The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1916


Sat. Jan. 1

Not very nice day. Rained almost all day. Papa was at home today. "Happy" had to work in the store. Mama came home tonight. I went down town with "Happy" in eve. Not many in town. "Mon" came home with me. We got home about 9. Byron came home with "Happy". The boys went about 10:30. "Mon" came back after "Happy" about 11:30 & she went home. She is thro' at the store.

Sun. Jan. 2

Nice cold day. Went to S.S. & church in A.M. Slept in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a good time. He went home about 1:30.

Mon. Jan. 3

Lovely day. We washed in A.M. I went down town in P.M. Went up & spent the afternoon with Bessie Whitney. Papa went to Decorah.

Tues. Jan. 4

Not very nice day. Sun did not shine any. Thawed like everything. We washed & ironed in A.M. & P.M. Olive & Harley were here most of the P.M. "Happy" was here a little while too. I went down town with her when she went home. Got our Xmas presents from Isa. Papa worked in the shop today. We went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with Mama & I but he didn't stay long. Grandma Morrison died this A.M. about 10. Mama was up there awhile.

Wed. Jan. 5

Very cold, windy day. Guess I am getting the grippe. I have an awful cold & don't feel very good. Papa worked in the shop today. Mama & papa went to Lodge in eve but they didn't have any. I got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. Jan. 6

Nice day only cold. Aunt Candace was here for dinner & went to Mrs. Morrison's funeral. It was at 1:30 at the house & then at the church. Mama was up there all P.M. Daisy is very sick & mama stayed with her. Papa worked in the shop today.

Fri. Jan. 7

Nice day. Nothing doing. Papa worked in the shop today. Henry took Marion to Prosper this noon (He went to La Crosse) & stopped here on his way back. He didn't stay very long. "Happy" came while he was here. He went down town & then came back up here after her. He came up in the evening too. We had a good time. He left about 12:30. Big dance in town tonight.

Sat. Jan. 8

Nice day. We got supper for the Odd Fellows today. Some cooking to do. Bessie Johnson was here all P.M. Byron was here a while too. Mama went down town with papa after supper. Went to the Hall to get the supper. "Mon" went to Prosper after Marion, but came here as soon as he got back. He got here some after 8. He had to stay with me so I wouldn't be alone. We had a good time. The folks got home about 1:30.

Sun. Jan. 9

Not very nice day. Quite windy & it misted nearly all day. Went to S.S. & church in A.M. We were alone all day until just at supper time. Byron was here a few minutes. "Mon" didn't come up tonight. He was too tired & it was too stormy.

Mon. Jan. 10

Cold day. We washed in A.M. Papa worked in the shop. Alice M. was here & spent the eve. I got a letter from Isa.

Tues. Jan. 11

Nice day. Somewhat warmer. Papa went to Decorah & stayed all night. I went down town in P.M. Byron was here most of the eve.

Wed. Jan. 12

Regular old time blizzard. Very cold. Nothing doing. Byron was here in P.M. Papa didn't get home tonight.

Thurs. Jan. 13

Nice day but cold. Went to L.A.S. at Geo. Smiths with Jess & Zoa. Only a few there. We had a good time though. Byron was here in A.M. Papa got home tonight.

Fri. Jan. 14

Nice cold day. Uncle Geo. was here for dinner. Alice & "Happy" were here in P.M. "Mon" came up after them. "Mon" came up again & spent the eve. We had a good time. He went home about 2.

Sat. Jan. 15

Claudes birthday. Nice day. Snowed a little though. Mary Edie was here in P.M. I went down town in eve. Not many in town. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11. Uncle Aaron was here for dinner & supper & stayed all night.

Sun. Jan. 16

Not very nice day. Pretty cold & some times it was a regular blizzard. Went to S.S. & then came home intending to go to Olive's but Marion wouldn't let "Mon" have a horse so we didn't go. Mama & papa went with Uncle in A.M. "Mon" came up for dinner & spent the day & eve. We were alone all day and we had a good time. Mama & papa got home about 5. We didn't go to church in eve. "Mon" went home about 1. We certainly had a good time in daytime & eve both.

Mon. Jan. 17

Not very nice day. Snowed & blowed. We washed in A.M. Ad. K., Mrs. Arnold & Nellie were here in P.M. We went down town in eve. I got a letter from Guy.

Tues. Jan. 18

Nice day. Papa went down to Albert Van Vliets to work. We ironed in A.M. Mama went calling in P.M. Went down town in eve. Anna Peterson came home with us. Min Gates is going to Canada tomorrow & Anna is going to stay here while she is gone.

Wed. Jan. 19

Not very nice day. Snowed hard & sometimes it was a regular blizzard. Geneveive Manuel & Oscar Wilbur were married today at high noon. They had a big wedding. We kids went up there in eve & had a reception for them. Had a good time. We got back home here about 12:30 & "Mon" stayed until 3:30. There was a big crowd there this eve. Mama & I were over to Aunt Ems in P.M. Alice M. was here also Kathleen. She was here for supper & then went down town with us in eve. Papa got home this P.M. I got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. Jan. 20

Lovely day. Nice & warm. We washed for Olive. She & Harley were here all P.M. Aunt Em & Ad were here too. I went down town with Olive when she went home. Mama & I went up to Sheley's in eve.

Fri. Jan. 21

Rained all A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice until about 5 o'clock it clouded up again. Papa started to fix Kimballs Store today. Mama helped Net Stoskopf. I went down to Retta's in P.M. & helped quilt a quilt. We didn't finish it. Not many there. We went down town a few minutes in eve.

Sat. Jan. 22

Nice day. Thawed like everything. "Happy" worked in the store today & was here for dinner & supper. Alice M. was here a few minutes in P.M. I went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me & stayed awhile. He took "Happy" home so they went about 10:30. I got a letter from Isa today.

Sun. Jan. 23

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive, Claude & Harley were here & spent the day. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to M.E. church. Not many out. Got home about 9. We had a dandy good time. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. Jan. 24

"Mon" is twenty one years old today. Very nice day. We washed in A.M. "Happy" started working in the store today. She is going to stay here again. "Mon" was here a minute in A.M. He bro't "Happy" over town. Byron split wood here today. I went down town in P.M. & Mama & I went down again in eve. Went to a Shower for Nellie Arnold in P.M. at their house. Only ten girls there. She got some nice things.

Tues. Jan. 25

Not very nice day. Sun didn't shine any. Started to rain about 5 o'clock & it is colder today too. I went down town in A.M. Byron was here all day splitting wood.

Wed. Jan. 26

Not very nice day. Rained & froze so it was very slippery. Went down town in P.M. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold & I audited the Rebekah Books in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Had supper. Quite a few out. "Mon" intended to come but it rained so he didn't. We had Installation. Nellie Arnold & Lester Nelson were married this P.M.

Thurs. Jan. 27

Not very nice day. L.A.S. met here. Had a big crowd. Took in $8.05. Olive, Claude & Harley were here. Henry came up in eve & stayed until about 1. We had a good time.

Fri. Jan. 28

Nice slippery day. Rained some & snowed. Nothing doing. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to a party at Koenig's. Had a surprise party for Eda. Large crowd out. Had a fine time. Got home about 12:30.

Sat. Jan. 29

Cold day. Just as slippery. Isa & Lester came this A.M. Claude bro't them up. Nellie & Lester Nelson were here in P.M. We went down town in eve. "Mon" bro't me home. He took "Happy" home with him to spend Sunday. They left here at about 10.

Sun. Jan. 30

Cold, slippery day. Went to S.S. & church. Revival Meetings started this A.M. with Mrs. Gilmore as preacher & Mrs. Odell as singer. Cady came up after Anna at noon & they went for a car ride. They took Isa & Lester with them. Isa & Les went over to Vernies in P.M. & stayed for supper. Byron, Fred H. & Vernie M. were here in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to church. Anna went too. Quite a few out. We had a good time after we got home from church. I had to play for church. "Mon" stayed until about 1:30.

Mon. Jan. 31

Nice day. Very cold. We washed in A.M. Mettie was here for dinner & until about 3. Rev. Ulrich was here in P.M. Went to church in eve. Not many out. Byron came home with "Happy" & I & Robert W. bro't Anna home.

Tues. Feb. 1

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Byron was here in P.M. Went to church in eve. Saw "Mon" down town & he went with me. Quite a few out. Byron & "Mon" came home with we girls. They didn't stay long. Lester went up to his folks today & didn't come back tonight.

Wed. Feb. 2

Nice day. A little warmer. Didn't do much of anything. Lester came back this A.M. Byron was here in P.M. Went to church in eve. "Mon" came home with me & stayed until about 12:30. We had a good time.

Thurs. Feb. 3

Nice cold day. Nothing much doing. We went over to Aunt Em's a few minutes in P.M. Went to church in eve with Byron & "Happy". Quite a crowd out.

Fri. Feb. 4

Snowed almost all day. Claude Bernett was here for dinner. Went to church in eve. "Mon" went too & then came home with me. Didn't stay long though. I got a letter from Guy.

Sat. Feb. 5

Lovely day. Olive & Harley were here in P.M. Uncle Aaron was here for supper. Went to church in eve. "Mon" bro't me home. "Happy" & Anna went home tonight. Isa went up to McIntires. Got to bed about 12.

Sun. Feb. 6

Snowed hard most of A.M. Cleared off in P.M. & was lovely but cold. Snowed blowed hard in eve. Went to S.S. & church. Uncle Aaron & Murray Marsh were here for dinner. "Mon" came up about 2 & we went down to Olive's. Cliff & Maude came down too & stayed until after supper. We had a good time. Came home about 8. "Mon" went home from here about 12:30. Anna came back tonight.

Mon. Feb. 7

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Byron was here a few minutes in P.M. Went to church in eve. Came home with the girls.

Tues. Feb. 8

My birthday. I am 24 years old today. Not so nice in A.M. but was nice in P.M. & eve. We ironed in A.M. Florence R. was here in A.M. Isa & Lester came back this A.M. Went to church in eve with "Mon". Large crowd out. Got home about 10 & found a large crowd of kids here for a birthday surprise party & I was most certainly surprised. We had a very good time. I ate supper with "Mon". The kids went about 1 but "Mon" didn't go until about 1:30. He washed some of the dishes before he went. I got some very nice presents & $2.40 in money.

Wed. Feb. 9

Nice day. Mama went to Grandma this A.M. to stay a few days. I went to church in eve. Large crowd out.

Thurs. Feb. 10

Lovely day. Went to L.A.S. at Fred Glice's with Roy Wanless. He took ten of us. Large crowd out. Went to church in eve. Quite a large crowd out.

Fri. Feb. 11

Nice day. Washed for Mr. Whitney's in A.M. "Mon" was up a few minutes in P.M. He came up in eve & we went to church. Byron bro't "Happy" home & Harold S. bro't Anna. We had quite a time up here. The boys went home about 11 but "Mon" didn't go until about 1. We had a very good time.

Sat. Feb. 12

Nice in A.M. but snowed in P.M. & eve. Mama came home just after dinner. Olive & Harley were here & spent the P.M. "Mon" & I started for Decorah with Merle & Elsie about 5:30 but the car didn't work good so we did go far. Only went as far as Aunt Lissa's & then came back. Went to church in eve but "Mon" went into the I.O.O.F. Lodge or rather got started in it. "Happy" went home this eve.

Sun. Feb. 13

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Nothing doing all day. The kids all went away & spent the P.M. & it was rather still here. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to church. Large crowd out. We got home about 10:30. Had a very good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. Feb. 14

Nice day. We washed. Nothing doing. Went to church in eve. Got a letter from Bertha & a Valentine from Kathleen.

