The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1917


Mon. Jan. 1
Lovely day. Nice & warm. We washed in A.M. "Mon" got home early from Marion's. We kids went down town in eve. Alberta & Jack bought out Bert & Retta today. I stayed in there all the time.

Tues. Jan.2
Lovely day. We ironed in A.M. Aunt Em was here in A.M. Daisy & Alice M. were here in P.M. Mama went down town in eve. I stayed at home alone until about 8:30. "Mon" came home. Rev. Curran preached at the M.E. church tonight.

Wed. Jan. 3
Nice day. Papa went up to Will Donald's to work this A.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Quite a few out. Installation. Had a nice supper. Got home about 11:30.

Thurs. Jan. 4
Papa worked at Donald's again today. Ruth R. was here in P.M. & Ad & Josie C. in A.M.

Fri. Jan. 5
Nice day. "Mon" worked in town today. Packing ice. Nothing doing.

Sat. Jan. 6
Nice day. "Mon" packed ice again today. Mama & I went down town in P.M. Went down town in eve. Went up to the Hall & got supper for the Odd Fellows (Installation). Mama, Grace Pierce & myself. Genevra was there for supper too. Got home about 1.

Sun. Jan. 7
Nice day. Didn't go to S.S. or church. Olive, Claude, Harley, Isa & Lester were here all day. Henry & I went to Decorah in P.M. with the kids when they went back to school. Went to Henry'' folks. Didn't get very cold going down.

Mon. Jan. 8
Nice warm day. Went down town in P.M. Went to the movies., then went down to Zoa's for supper. Had a nice time. Got back up home about 8:30.

Tues. Jan. 9
Nice warm day. Went down to Zoa's & stayed all day. Had a good visit. Got home about 4:30. B. O. boys were down & Installed the Decorah boys in eve. "Mon" went to Lodge. He got home about 1:30.

Wed. Jan. 10
Cold day. Went down town in P.M. Went to L.A.S. with Zoa. Not much like our L.A.S. Mrs. Miller was over in P.M. Didn't go down town in eve.

Thurs. Jan 11
Cold day. Stayed at home all day. Went down town in eve. Went to "Civilization" at the "Star." It was good only lots of noise. Large crowd out. Got home about 11.

Fri. Jan. 12
A little warmer. Snowed almost all day. Didn't go down town. We came home with the kids after school. Got to B. O. about 7. Got quite cold coming home.

Sat. Jan. 13
Not very nice day. Cold & windy. "Happy" came up in P.M. awhile & then I went down town with her. Went to Wick's. Olive & Harley were there. Went down town in eve awhile. Guy Bovee was here for dinner. Uncle Aaron was here all day & night. Got a letter from Aunt Eunice.

Sun. Jan. 14
Nice day but cold. Went to S.S. & church. Papa & mama went to Isa's. Uncle Aaron went home, so "Mon" & I were alone. Had a good time.

Mon. Jan. 15
Nice day but cold. We washed in A.M. Uncle Joe & Mr. Halverson were here for dinner. "Mon" went over to Marion's today.

Tues. Jan. 16
Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Mrs. Edie was here in P.M. Mama & I went over to Aunt Em's awhile in P.M. I went down town too a minute. Went down town in eve.

Wed. Jan. 17
Warmer day but the snow blowed quite a bit. Isa was here all day & night. Lizzie Cassel was here for dinner. Mrs. David Bowman was buried here this P.M. I had to play for the funeral. Quite a few out. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 18
Nice day. Isa was here all day, until in P.M. Lester came after her. Guy Masters was here for dinner. We went down town in eve.

Fri. Jan. 19
Nice warm day. "Mon" went to Marions today. Uncle Aaron was here for dinner & Uncle Omri for supper. The folks went down town in eve but I stayed at home.

Sat. Jan. 20
Lovely day. Guy M. was here for dinner & supper. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Jan. 21
Regular old time blizzard. Didn't go to S.S. or church. Guess they didn't have any. Nothing doing all day. Little son born to Nellie & Lester Nelson today.

Mon. Jan. 22
Nice day. We washed in A.M. Olive & Harley were here all P.M. Didn't any of us go down town in eve.

Tues. Jan. 23
Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve.

Wed. Jan. 24
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve. Big dance in town. Didn't go. Uncle Omri & Ralph Lucas stayed here all night. We didn't have any Lodge. Went up to Alice M.'s & Mrs. Gates' in P.M. awhile. Henry is 22 years old today.

Thurs. Jan. 25
Nice day but cold. Went to L.A.S. at Hilleman's with Geo. Smith's. Not many out. Had a nice time though.

Fri. Jan. 26
Nice in A.M. but cold. Snowed in P.M. Guy Masters was here for dinner also Mr. Halverson. Mr. H. was here for supper & stayed all night also. Aunt Eunice lost a little baby girl & Uncle Albert bro't her to B. O. this P.M. for burial. Got here about 5:15. We went up to the cemetery. Uncle Omri stayed here all night. We kids went down town in eve.

Sat. Jan 27
Nice day. Nothing doing. Snowed a little in P.M. & eve. Went down town in eve. Guy M. was here for supper.

Sun. Jan. 28
Lovely day. Thawed like everything. Went to S.S. & church. Olive & Claude were here a minute in P.M. also Marion P. & Fred Walters.

Mon. Jan. 29
Nice warm day. It thawed quite a lot again today. We washed in A.M. & ironed in P.M. Isa was here in P.M. "Mon" & I went over to Marions in P.M.

Tues. Jan. 30
Colder today & stormed in P.M. & eve. Marion went to La Crosse this A.M. Nothing doing. Alice & I tied a comforter today.

Wed. Jan. 31
Regular blizzard but not so cold, still it was cold enough. Nothing doing. Marion came home tonight. Walter's folks stopped & stayed the rest of the night too. They got there about 12. The roads are terrible.

Thurs. Feb. 1
Very cold, windy, blustery day. Set around the stove all day. Walter's folks went home this A.M. Geo. Reid & Hattie Little were married today.

Fri. Feb. 2
Cold day. Marion bro't us kids home this P.M. Had to come thro' lots of snow. Got the horses down in one place. Went down town in eve.

Sat. Feb. 3
Nice most of the day. Pretty cold tho'. Guy M. was here for dinner & supper. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Feb. 4
Terrible day. Worst blizzard ever. Very cold. Nothing doing but set around the stove all day.

Mon. Feb. 5
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town awhile in eve.

Tues. Feb. 6
Nice day. We washed in A.M. Bessie Feltis was here for dinner. Went down town in P.M. Quite a crowd in town.

Wed. Feb. 7
Nice day. Isa & Guy M. were here for dinner. Henry hauled ice all day. Went down town in P.M. to practice. Went to Lodge in eve. German Young People's Society had a Basket Social & Program in the hall in eve. Very large crowd. Alberta & I sang. Got home about 11:15. It was good.

Thurs. Feb. 8
My birthday. I am 25 today. Got some nice presents. Nice day but cold. Mama & papa went down town in eve but we kids stayed at home. Mama & I went up to Robinsons in P.M. Little daughter born to Nick & Minnie Nelson today.

Fri. Feb. 9
Nice day. Isa was here & spent the day. Guy M. was here for dinner. Henry helped Claude Headington saw wood in A.M. Went down town in eve awhile. Got a card from Zoa.

Sat. Feb. 10
Nice day but cold. Olive, Claude & Harley were here for dinner. Isa came up in P.M. but went over to McIntire's for supper. Lester was here for supper. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. Didn't go to bed until after 1.

Sun. Feb. 11
Nice day but cold. Uncle Geo. came up & got mama & papa in A.M. & took them down to his place. Took them on to Decorah in P.M. They are going to Aunt Eunice's. Will leave Decorah tomorrow morning on the 7 o'clock. I went to S.S. & church. Not many out. Had a Lincolns Day Program.

Mon. Feb. 12
Nice day only a cold wind. I washed. Guy M. was here for dinner. "Mon" helped with the ice in P.M. Helped me in A.M. Ad was here in P.M. Got a card from Mrs. Seelye.

Tues. Feb. 13
Lovely day. Nice & warm. Thawed quite a lot. Guy M. was here for dinner. Lizzie Cassell was here awhile in A.M. & Mrs. Emmons in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Wed. Feb. 14
Nice day. "Mon" went to the woods in A.M. & then worked down town in P.M. Isa was here a few minutes. Went down town in P.M. awhile. Alice Wicks was here in A.M. Mrs. Douglas died this eve about 8:30. Little son born to Bessie & Rube Wilbur today.

