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      Aaron D Hoyer Diary

Originally transcribed by Jessie Burkholder Peckenpaugh
preserving the original spellings and punctuation.
Transcribed for the Harrison County Iowa USGenWeb
by his descendant John Burkholder (email napagrappa@yahoo.com).

Further Reference: Aaron Hoyer Biography -- Hoyer family -- Hoyer house


This page covers 1901 -- Index for each Year -- Next Page: 1902

Tuesday Jan.1, 1901 � I was not downtown today. I was at home all day. It is still cold, two degrees below 0.

Wednesday Jan. 2 � I was downtown for the wash. I got a thermometer from H.C. Harshbarger. I was over to Donaldson's new house. Fred Reiff was here this evening, he told us that Wm. Chauncey's house burned to the ground with all its contents. It burned one hour and a half. Thermometer twenty degrees above at seven A.M.

Thursday Jan. 3 � Ma & I were out to Millie's to dinner, we then drove to see Mrs. Damery, she is geting along better but slowly. Mrs. Yount and Mrs. Jones were there. We stoped at James Shields on the way home. Mrs. Chauncey stays there since their house burned but the women were at Jess Mortisens so we did not see Mrs. Chauncey.

Friday Jan. 4 � I was visiting with Nell Donaldson a long time today. He is sick and cannot walk, on account of rhuematism. Ma was over to Reiffs this evening. I was downtown awhile.

Saturday Jan. 5 � This was a nice day. I was downtown. Herb put up his pony and Harness for sale, but did not sell them. I paid insurance assmt. and Reed & Cole in full.

Sunday Jan. 6 � Louis and I were out to Millie's to dinner. Mr. DeCou was there but I did not see him. This was a fine day.

Monday Jan. 7 � I was visiting with N.A. Donaldson. He is geting better slowly. Ma was downtown. Jesse and Millie came in to see the firemans ward played in the opera house. They left Elsie with us.

Tuesday Jan. 8 � I was over to Donaldson. He is geting better, he can walk with a cane around the house. Mrs. Pickard was here. I was downtown.

Wednesday Jan. 9 � I was at home all day. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. It snowed quite a good bit today but it is not cold.

Thursday Jan. 10 � It was cloudy today but warm. I was downtown for stovepipe to put through the ceiling in the kitchen. I was over to Donaldsons. Nell is at work a little but it does not go well with him. We had a social gathering here this evening. Mr. & Mrs. Reiff, Lotta, Grace, Florence, Fred and Charlie, Maud Humphrey, Charles Hanson and Minnie Reiff were here. We broke up at 11 o'clock and all enjoyed themselves very much.

Friday Jan. 11 � It snowed a little during the night. This was a nice warm bright day. Herb was away since Monday morning. He was here to dinner but went back again with a load of bridge material. They are building a bridge across Mill Creek at the Rodgers farm. Frank Butler took Herbert's buggy & horse and fetched Herb back to play for the band concert in the Opery House this evening.

Saturday Jan. 12 � Herbert went up to the work this morning. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma went downtown with Mrs. Reiff. This was another fine day. I was also over to Donaldson's building.

Sunday Jan. 13 � Ma & I were out to Millie's to dinner. Jesse and I had a good visit. Blair is afflicted with a boils on the back of his neck. Today I commenced to use bees wax on my corns to see whether it will cure them. Herb, Bertha & Harold took dinner with Louis and Ida.

Monday Jan. 14 � I was downtown to take the wash down. Ma was over to Reiffs. This was a very warm day. It thawed the snow and took the frost out of the ground. It is very muddy.

Tuesday Jan. 15 � This was a very warm clear day, very muddy, so I was home all day. Ma was over to Reiffs today and yesterday.

Wednesday Jan. 16 � It blew up cold and windy during the night. I was down for the clothes. Ma and Harold went along. Ma staid at Wm. Tuttles while Harold & I drove around. It was nice this afternoon.

Thursday Jan. 17 � It snowed a very little last night and is colder but very nice out of doors. Ma and Bertha and Harold were over to Reiffs. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Page has a boy baby born last night. I was over to Donaldson building, they are painting and papering.

Friday Jan. 18 � This was another fine day. I was out to Millie's and too the Mill. Ma, Bertha and Harold were over to Reiffs and I was downtown. The stove pipe came out of the chimney up stairs and smoked the walls terribly.

Saturday Jan. 19 � This was another fine day. Lots in town from the country. I was downtown near all afternoon. Harold and Bertha were over a good bit this week as Herb was away all week building bridges. They are now east of the Hammond farm.

Sunday Jan. 20 � Louis and I were out to Millie's. This was a very nice day. Herb Bertha and Harold were here to dinner.

Monday Jan. 21 � This was another fine day. I was downtown. I got three pieces of plate glass at Kibler Bros. ma, Bertha & Harold was over to Reiffs this evening. The Queen of England died this morning.

Tuesday Jan. 22 � Ma and I were out to Millie's today and I went over to Mr. Knapp's for over an hour and had a good visit with him. Mrs. Porter was here while we were away and Mrs. Reiff came over this evening and went right home again as Ma was gone to church with Ida.

Wednesday Jan. 23 � We have had a very nice winter so far, scarcely any snow and very little cold weather. Ma and Bertha were downtown. I was down also, got some pieces of plate for the barn. Harold was at home with Ida. The Queen of England died last evening at 6:30.

Thursday Jan. 24 � I was downtown. Ma was at home with a headache. Ida was downtown. I ordered two bus. of corn and two bales of hay. Corn 40� a bu. & hay 35� a bale.

Friday Jan. 25 � Bertha, Harold and I drove out to Millie's, took dinner with them, then drove over to Younts and got home just in time to get out of the storm. It sleeted quite a bit. Herb came home in time to take supper with us.