Tues. Feb. 15

Lovely day. We ironed. Aunt Em was here in A.M. & Byron in P.M. The Odd Fellows had a party at the Hall in eve. Went with "Mon". We had a dandy good time. Got home about 2. Large crowd out. Danced & played cards.

Wed. Feb. 16

Lovely day. Isa & Lester were over to Ernie Wards & spent the day. Mama & I went down town in P.M. Went over to see Bessie Whitney & stopped at Cox's also. Went to church in eve. "Mon" was in town when we came from church & he came home with me. He didn't stay long though. Got to bed about 11.

Thurs. Feb. 17

Nice day. Nothing doing. "Mon" went to Decorah today to stay a few days. Went to church in eve.

Fri. Feb. 18

Nice day. Isa & Lester went away this P.M. to stay awhile. Did not go to church in eve. Went to practice with the German young people. "Mon" came home tonight.

Sat. Feb. 19

Olives birthday. She is 22 years old today. Lovely day. Nothing much doing. Went to church in eve. Saw "Mon" but only to speak to him & say "hello". Read until about 12.

Sun. Feb. 20

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude & Harley were here & stayed all day. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to church. Quite a few out. The last night of the meetings & I am glad of it. Got home about 10. Didn't have a very good time after we got home I am sorry to say. "Mon" went home about 2. Isa & Lester came back tonight.

Mon. Feb. 21

Not very nice day. We washed. Went down town in eve. "Mon" was here in P.M. awhile. He & Lester went to Decorah.

Tues. Feb. 22

Not very nice day. Ironed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. to practice. The German Young Peoples Society had a program & basket social at the Hall in eve. Very large crowd out. Had a good program. They took in over $55. Over $43 for the baskets. Paul Reed got mine. We played games afterward. Jess & Zoa bro't me home. Got home about 12:30.

Wed. Feb. 23

Not very nice day. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out.

Thurs. Feb. 24

Nice day but cold. Went over to Zoa's to L.A.S. with Jess & rode back with Alice P. Large crowd out. Took in over $10. They reelected the old officers so I am in for it again. "Mon" came home tonight on the stage. Came up here for supper. We went down town with "Happy" after supper. Didn't stay long though. "Mon" stayed here until about 2. We had a good time.

Fri. Feb. 25

Nice day. Nothing doing. Snowed a little in eve. Mama & I went up to Sheleys in eve.

Sat. Feb. 26

Nice day but cold. Olive & Harley were here & spent the P.M. Isa & Lester moved down in Marion's house today. Went down town in eve. Saw "Mon" & talked with him awhile. He went to Lodge.

Sun. Feb. 27

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. We were alone all day only Isa was here a few minutes late in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve. Papa & mama went to church & we kept house. Had the best time ever in eve. "Mon" went home about 1:30. Bessie Whitney died this A.M.

Mon. Feb. 28

Rather funny day. Snowed awhile & then was nice & then snow again. Not very cold though. We washed. Isa was here all day. Papa was gone all day. "Mon" bro't "Happy" to town this A.M. & then he came up here & bro't her suit case.

Tues. Feb. 29

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. & went to Bessie Whitney's funeral in P.M. The church was crowded. Went to the Hall in eve to a concert given by Major Hendershott & his son, with "Mon". Very large crowd out. It was very good. Major H. got some very good jokes on the kids. Got one on us. Henry going thro' the tunnel. Got home about 11. "Mon" didn't stay long. Got a letter from Guy.

Wed. Mar. 1

Not very cold day. Sun shone. Florence R. was here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Mrs. Cutling Pres. of Reb. Assembly & Mrs. Lodgson from Decorah were up & visited our Lodge. Quite a few out. Had supper. "Mon" was in town & he came home with me. Got home about 11. He went home about 2. We had a good time.

Thurs. Mar. 2

Nice day. Nothing much doing. We went down in Cox's in P.M. & then over town. Saw "Mon" just to speak to him. Went down to Whitneys in eve. Isa & Lester were here for supper.

Fri. Mar. 3

Nice day but cold. Aunt Em was here all A.M. Murray M. was here for dinner. Ad was here in P.M.

Sat. Mar. 4

Nice day. Olive & Harley were here all P.M. Went down town in eve. Alice P. came up here & waited until Florence could leave the store. They went home about 11. "Mon" finished at Lodge tonight as a full fledged member.

Sun. Mar. 5

Not very nice day. Cold & Stormy. Went to S.S. & church. Rev. Edie & Mrs. went to Mabel & Gordon Reed preached in A.M. & eve both. Mama & I went over to Aunt Ems in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve. Papa & mama went to church but we didn't. Stayed at home & had a good time. "Mon" went home about 2:30. We certainly had a good time.

Mon. Mar. 6

Not very nice day. We didn't wash. Ad, Alice M. & Alberta were here in P.M. We went up to Sheleys in eve.

Tues. Mar. 7

Quite like a blizzard some times. We washed in A.M. Alberta, Ad, Mrs. Arnold, Nellie & Isa were here in P.M.

Wed. Mar. 8

Nice day. Went down to the Hall & worked all P.M. getting things ready for the L.A.S. sale. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. Had supper. "Mon" went up to supper with me. Got home about 11. He didn't stay only a few minutes.

Thurs. Mar. 9

Sun didn't shine any. Rather cool. L.A.S. Sale today. Had a large crowd & a good dinner. Sale amounted to $178.50. Not as good as usual. "Mon" came up home with me & stayed for supper & until about 2. We had a good time. Went down town a few minutes in eve.

Fri. Mar. 10

Lovely day. Mama went down to Isa's in P.M. We went up to Alice M.'s in eve.

Sat. Mar. 11

Nice part of the time & snowed very hard, some, too. Nothing much doing. We went up to Robinson's in P.M. a few minutes. An old friend of mama & papa was here for supper. Ed Craft. Went down town awhile in eve. Not many in town. Had choir practice here in eve. Had some fun. Didn't see "Mon" at all tonight. He didn't come up town.

Sun. Mar. 12

Lovely day. Just like summer. Went to S.S. & church. Isa & Lester were here for dinner. "Mon" came up in P.M. & we went to Grandma's. Had a dandy ride. Stayed there until 7 & then came home. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. Mar. 13

Lovely day. We washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Ad went up to Cassie's today to stay a few days so Aunt Em stayed here all night. I went down town with Florence in eve. Got a card from Ida W. Papa went down to Fred Walters to work today.

Tues. Mar. 14

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Isa was here all P.M. Alberta was her in P.M. too. Olive & Claude were here a minute. Aunt Em stayed here again tonight. I went down town with Florence in eve & "Mon" came home with us. He didn't stay long though.

Wed. Mar. 15

Nice day. We sewed all day. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to a surprise party on Dorothy Ulrich. Very large crowd there. Had a good time. We got home about 12 & "Mon" stayed until about 2. We had a good time. I went down town in P.M.

Thurs. Mar. 16

Nice day. Mama did not feel very well today. Alice M. was here in A.M. & Uncle Aaron, Ad, Nell Manning & Isa were here in P.M. I went down & got the mail after supper.

Fri. Mar. 17

Nice day. Isa was here almost all day. Ad was here in A.M. Went down town in eve then "Mon" & I went to German church. They have a lovely church. Went to a dance in the Hall after church. Masquerade. Not many with masks on though. Got home about 10:45. "Mon" stayed until about 2. I got a letter from Guy.

Sat. Mar. 18

Nice day. Nothing much doing. Went down town in eve. Saw "Mon" before Lodge a few minutes. We took a short walk. Not many in town. "Mon" came home with me. Lodge was out early. He didn't stay long. Alice was here a few minutes. "Happy" went home tonight. Papa came home tonight.

Sun. Mar. 19

Very nice in A.M. but clouded over & wasn't very nice in P.M. Went to S.S. & church. Aunt Em was here a few minutes in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to German church. Papa & mama went too. Got home early. We kids had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 1:30. Little daughter born to Mr. & Mrs. L. G. Krumm.

Mon. Mar. 20

Nice day. Mama was up to Blanche's all day. We didn't wash. Bessie J. & Bertha G. were here all P.M. Bessie J. & John are going to leave Wed. Little daughter born to Blanche & Steve this noon.

Tues. Mar. 21

Nice day but rather cloudy. We washed in A.M. Olive & Harley were here in P.M. also Uncle Aaron, Alice M., Aunt Em & Ad. Uncle Geo. was here for dinner. "Mon" was here a minute in A.M. but didn't come in the house. Mama & I went up to see Blanche & the baby in P.M. & also stopped to see Mrs. Sheley. Went down town with "Happy" in eve. Rex Ward was here & stayed all night. Snowed very hard in eve.

Wed. Mar. 22

Nice day. Mama helped Grace Nash today. We went to Lodge in eve. Not many out.

Thurs. Mar. 23

Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. & was rather cool. The roads are pretty bad. L.A.S. met in the rooms over the Mercantile Store. We had a very large crowd. Took in $16.85. Went to a meeting at the Hall in P.M. Saw "Mon" & talked with him in P.M. Went down town with "Happy" in eve.

Fri. Mar. 24

Nice day. Isa was home all day. I went down to Alberta's in P.M. Went over town too. Very large crowd in town. Voting on consolidation. Went down town in eve also. Very muddy. Saw "Mon" & talked with him a few minutes.

Sat. Mar. 25

Not very nice day. Rained almost all day. The roads are fierce. Olive & Harley were here most of P.M. "Happy" went home this P.M. Didn't go down town in eve.

Sun. Mar. 26

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was just fine. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Went over to Aunt Em's in P.M. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a dandy good time. He went home about 2:30. The first time he has been here in all week. Little daughter born to Ben & Ruby Manning.

Mon. Mar. 27

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Isa was here in P.M. I went down to Alberta's in P.M. We went up to Sheley's in eve. Clayton Reed & Mary McMullen were married this P.M. at one o'clock & went to La Crosse on their trip. Papa went down to Uncle Joes today to work.

Tues. Mar. 28

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. In P.M> I went to Sullivans & Mama went to Mrs. Brodes. Ad & Aunt Em were here in A.M. & Melvin Nelson was here a few minutes in P.M. I went down town with "Happy" in eve. Papa came home tonight.

Wed. Mar. 29

Not very nice day. Nothing doing. Mama & I went up to Blanches in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve but didn't have any. John Emery & Clara F. were married this P.M.

Thurs. Mar. 30

Not very nice day. Went down town a few minutes in P.M. Went down town in eve. Met "Mon" & he went up to Sullivans with me. He came up after me about 8:30 & bro't me home. He didn't stay long though. "Happy" went home tonight sick. It rained a little tonight.

Fri. Mar. 31

Not very nice day. Aunt Em was here in A.M. & Mrs. Whitney in P.M. Went to German church in eve with Mama and papa.

Sat. Apr. 1

Lovely day. Papa went over to Nick Nelson's to work today. Mrs. Emmons was here in P.M. a few minutes. Mama & I went down to Cox's in P.M. to see Genevra. She got hurt in a smash up yesterday, but is feeling much better. I went down town in eve. Not many in town. P.R.S. treated F.R., "Mon" & I to ice cream at Sylvia's new ice cream parlor. "Mon" came home with me & stayed a little while. Laura Cox & her children were here & spent the eve. We got to bed about 11.

Sun. Apr. 2

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive, Claude & Harley, Lester, Isa & Henry were here & spent the day. The kids went home about 4 but "Mon" stayed & spent the eve. After the kids left, "Mon" & I went for a walk. Mama & papa went to church in eve but we didn't. We had a dandy good time. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. Apr. 3

Rather a funny day. Rained some & sun shone some. We washed in A.M. Maude Bernett, (Omal Hurd?) & Bessie Feltis were here & spent the P.M. & stayed for dinner. In eve Mama & I went up to Mrs. Potters with Isa to see them.