Thurs. Feb. 15
Nice day. "Mon" went to Kelleys Sale. Isa was here for dinner & then we went down town in P.M. Went to the Hotel to see Olive & Harley. We all went over to Alberta's awhile. Bessie Feltis was here in eve.

Fri. Feb. 16
Very nice day. Thawed all day & more of the night. Went to L.A.S. at Mrs. Edie's. Large crowd out. Went down town in eve a few minutes. Big dance in town tonight. Mama & papa got back to Grandma's tonight.

Sat. Feb. 17
Nice day but colder. Isa was here in P.M. & for supper also Lester. Uncle Aaron was here for supper & stayed all night. Mama & papa came home this P.M. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. John Reese died this A.M. & Mr. James Arnold in P.M.

Sun. Feb. 18
Nice day. Went to S.S. & church & then over to the A.C. church to Mrs. Douglas' funeral. It was to be at 12 o'clock but it was not until 1. We had to sing. Alice P. came home with me for dinner & stayed until after 5. Isa & Lester were here for dinner also. Mama kept Harley while Olive & Claude went to the funeral & then Claude came & got him & took him down to Wick's. Uncle Aaron went home this A.M.

Mon. Feb. 19
Olive is 23 years old today. Snowed very hard in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice. We washed in A.M. Uncle Geo. came up & got Mama in P.M. Grace Wilson & Leonard Gossman were married today.

Tues. Feb. 20
Nice day. I ironed in A.M. Went to Mr. James Arnold's funeral at M.E. church in P.M. I had to play. Not many there. "Mon" went to Ernest Emerys Sale in P.M.

Wed. Feb. 21
The wind & snow blowed terribly hard but it wasn't very cold. Had to play for John Reese's funeral in P.M. at M.E. church. Didn't have Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Feb. 22
Quite a warm day. "Mon" sawed wood today. Papa went to Grandma's in P.M. I went down to the Hotel a few minutes in P.M. Olive & Harley were there. Ad was here awhile in P.M. We went down town in eve. Cleona & Everett Randalls baby died today.

Fri. Feb. 23
Nice day. "Mon" sawed wood all day. Papa came home in P.M.

Sat. Feb. 24
Lovely day. Went to the Prosper L.A.S. Sale with Merle & Elsie. Had a big load of us. Eleven going up & ten coming back. Went down town in eve. Isa was here for dinner.

Sun. Feb. 25
Nice day. Went to S.S. & church. Nothing doing all day.

Mon. Feb. 26
Nice day. I washed in A.M. & ironed in P.M.

Tues. Feb. 27
Nice day. "Mon" went over to Marions in A.M. & then to Melvin Nelson's sale in P.M. Uncle Omri was here for dinner. Papa went down to the Lost Nation school house & worked in P.M. We went down town in eve.

Wed. Feb. 28
Nice day. "Mon" went to Decorah today to help Jim Thompson move. They have gone to Fayette to live. "Mon" didn't get home tonight. I worked hard all day. Went over to Ad's a few minutes in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. Hazel Briggs & Robt. Harris were married this eve.

Thurs. Mar. 1
Lovely day. I had L.A.S. Quite a few here. Mama came home for dinner. Papa went back with her in P.M. Olive, Claude, Harley, Isa & Lester were all here for dinner too. "Mon" got back this A.M. Uncle Ben Ward died this A.M. about 6 o'clock & Mrs. Maricle this eve about 11 o'clock.

Fri. Mar. 2
Lovely day. "Mon" helped Mr. Butler with his ice most of the day. Mrs. James Arnold died this A.M. about 11:30.

Sat. Mar. 3
Nice day. Papa came home this A.M. Went to Uncle Ben's funeral in P.M. at A.C. church. Had to play. Large crowd out. Large crowd in town too. Papa & "Mon" went to Lodge in eve. I stayed alone. "Mon" got home about 12.

Sun. Mar. 4
Lovely day. Went to S.S. Didn't have any church. The furnace smoked too bad. Alice P. came home with me from S.S. We had to sing for Mrs. Maricle's funeral at A.C. church in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 5
Lovely day. I washed in A.M. Went to Mrs. Arnold's funeral at M.E. church in P.M. We had to sing again. I ironed some after I got home.

Tues. Mar. 6
Nice day. Finished ironing in A.M. Sewed some in P.M. Went up to Arnold's in P.M. awhile. Went down town in eve a few minutes.

Wed. Mar. 7
Worked hard all A.M. "Mon" helped me all A.M. Was nice in A.M. but snowed & rained in P.M. Got colder in eve. Mrs. Edie was here awhile in P.M. Went to the Hall in P.M. & worked. Mama came home tonight. We went down town in eve.

Thurs. Mar. 8
Cloudy day. L.A.S. Sale & Dinner at the Hall today. Large crowd out. Had a fine dinner & Sale. It amounted to $168.50. Had lots of pretty things for sale.

Fri. Mar. 9
Nice day. Mama went back to Grandma's this A.M. "Mon" went over to John McMullens after a load of sawdust & papa went to Mr. Joe LaValle's funeral so we didn't have dinner until about 3.

Sat. Mar. 10
Very warm day. Sun didn't shine much. The roads thawed very much. Went down town in P.M. Went to Wicks to see Olive & Harley. Then we went over to the stores awhile. Olive came up home with me a minute. Isa was here a few minutes too. Went down town in eve. Stayed with Alberta until she closed the store. Went over to Cliffords & had some soup & then went home with "Bert". "Mon" & papa went to Lodge. "Mon" came over there after me about 12. Uncle Aaron was here all day & stayed all night. We had quite a little lightning tonight.

Sun. Mar. 11
Nice day. Thawed lots again today. Went to S.S. & church. Not many out. The roads are too bad. Uncle A. went home this A.M. Papa went to church in A.M. & eve.

Mon. Mar. 12
Nice day until about 4 P.M. it started to snow & blow. Had quite a little snow storm. I washed in A.M. & ironed in P.M. Chas. Dawley's father was buried here in P.M. Papa went up to the cemetery.

Tues. Mar. 13
Snowed, rained & blowed all day. Had quite a little thunder & lightning during the day. "Mon" & papa worked at the blacksmith shop all day.

Wed. Mar. 14
Snowed & blowed quite a little today. Papa & "Mon" finished at the shop this A.M. I went over to Ad's awhile in P.M. No Lodge tonight. Too much snow.

Thurs. Mar. 15
Nice day. Isa was here most of the P.M. Alice P. was here awhile too. Papa went to Grandma's & spent the day. "Mon" helped Ezra R. fix telephone lines in P.M. Went down town awhile in eve.

Fri. Mar. 16
Worst blizzard we have had this winter only it was nice & warm. Nothing doing all day.

Sat. Mar. 17
Warm day. Snowed & blowed quite a little. Went down town in P.M. Went down again in eve. Papa & "Mon" went to Lodge. I stayed with Alberta. Got home about 11:15. Large crowd in town in P.M.

Sun. Mar. 18
Not very nice in A.M. Regular blizzard & cold. Didn't go to S.S. or church. Papa went. Nothing doing all day. Papa went to church in eve.

Mon. Mar. 19
Lovely day. I washed in A.M. Papa went to Grandma's this A.M. & stayed all night. Florence McIntire & Bernice Cassel were here awhile in P.M., also Isa was here & spent the eve. I got a card from Aunt Eunice.

Tues. Mar. 20
Lovely day. Mama & papa came home this A.M. Mama is home to stay now. Isa came up in P.M. & stayed until eve. Olive Wicks was here in P.M. also. "Mon" went to Prosper in A.M. Some of the young people had a play at the Hall in eve. "Mon" & I didn't go. Olive & Claude came up & they left Harley with us. Got to bed about 11:30.

Wed. Mar. 21
Lovely day. Isa was here all day. Mrs. Arthur Decker was here all P.M. We went to Lodge in eve. Not many out. The roads are too bad. Mrs. Wemett was taken sick this noon & died very suddenly about 10 P.M. Mama & papa stayed there all night. I got a card from "Happy".

