces little girl died this eve.

Sat. May 29

Not very nice day. Rather cold & rainy. Went to the church to practice in P.M. Went down town again after supper to practice. Not many in town. "Mon" bro't me home. Alice M. was here in P.M.

Sun. May 30

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude were here for dinner. We kept Myrtle's baby while she went to the funeral in P.M. "Mon" came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. Isa & Lester & Elmer were here for supper too. Special program for Epworth League this eve. Genevra & I sang a duet. Very large crowd out. Also this A.M. Great time in B.O. in eve. Lots of booze & lots of quarrels. Got to bed about 12.

Mon. May 31

Very nice day. Went up with Lawrence in A.M. & helped Louie H. all day. Vern & I rode down town with Manuels in eve & then a bunch of us went over to Price's & Winter's in the car hanging May Baskets. Had a good time. "Mon" bro't me home. Got to bed some after 12.


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