Tues. Apr. 4

Snowed, rained & the sun shone today. We ironed in A.M. Ad was here in P.M. We went down town in eve. Papa & mama went to Wicks. I went over to the store. "Mon" came to town & we came on up home. Paap & mama came home a little after ten & then "Mon" went home. Olive, Claude & Harley were up town this eve.

Wed. Apr. 5

Rather a nice day. Nothing doing. Mama & I went over to Aunt Ems in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out.

Thurs. Apr. 6

Nice day. L.A.S. at Min Gates. Large crowd out. Stopped at Albertas on the way home & practiced awhile & then went over to the Hotel & practiced.

Fri. Apr. 7

Nice day. Isa was here all day. Mama helped Grace Nash. Ad was here in P.M. "Mon" came up a few minutes in eve but didn't stay long.

Sat. Apr. 8

Nice day. Olive & Harley were here in P.M. Went down town in eve & then came back up home to choir practice. Went down town again & had to get "Mon" to come home with me. (Too much booze). He didn't stay long. "Happy" was over town.

Sun. Apr. 9

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Olive, Claude & Harley were here & spent the day. Aunt Till was here in P.M. too. Mama & papa went to church in eve. "Mon" came up & we went for a ride. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2:30.

Mon. Apr. 10

Nice day. Mama & papa went up to Nashs today. I didn't do much of anything. Ad was here in A.M. Went down to Josies in eve & stayed until papa & mama got home.

Tues. Apr. 11

Nice most of the day. Rained a little in P.M. but cleared off & was nice in eve. Papa worked at Uncle Joe's today. We washed in A.M. Chauncey was here for dinner. Isa came up in P.M. Ruth R. & "Happy" were here in P.M. too. We went down town in eve. Saw "Mon" but not to talk to him.

Wed. Apr. 12

Nice warm day. We ironed in A.M. Papa started working on the German church this A.M. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Didn't have any Lodge, not enough out. "Mon" & I went for a ride with Jack & Alberta. The roads are good for a car most all over. We had a fine ride & it was such a lovely night. Got back to B.O. about 10 & then went to Y.P.S. at Rev. Ulrich's. Didn't stay long tho'. "Mon" stayed up here until about 12:30. The folks around the country have started seeding.

Thurs. Apr. 13

Nice day but colder. Alberta was here a few minutes in A.M. We went down there in P.M. The school kids had a play in the Hall in eve. "The School Ma'am". I went with "Mon". It was pretty good. Quite a crowd out too. Got home about 10:30. "Mon" didn't stay only a minute. "Happy" wanted me to go home with her but I couldn't.

Fri. Apr. 14

Lovely day. We went over to Aunt Ems in A.M. Ad was here in P.M. & then Mama & I went up to Mrs. Gates & Alice Morrisons. Mama & papa went to German church in eve & I went down to Cox's to practice.

Sat. Apr. 15

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day & eve. Ad was here in A.M. & also Alberta. Went up to the A.C. church in P.M. to practice. Ruth R. was here in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Had some fun. "Mon" bro't me home. We took Alberta home too. "Mon" stayed until about 10:30.

Sun. Apr. 16

Not very nice day. Rained until about 5 o'clock & then it cleared off & was just lovely. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Zoa wasn't there so I had to play. "Mon" came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. We went to A.C. church in eve. Went & came with Jack & Alberta. The Loyal Workers gave a Missionary program & Alberta & I helped them with the singing. Quite a crowd out. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 3 A.M.

Mon. Apr. 17

Lovely day. We washed & ironed in A.M. Went over to "Happy"s in P.M. Went down to Winters in eve. Had a good time. "Mon" didn't go though. We got home about 10. All of the kids came with us & the teacher too. She boards there. Her name is Rosmond Reed.

Tues. Apr. 18

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. "Happy" & I went after flowers in P.M. Took quite a walk & got lots of flowers. Went down to Melvins a few minutes. Isa & Lester are staying there for a while. We got back to Prices about 5. It rained very hard in eve. The folks all went to bed early & we kids set up & had some fun. Went to bed about 10.

Wed. Apr. 19

Mamas birthday. Rained some in A.M. & very hard in P.M. & late in eve. The men couldn't work in the field. "Mon" was in the house fooling with us girls most of A.M. "Mon" bro't me home in eve. We had a nice ride. I got a letter from Guy.

Thurs. Apr. 20

Cloudy day. Ad was here in A.M. & "Happy" a few minutes in P.M. We were over to Aunt Em's in P.M. too. Went down town a few minutes in eve.

Fri. Apr. 21

Not very nice day. Rained & snowed & was quite cool. Ad was here in P.M.

Sat. Apr. 22

Not very nice day. Sun didn't shine. I went over to Zoa's & spent the day. Had a nice time. Came home in eve. Went to choir practice at the church. Quite a crowd in town. "Mon" came home with me but he didn't stay long. I got a card from Ida W.

Sun. Apr. 23

Easter Sunday. Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church then went over to Zoas & spent the day. "Mon", Happy, Paul R. & Dorothy U. were there also. After dinner Glen & Harold R. & Forest & Paul W. came over & we had lots of fun. Went to German church in eve. Large crowd out. Got home about 10. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 3.

Mon. Apr. 24

Nice day. We washed in A.M. & I painted Mama's bedroom in P.M. Alice M. & Ad were here in P.M. We went down town a few minutes after supper. Papa went to Canton today to work.

Tues. Apr. 25

Not very nice day. Rained quite a little. Painted & ironed & did a little of everything today. Daisy M. & Ad were here in P.M. Went went down town in eve & over to Josies.

Wed. Apr. 26

Nice day. Painted today. Finished. Olive & Harley were here in P.M. & I went down town with her when she went away. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. We had ice cream & cake after Lodge. The kids were up for supper. "Mon" came home with Mama & I. We had a good time after we got home. He went home about 3:30.

Thurs. Apr. 27

Nice day. We papered today. Annie Halse & two children were here a few minutes in P.M. Ad was here too. We went down town a few minutes in eve.

Fri. Apr. 28

Rather a nice day. We cleaned house again today. Went down town a few minutes in eve.

Sat. Apr. 29

Rained almost all day. Ben Sheley & Cecil Burnham were here all day papering. Papa came home in P.M. Aunt Em went up to Arthurs today to stay a few days & Ad stayed here all night. I went down town in eve. Not many in town. "Mon" came home with me & stayed a while.

Sun. Apr. 30

Cloudy day. Rained some in eve. Went to S.S. & church. Isa & Lester were here & spent the day. Olive, Claude & Harley were here a few minutes in P.M. Ad was here in P.M. & stayed all night. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a good time. He went home about 1:30.

Mon. May 1

Nice day. We washed in A.M. & painted in P.M. Kathleen was here for dinner & Ad, Mrs. Arnold, Marjorie & Bertha were here in P.M. A crowd of us went May basketing in eve. Over to Prices & Winters. Had a good time. "Mon" came part of the way home with me & I came the rest of the way with Lizzie & Arthur M. Got home about 10:30.

Tues. May 2

Nice day. Worked hard all day. Went down town in eve. "Mon" was in town & he came home with us. He didn't stay long.

Wed. May 3

Nice day. Isa was here all day. We worked hard all day. Olive was here a minute in eve. We went down town. Went to Lodge. Quite a few out. Large crowd in town. "Mon" came home with us & stayed until about 11:30. We had a good time.

Thurs. May 4

Nice day. Sprinkled a little in P.M. but cleared off again & was just fine. "Happy" came up in A.M., stayed here for dinner & then we walked up to Jim Headingtons in P.M. to L.A.S. Quite a few there. Rode back with Arthur & Genevra. Moving picture show in the Hall in eve. I went with "Mon". They had a very large crowd. It was good. Went over & had some ice cream afterward. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2:30.

Fri. May 5

Lovely day until eve. It rained very hard for a little while then. Worked hard all day. Alice M. was here a minute in P.M. Went down town after the mail in eve.

Sat. May 6

Very warm nice day. We finished house cleaning today. Aunt Em was here in A.M. & Ad in eve. Mama & I went up and called on Mrs. Albaugh & Mrs. Robinson in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went over to the Hotel a few minutes to see Olive & Harley. Went to choir practice. "Mon" & I went & had ice cream after practice & then he came home with me. Got to bed about 11:25. Papa came home this P.M.

Sun. May 7

Lovely day. Very warm. Mama & papa went to Uncle Joes. I went to S.S. & church. Went home with "Happy" after church. Robert W. came over after dinner & he & "Happy", "Mon" & I went out in the woods. Had a good time. Got a nice lot of flowers. Robt. stayed over to Prices for supper too. "Mon" bro't me home in eve. It rained very hard just as we got home. Didn't rain long though. We kids had a dandy good time. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. May 8

Nice day but the wind blowed very hard. We washed in A.M. Papa worked at Darling's today & came home tonight. "Happy" started working in the store today & she is going to stay here. I went down town in eve & came home with her.

Tues. May 9

Sun didn't shine much & the wind blowed hard. Papa worked at Nolte's today. Isa was here in A.M. Olive & Harley were here a few minutes in eve.

Wed. May 10

Nice day. Papa worked at Noltes. Mama & I went to Olves & spent the day. Rode down & back with Lawrence. Had a dandy time with baby. Went for a short ride after supper with Ad & Floyd Decker. Went to Lodge but didn't have any. "Mon" bro't me home. We took a short ride. Got to bed about 11.

Thurs. May 11

Nice day. Nothing doing. Papa worked at Nolte's. Went to the Moving Picture Show at the Hall with "Mon" in eve. Got home about 11. Mon went home about 1. Had a good time. Aunt Till, Wilbur & Lawrence were here & went to the Movies too.

Fri. May 12

Nice day. Papa worked at Noltes. Mama & I went up to Alice M.'s & Arnolds in P.M. Big Dance (nix) in town this eve. "Mon" came up after me about 8 & I went down to help Sylvia get supper for the dance. We went over to the Hall a few minutes. The music was good. Didn't have very many out to supper. Got home some after 1. "Mon" stayed a few minutes.

Sat. May 13

Rained almost all day. Papa worked at Nolte's in A.M. "Happy" didn't get home tonight so she had to stay here. I didn't go down town.

Sun. May 14

Mothers Day. Rained most of A.M. but cleared off & was quite nice in P.M. Rained again in eve. "Happy" & I went to S.S. & church. Alice came over so "Happy" went home. "Mon" came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. We went to M.E. church in eve. Large crowd out. Rev. Mettam & wife gave a missionary program. It was fine. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2:30. Olive, Claude & Harley were here a few minutes in P.M. also Ad. Daisy Foltz died this A.M. early about 4 o'clock.

Mon. May 15

Not very nice day. Wind blowed very hard. It rained in P.M. & was cold. We washed in A.M.

Tues. May 16

Cold day. Rained & snowed off & on all day until about 5 P.M. it cleared off & was lovely. Very nice in eve. Went down town to practice in eve. Not many in town. Got home about 10. Papa's birthday.

Wed. May 17

Nice day but windy. Went over to John Foltz's to Daisys funeral to sing. Met at the house at 12 & then to the church. It was the largest funeral I ever attended. The church was crowded & then only about could get in. We had a great time getting back to town from the house. Run out of gasoline. Alice M. was here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. "Mon" bro't me home but didn't stay long.