Thurs. Mar. 22
Very nice day. Thawed lots. The water was up very high. "Mon" helped Geo. Smith today. I went to L.A.S. at Mrs. Edie's. Quite a few out considering the weather. Ad was here in A.M. Mama & papa came home today. Papa about noon & mama about 3 o'clock. Had quite some electric storm in eve. Rained very hard.

Fri. Mar. 23
Nice warm day. Mama went up to Wemetts & stayed all day. Came home & stayed over night though. First buggies in town today. Mrs. Arthur D. & Helen E. were here in P.M. We kids went down town in eve.

Sat. Mar. 24
Lovely day. Thawed lots today. Mama went up to Wemetts early in A.M. Papa was there most of the A.M. & for dinner. Had to play for Mrs. Wemetts funeral at M.E. church in P.M. Large crowd out. Isa was here a minute in P.M. also Olive, Claude & Harley. Papa & "Mon" went to Lodge. Mama & I went down town.

Sun. Mar. 25
Lovely day. Snow is most all gone. Mostly all buggies & wagons on the road now. Didn't go to S.S. or church. Mama & papa went to German Church in A.M. Mama & I went over to Aunt Em's in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 26
Nice day. We washed in A.M. Isa was here all day & all night. The folks went down town in eve.

Tues. Mar. 27
Nice day. We ironed in A.M. Isa went home in P.M. Lester was here for dinner. "Mon" worked for Geo. Smith today. We went down town in eve.

Wed. Mar. 28
Nice day but colder. Isa was here all day again today. Aunt Em was here in A.M. "Mon" worked at Smiths again today. Mama went up to Alice Morrisons in eve. We didn't have any Lodge.

Thurs. Mar. 29
Lovely day. Grand wedding in town today. Emma Koenig & Rickard Torgerson. Over two hundred invited for all day & night. Papa & mama went but "Mon" & I didn't. Ad was here in P.M. also Emma Ackerson. Went down town in eve but came right back home again.

Fri. Mar. 30
Lovely day. Very warm. Terrible fire in B. O. early this A.M. The old store (Dells pool hall) & the other old store beside it burned. Woke me up about 4. "Mon" & papa both went. They got home again about six. Scared me nearly to death. Little son born to Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Price. The finest boy ever & the smallest. He only weighed 5 ¼ lbs. He was born about 9:30 A.M. Had lots of company. Baby is very good. Olive, Claude, Harley & Isa were here in P.M. Mama went for a short walk in eve. Baby was 20 in. long. His name is Daniel Arthur.

Sat. Mar. 31
Very windy day. Somewhat cooler. We are all fine. Had a lot of company. Uncle Aaron came up in P.M. & stayed all night. He & papa went to Lodge. "Mon" didn't go. He went down town awhile in eve. Isa was here in eve.

Sun. Apr. 1
Nice day only cloudy part of the time. Olive, Claude, Harley, Lester & Isa were here all day. Had quite a few callers.

Mon. Apr. 2
Nice in A.M. & until about 4 P.M. It rained & snowed some. Rained some in eve. but cleared off before 9 o'clock. "Mon" drove for Dr. Harris today. Isa came up & helped mama. Papa went to Prosper in P.M. Had quite a few callers.

Tues. Apr. 3
Not very nice day. Sun didn't shine any. Had quite a few callers. Mama went down town in eve a while.

Wed. Apr. 4
Not very nice day. Sun didn't shine any. Quite cool too. Nothing doing. Isa was here in eve. Had some callers today. Mettie was here in P.M.

Thurs. Apr. 5
Very nice day only rather cool & windy. Papa worked at Roy Wanless's today. Mama washed. Had quite a few callers. Got a card from "Happy".

Fri. Apr. 6
Lovely day. Papa worked for Roy W. again today. "Mon" worked for Ezra R. Uncle Geo. & Aunt Till were here for dinner. They went home about 3. Isa was here in P.M. Had quite a lot of callers today.

Sat. Apr. 7
Lovely in P.M. but snowed in A.M. until the ground was all white. The snow didn't stay long though. Papa worked at Roy's in P.M. & Henry worked at Ezra's. Had lots of company. Olive, Claude & Harley were here in P.M. also Isa. "Happy" was up in eve.

Sun. Apr. 8
Easter Sunday. Lovely day. I got up today for the first. Feel fine. Had a lot of callers. Olive, Claude & Harley & Isa were here in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 9
Nice day. Mama washed in A.M. Had company in P.M. Mama went down town in eve. Papa worked at Roy's in P.M. "Mon" went with Ezra in P.M. I was up almost all day.

Tues. Apr. 10
Nice day but very windy. Isa was here all day. Papa worked at Roy's this A.M. Mama went down town in eve. I was up all day. I got a card from Myrtle.

Wed. Apr. 11
Nice day but very windy. Isa was here all day & stayed all night. Had some company. Mama & papa & Isa went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 12
Nice windy day. Papa went to Nick Nelson's & mama went over to Ern Wards & stayed all day. Aunt Lissa was here in A.M. Isa went home tonight. Had quite a lot of company today.

Fri. Apr. 13
Nice day but windy & cool. Isa was here all day & night. Had quite a lot of company. I went over to Aunt Em's a few minutes in A.M. First time I have been away from home. Went down town in eve a little while.

Sat. Apr. 14
Nice day. Isa was here all day. "Mon" & I went up to our house in A.M. Isa & I went down town in P.M. Kathleen came home with us & stayed a few minutes. "Mon" went to Lodge in eve. Olive. Claude & Harley were here a few minutes in eve.

Sun. Apr. 15
Nice day. Nothing doing. Lots of cars on the road today. "Mon" & I went up to our house in P.M. Baby was pretty cross all day. Audrey Ward died this eve.

Mon. Apr. 16
Nice day. We didn't wash though.

Tues. Apr. 17
Nice most of the day. We washed in A.M. It rained in P.M. & again in the night. Baby was awful sick in eve.

Wed. Apr. 18
Had quite a rain storm in A.M. early. Very warm day. Rained off & on all day. Olive & Harley were here all P.M. Uncle Aaron was here a few minutes in P.M. also Isa. Uncle Geo. was here for dinner. "Mon" helped Ezra most of the day.

Thurs. Apr. 19
Mama's birthday. Had two hard showers in A.M. Rained again in P.M. & at night. Mama & papa went to Audrey Ward's funeral in P.M. Isa was here in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 20
Nice part of the day. Rained off & on. Went up to the house in A.M. "Mon" worked up there all P.M. Rained hard in eve.

Sat. Apr. 21
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town a few minutes in eve. Isa came home with me. Olive & Harley were here all eve too. "Mon" went to Lodge.

Sun. Apr. 22
Nice in A.M. but cloudy in P.M. I went to S.S. Byron was here awhile in P.M. "Mon" & I went up to our house in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 23
Nice in A.M. & P.M. but colder. We washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve.

Tues. Apr. 24
Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day & quite hard in eve. Quite cold too. We ironed in A.M. "Mon" worked for Sam Rice.

Wed. Apr. 25
Cloudy cool day. Rained most of the time. Olive & Harley were here all P.M. Mama & papa went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 26
Nice cool day. "Mon" worked for Sam Rice today.

Fri. Apr. 27
Nice day. Quite a lot warmer. "Mon" got us a load of wood in A.M. & worked up home in P.M. Isa was here all day. I went up home in P.M. & worked awhile. Had company down here. Aunt Candace & Mag B. Bessie F. was here in P.M. & for supper.

Sat. Apr. 28
Nice in A.M. but rained in P.M. & eve. Snowed in eve until the ground was white. "Mon" worked at Sam Rice's. Isa was here in P.M. Papa & "Mon" went to Lodge in eve.

Sun. Apr. 29
Rained some in A.M. Cloudy all day. Papa went to church in A.M. & eve. "Mon" & I went up to the house in P.M. Claude Decker was here in P.M. & for supper.

Mon. Apr. 30
Rained almost all day. "Mon" went over to Marion's & spent the day. We washed in A.M. but couldn't get the clothes dry. Rained very hard in eve.

Tues. May 1
Nice day. Somewhat warmer. "Mon" & I were up to the house in A.M. & then we moved up here in P.M. Mama & papa came up with us & helped us get settled around. I like it fine up here.

Wed. May 2
Lovely day. Julia was over in A.M. Mama & Isa were here in A.M. & Isa was up again in P.M.

Thurs. May 3
Nice day only rather cloudy in P.M. Rained a little in eve. Mama came up in P.M. & stayed with Baby while I went down town.

Fri. May 4
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Frank Wolfenburger all day.

Sat. May 5
Nice day. Mama was up all P.M. & again in eve. She stayed with Baby & I went down town in eve. Olive & Harley came up here & spent the eve too. "Mon" went to Lodge. Got to bed about 11.

Sun. May 6
Lovely day. We went down home for dinner.

Mon. May 7
Lovely day. "Mon" plowed & dragged the garden & planted some potatoes. Mama was up in eve. Isa & Florence M. were here in P.M. Papa was here for dinner.

Tues. May 8
Nice day. Nothing doing. Papa was here for dinner. "Mon" worked for Ellis Brode.

Wed. May 9
Nice day. Papa was here for dinner.

Thurs. May 10
Nice day. Rained a little at noon but was nice the rest of the day. Mama came up & washed in A.M. We planted some garden in P.M.

Fri. May 11
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra in P.M. Mama was up in eve a few minutes.

Sat. May 12
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra all day. Mama was up in A.M. I went down there in P.M. & stayed for supper. "Mon" came down for supper. He went to Lodge & I stayed down home. We got home about 11. Mama & I went up to Robinson's in P.M. Olive, Claude & Harley were up in eve. Olive left Harley up home & she went down town a few minutes. I went down town a few minutes in eve.

Sun. May 13
Lovely day. Papa & Mama were here for dinner & spent the P.M. Henrys folks were here awhile in P.M. We went down home in eve. Walt & Lena & the kids were there.

Mon. May 14
Nice day. Papa was here for dinner. Mama was up to Grace's.

Tues. May 15
Very warm day. Mama was up here & washed in A.M. We went down there in P.M. awhile. Florence R. was here in eve.

Wed. May 16
Lovely day. Papa's birthday. "Mon" helped Ezra all day. Mama & Isa were here in P.M.

Thurs. May 17
Lovely day. Nothing doing.

Fri. May 18
Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama was up. Rained very hard in eve.

Sat. May 19
Nice day. Went down home in eve & stayed while "Mon" went to Lodge. Olive, Claude & Harley were up too.

Sun. May 20
Nice day but colder. The wind blowed hard. Mama, papa, "Mon", Baby & I went to Olive's & spent the day. Had a fine time.

Mon. May 21
Cold day. Rained all day almost. Mama was up in P.M. "Mon" worked on the telephone line in P.M.

Tues. May 22
Nice day but cold. Nothing doing.

Wed. May 23
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra. Mama washed for me & stayed for dinner. Isa was here awhile in P.M.

Thurs. May 24
Nice day. "Mon" worked on the telephone line. I went down home in P.M. Isa was there too. Got a letter for Aunt Eunice.

Fri. May 25
Nice day. "Mon" worked on the T.L. Mama & Aunt Em were here in A.M. I went down home in P.M. Isa was there also Myrtle Manning & her children.

Sat. May 26
Rained almost all day & was quite cold. Baby has a bad cold. Mama was up here almost all day & then she came up again in eve & stayed while papa & "Mon" were at Lodge. "Mon" worked for Geo. Smith today.

Sun. May 27
Lovely day. "Mon" went with Ezra today & I went down home. Went to M.E. church in A.M. They had a temperance program. It was fine. Mama took care of Baby. Olive, Claude & Harley came up in P.M. Olive & Claude went to the Hall to the Memorial exercises & Harley stayed at home with Mama & I. He & I went up to Alberta's a few minutes in P.M. & then she came down home with us. "Happy" & Florence R. were up home a few minutes after dinner. Mama was up here in eve. Baby is about the same.

Mon. May 28
Nice day. "Mon" helped Ezra today. Baby is about the same. Mama came up in eve & stayed awhile. "Mon" went down town in eve. Bessie Feltis was here in eve.

Tues. May 29
Nice warm day. Mama washed for us in A.M. "Mon" worked for Ezra today & we were over there for dinner. Baby is much better today. It rained some in eve.

Wed. May 30
Rained almost all day & eve. Nothing doing.

Thurs. May 31
Rainy day. Nothing doing. Isa & Mama were here in A.M. We went down home for dinner. Isa & Lester were there for dinner too.

Fri. June 1
Nice in A.M. but rained in P.M. & eve. Baby & I went down home in P.M. Olive & Harley were there too. They came up town alone.

Sat. June 2
Rained in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice. Mama was up in P.M. I went down there in eve &"Mon" went to Lodge. Went down town a few minutes too. Olive & Harley came home with me. Isa was up home awhile too.

Sun. June 3
Lovely day. We were home all day. Mrs. Oehler & Gladys & the little girl were here awhile in P.M. Mama & papa were up in eve.

Mon. June 4
Rainy & cloudy in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was nice but it rained again late in P.M. Was very nice in eve. Mama was up in A.M. I went down there in P.M. & then we went up to B. Sheley's, Alice M.'s & Mrs. A. Gates. Mama was up here in eve. "Mon" worked on the telephone line all day.

Tues. June 5
Registration Day in B. O. for all men between 21 & 31. Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & got colder. "Mon" worked for Fremont Cox today. Mama & Isa came up in P.M. & we went calling at Mrs. Oehlers, John Emerys & Myrtle M's. Johns have a very nice baby.

Wed. June 6
Rained almost all day & eve. Mama was up in A.M. Nothing doing.

Thurs. June 7
Quite a nice day. "Mon" went to the barn raising at Steve Pierce's. I went over to Reeds in P.M. Mama was up in eve.

Fri. June 8
Nice warm day. Mama was here & washed in A.M. & then we walked down to Isa's in P.M. She came home with us & stayed all night with mama. "Mon" worked on the telephone line in P.M.

Sat. June 9
Very warm day. "Mon" helped Ern Reed part of the day while he went to Norma's wedding. She married Kenneth Palmer. "Mon" went to Lodge in eve & Baby & I went down home. I went down town awhile. Very large crowd in town.

Sun. June 10
Lovely day. Very warm. Papa, Mama, Uncle Aaron, Claude, Olive & Harley were here & spent the day. We had a nice visit. "Mon" went to the river in A.M. Mama & I went over to Reeds in P.M. awhile.

Mon. June 11
Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama was up awhile in P.M. Rained very hard in eve.

Tues. June 12
Nice day. We washed in A.M. Went down town in P.M. First time we took the Baby down town. Mama & Isa were up in eve. It rained in eve. "Mon" went down town to a special Lodge Meeting.

Wed. June 13
Nice in A.M. & most of P.M. Rained a little in A.M. "Mon" worked for Ezra all day. I went down home in P.M. Mr. Ed Potter was buried in B. O. in P.M.

Thurs. June 14
Nice day. Very cold. Henry helped John Rollins today. Nothing doing. We went down town in eve.

Fri. June 15
Nice day, rather cold. Mama was up at noon & I went down home with her. Went up to Alice M's. & then over to Aunt Ems. Came back to Mama's & stayed for supper & until "Mon" came. He worked for J. R. again today.

Sat. June 16
Nice day. Mama & Aunt Em were up in A.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. again today. I went down home in P.M. & then Aunt Em, Mama & I went up to Alice M's. to see her incubator hatch. I stayed down home for supper again & until "Mon" came home from Lodge. Went down town in eve. Olive & Harley went up home with me & stayed awhile.

Sun. June 17
Lovely day. We went over to Marion's & spent the day. Mama & papa were up in eve.

Mon. June 18
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra today. He went down town in eve & I went down home. Isa was here at noon.

Tues. June 19
Lovely day. Mama & Isa were here in A.M. I went down there for dinner & stayed until "Mon" came home in eve. He worked for J. R. again today. Aunt Em was over home for dinner too. Isa & I went down town in P.M. Julia, Mrs. Heckle & Geo. were here in eve. "Mon" went over to Logdsens with Ezra.

Wed. June 20
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. today. Olive & I went up to Wicks & spent the day. Had a fine time. Isa was here for supper & then we went down home after supper. Went down town in eve. Rained in the night. Just 9 years ago we had our terrible hail storm.

Thurs. June 21
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home & spent the day. Uncle Geo. & Grandma were there too. Papa went up near Preston to work today & Mama stayed here tonight.

Fri. June 22
Rained very hard all A.M. but was nice in P.M. "Mon" went to work but it rained so hard he came home. Worked on the telephone line in P.M. Mama stayed here all night. Had a terrible storm in the night.