Thurs. May 18

Nice day. Olive, Claude & Harley were here a few minutes in P.M. also Isa & Lester. Mama & I went to L.A.S. at Geo. Smiths. Not many out. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to the Movies. They didn't amount to much. Got home about 10:30. "Mon" went home about 1:30. We had a good time. Papa worked up by Canton today but came back tonight. Kathleen stayed here all night.

Fri. May 19

Nice day. Olive, Claude & Harley were here in P.M. Olive & I went down town. Went to the school entertainment in the Hall with Mama & papa in eve. It was just fine. Quite a crowd out.

Sat. May 20

Not very nice day. Rained some & was quite cold. Aunt Em was here in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. "Mon" bro't me home. He only stayed a few minutes. I got a letter from Guy.

Sun. May 21

Rained most of A.M. but quit about 10. Started again late in P.M. & rained most of eve. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Olive, Claude & Harley were here & spent the day. "Mon" couldn't come up in eve it rained too hard. Mighty lonesome.

Mon. May 22

Rained in A.M. but cleared off & was very nice in P.M. & eve. Grandma & Uncle Geo. were here all day. We washed in A.M. Mrs. Albaugh & Ad were here in eve.

Tues. May 23

Lovely day. We ironed early in A.M. & then went down to Isa's. Stayed there until about 2:30. Stopped at Seelyes awhile. Got home about 5. Went down town in eve. Not many in town.

Wed. May 24

Nice in A.M. & P.M. but rained some at noon. We planted garden in A.M. & went down to Cox's in P.M. Mrs. Arnold was here a few minutes in eve & then we went out to Lodge. Not many out. "Mon" came home with me & stayed a little while. Was mighty glad to see him.

Thurs. May 25

Very warm day. Isa was here in P.M. also Ad. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to the movies. They were good. Had a large crowd out too. Got home about 10:30. "Mon" went home about 3. We had such a good time.

Fri. May 26

Nice in A.M. Very warm. Rained very hard in P.M. but cleared off & was very nice afterward. Mama & I went down town in eve. Met "Mon" & he came up home with me. He didn't stay long though. Big dance in town this eve.

Sat. May 27

Nice warm day. Nothing much doing. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. Quite a crowd in town.

Sun. May 28

Lovely, warm day. Went to S.S. & church. Large crowd out. Rev. Dickenson of Hesper preached in A.M. & eve. Didn't go in eve. It rained hard in eve. "Mon" couldn't come up. Aunt Em went to Frankville today so Ad will stay here nights.

Mon. May 29

Rained almost all A.M. Was nice most of P.M. but it rained very hard about 3:30. Very nice in eve. Jack, Alberta, "Mon" & I planned to go to Preston today but it rained so hard we couldn't go. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. "Mon" came up this eve. We had a good time. He went home about 2:30. Papa started working at Darlings today. He came home tonight. Ad stayed here all night.

Tues. May 30

Nice day. We washed in A.M. went down town in P.M. Ad stayed here all night. Mrs. Gates & Marjorie were here in P.M.

Wed. May 31

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. It rained quite hard just after we went to bed. Papa came home tonight. Ad stayed here again tonight.

Thurs. June 1

Very nice day until about 5 o'clock it started to rain & rained terribly hard. Rained almost all night too I guess. Went to L.A.S. at M. D. Whitney's. Milt came down & got Mr. & Mrs. P. H. W., Josie, Em & I in the car. Not many out to society. Howard bro't us home in the rain. Ad stayed here again tonight.

Fri. June 2

Sun did not shine much & it was rather cool. Nothing doing. "Mon" came up in eve & we went to a show. "John Deitz of Cameron Dam." It was pretty good. Quite a crowd out. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 1:30. Papa came home tonight.

Sat. June 3

Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Went home with Zoa & Kathleen & stayed all night. Jess went to Minneapolis today. Alfred J. took us home after practice. Saw "Mon" just a few minutes to talk to him. Little son born to Roscoe & Olive.

Sun. June 4

Lovely day. Dedication of the German Church today. Very large crowd in town. Came home about 10. "Mon" came up & we went down to Clifford R's. Had a dandy good time. Olive, Claude & Harley were there. Got back home in time for supper. Met "Mon's" folks when we were coming home & stopped & talked with them awhile. The folks went to church in eve. "Mon" went over to Zoa's with me. We had a good time in eve. He went home about 12:30. Roscoe's baby died tonight.

Mon. June 5

Nice day. We washed in A.M. I came over town in P.M. a few minutes. Isa, Alice M., Ad & Olive, Claude & Harley were here also Mrs. Gates & Marjorie. Roscoe's baby was buried this P.M. Merle & Elsie came over in eve & we went up to Roy's with them.

Tues. June 6

Nice day but the sun didn't shine. We went down to Smith's & stayed all day. Rode over town with Roy & the rest of the way with Arthur then Merle bro't us home. Arthur came after us in eve & we went to choir practice. He took us home also. Saw "Mon" just to speak to him. Papa went to Harmony today.

Wed. June 7

Rained all day. Came home early in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. Harry Little & May Morrison were married this P.M.

Thurs. June 8

Rained almost all day. Rebekah Convention at Decorah today but it rained too hard for anyone to go. Didn't rain in eve tho'. "Mon" came up a few minutes in eve. We didn't go to the Movies.

Fri. June 9

Nice day. Clouded up about supper time & rained quite hard. We went calling at Mrs. Gates & Mrs. Arnolds in P.M.

Sat. June 10

Lovely day. Nothing doing. Marjorie & Ad were here in P.M. We went down town in eve to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me. He stayed until 12. Olive, Harley & Isa were here awhile in eve.

Sun. June 11

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. Aunt Till, Wilbur & Lawrence came up in P.M. Wilbur took us up to the cemetery & then went for a ride. We stopped at Evas on the way back. Olive & Claude & Harley were there. Isa & Lester were here for supper. The folks went to church in eve. "Mon" came up & we went for a ride. Had a good one too. Had such a good time after we got home. He went home about 2.

Mon. June 12

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Went down town in eve a few minutes.

Tues. June 13

Warm day. Rained off & on all day. We ironed in A.M. Isa came up & spent the day. We went down town in eve.

Wed. June 14

Lovely day. Rained a little late in P.M. Isa was here & spent the day. I went down to Alberta's in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve & then to choir practice. Had a great time at choir practice. "Mon" came home with us. We had a good time after we got home. "Mon" went home about 1.

Thurs. June 15

Rained very hard at noon but was nice before & after although it was cloudy. Went to L.A.S. at Hillemans with Jess Reed's. Not many out. Had a nice time. Stopped at Oscar Johnsons coming home & watched them milk with the milking machine. Stopped at Smith's too. Saw Lib Bovee. She is here for a short visit. Got home about 7:30. Went down town after some things. "Mon" came home with me but he didn't stay long. Olive, Claude & Harley were here in P.M. also Ad.

Fri. June 16

Rained quite a little. Mama & I went down to Josie's in eve a few minutes.

Sat. June 17

Lovely day. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Went to choir practice. Didn't get home until after 10. "Mon" came home with me, but didn't stay long. Papa came home tonight. Old Mr. Halse died tonight.

Sun. June 18

Nice day but the wind was rather cool. Isa, Lester, Olive, Claude & Harley were here & spent the day. Jack, Alberta, "Mon" & I left B.O. about 11:30 in the car & spent a grand day of it. Went to Decorah, then to Freeport rode around there quite a little, then started for Calmar. Ate dinner at a little school house between Decorah & Calmar. Got to Calmar about 2:30 rode around there awhile & then went to a ball game. Calmar & Ft. Atkinson. Saw Frank S. & Melson. They are playing with the Ft. It was a quite a game. Ft. lost 6 & 4. Melson came home with us. Stopped at Decorah on the way home a while. Got home about 7:30. Had to hustle & get ready for church. They had a Missionary program at the M.E. church & Alberta & I sang a duet. Quite a crowd out. Got home about then. We had the best time ever after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2.

Mon. June 19

Very warm day. Papa went back to Harmony this A.M. early. Mama & I washed in A.M. Went over to Price's in P.M. & stayed all night. Stopped at Isa's on the way over. Practiced a duet that Florence & I are going to play Children's Day until after 10.

Tues. June 20

Nice day but rather cool & the sun didn't shine much. We practiced quite a lot. Mr. Landon, Mary Porter & her twins came about 5 o'clock. I came home in eve. "Mon" & I walked. Went to choir practice & then "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11. Got a letter from Guy. Mama went to Olives and spent the day.

Wed. June 21

Nice day. Isa came up & spent the day. We ironed in A.M. Went to a surprise party on Joe Moran in eve. Quite a crowd out. Had a dandy good time. Got home about 12. "Mon" didn't stay only a few minutes. I was down to Alberta's in P.M.

Thurs. June 22

"Old Settlers Day." Rained some in A.M. & was rather cool all day. Walt, Lena & the kids came over in A.M. & stayed all day. Isa & Lester came over & stayed all day & night. Olive & Claude came up & left Harley here & they went down & helped Eva serve dinner. I went down to Alberta's in A.M. Went to the picnic in P.M. Met "Mon" down by Herb Wards & then was with him the rest of the day & night most all of the time. Alberta & I sang at the program in P.M. "She's the Daughter of Mother Machin(?)." Not so very many in town in P.M. but a large crowd in eve. "Mon" & I went to the ball game with Harry & Alberta. Lanesboro (5) & B.O. (4) played. "Mon" was here for supper & then we went to the show. Large crowd & the pictures were good. We stayed around town a little while & then went home. Aunt Till & Lawrence were at our house when we got home & she was afraid to go thro' town alone so we rode back down town with them & walked home. It rained & hailed very hard about 12 o'clock & kept it up for a long while. There was lots of booze & fighting in town. "Mon" didn't go home until about 3:30. It was too stormy. We had a dandy good time. They had a party at Clate Reeds but we didn't go.

Fri. June 23

Very warm day. Didn't do much of anything. Mama & I went up to Arnold in P.M. Went to practice in eve at Zoa's. Went with Arthur's & came back with Merle's. Had a good time. Got home about 10:30.

Sat. June 24

Lovely day. Went to the church & decorated in P.M. Florence came home to supper with me. Mr. Halverson bro't papa home & he stayed for supper also. Went to practice in eve. Large crowd in town. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long.

Sun. June 25

Children's Day. Very warm day. Large crowd out to the program. Mrs. Bovee came home from church with me & stayed until about 6 o'clock. Aunt Till & Lawrence were here in P.M. also. Marion & "Mon" a few minutes. Alberta & Jack came up after supper & we went after "Mon". Met him coming to town then we came back & went to Mabel & Hesper. Had a dandy ride. Got home about 10. It rained very hard just shortly after we got home. "Mon" went home about 2:30. We had a good time. Papa & mama went to church in eve.

Mon. June 26

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Papa went back to Harmony this A.M. I went over to Zoa's in P.M. Florence R. & Dorothy U. went too. We had a good time. P. R. S. came over too. Great mix up. Went to bed early.

Tues. June 27

Lovely day. Olive & Harley were here & stayed most all day. Minnie (Failey) Waver was here in P.M. I went down town in A.M. & ironed also. Went to a party at Abe Pierce's in eve. Very large crowd. "Mon" & I went with Merle, Elsie & Myrtle. Got home about 12. "Mon" stayed here until about 2. We had a good time. Mama went for a ride with Ackersons after supper.

Wed. June 28

Lovely day. Isa & Lena P. were here all day. I went down to Alberta's a few minutes in P.M. Zoa, Myrtle W., Doris W., Gladys Sprig, Kathleen & Ruth R. were here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Only 5 out. Papa came home tonight & stayed over night. Ice cream social at Albert Van Vliets this eve. Didn't go. Rained very hard in the night.

Thurs. June 29

Lovely day. Papa went back to work at Donalds today. Went to L.A.S. at Chas. Reeds in P.M. Large crowd out. Mama went to the movies in eve but I didn't. "Mon" came up & stayed with me. Alberta & Jack came after us about 10 to go up to Darlings to the barn dance. We girls didn't get out of the car at all. May Wemett went with us but she went in to the dance. Very large crowd there. Got back home about 12. "Mon" stayed until about 2:30. We had a good time. Alice M. was here in P.M.

Fri. June 30

Lovely day. Very warm. Mrs. Arnold was here all A.M. I slept most of P.M. Mama & I went up to Arnolds & got some cabbage plants after supper & then went down town. Didn't stay long though.

Sat. July 1

Very warm day. Nothing doing. Papa came home tonight. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11:30.

Sun. July 2

Lovely day. Terribly hot day. Went to S.S. & then over to A.C. church to the Childrens Day program. It was fine. Large crowd out. Merle, Elsie, Isa & Lester were here & spent the day. "Mon" came up in P.M. Merle gave us kids all a ride. Over to Prices & back. Jack & Alberta came up after supper & "Mon" & I went riding with them. Went to Decorah. Rode all over the city. Had a dandy ride. Got home about 10:30. "Mon" stayed here until about 1. We had a good time.

Mon. July 3

Rained hard early in A.M. Mama went up to Grace N.'s & worked today. Papa went to Donald's this A.M. & came home again this eve. I washed, ironed & picked berries today. Ad. was here a few minutes in P.M. I went down town in A.M. Went again in eve. "Mon" was up town & he came home with me but didn't stay long.

Tues. July 4

Nice day. Rather cool. Jack & Alberta took "Mon" & I to Cresco. Left here 8:45 & got back about 3. Took us an hour to go out but a little more than that to come back. Got there in time to see the parade. It was splendid. Rode around town some before dinner. Went to the movies after dinner then rode around town some. "Mon" & I went to the ball game. Very, very large crowd out there. Went back up town & rode around awhile & then had supper. After supper Alberta & I run around town until about 7:30 & then we met the boys & went to the movies. Had some rides on the Merry-go-round. We rode around town after the movies then went to the fire works. They were grand. Went over to the bowery after the fire works & stayed there for a couple of hours. Set in the car & watched them dance. After that we rode around town until about 1 & then we started for home. Stopped at Marions about half an hour talking. "Mon" didn't come on to town with us. We surely had a good time all day & night.

Wed. July 5

Very warm day. Mama, Alberta & I went to the Hall in P.M. & washed dishes. Went to Lodge in eve. Installation. The Decorah ladies were up. 7 of them. I was installed as N.G. & "Bert" as V.G. We had supper. Quite a few out. Got home some after 12. Papa went back to his work this A.M.

Thurs. July 6

Very nice day. Isa was here all day. Lizzie Cassel & Daisy M. were here in P.M. Josie C. was up a few minutes after supper. "Mon" came up & we went to the movies. They were good. Not many out. "Mon" stayed until about 1:30. We had a good time.

Fri. July 7

Very warm day. Nothing doing. We went over to Aunt Em's a few minutes in eve & then down town.

Sat. July 8

Very nice day. Aunt Em & Alice M. were here in P.M. Papa came home this eve. Isa was up a few minutes. Went to choir practice in eve. Large crowd in town. "Mon" bro't me home but didn't stay long.

Sun. July 9

Lovely day. Quite cool. Went to S.S. We didn't have any church. Rev. Edie had to preach a funeral sermon at Bluffton. Olive, Claude, Harley, Isa & Lester were here & spent the day. Jack got a new car yesterday & this P.M. he & Alberta, Harold & Bertha Wade, "Mon" & I went for a ride. Went to Decorah, Calmar & then Ft. Atkinson to a ball game. Ft. & Decorah. Ft. shut Decorah out 6 & 0. Good game. Rode around Ft. awhile & then went back to Decorah. Came from Ft. to Decorah in 40 minutes. Some ride. Racing most of the way. Had lots of fun. Stayed in Decorah for supper. Rode around town awhile. Went out to Freeport & back then went to a band concert in the Park. It was fine. Got back to B.O. about 11. "Mon" stayed until about 1:30. We had a good time.

Mon. July 10

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Isa was here in P.M. I went to a party for Paul Reed in eve. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time but missed "Mon". He couldn't be there. I ate supper with Harold S. & Jack & Alberta bro't me home. Got home about 12. Little son born to Carl & Ethel Pierce this eve. 12 lbs. Papa went back to work this A.M.

Tues. July 11

Lovely day. We ironed in A.M. Uncle Aaron came up in A.M. In P.M. Mama & I took his horse & went to Olives. We didn't stay long. Went down town in eve. Uncle A. went over to Harry Harveys to the dance in eve & didn't come back. I got a card from M. L. J.

Wed. July 12

Very warm day. Uncle A. came back this A.M. & stayed. Aunt Em & Arthur's wife were here in P.M. We went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" & I went to the show after Lodge. Not many out. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long.

Thurs. July 13

Nice day. Very warm. L.A.S. at Ern Reeds. Quite a crowd out. Big dance in town in eve. Didn't go to that nor the movies. Went down town awhile. Large crowd in town. "Mon" & I went & had ice cream & then we came home. Stayed out in the yard all eve until "Mon" went home. Had a good time. "Mon" went home about 1. Papa came home tonight. He & Mama went down town after we kids got home. He finished at Donalds tonight. Uncle A. stayed down town tonight.

Fri. July 14

Rained very hard in A.M. & again in P.M. Papa went up to M. D. Whitneys to work this A.M. but came back in P.M. (too rainy). I went down town in P.M. & Mama & I went down again in eve. Went over to Josies a few minutes. Papa went to a special meeting of the Masons. Uncle A. stayed here all night.

Sat. July 15

Very warm day. Nothing doing. Papa came home tonight. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. The German people had an ice cream social on their lawn. We went up & had cream a couple of times. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 11. Aunt Em stayed here tonight. Uncle A. went over to Marions. It rained terribly hard in the night.

Sun. July 16

Lovely day. Rained a little in A.M. but cleared off & was fine. Went to S.S. & church & then rode down to Isa's with Alice & "Happy". Mama, papa, Olive, Claude, Harley, "Mon" & I went there & spent the day. Had a nice time. "Mon" had to do chores at eve. So I waited at Isa's & rode up town with him. Had a nice ride. He stayed until about 1:30. He had a dandy good time. Aunt Anna Ward died very suddenly this morning.

Mon. July 17

Very warm day. We washed in A.M. Papa went back to Whitneys this A.M. Went down town a few minutes in eve.

Tues. July 18

Very warm day. We ironed in A.M. Went to Aunt Anna's funeral in P.M. After that we went down to see Ethel's boy. He is a fine one.

Wed. July 19

Harley is one year old today. Rained a little in A.M. Very warm cloudy day. Isa was here for dinner & all P.M. Mrs. Arnold was here most of the P.M. We went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. Papa came home & stayed tonight.

Thurs. July 20

Nice cool day. Mama & I went to Grandma's & spent the day. Rode down on the stage. I went down to Aunt Till's in A.M. also. Ad was here for supper. Papa came home & stayed over night again tonight. We went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long.

Fri. July 21

Nice day. Mama & I went up to see Mrs. Sheley, Alice M. & Mrs. Robinson in P.M. Claude Decker gave Aunt Em, Ad, Mama & I a ride down to Charles Marlows & back in eve. It was very nice. "Mon" came just shortly after we got home. We kids had a good time. He went home about 1:30. Papa went back to Whitneys this A.M.

Sat. July 22

Very nice in A.M. & until about 4 P.M. Worked hard in A.M. Went to Decorah in P.M. with Jack & Alberta, Em. A. & Dorothy U. went too. Had a dandy ride down. It started to rain about 4 & we had a terrible storm. Just poured down rain. Tore up trees & things in general. Jack didn't like to get his car muddy so he got another car to bring us home. Had one awful time getting home. Got stuck three times & had to get out & walk & at last we got Merle to bring us from Arthurs home. Had a great time paddling around in our bare feet. Left Decorah 6:20 & got home at 9. Went to choir practice. Not very many in town. "Mon" wasn't over. Uncle Aaron stayed here all night.

Sun. July 23

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. "Happy" came home with me from church & spent the rest of the day. Uncle A. went away after dinner. We went down to see Ethels baby in P.M. & also up to Ben Sheleys. "Mon" & Albert came after supper & we kids all went for a ride. Got back home about 10. "Mon" went home about 1:30. We had a good time. Ad stayed here tonight.

Mon. July 24

Rained some in A.M. but we washed anyway. Isa came up & spent the day. We went up to Arnold's in P.M. Mrs. A. & Nellie were down here in eve. Mama & I went down town a few minutes in eve. Ad stayed here tonight. Papa started working at Nick Nelsons today.

Tues. July 25

Very warm day. We ironed in A.M. Ad & Ida Heckle were here a few minutes in P.M. also Nellie N. Olive & Harley were here a few minutes in eve. Isa was here a minute also. Ad stayed here tonight.

Wed. July 26

Very warm day. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. "Mon" came home with us but didn't stay long.

Thurs. July 27

Very warm day. Isa was here all day. Marjorie G. was here all A.M. & for dinner. I went ot Cresco in P.M. with Mrs. Nolte, Jack & Alberta & Lawrence Meyer. He didn't come back with us though. Mrs. N. went to a funeral but we kids run around town. Had a nice ride way out west of Cresco. Had a blow out coming home. Got home about 6:30. Had L.A.S. at Retta's today but I didn't get there. Big show in town tonight but didn't go. "Mon" didn't come to town.

Fri. July 28

Warm day. Mrs. Arnold & Nellie were here in P.M. Papa was home & stayed tonight.

Sat. July 29

Very warm day. Alice M. & Ad were here in P.M. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. "Mon" was over & we went to the show. It was pretty good. Iona Pierce got the prize for being the most popular young lady. "Mon" came home with me but he didn't stay long. He has been very busy haying this week. Papa came home tonight. Isa & Lester stayed here all night.

Sun. July 30

Very warm day. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Isa, Lester & "Mon" were here & stayed all day. Lester went away tonight so Isa stayed here. "Mon" & I went down town after some ice cream in eve & it rained before we could get back. We had to stay in the hardware store door way. Didn't last long though. "Mon" stayed until about 2:30. We had rather a time. Aunt Em was home tonight so Ad didn't stay here.

Mon. July 31

Lovely day. We washed & ironed. Isa & I went down town a few minutes in P.M. I went down town a few minutes in eve too. "Mon" came home with me but he didn't stay long. Papa went to Nelsons to work this A.M. but he came over town a few minutes in eve.

Tues. Aug. 1

Nice cool day. Mama & Isa went to Olives today. Lester got home tonight so Isa left here. Mama & I went down town a minute in eve.

Wed. Aug. 2

Lovely day. Mama & I went to Lydia Wards & spent the day. Had a dandy good time. Audry bro't us home. Went to Lodge in eve. Papa was home a few minutes. Olive & Harley came up tonight to stay until Sat. night.

Thurs. Aug. 3

Nice day only we had quite a little rain storm about noon. Olive went down to Wicks' & spent the day. Mrs. Arnold, Nellie & Ad were here in P.M. I went down town in eve & walked up home with Olive. "Mon" came up in eve. He went home about 1.

Fri. Aug. 4

Rained very hard early in A.M. & off & on all day. Rained hard again in eve. We went down town in P.M. Claude was in town so Olive went home with him.