Sat. June 23
Lovely day. "Mon" helped Ezra in A.M. & got a load of wood in P.M. Went down home in eve. "Mon" went to Lodge. Mama & I went down town awhile. Lizzie W. was here in P.M.

Sun. June 24
Lovely day. We stayed at home alone all day. Mama & papa were up a few minutes in eve before church. I went over & set with Mrs. Heckle a few minutes in eve.

Mon. June 25
Had a bad storm early in A.M. but it cleared off & was a lovely day. Mama came up & washed for me in A.M. & stayed for dinner. "Mon" worked on the telephone line in P.M. I went down home a few minutes in P.M. Olive & Harley were there. Mama stayed here tonight. "Mon" went with Ezra in eve.

Tues. June 26
Nice day. Mama went up to (?Laura H.'s?). Isa was up & stayed all night with her so she didn't come up here. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Wed. June 27
Rained hard in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. "Mon" went up to J. R.'s. We went down town in eve. Went to Lodge.

Thurs. June 28
Rained in A.M. "Mon" went up to J. R.'s but didn't stay. Went down home in P.M. & he helped Lester fix fence. We stayed there for supper & all night. He & Ezra went down to Fred Walters to a dance.

Fri. June 29
Nice day. Mama & I went up to Alice M's. for dinner. Isa & Ad were down home in P.M. Mama & I went down town in eve. "Mon" & I went down to Albert Van Vliet's to an ice cream social in eve with Julia & Ezra. It rained quite a little in the night.

Sat. June 30
Nice in A.M. Rained some in P.M. Had a bad storm in the night. Severe lightning & thunder & some hail. Baby is 3 months old today & weighs 10 lbs. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home in P.M. & stayed until "Mon" came home from Lodge. Mama & I went down town awhile. Olive came up home with us but didn't stay long. Papa came home tonight.

Sun. July 1
Very warm day. "Mon" & Baby & I went to Olive's & spent the day. Wicks' were all there & Isa & Lester. We had a fine time. Got home about 7.

Mon. July 2
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. today. Mama came up here & stayed all night.

Tues. July 3
Nice day. Mama washed here in A.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. today. We went down town awhile in eve. Papa came home tonight.

Wed. July 4
Nice in A.M. Very warm. Started to rain about 3:30 & rained off & on again all night I guess. "Mon" plowed our garden in A.M. & we went to Bluffton in P.M. to the big Celebration. Large crowd. Got home about 7:30.

Thurs. July 5
Nice in A.M. Started to rain about 4 P.M. & kept it up almost all night. Had some bad thunder & lightning. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home just after dinner & then we stayed down there all night. Papa went back to his work this A.M. Isa was up home in P.M. also Clare E. & her baby. We went down town a few minutes in P.M.

Fri. July 6
Lovely day. Very warm. "Mon" didn't work today. We stayed down home all day. Papa came home in P.M. & he & Mama went to Decorah with Grace & Abe Pierces to Lodge. Joint Installation. Quite a crowd went down from here.

Sat. July 7
Lovely day. Very warm. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama was up in A.M. She bro't me a new hat. I went down there in P.M. & stayed until after Lodge. Isa was there in P.M. also Aunt Em & Daisy M. Mama & I went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Installation tonight so we didn't get home until about 11:30.

Sun. July 8
Very nice in A.M. & until about 2:30. It rained very hard then. The wind blowed pretty hard some of the time too. We went over to Marion's & spent the day. Didn't get home until about 10. Mrs. Price, Stanley & his girl came over after us in A.M. & Marion bro't us home. Pollitts folks came about 5 o'clock. They had been since 8 o'clock getting there. Had lots of trouble with their car.

Mon. July 9
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down town in P.M. & then over to Julia's. Went down home after supper & mama came home with us & stayed all night.

Tues. July 10
Nice in A.M. but started to rain in P.M. & kept it up off & on all P.M. & night. Rained very hard in the night. Mama washed for me in A.M. & then went up to Nash's the rest of the day. She stayed here all night. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Wed. July 11
Rained almost all A.M. but cleared off in P.M. & was just lovely. "Mon" didn't work today. Isa was here for dinner. Went to Lodge in eve. Installation tonight. Had supper. Quite a crowd out. Got home about 12.

Thurs. July 12
Nice in A.M. Had quite a shower in P.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama stayed here tonight.

Fri. July 13
Nice day. Was down home all day. Isa was there too. "Mon" worked for J. R. Went down town in eve a few minutes.

Sat. July 14
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Went down home in P.M. Made a dress for me. Alice M. & Kathleen were there in P.M. also. Kathleen took Arthur's picture. We went down town in eve. Papa came home tonight.

Sun. July 15
Lovely day. We went down to Roscoe Wick's & spent the day. All of Wicks', Isa, Lester, Olive, Claude, Harley & Alfred T. were there. Stopped at Isa's awhile on the way down. Lester had a very bad spell after church tonight. The same kind of a spell as Mrs. Wemett & Mr. Decker died with. Gas crowding the heart. They stayed at the Hotel all night.

Mon. July 16
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. "Happy" started working at the Mercantile Store today & is boarding here. I went down town in P.M. to see Lester but he had gone home. They came back in eve though & stayed all night with mama. Went down home in eve & then down town. Lester is much better today.

Tues. July 17
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Went down to Cox's in P.M. Went down home in eve. Mama stayed here all night.

Wed. July 18
Lovely day. Very warm. Went over to Julia's in P.M. & then down home after supper. Went to Lodge in eve. Mama stayed at home tonight. Isa & Lester stayed with her. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Thurs. July 19
Very warm day. Mama washed for me in A.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. Went down home after supper. Mama came home with me to stay all night, but papa came home so she went back home.

Fri. July 20
Very warm day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down town in P.M. & then up home awhile. Went down home again after supper & then down town.

Sat. July 21
Very warm day. Rained all A.M. & part of P.M. Rained again in the night. "Mon" went to work but it rained so he came home. He helped Ezra in P.MN. Went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Florence went home tonight.

Sun. July 22
Lovely day. We went down home & spent the day. Olive, Claude, Harley, Lester & Isa were there also. We had a fine time.

Mon. July 23
Nice day although it didn't look very nice in A.M. "Mon" worked on the telephone line all day. We went down town in eve. Mama came up here & stayed all night. "Happy" came back this A.M.

Tues. July 24
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. We went down town in eve. Mama stayed here all night.

Wed. July 25
Lovely day. "Old Settlers Picnic" today, but every one was too busy to come in A.M. Chautauqua started today too. We washed in A.M. Went down home in P.M. Very large crowd in town in eve. We went down town in eve.

Thurs. July 26
Lovely day. We girls went down home for dinner. Isa was there also. Olive & Harley came up in P.M. We all went to Chautauqua in P.M. Went down town in eve. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Fri. July 27
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home in P.M. Mama & Isa were here in A.M. Went to Chautauqua in P.M. Went down home in eve again. Aunt Till & Lawrence were up home & spent the eve.

Sat. July 28
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Went down home in P.M. Went down town also. Isa was up & ate supper with us & then I went down home with her. Went down town in eve.

Sun. July 29
Lovely day. Went to church. Went over to Reed's in P.M. to hear the band play but they didn't come so I went over there again in eve. "Mon" worked in the "stand" in eve. Last day of the Chautauqua. The band was fine.

Mon. July 30
Lovely day. Very warm. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home in eve. Mama stayed with us all night. Arthur is 4 months old today & weighs 12 lbs.

Tues. July 31
Lovely day. Very warm until about 5 o'clock it clouded up & we had a hard storm. Rained most of the night too I guess. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mrs. Price came up & spent the day with me. Got here about 9 & went home about 6:30. Mama stayed here all night.

Wed. Aug. 1
Nice day. "Mon" helped Ezra today. Went to Lodge in eve. We washed in A.M. Mama stayed for dinner. Olive & Harley came up in P.M. & then we all went to a Canning Demonstration at the Hall in P.M.

Thurs. Aug. 2
Nice day. "Mon" helped Ezra. Went down home & stayed all day. "Happy" came up to Mama's for dinner. Olive & Harley were there also.

Fri. Aug. 3
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra in A.M. & for Fremont in P.M. I went down home in P.M.