Sat. Aug. 5

Rained very hard early in A.M. but cleared off & was nice the rest of the day. Went down town in eve. Quite a crowd in town. Went to choir practice. "Mon" came home with me. Got to bed about 12. Papa came home tonight. Aunt Em came home tonight so Ad didn't stay here.

Sun. Aug. 6

Very warm day. Went to S.S. & church. Went home with Alice & "Happy" & spent the day. "Mon" went to Grandma's & didn't get back until about 5. I went with him out in the woods after the cows. Had quite a chase. He bro't me home after supper. It rained some before we got home. We had a nice ride. "Mon" went home about 3. We had a good time.

Mon. Aug. 7

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Isa was here in P.M. Daisy was here in P.M. Mama & I went down town after the mail in eve. I got a letter from Myrtle. We went up to Jim Headington's & back with Arthur & Genevra in eve too. Papa went back to Nick's this A.M. Ad stayed here tonight.

Tues. Aug. 8

Lovely day. I ironed in A.M. & we churned. We went up to the Mrs. Kate & Betty McMullen's & Mrs. Pierces in P.M. Ad stayed here tonight.

Wed. Aug. 9

Nice day. We went up to Lettie Morrisons, Alice Wicks & Josie's in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Papa came home & stayed over night. "Mon" was in town & we started to take a ride with the horse & buggy & met Jack & Alberta with the car & left the horse & went with them. Went to Prosper & back. Had a dandy ride. Went down town & got the horse & came back home. "Mon" went home about 11:30.

Thurs. Aug. 10

Nice in A.M. only some what cloudy. Rained a little in P.M. Mama helped Alice M. cook for threshers. L.A.S. had a picnic on Ulrichs lawn in P.M. Quite a few out. Olive & Claude were here after we had gone to bed. Mrs. Albaugh & Jane were here in eve.

Fri. Aug. 11

Nice cool day. Mama helped Alice cook for threshers again today. Isa was here all P.M. & eve. We went up to Alice'a awhile in P.M. Mama & I went down town late in eve.

Sat. Aug. 12

Nice day until in P.M. it clouded up & got cold. Mama & I went up to Mrs. Wemett's in P.M. Went down town in eve. Had choir practice. Not many out. "Mon" bro't me home but didn't stay long. Papa came home tonight.

Sun. Aug. 13

Nice day but rather cool. Went to S.S. & church. Herbert Van Vliet preached today. Olive, Claude & Harley were here & spent the day. In P.M. "Mon" & I went with Jack & Alberta to Decorah to a ball game. Had a great time at the game. Jack took a load to Prosper & left us down there & then came back after us. Bro't Ben & Bertha with him. We went up to the park & had lots of fun. Got home about 11. "Mon" stayed until about 12. We had a good time.

Mon. Aug. 14

Nice day. We washed & ironed. Went down town a minute in eve. Papa came home tonight.

Tues. Aug. 15

Rather cloudy day but warmer. Started for Zoa's in A.M. but went to "Happy"s instead. She & Henry's mother were over town & I went home with them. Didn't do much all day. Set out on the lawn with "Mon" in eve. First day of the Fair & "Day Off at Canton."

Wed. Aug. 16

Nice day. Stanley came after his mother in P.M. so she had to go home. Came very near having a terrible accident at Marions in P.M. They were haying & Henry got his finger caught in the pulley on the hay fork. Got his finger pretty badly bruised. He looked mighty white for a while. Came to town in eve with Marion & "Mon". We kids went to a show. Large crowd out. It was pretty good. Didn't have Lodge. "Mon" didn't stay long.

Thurs. Aug. 17

Nice day. Very warm. Mama went to Olives & stayed all day & night. Mrs. Emmons & Lucile were here in P.M. Daisy & Bert were here a few minutes in eve. Papa came home & stayed over night. We went down town a few minutes in eve.

Fri. Aug. 18

Nice warm day. Nothing doing. Mama came home tonight. We went down town in eve a few minutes. "Mon" came up awhile. He went home about 11.

Sat. Aug. 19

Very warm day & the wind blew very hard. Went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. Papa came home tonite.

Sun. Aug. 20

Very warm day. Went to S.S. & church. Jess, Zoa & Kathleen were here & spent the day. We had a good time. The folks went to church in eve. "Mon" came up & we had a good time. Got to bed about 1.

Mon. Aug. 21

Warm & terribly windy. We washed, ironed & canned corn today, also started some corn drying. Isa was here all day. Papa came home this eve. They finished at Nicks for a while. Alberta & Em were here a few minutes in eve.

Tues. Aug. 22

Cold day & cloudy in A.M. but nicer in P.M. Papa & Mama went to Decorah. I went to Zoa's. Merle came over in P.M. & we all went to Mabel. Roy & Bess Gossman were there in eve.

Wed. Aug. 23

Nice day. Mrs. Krumm & the children were over in P.M. We all came to town in eve. I went to Lodge & then came home. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. Papa went up north of Canton to work today.

Thurs. Aug. 24

Nice day. Mama went to Isa's today. I ate dinner with Ad. Went to L.A.S. at Edie's in P.M. Quite a large crowd out. We went down town in eve. Aunt Em came home tonight so Ad stayed at home.

Fri. Aug. 25

Nice day until about 5 P.M. it clouded up & commenced to rain. Rained off & on all night I guess. Mama helped Grace N. I went to the S.S. picnic at Bluffton with Zoa, Harold P. Amy W. Isa & Retta K. Had a dandy good time & lots to eat. Got home about 5. Papa came home tonight.

Sat. Aug. 26

Nice day but cool. Mama helped Grace again today. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Quite a crowd in town. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long.

Sun. Aug. 27

Nice day. Went down to Alberta's & stayed all day. "Mon" & Jack were there too. We had a fine time. Went for a ride in P.M. Up to Canton & back. Came home about 5:30. "Mon" milked the cow & we had all the work done when the folks got home. They went with Arthur, Genevra & Josie. Jack, Em, Harold & Mr. & Mrs. Wemett went in Jack's car. They went out to Bonair for dinner & then rode around the rest of the day. They got home about 6:30. We kids went down town & right back in eve. "Mon" went home about 1. We had a good time.

Mon. Aug. 28

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Went to Mabel with Ad & Arthur. Went at 10 & got back about 12:15. Mrs. Hilleman & Mrs. Smith were here in P.M. Papa worked at Darlings today & came home tonight. We went over to Aunt Em's awhile in P.M.

Tues. Aug. 29

Nice day. Aunt Till & Lawrence came up after us in A.M. & we went to Grandmas. Worked all day conning corn. Wilbur & L. bro't us home. Isa was here after we got home. Papa came home tonight. We went down town in eve. Saw Olive & Harley.

Wed. Aug 30

Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. Papa came home tonight.

Thurs. Aug 31

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. Olive, Claude & Harley were here for dinner. Isa came up in P.M. & stayed for supper. Papa was home all day. Ad stayed here all night. "Mon" was up a few minutes in eve.

Fri. Sept. 1

Nice day. Nothing doing. Papa went to Prosper to work today. We went down town in eve. Went over to Josie's a few minutes. Quite a crowd there.

Sat. Sept. 2

Nice day. We went up to Mrs. Gates & Alice M.'s in P.M. Went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me but didn't stay long. Papa came home tonight. Uncle Aaron was here for dinner & supper.

Sun. Sept. 3

Lovely day. Very warm. Jack, Alberta, "Mon" & I went to the Upper Dam. Left B.O. about 10 A.M. & got back about 7:30 P.M. Had a good time down there. Lots of people there. Came back to R. Price's & stopped but everyone was gone. Stayed there a while though. Came home the River road. Isa & Lester were here in eve. "Mon" went home about 2:30.

Mon. Sept. 4

Nice cool day. Mama helped Ethel Pierce. Papa went back to Prosper this A.M. Isa was here & stayed all night. Rose & Mary Edie were here & spent the eve.

Tues. Sept. 5

Warmer day. Rained quite hard in A.M. but cleared off & was fine in P.M. & eve. We washed in A.M. I helped Zoa cook for threshers. Went to a show in eve with "Mon". It was bum. He went home about 12. Isa stayed here again tonight.

Wed. Sept. 6

Nice day. We ironed & canned fruit & did a little of everything. Florence R. & "Happy" were here awhile in P.M. We had a terrible storm about six o'clock. Rained most of the night. Didn't have Lodge.

Thurs. Sept. 7

Cloudy, cool day. Went to L.A.S. at Krumms with Jess & Zoa. Not many out. Had a nice time. Went to a surprise party on the Edie kids in eve with "Mon". Large crowd out. We had a fine time. Got to bed about 1. Papa came home tonight. Olive & Harley were here & spent the eve.

Fri. Sept. 8

Nice day. Canned in A.M. Went over to Will Stoskopfs in P.M. with Cady & Mrs. Potter. Went down town in eve. Went up to see Florence R. awhile. "Mon" came home with us & then we kids went for a ride. Big dance in town & the last night of the show so there was a big crowd in town. Got to bed about 11:45.

Sat. Sept. 9

Nice day. We went down town to Josie's in P.M. awhile. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. Went to choir practice. "Mon" wasn't in town. Alice & "Happy" bro't me home.

Sun. Sept. 10

Not very nice day. Rained all A.M. & some in P.M. Rained very hard in eve & most of the night I guess. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a good time. He went home about 2:30.

Mon. Sept. 11

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Olive is not feeling very well so Claude came up after Mama. Alberta was up in P.M. Papa went to Prosper this A.M. but came back this eve. I stayed at Alberta's all night.

Tues. Sept. 12

Rained almost all day. Came home about 10. Did the ironing. Went down town in P.M. Saw "Mon" & had quite a chat with him. We went to a "shower" for Inez Sullivan in eve. Large crowd out. Had a fine time. Got to bed about 2:30. Papa stayed at home all day. Isa & Lester were here for supper.

Wed. Sept. 13

Nice day. Papa went back to Prosper this A.M. & came home again tonight. Ad was here for dinner. I went down to Alberta's in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 14

Rained quite a little in A.M. Mama came home in A.M. I went down town in A.M., P.M. & eve. Papa went to Prosper this A.M. & came home in eve. Isa was here in P.M., also "Happy", Lizzie & Violet. "Mon" came home with me from town in eve but didn't stay long. Florence McIntire & Uncle Aaron were here for supper. Big Field's Day in town today but didn't amount to much. Dance at night.

Fri. Sapt. 15

Very cold day. Papa went to Nicks to work this A.M. Mama & I went to Decorah. Nearly froze too. Ad stayed here tonight. It froze tonight.

Sat. Sept. 16

Nice cool day. Nothing much doing. Went down town in eve. "Mon" came home with me. Ad stayed here tonight. Papa came home tonight. It froze tonight.

Sun. Sept. 17

Nice cold day. Went to S.S. & church but we didn't have any fire up there so he didn't talk long. Olive, Claude & Harley were here all day. We had lots of fun. "Mon" came up in eve. We had a good time. He went home about 11:30. It froze very hard tonight.

Mon. Sept. 18

Nice day. We washed in A.M. & then I went to Decorah with Jack & Alberta. "Mon" went too but he stayed down. We got home about 3. Isa was here all day. Zoa was here in P.M. Went down town a few minutes in eve. Papa went to Nicks today.

Tues. Sept. 19

Lovely day. Isa was up in P.M. "Mon" came about noon & stayed the rest of the day. Alice M. was here in P.M. We kids went down town in eve. Had a great time. Got riced good. Left home about 11 for Decorah & stayed there the rest of the night. Came down with Jack & Alberta. Papa came home tonight.