Sat. Aug. 4
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for Fremont. Went down home in P.M. Aunt Till, Lawrence, Olive & Harley were there too. It rained very hard in eve. We had to go down town & it was raining very hard when it was time to go home so Ben Nolte bro't us home.

Sun. Aug. 5
Nice day. We were alone all day. "Mon" went for a ride in P.M. & I went down home awhile.

Mon. Aug. 6
Nice day, but cool. We went to Decorah with Clarence W. in A.M. Went down to Zoa's & stayed. "Mon" went down to be examined & got his exemption papers. Maude & Nettie came down to Zoa's at noon. Zoa kept Arthur in P.M. & we girls all went up town. She kept him again in eve & we went to the Movies. We came home with Cliff & Maude. Got home about 11:30. "Happy" stayed all night with Mama.

Tues. Aug. 7
Nice day but cold. Rained in A.M. so "Mon" didn't go to work. Maude was up a few minutes in P.M. & then I went down town with her. Went out in the grove with "Mon" after wood when we got home. Went down town in eve. Mama stayed here all night.

Wed. Aug. 8
Nice day but cool. We washed in A.M. Mama stayed here for dinner. Went down town in P.M. Mama helped me carry Arthur home. We stopped at the creamery & got weighed. I weighed 95 lbs. & Mama 153. "Mon" worked for J. R. today. Papa came home tonight so mama won't stay with us any more.

Thurs. Aug. 9
Rained almost all A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. although it was cold. "Mon" went to work but he came home about 10. I went out in the grove with him in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Fri. Aug. 10
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J.R. I went down home in P.M. Grandma & Uncle Geo. were there & spent the day. Aunt Em, Alice M., Marjorie & Myrtle M. & her children were there in P.M. too.

Sat. Aug. 11
Nice day. Went down home & spent the day. Olive & Harley were there too. "Mon" worked for J. R. He got thro' up there today. We went down town in eve. Large crowd in town. Rained almost all night I guess.

Sun. Aug. 12
Rained all day. Quite a dreary day. We were home alone all day.

Mon. Aug. 13
Not a very nice day but cleared off in P.M. We went down town in P.M. & eve.

Tues. Aug. 14
Nice day. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve.

Wed. Aug. 15
Nice day. Mama came up & washed in A.M. I went down there in P.M. Olive & Harley were there. "Mon" worked up to J. R.'s in P.M. so Howard could go to the Fair. We went down town in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 16
Lovely day. "Mon" worked for Claude Headington. I went down home in P.M. & stayed for supper. "Happy" went to the Fair. Isa came up home with me after supper & then went back down to Mama's with me. "Mon" helped milk Morrison's cows & I went up & stayed with Alice. We went down town afterwards.

Fri. Aug. 17
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Claude H. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. Mama was up a few minutes in eve. She went to the fair today.

Sat. Aug. 18
Very warm day. Olive & Harley were here all day. Aunt Lissa & Uncle Joe were here for dinner. We all went down town in P.M. Isa was here for supper. We went down home a few minutes in eve & then went down town. "Mon" worked for Claude H.

Sun. Aug. 19
Nice day. We stayed at home until about 4 P.M. We went down home a little while.

Mon. Aug. 20
Nice day. Harley was taken sick today & Mama went down there in eve to stay awhile. We went down town in eve. "Mon" worked for Ezra.

Tues. Aug. 21
Nice day. Very warm. Isa came up about noon & then we went down home & cleaned up the house a little. Went down to Claudes about 4. Harley is no better. "Mon" worked for Ezra. We went down town in eve.

Wed. Aug. 22
Nice day. "Mon" worked for Ezra. Isa came up in P.M. & helped me a little. Went to Lodge in eve. Harley is no better.

Thurs. Aug. 23
Rather cold day. Isa came up & washed for me in A.M. I went to L.A.S. at Edie's in P.M. Quite a few out. It rained some in P.M. Went down town in eve. "Mon" worked for Ezra. Saw Olive up town in P.M. & Harley is no better.

Fri. Aug. 24
Nice day but cold. "Mon" worked for Ezra. Kathleen R. was here in P.M. & Mrs. Edie & Rose in eve. We went down to see Harley in eve. Papa went too. They got a nurse tonight. He is very low.

Sat. Aug. 25
Nice day. Baby is a little better. We went down town in eve. "Mon" worked for Ezra.

Sun. Aug. 26
Lovely day. Mama came up home & spent the day. She & papa were here for dinner. Harley is about the same.

Mon. Aug. 27
Nice day. "Mon" worked for John R. Harley is worse today.

Tues. Aug. 28
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down town in P.M. & then Jack, Alberta, Clare E. & baby & papa & Arthur & I went down to Olive's. Harley is pretty bad.

Wed. Aug. 29
Nice day. Isa washed here in A.M. & then we went down home awhile in P.M. & done up some work. "Mon" worked for J. R. in P.M. Our Little Harley died this P.M. at 4:30. "Mon" & I went down there in eve. My but it was cold coming home.

Thurs. Aug. 30
Nice day. Went down home early in A.M. Went down to Josies in P.M. Went down town in eve & Jack & Alberta took us down to Claudes.

Fri. Aug. 31
Nice day. We went to Harleys funeral in P.M. We met at the house at one & at the A.C. church at 2. We had the loveliest flowers & so many of them. Everyone was so good. Rev. Ulrich preached the sermon. Rev. Sweet was not here.

Sat. Sept. 1
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down home in P.M. & helped Isa awhile. Papa, Isa & Lester were here for dinner. "Mon" helped Geo. R. haul coal in A.M. Went down town awhile in eve & then went up home. Mama came home tonight. Olive & Claude came up & stayed all night too.

Sun. Sept. 2
Nice day. We all went up to John Wicks & spent the day. Had a nice time. Papa & Mama were up here in eve.

Mon. Sept. 3
Nice day. Nothing doing.

Tues. Sept. 4
Nice day. We washed in A.M. Mr. Ferris took us to Decorah in P.M. Went down to see the Doctor but got there too late. Went up to Price's a few minutes. Rained quite hard in the night. "Happy" took Babys picture today.

Wed. Sept. 5
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went down town in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 6
Nice day. Went to L.A.S. at Ike Gates with Alice P. & Maude R. Quite a crowd out. Had a swell supper. Went down town in eve.

Fri. Sept. 7
Rained almost all day. Went down town in eve.

Sat. Sept. 8
Nice part of the day. Quite cold tho'. Mama was up in A.M. & then she & Aunt Em came up in P.M. & helped me can peaches & make apple pickles. Isa was here in P.M. also. "Mon" worked on the telephone line in P.M. We went down town in eve.

Sun. Sept. 9
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off late in P.M. & we had quite a frost at night. We went down home & spent the day. Wick's folks, August W., Claude's & Lester's & Uncle Aaron were there. We had a nice time.

Mon. Sept. 10
Nice day but cold. Mama came up & washed for me in A.M. & then we canned apples in P.M. Went down town a minute in eve. Had a hard frost tonight.

Tues. Sept. 11
Nice day. Nothing doing. Mama was up a few minutes in eve. Had a hard frost tonight again. Froze things up in general.

Wed. Sept. 12
Not very nice in A.M. Started to rain in P.M. early & kept it up about all night I guess. Isa was here all A.M. & for dinner. Lester was here for dinner. "Mon" & I went to Decorah with Jack & Alberta in P.M. Left home a little after 12 & didn't get back until after 5. Mama kept Arthur for us. There was only 8 of us going & 7 coming back. It rained all the way home but we had a good time.

Thurs. Sept. 13
Nice day. I ironed in P.M. Mama was up a few minutes. We went down there in eve. Isa & Lester stayed there all night.

Fri. Sept. 14
Nice day. Isa was here a few minutes in A.M. Myrtle M. & her kids were here in P.M. We went down town in eve.

Sat. Sept. 15
Nice day. Went down home in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Sept. 16
Lovely day. All of Olson's & Wicks family were at Vernie Mannings & spent the day also Ben & Ruby & the kids. Had a nice time.

Mon. Sept. 17
Nice day. Mama came up here & washed in A.M. & then we went calling in P.M. "Mon" worked for John R. threshing & didn't get home until late. Alberta took Babys picture today.

Tues. Sept. 18
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. again today. Isa was here for dinner & then I went down there in P.M. We went down town in eve.

Wed. Sept. 19
Rained almost all day. Nothing doing.