Wed. Sept. 20

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Henry & I were married this A.M. about 10:15 by Rev. McVettie. Alberta & Jack were married & we stood by with them & then we were married & they stood with us. Left Decorah 11:25 A.M. on the Milwaukee & came to Dubuque. Stopped at Calmar for dinner & it was rotten. Got here at 4:30. Got a dandy room at the Majestic Annex. Rained some at about supper time. We didn't do anything in eve. Went to bed early. Gee I'm happy but don't know if "Mon" is or not but he acts like it.

Thurs. Sept. 21

Nice day. Run around town all A.M. The boys went over to East Dubuque but we girls didn't go. Spent most of the time while they were gone at the 10 cent store. May Wemett was up to see us in P.M. Went to the movies in eve but "Bert" & Jack didn't stay long. We got home about 9:30.

Fri. Sept. 22

Rained off & on all day. The boys went over to E.D. in A.M. & we girls went out to (Lew?) Wemetts. Came up town & met the boys in P.M. & run around the city all P.M. Went down to Wemetts for supper & then to the movies in eve. They were fine. We had a very nice time. Got to bed about 11.

Sat. Sept. 23

Lovely day. Left for B.O. 11:25. "Bert" & Jack left us at North McGregor & went to Waukon. We had an hr. & 10 min. wait there & another wait of about 40 minutes at Calmar. Got into Decorah about 5:30. Lawrence Butler happened to be at the depot so we got in & came right home with him. Olive & Harley were here when we got here. Claude came after them in eve. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Quite a crowd in town. Got to bed about 10. Isa stayed here all night.

Sun. Sept. 24

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church & then we went home with Alice & "Happy". Had a nice time. Came home in eve. Olive, Claude & Harley were here. They went home about 10. Ad stayed here all night.

Mon. Sept. 25

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Mrs. Wemett & Em were here in P.M. awhile also Isa & Florence M. Mama & I went down town a few minutes in P.M. Ad stayed here all night. "Mon" started work at Marions again this A.M. He didn't get home until about 8:30. Papa went to Nicks to work.

Tues. Sept. 26

Nice day but clouded up late in P.M. & rained hard all night I guess. Rained so hard "Mon" couldn't come home this eve. Isa was here all day. Mrs. Arnold & Nellie were here in P.M. Mama & Isa were down town a few minutes in P.M.

Wed. Sept. 27

Rained some during the day. Went down town in P.M. Uncle Aaron was here for supper & stayed all night. Jack & Alberta came home this eve. Papa came home & stayed over night. Went to Lodge. After Lodge they had a large reception for we four kids. About -(blank)- there. Played games, had a program & then danced. Everyone had a good time I guess. I know we did. They gave each of us girls $9. We got home about 1:30.

Thurs. Sept. 28

Rained most of the day & was very cold. I went over to Marions with "Mon" when he went to work. Got over there before Marion & "Happy" were up. Marion came over town in eve & we kids rode over with him. Papa came home tonight.

Fri. Sept. 29

Nice day. Mama went away a few minutes in P.M. "Happy" was here in P.M. I went down town in P.M. Went down town in eve & came home with "Mon". Papa came home & stayed tonight.

Sat. Sept. 30

Nice day. Bessie Feltis & Nettie Reed were here in A.M. I made quite a few short calls in A.M. We had a shower for Ad Kneeskern in P.M. There were 28 there. We had a nice time & a nice supper. Got home about 6. Papa came home sick & was sick all night. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Got home about 10.

Sun. Oct. 1

Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Nothing doing all day. Olive, Claude & Harley were here a minute in P.M. We kids went to German church in eve. Quite a crowd out. Papa is no better.

Mon. Oct. 2

Nice most of the day. Rained some in A.M. We washed in A.M. & went over to Aunt Em's about 11:30. Ad & Winfield Feltis were married at 11:40 this A.M. Only Mr. & Mrs. Edie, Bessie F., Aunt Em, Mama & I were to the ceremony. Dr. & Mrs. Emmons came up for dinner & then took them to the train. They went to Mason City. Papa went to work this morning but came back at noon. Uncle Geo. was here in P.M. We ironed in P.M. Aunt Em stayed here tonight & will stay until Ad gets back. "Mon" & I went down town in eve after he got home. Little son born to Carl & Alma Erickson this A.M.

Tues. Oct. 3

Lovely day. Went over to Marions with "Mon" in A.M. "Happy" & I went out in the woods in P.M. Had a dandy tramp. Mrs. Thompson was there in P.M. awhile too. We stayed all night. Mama & papa went to La Crosse this A.M. & came back this eve.

Wed. Oct. 4

Lovely day. Jim Price was at Prices for dinner. Did a little of everything today. Came home this eve. Went to Lodge but didn't have any. "Mon" is feeling pretty bum.

Thurs. Oct. 5

Lovely day. Mama went to Olive's & spent the day. Papa worked at Prosper today. I went to L.A.S. at Willard Peacocks in P.M. with Arthur, Genevra, Zoa & Myra. Large crowd out. Went down town in eve a few minutes. Little daughter born to Geo. & Clara Emery.

Fri. Oct. 6

Lovely day. Papa went to P.J. McCauleys to work this A.M. Mama & I went to Olives. Aunt Lissa was there too. Went down town in eve. Got a card from Kathleen & a letter from Myrtle.

Sat. Oct. 7

Very nice warm day. Nothing doing. Mama helped Grace N. today. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Papa came home tonight.

Sun. Oct. 8

Very nice in A.M. but turned cold in P.M. Started to rain about 5 & rained most of eve. Henry & I went to Grandmas with Uncle Aaron. Had a nice time. Uncle Ambrose & his two girls were there. Aunt Till was there a few minutes in P.M. The men all went cutting (?bur?) trees in P.M.

Mon. Oct. 9

Lovely day. Papa went back to McCauleys this A.M. We washed in A.M. & then mama went to Olive's to help her cook for thrashers. I was alone all day. I ironed in P.M. Went down town in eve & waited for "Mon".

Tues. Oct. 10

Nice day but cool. Went over Price's with "Mon" in A.M. "Happy" & I rode over town with Marion in P.M. & walked back. We stayed over there all night. "Mon" thrashed at Lawrence Steeles all day.

Wed. Oct. 11

Cold day. Mrs. Thompson came down in A.M. Jess Reed & Mr. Bruflodt were here for dinner. "Mon" went thrashing this A.M. but the machine broke down so he came home before noon. Isa was here in P.M. Came home in eve. Went to Lodge. Olive, Claude & Harley bro't Mama home tonight. Papa came home tonight too.

Thurs. Oct. 12

Nice day until about 5 P.M. it clouded up & commenced to sprinkle. Mama & I went down town after supper & it rained very hard before we got back home. "Mon" didn't get home very early.

Fri. Oct. 13

Nice day. "Happy" came over about noon & I went home with her. The thrashers got there about 4 P.M. Anna Thompson helped cook for the thrashers too. Had 17 men for supper. Stayed there all night. Vina (Fredenburg) Thorsen died this A.M.

Sat. Oct. 14

Nice day. Thrashed all day long. Anna helped again today. Had 17 men for dinner & 15 for supper. Got to town about 8:30. Large crowd in town. Went to choir practice. Got home about 10:30.

Sun. Oct. 15

Lovely day. Went to S.S. & church. My first day as organist in church. Olive, Claude, Harley, Lester & Isa were here & spent the day. "Mon" had to help Marion in A.M. He got home about 3. Olive & Claude went to Vina's funeral & left Harley with us. Byron was here a few minutes in eve.

Mon. Oct. 16

Nice day, but terribly windy. We washed in A.M. Bessie Feltis was here a few minutes in P.M. Went down town in eve & came home with "Mon". Papa went back to McCauleys this A.M.

Tues. Oct. 17

Nice cool day. We ironed some in A.M. & then went down to Isa's & spent the rest of the day. I went down town in eve & then came home with "Mon". Papa got his hand hurt & he came home this eve.

Wed. Oct. 18

Nice day. Worked hard in A.M. Went to Lodge in eve & then to the first number of the Lyceum Course. The Georgia Jubilee Singers. Four Negroes & they were fine. Not many out tho'. Had it in the M.E. church. Big dance in the Hall so couldn't have it there. We got home about 11.

Thurs. Oct. 19

Nice day. Until about 5 o'clock it commenced to rain & kept it up about all night. L.A.S. met here in P.M. Quite a crowd out. Took in $ (blank). Olive & Harley & Isa were here for dinner & for L.A.S. "Mon" went down town in eve a few minutes.

Fri. Oct. 20

Regular old blizzard in A.M. Snowed & blowed like everything. Rained some too. Was very cold & windy in P.M. & eve. "Mon" didn't go to work today. Too stormy.

Sat. Oct. 21

Nice day but cold. Frost on the windows this A.M. for the first time. Froze the ground last night. "Mon" went over to Marions today. Maude Reed was here awhile in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Not many out. Not many in town either.

Sun. Oct. 22

Not very nice day. Cloudy & cold. Went to S.S. & church. Henry's folks were here when I got home from church but they didn't stay long. They went down to Wick's for dinner. "Mon" & I went down there in P.M. also. Mr. P. took John, Eva, "Mon" & I over to Marion's. Only stayed a few minutes. Olive, Claude & Harley were at Wick's too. We went to church in eve. Very large crowd out.

Mon. Oct. 23

Nice most of the day although is was cool & cloudy. We washed in A.M. Went over to Ad's awhile in P.M. Went down town in eve a few minutes. "Mon" didn't come home tonight & it was mighty lonesome.

Tues. Oct. 24

Rather nice in A.M. but rained all P.M. & eve. We ironed in A.M. Mrs. P. H. Whitney was here awhile in A.M. & in P.M. "Mon" came home about 4. They were thrashing & it rained so they had to quit so he came home. Mrs. Seelye's mother died today.

Wed. Oct. 25

Not very nice day. Rained off & on & was cold. "Mon" didn't go over to Marion's today. Papa came home tonight. They started the school house in Lost Nation this P.M. Went down town in eve. Didn't have Lodge.

Thurs. Oct. 26

Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. & rained some. Mama & I went down to Mrs. Mary Wards, Ethel Pierce's & Maude Reed's in P.M.

Fri. Oct. 27

Nice day. Quite warm. Went up to Arnold's, Alice M.'s & Mrs. Gates in P.M. Marjorie was here awhile in P.M. also. Papa came home tonight. Isa was here most of eve. Didn't get to bed until after 10. Little daughter born to Myrtle & Vernie Manning early this A.M.

Sat. Oct. 28

Nice in A.M. but rained late in P.M. Nothing doing. Mama went down town in eve but "Mon" & I stayed at home. Olive & Claude were here a minute but did not come in. Mama & I went over to Myrtle M.'s in P.M. to see the new girl. Stopped at Josies a few minutes. Got a letter from Mrs. Price.

Sun. Oct. 29

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was very nice in P.M. & eve. Went to S.S. & church. Uncle Aaron was here all day. "Mon" went over to Nick Nelsons with Lloyd R. in P.M. We went to church in eve. Quite a few out. Ad & Winfield were here & spent the eve with papa & mama.

Mon. Oct. 30

Nice day. Rained about supper time though. We washed in A.M. Isa was here until about 2 o'clock. Mama & I went down town in P.M.

Tues. Oct. 31

(NOTHING WRITTEN)

Wed. Nov. 1

Lovely day. Mama went to Olive's. Isa was here in P.M. & for supper. Went to Lodge in eve. Went to the second number of the Lyceum Course after Lodge. Mr. Barkley Cartoonist, etc. He was fine. Large crowd out. Got home about 10:30.

Thurs. Nov. 2

Very nice day. Bessie Feltis, Olive & Harley were here awhile in A.M. Went to L.A.S. at Julia Reeds in P.M. Quite a crowd out. Florence R. came home with Mama & I & stayed a few minutes & then I went down town with here. Came home with "Mon".