Thurs. Sept. 20
Our Wedding Day. Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice late in P.M. & eve. Mama was here all day. Isa & Lester were here for dinner. Alberta & Jack were here for supper. Papa came home tonight & he came up for supper too.

Fri. Sept. 21
Nice day. Mama was up in A.M. a few minutes. I went down there in P.M. Isa was there also.

Sat. Sept. 22
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J.R. Went down home in P.M. & stayed for supper. Bessie F. was there for supper too. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. Didn't get home very early. Not very many in town.

Sun. Sept. 23
Nice day. Isa, Lester, Olive, Claude, Papa, Mama & us went to Lena's today. Had a dandy time. They have a swell new house. Went over to Ezra's a few minutes in eve.

Mon. Sept. 24
Nice day. Mama washed for me in A.M. We went down town in P.M. She stayed here all night. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Tues. Sept. 25
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama stayed here all night.

Wed. Sept. 26
Nice day. Nothing doing. Went to Lodge in eve. "Mon" worked for J. R.

Thurs. Sept. 27
Nice day. Went over to Reeds awhile in P.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama stayed here all night.

Fri. Sept. 28
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama & I went to Decorah. Went up to Price's & spent the A.M. Went down town with Mr. Price after dinner. Walked back up there again about 4. Got home about six. I was about all in & Mama too. Papa came home tonight so Mama didn't stay here.

Sat. Sept. 29
Nice day. Went down home in P.M. Isa was there also. Papa went to Decorah. "Mon" worked for J. R. We stayed down home for supper. "Happy" came up there too. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Sept. 30
Nice day but cool. We went over to Marion's & spent the day. Had a nice time. Got home about 7 P.M. Baby is 6 months old today. He weighs about 13 lbs.

Mon. Oct. 1
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J.R. Mama washed for me in A.M. Isa was here all A.M. & for dinner. We went down home in P.M. & then mama went down town with us.

Tues. Oct. 2
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. I went down home in P.M. Mama took care of Baby & I went down town awhile. Went down to Mama's in eve & waited for "Mon".

Wed. Oct. 3
Rained off & on almost all day. "Mon" didn't go to work. We went down town in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 4
Nice day but cool & windy. "Mon" worked for J. R. Mama, Isa & I went to Olive's & spent the day. Had a nice time. Went down home in eve & waited for "Mon".

Fri. Oct. 5
Nice day. "Mon" worked for J. R. Nothing doing. Went down home in eve & then down town.

Sat. Oct. 6
Nice day but cool. Went down home in P.M. & stayed for supper. Went down town in eve.

Sun. Oct. 7
Nice day but cool & windy. Went to Isa's & spent the day. McIntire's & Lizzie's & Mama & papa were there also. Had a fine time. Rode home with "Bert" & Jack.

Mon. Oct. 8
Nice day. Mama washed for me in A.M. Isa was up too. Went down home in P.M. & stayed for supper, waited for "Mon" to come from his work. He helped J. R. today. Florence didn't come back today. She went to Decorah.

Tues. Oct. 9
Cloudy cold day. Went down home in P.M. "Mon" worked for J. R. He finished there today. Florence came back today.

Wed. Oct. 10
Cloudy day. Mama was here for dinner & stayed most of the P.M. Isa was here in P.M. Went to Lodge in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 11
Cloudy cold day. Rained in P.M. & then it turned to snow & we had quite a blizzard. The ground was all white all night. It froze the ground hard. Mama & "Mon" picked most of our apples.

Fri. Oct. 12
Rather nice in A.M. but rained some in P.M. I went down home awhile in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Sat. Oct. 13
Nice day. Somewhat warmer. Mama & I were here all P.M. Went down town in eve. Quite a crowd in town.

Sun. Oct. 14
Lovely day. Quite warm. Isa, Lester, Olive, Claude, Papa & Mama were here & spent the day. Had a nice time.

Mon. Oct. 15
Nice day. Mama came up & washed for me in A.M. Isa was up in P.M. "Mon" worked for Roy Miller.

Tues. Oct. 16
Nice day. "Mon" worked for R. M. I went down home in P.M. & then we went down town. Olive was down home too.

Wed. Oct. 17
Not such a nice day. "Mon" worked for R. M. (?Lou?) Cox and John Lee were married today.

Thurs. Oct. 18
Not very nice day. Rained off & on & snowed quite a little in eve. Mama came up & stayed all day. I went to L.A.S. at Geo. Smiths. Mama kept Baby. Had quite a few out.

Fri. Oct. 19
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was very nice in P.M. "Mon" went to Canton after telephone poles with Ezra. Mama stayed here all night. We went down town in eve awhile.

Sat. Oct. 20
Not very nice day. Snowed & rained & the sun shone part of the time. Mama stayed here until about 10 this A.M. She washed a few things. Went down town in eve. Not many in town. Too snowy.

Sun. Oct. 21
Very nice most of A.M. but clouded up about noon. Snowed most of P.M. & eve. We kids were all home today & spent the day. Mama kept Baby while I went to church. We have a new minister. Rev. Supple(?s?). He is a good talker. Quite a few out to church.

Mon. Oct. 22
Not very nice day. Snowed, rained & the sun shone. Mama washed for me in A.M. "Mon" went down to Claudes after a load of grubs & I went too. Stayed there for dinner. (Florence ate with Mama). Had a good time at Olive's. Went down town in eve. Had quite a snow storm in eve & the wind blew pretty hard. Went up to Mama's a minute in eve too.

Tues. Oct. 23
Not very nice day. Nothing doing. Mama was up awhile in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 24
Not very nice day. "Mon" worked for Fred Ward. Mama was here all day. We canned my pears. Went down town in eve. Went to Lodge. Not many out.

Thurs. Oct. 25
Not very nice day. "Mon" went over to Mike Donlon's to thrash in P.M. but the machine broke so they didn't thrash long. Rained hard in eve.

Fri. Oct. 26
Not very nice day. Nothing doing. Mama was up & spent most of the day with us. We went down to B. Sheley's awhile in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Sat. Oct. 27
Not very nice day. Mama was up & washed out some things for Baby in A.M. & stayed for dinner. I went down there awhile in P.M. Went over to Aunt Em's awhile too. Went down town in eve. Not many in town.

Sun. Oct. 28
Snowed hard all day but was not very cold. Papa & mama & us went to Grandma's & spent the day. Uncle Albert, Aunt Eunice & the girls are down there. Had a nice time. Quite a few there besides us.

Mon. Oct. 29
Nice part of the day. Mama washed for me. Nothing doing.

Tues. Oct. 30
Not very nice day. Snowed some. The sleighing is just fine. Went down home in P.M. Baby weighs 13 ¾ lbs.

Wed. Oct. 31
Nice warm day. Thawed quite a lot. Went down town in P.M. & again in eve. Went over to Cox's in P.M. to practice.

Thurs. Nov. 1
Nice day. Mama & Isa were up awhile in P.M. I went to L.A.S. at E. M. Reeds. Quite a crowd out. "Mon" took care of Baby. The S. C. B. Girls had a program & good time at the Hall in eve & I went. Alberta & I sang. They had a fine program. Had a good crowd too. Mama kept Baby. We got to bed about 12.

Fri. Nov. 2
Lovely day. Snow went pretty fast. I was down home a few minutes in A.M. & Mama came up in P.M. & helped me pack some things. Julia was over awhile in P.M. Went down town in eve.

Sat. Nov. 3
Lovely day. They moved our goods up to the other place today. We are going to work for John Stead. I went down town in P.M. Went down town in eve too. Quite a few in town. We came down to Mama's to stay for a day or so.

Sun. Nov. 4
Lovely day. Uncle Aaron was here all day. Aunt Em was over in P.M. Isa & Lester were here for supper. "Mon" & I went down to Cox's a few minutes in eve. Mama took care of Baby.

Mon. Nov. 5
Lovely day. Nice & warm. Mama & Isa went up to the place early in A.M. John came down after us in A.M. We took our last load of goods. Got up here about noon. Beulah came down & helped us all P.M. Mama & Isa went home about 4:20. John was down in eve.

Tues. Nov. 6
Lovely day. "Mon" started work today.

Wed. Nov. 7
Not very nice day. Misted & was gloomy all day. Nothing doing. Marion Carr & Paul Wanless were married today.

Thurs. Nov. 8
Another nasty day. Nothing doing.