Fri. Nov. 3

Nice day. Mama went over to Arthur Deckers in P.M. Aunt Em was here most of A.M. We went down town in eve. Julia Reed & Lettie Morrison were here in P.M. Grandma Palmer died this eve.

Sat. Nov. 4

Nice day. Alice M. was here in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice. Didn't get home very early. Got a letter from Aunt Eunice.

Sun. Nov. 5

Very nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Alice & Florence came home from church with me & stayed for dinner. They went home about 4:30. Olive, Claude, Harley, Lester & Isa were here also & spent the day. Went to Grandma Palmer's funeral in P.M. I played & our choir sang. Rev. Sweet preached the sermon. Byron was here awhile in eve. Papa & Mama went to church in eve. But we kids stayed at home.

Mon. Nov. 6

Nice day only the wind blew terribly hard. We washed in A.M. Mama & I went down town a few minutes in P.M. Went down town again in eve. Went to the Hall to practice. Had a good time. Got home about 10. Papa worked up north of Canton today but he came home tonight.

Tues. Nov. 7

Election day. Rained almost all day. Isa was here all day & all night. Papa didn't work today. "Mon" came home in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 8

Rained most of the day. "Mon" did not go to work, nor papa either. Isa went home this P.M. Had Initiation at Lodge tonight. Quite a crowd out. Took in L. C. Albaugh. Had a nice supper. Got home about 11.

Thurs. Nov. 9

Nice day only a little cool. Nothing doing. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. Olive, Claude & Harley were up town in eve.

Fri. Nov. 10

Not very nice early in A.M. but cleared off & was a nice day only rather cold. Grandma & Uncle Geo. were here & spent the day.

Sat. Nov. 11

Regular old blizzard. Snowed pretty hard. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. "Happy" came up home with "Mon" & I & then (?Joie?) took her home.

Sun. Nov. 12

Another blizzard. Went to S.S. & church. Rev. Curran, Dist. Supt. was here & preached this A.M. He is fine. Alice P. & Philip S. came home to dinner with me & then we went up to Chases to Elsie Willsie's baby's funeral. We had to sing. Went with Arthur, Genevra & Mr. Krumm. Quite a few out. Got back home about 4. Went with the sled.

Mon. Nov. 13

Another blizzard in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. although it was cold. Very cold at night. "Mon" & papa didn't go to work today. I got a letter from Myrtle.

Tues. Nov. 14

Nice day only cold. Mama helped Grace N. today. I went over to Aunt Em's awhile in P.M. "Mon" got home in time for supper tonight.

Wed. Nov. 15

Nice day. We washed in A.M. Mrs. Gates was here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Only 5 out.

Thurs. Nov. 16

Nice day. Somewhat warmer. Went to L.A.S. at Mrs. Weldons. Met for dinner today for the first. Not many out. Stayed up there for supper too. Got home about 5:30.

Fri. Nov. 17

Nice day. Thawed quite a little. Went over to Marion's with "Mon" in A.M. & came back in eve.

Sat. Nov. 18

Very nice day. Thawed a lot today. Aunt Lissa was here about all day. Uncle Joe was here for dinner. Went down town awhile in eve. Isa was up home awhile in eve too.

Sun. Nov. 19

Lovely day. Very warm. Went to S.S. & church. Quite a crowd out. Mama & papa went to Isa's & spent the day so "Mon" & I were alone. Had a good time.

Mon. Nov. 20

Not very nice day. Cold & damp. We washed in A.M. & went down town in P.M. Saw Olive & Harley down town. Big show in town. Didn't go.

Tues. Nov. 21

Not very nice day. We ironed in A.M. Olive & Claude & Harley came up in eve. They left the boy with us & they went to the show. Went down town a few minutes in eve.

Wed. Nov. 22

Rained most of the day. Mama & I went up to Alice M's & stayed most of the day. She had corn shredders. Didn't go to Lodge in eve. Didn't have any.

Thurs. Nov. 23

Nice in A.M. but got colder & the wind blowed very hard all P.M. & night too. Cassie E. & her little girl were here until about 2:30. Went down town a minute in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 24

Nice day but rather cold & windy. Isa was here all day & Lester was here for supper. We girls went down town in P.M. Lizzie W. & Florence were here a minute in eve.

Sat. Nov. 25

Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama & I went over to Ad's in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Nov. 26

Nice warm day. Went to S.S. & church. Byron was here awhile in P.M. Isa & Lester were here for supper & spent the eve.

Mon. Nov. 27

Nice day but cloudy. We washed in A.M. then Mama went up & helped Alice & I ironed. "Mon" came over town in A.M. to have the horse shod & so he came up home for dinner. Mama & I went down town in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 28

Not very nice day. Mama & I went to Marion's with "Mon" in P.M. Went down to the school house in P.M. They sold the old school house & wood shed this P.M. Mama came home but I stayed all night.

Wed. Nov. 29

Windy blew terribly hard & it was quite cold. Came over town with Florence in P.M. Mama went to Grandma's today. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out.

Thurs. Nov. 30

Thanksgiving Day. Beautiful day. Papa had to work today so we could not have our dinner. Henry did not work today. We spent our first Thanksgiving by our selves. Mama came home this eve.

Fri. Dec. 1

Lovely day. Nothing much doing.

Sat. Dec. 2

Nice day. We kids started for Decorah with Jack & Alberta & got down as far as Aunt Lissa's & broke down. Had to come back home again. "Mon" didn't go over to Marions after we got back. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. Quite a crowd in town. Little son born to Genevieve & Oscar Wilbur.

Sun. Dec. 3

Lovely day. We had our Thanksgiving dinner today. The kids were all home also. "Happy" & Uncle Aaron were here. Didn't go to S.S. or church. Had a nice time all day. Had our pictures taken.

Mon. Dec. 4

Not very nice day. We washed. Isa was here all day.

Tues. Dec. 5

Nice day. Mama went to Grandma's today to stay awhile. I ironed in A.M. & went down to Alberta's in P.M. Mama was up home a few minutes in eve.

Wed. Dec. 6

Nice day. Nothing doing. Went over to Aunt Em's awhile in P.M. Mrs. Weldon & Mrs. Roberts were here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Had supper & quite a few out. Mrs. Cutting, Mrs. Cummings & Mrs. Julia G. Reed from Decorah were up to Lodge. Had a nice time. Got home about 11:30.

Thurs. Dec. 7

Not very nice day. Cloudy & it rained some. Went to L.A.S. at Mrs. Alice Pierce's. Large crowd out. Had a fine dinner. Papa finished at the school house today.

Fri. Dec. 8

Nice day. Papa went to Grandma's & spent the day. Aunt Till & Lawrence bro't her & Mama home in eve. Net Stoskopf died this P.M. about 2.

Sat. Dec. 9

Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve. Went to choir practice at Cox's. Uncle Aaron came up this A.M. & stayed all day & night.

Sun. Dec. 10

Nice cold day. Went to S.S. & church. Went to Mrs. Sarah Kimball's funeral at M.E. church in P.M. I had to play.

Mon. Dec. 11

Not very nice day. Snowed some in P.M. & eve. We washed in A.M. I went down to Alberta's in P.M. Went down to Maude Reed's in eve to practice. Papa went to Cresco this eve to Lodge. Henry didn't come home from Marions this eve.

Tues. Dec. 12

Cold day. Isa was here all day. Went to Net Stoskopf's funeral in P.M. at A.C. church. I had to play. Went to Alberta's afterward to practice. Mr. Thompson a former B. O. pastor was here this eve & talked. Had some special singing. Alberta & I sang a duet. Had lunch after church but didn't stay.

Wed. Dec. 13

Nice cold day. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve. Only a few out.

Thurs. Dec. 14

Cold snowy day. "Mon" didn't go to work. Isa was here & washed. They had shower for Howard & Fern at Elsie's in eve but we didn't go.

Fri. Dec. 15

Another snowy day. "Mon" didn't go to work today. Nothing doing. Mama & I went up to Alice M.'s awhile in P.M.

Sat. Dec. 16

Cold snowy day again. "Mon" didn't go over to Marion's. Olive & Claude came up in P.M. & left Harley here while they went down town. Isa was here most of the day. She had to go to practice in P.M. though. Went down town in eve. Had choir practice at Maude Reeds.

Sun. Dec. 17

Nice day only somewhat cold. Mama & papa went to Olive's & spent the day. Went to S.S. & church. Byron came just after dinner & spent the rest of the day with us. He went home about 9:30.

Mon. Dec. 18

Cold day. We washed in A.M. "Happy" started working in the store today & is going to stay here. I went down town with her in eve. Quite a few in town. 3rd no. of the Lecture Course tonight. A blind lecturer. Didn't go.

Tues. Dec. 19

Nice day, but very cold. We ironed in A.M. Aunt Em was here in A.M. Isa came up in P.M. & stayed all night. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Big dance. Casey's played.

Wed. Dec. 20

Nice day. Nothing doing. Had choir practice here in eve, but only a few were out.

Thurs. Dec. 21

Nice day. Cold day though. Henry didn't go to Marion's today. We intended to go to Decorah but didn't. Went down town in eve.

Fri. Dec. 22

Warmer day. Went to Decorah with Jack, Alberta, Ben, Bertha & Mrs. Nolte. Had a great time going down but came home fine. A bunch of the kids met here in eve & filled the Xmas sacks. Had a great time. Got to bed about 12.

Sat. Dec. 23

Lovely day. Isa was here all day. Went up to the church in P.M. to practice & decorate. We had our Xmas tree in eve. Large crowd out. Lots of presents there too. Olive, Claude, Harley, Isa & Lester stayed here tonight & we all hung up our stockings. Florence went home tonight.

Sun. Dec. 24

Snowed all A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Went down to Alberta's in P.M. to practice. Went to German church in eve. They had their Xmas program. Alberta & I sang a duet. Their program was fine.

Mon. Dec. 25

Not very nice day for Xmas. Cloudy & a little cool. Papa & mama went to Grandma's. "Mon" & I went to Marions. Had a nice time. Jim & Anna Thompson were there too. Got home about 7. Got a box of candy & some cards from Price's & a card from Myrtle W. Got lots of nice presents. Fern Butler & Howard Rollins were married this eve.

Tues. Dec. 26

Nasty day. Rained & every thing was covered with ice. "Mon" didn't go to work today. Mama & I went over to Ad's in P.M.

Wed. Dec. 27

Nice day but cold. Isa's birthday. 25 years old. We washed in A.M. & I ironed some in P.M. "Mon" didn't go over to Marion's today. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. Leah R. & Ross gave a Recital at the Hall in eve. Didn't go. "Happy" started working at the store today & is staying here. Papa started working in the Mercantile Store today.

Thurs. Dec. 28

Nice day but very cold. Isa was here all day. I went to L.A.S. at Geo. Smiths. Large crowd out.

Fri. Dec. 29

Nice day but cold. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve awhile.

Sat. Dec. 30

Nice day. Uncle Geo., Uncle Aaron, Lester & Mr. Halverson were here for dinner. Olive, Claude & Harley were here all P.M. Alice (M?), Mrs. Arnold & Mabel were here in P.M. also. Abe Pierce was here for supper. Isa was here awhile. Went down town in eve. Quite a crowd in town. Guy Bovee came back tonight. "Happy" got through at the store tonight. Papa finished this noon.

Sun. Dec. 31

Nice in A.M. but snowed like everything in P.M. & eve. Went to S.S. & church. A young man from the Phillippine Islands preached in A.M. & again in eve. He was fine. Didn't go in eve.


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