Fri. Nov. 9
Not very nice in A.M., early but cleared off & was a lovely day. I washed out a few things in A.M.

Sat. Nov. 10
Nice some of the time. Quite warm. I ironed in P.M. We went to town in eve. Quite a crowd in town. Great charivari on Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Feltis. Some time. We got home about 11:30.

Sun. Nov. 11
Lovely day. Nice & warm. Went down home today. "Mon" went down to Claude's after a load of wood. Olive & Claude were up home too. We got home about 5. Jack, Alberta, Howard & Fern were here a few minutes after we got home.

Mon. Nov. 12
Cloudy, gloomy day. Nothing doing.

Tues. Nov. 13
Another gloomy day. Nothing doing. "Mon" helped shred corn at Geo. Willsie's so he wasn't home for dinner. We went down to Nellie & Lester's a few minutes in eve. Beulah was down in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 14
Another gloomy day. I washed.

Thurs. Nov. 15
Lovely day. Mama & Isa were here all day. It seemed mighty good to have them come. Mr. Oehler was over & spent the eve.

Fri. Nov. 16
Nice day. Nellie & Mrs. Arnold were up & spent the P.M.

Sat. Nov. 17
Quite a nice day. Beulah was down a few minutes in A.M. I was down to Nellie's a little while in P.M. Nellie & Lester went to town with us in eve, but we had just got to town when they had company come so they had to come back home. We had to come home alone then. Got home about 11. Quite a crowd in town.

Sun. Nov. 18
Lovely day. Fern & Howard were here & spent the day & eve. We girls went up with the boys to do chores & then we took Fern's horse & went over to her house after Edna but she wasn't there. Nellie & Lester were up in eve. We played cards & had a good time in general.

Mon. Nov. 19
Not very nice day. Terribly windy. I washed. Went up to Beulah's a few minutes in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 20
Lovely day. Quite warm. Nothing doing.

Wed. Nov. 21
Terribly windy day. Quite nice in A.M. but rained off & on all P.M. Nothing doing.

Thurs. Nov. 22
Note very nice day. Quite windy & rather cold. Mama & Isa were here all day. I washed in A.M.

Fri. Nov. 23
Nice day, but cold. I went up to Beulah's in P.M. & then we stayed up there for supper. P. G. Stead was there too. Had a nice time. Got home a little after 8.

Sat. Nov. 24
Quite a nice day. Went down to Nellie's a few minutes in A.M. & she was up here a few minutes. Snowed a little in eve. We all went to town together. Lester drove tonight. Got to bed about 1. Got a letter from Bertha L.

Sun. Nov. 25
Nice day only cloudy. We went to Claude & Olive's & spent the day. Mama, papa, Isa & Lester were there also. Jack, Alberta, Fern, Howard & Edna were here in eve.

Mon. Nov. 26
Not very nice day. Rained & snowed some. I washed.

Tues. Nov. 27
Not very nice day. "Mon" went down to Claudes after a load of wood & I went down to Mama's & stayed until he came back. Marion & Grace Nash were there also. I went down town in P.M. Went up to see Mrs. Weldon's a few minutes.

Wed. Nov. 28
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Went down to Nellie's a few minutes in P.M. Baby has a tooth.

Thurs. Nov. 29
Thanksgiving Day. Not very nice in A.M. but was quite nice in P.M. We were down home & spent the day & eve. Got home about 10:30. Olive, Claude, Lester, Isa & Uncle Aaron were there also. Had a scrumptious dinner. Mama took care of Baby in eve & Isa & I went down town a few minutes. Pretty dead town.

Fri. Nov. 30
Grandma's birthday. She is 83 years old & Baby is 8 months old. Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Quite warm. I washed in A.M. Baby weighed about 16 lbs.

Sat. Dec. 1
Lovely day. Nothing doing. We went to town in eve. Hardly anyone in town. Got home a little earlier tonight.

Sun. Dec. 2
Not very nice day. Gloomy & dark. Isa & Lester were here all day & until about 8:30 in eve.

Mon. Dec. 3
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was lovely in P.M. & eve. I washed. "Mon" helped saw wood at Alvie's in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 4
Not very nice day. Snowed & blowed, quite cold too. "Mon" helped saw at Alvie's in A.M. & was there for dinner.

Wed. Dec. 5
Quite a cold day. Snowed some in P.M. Beulah & Manford were here all P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 6
Quite cold in A.M. but warmed up in P.M. & was a nice day. I went down to Nellie's in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 7
Not very nice day. Pretty cold. I washed.

Sat. Dec. 8
Nice day, but cold. Nothing doing. Tonight was Home Coming Night at I.O.O.F. Lodge & they had a big blowout. We intended to go with John but he didn't come so we didn't get to go. I was pretty much dissapointed.

Sun. Dec. 9
Fierce day. Regular blizzard. Nothing doing. We intended to go home but it was too cold.

Mon. Dec. 10
Nice day only pretty cold. "Mon" went down to Claude's after a load of wood & I went to mama's. Isa & Lester were there too. We went down town in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 11
Nice day. Nothing doing.

Wed. Dec. 12
Snowed almost all day & wind blew pretty hard. I washed.

Thurs. Dec. 13
Nice day. I ironed in P.M. We planned to go to Decorah today but, "Nothing doing." Baby has another tooth today.

Fri. Dec. 14
Nice day. Nothing doing.

Sat. Dec. 15
A little warmer. Snowed quite a little late in P.M. & eve. Nellie & Ma(??) were up all P.M. We went to town in eve. Not many in town. "Ole" Stockman rode home with us. We got home some after 12. Didn't go to bed until about 2. "Mon" hauled corn from Canton this P.M.

Sun. Dec. 16
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was a lovely day. We went down home. Olive & Claude were there too. I went up to Alice M's. a few minutes in P.M. Her sister Callie & little boy are here.

Mon. Dec. 17
Regular blizzard in A.M. only it was warm. Rather misty in P.M. The wind in the south & blowing a gale. I washed.

Tues. Dec. 18
Not very nice day. Quite warm. Cleared off in P.M. a little. "Ole" Stockman was here & spent the eve.

Wed. Dec. 19
Not very nice day. Nothing doing.

Thurs. Dec. 20
Not very nice day. Quite misty & slushy. We went to Decorah with John & Beulah also Ida & Olena Olson. I left Baby with Mama. We didn't get home until about 8 o'clock so I went on up to Beulahs & stayed there until "Mon" did the chores. We stayed there for supper also. Got home about 11 o'clock.

Fri. Dec. 21
Lovely day. Went to Decorah again with John & Beulah. Left Baby with Mama. Went down to Robt. Stead's for dinner. Got home about 5. Went up to Beulah's again & stayed while "Mon" did chores & then after supper he & John went to Prosper after some coal for us. (In the Ford.) Got home about 11.

Sat. Dec. 22
Nice day. I washed. "Mon" went part way to Decorah to meet & drive home some cattle Stead's had been buying. He didn't get home until about 7. Went to town with John & Beulah. Quite a few in town.

Sun. Dec. 23
Gloomy day. Rained almost all day. Nothing doing.

Mon. Dec. 24
Nice day but cold. Nothing doing. I went up to Beulah's & stayed in the eve while "Mon" went to Lanesboro with John. Beulah's mother & sister are here visiting. The boys got back about 11:20.

Tues. Dec. 25
Xmas Day, but not much like Xmas. We stayed at home alone all day. Lovely day but too slippery to drive a team on the road. We couldn't go to the Xmas tree tonight. Pretty lonesome day. First time I had ever been away from home on Xmas in my life.

Wed. Dec. 26
Nice day. I washed. Nothing doing. Went up to Beulah's awhile in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 27
Nice day but cold & windy. Mabel Arnold was up awhile in P.M. then I went down to Nellie's with her.

Fri. Dec. 28
Not very nice day. I washed out a few things in A.M. Went down home in P.M. Regular blizzard part of the time. I got my Xmas presents. Got some nice ones too.

Sat. Dec. 29
Nice day but cold. Nothing doing. Went to town in eve with John. Not many in town.

Sun. Dec. 30
Regular blizzard. We intended to go home but it was too bad. Ole Stockman came down in P.M. Stayed for supper & spent the eve. Baby is 9 months old today. He weighs 18 lbs.

Mon. Dec. 31
Lovely day. Nothing doing. Went up to Beulah's awhile in P.M.


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