Saturday Jan. 26 � I was downtown a good while today. There was a large lot of vehicles in town and a crowd of people, hitching places were very scarce.

Sunday Jan. 27 � Louis brought Mr. Brown with him to dinner. After dinner Louis and Mr. Brown drove out in the country past our old home. Ma and I were down visiting with Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Tuttle this afternoon. A fine day.

Monday Jan. 28 � Mrs. Reiff was here and they (her and Ma) were over to see Mrs. Rugg. I was downtown to take the wash down. A fine day.

Tuesday Jan. 29 � I took Ma downtown to see about her glasses. She stoped at Reiffs on our way home, then I drove out to where the men are building a new steel bridge across Picayune Creek at Jim Monroe's. Today there was a cold N.W. wind blowing.

Wednesday Jan. 30 � It was cold today and cloudy as if it was going to snow. I took a cold yesterday and am not feeling very well. I was down for the wash.

Thursday Jan. 31 � It is cold & windy but clear. I keep by the stove just now as I am not feeling well.

Friday Feb. 1, 1901 � I am not much better, I was going to take a bath but did not have enough alcohol. Ma & Bertha were over to Donaldson's and Ma was over to Reiffs awhile. Ma went with Mrs. Reiff to the temperance lecture in the Baptist Church.

Saturday Feb. 2 � I was downtown and ordered a ton of Sutter's coal at Mathews & Kling. I also paid J. Peckenpaugh for puting in the door bell. Today was cloudy.

Sunday Feb. 3 � We had a regular blizzard today. It snowed and blowed during the night and today until evening. We all stayed in the house except Ida, she went down to her mother this afternoon. She is sorry she went as it blew heavy, but stoped snowing, the wind blew the snow so that the air was full of it.

Monday Feb. 4 � It was cold but clear and no wind today. I did not go downtown today.

Tuesday Feb. 5 � It was cold and clear today. I was downtown today. 2 above � 7 A.M.

Wednesday Feb. 6 � This was another fine day. I was downtown & subscribed for the Homestead & Co. and the Chronicle, all renewals. Mrs. Kellogg & Mrs. Swain were here today.

Thursday Feb. 7 � It snowed a very little last night. I was at home all day and choped a little kindling wood. Miss Hillis was here this afternoon. Ma had a toothache for a couple of days, her face is very much swollen.

Friday Feb. 8 � It snowed during the night and all day today, and blows so that the snow is very much drifts around the barn. The farmers say it is not drifted much in the country roads.

Saturday Feb. 9 � This was a fine day. I was down town and got a new buggy seat from DeCou Bros. in place of my old one, which was a very poor one.

Sunday Feb. 10 � Louis was over to Donaldsons visiting. Ma & I were at home all day. This was a nice day but cold.

Monday Feb. 11 � This was a fine day but cold. I took Bertha and Harold down to Tuttles and brought them back after bringing Ma back from dentist Poland. She had a tooth drawn that troubled her so much. I visited Reiffs this evening. 2 below.

Tuesday Feb. 12 � I was downtown. Mrs. Carrie DeCou was here also Mrs. Pickard. This was a fine day but cold. I was down town this evening. 4 below � 8 A.M.

Wednesday Feb. 13 � Ma and i were out to Millie's today. Ma was over to Reiffs after we came back. Louis made a lot of pictures today.

Thursday Feb. 14 � Mrs. C.J. Tuttle was here, also Mrs. Reiff. I was down town, this was a fine day. Ma and Mrs. Reiff was out calling this afternoon. Ma and I were down to a wedding anaversary of Mr. & Mrs. Hill, the Methodist preacher at the M.E. Church. We had a nice time.

Friday Feb. 15 � This was a very nice warm day. C.J. Tuttle was here. I was down town. Ma was over to Reiffs. Herbert, Bertha and Harold were here this evening.

Saturday Feb. 16 � This was a nice day. I was down town. Ma & Mrs. Reiff was out calling this afternoon. Mrs. Pickard was here. Mr. Holland was here to sell me some counties for a patent stove drum or heat radiator.

Sunday Feb. 17 � Ma, Louis and I were out to Millie's. Herb, Bertha and Harold were there too. After dinner Herb, Bertha and Harold went over to Harry's.

Monday Feb. 18 � It snowed all day but it was warm and melted as it fell which made it very muddy for travel. I was down town. Ma was over to Reiffs, she took Harold with her. Mr. Holland was here again.

Tuesday Feb. 19 � This was a pretty cold day. I was down town. There was none of us out much. 10 above � 7 A.M.

Wednesday Feb. 20 � Ma and I was to Mr. G.J. Blackman's funeral at 11 o'clock. After dinner I went with Herb to help him. We brought a load of straw from H.E. Yount. I have to pay $1.50 for the straw. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. 5 above � 7 A.M.

Thursday Feb. 21 � Herb brought a load of straw for G.E. Reiff. I helped him to unload it. I was down town.

Friday Feb. 22 - It snowed some during the night last night. I went down town, Herb took Dexter, the black horse, down to sell but the buyer would not buy him. This was a cold and windy day. 2 above 7 A.M.

Saturday Feb. 23 � It snowed a little during the night last night and is very windy and cold. The wind cuts like a knife. I was not downtown today. Mrs. Meadows was here this afternoon. Louis got his yearbook of the S.A.R. today.

Sunday Feb. 24 � I was to church (M.E.) this morning and evening. Herb, Louis & I were over to Reiffs awhile. Ma was to church with me this evening.

Monday Feb. 25 � This was a fine day. Bertha, Harold and I were out to Millie's. Ma had a headache. Jesse sent some of our things in that we had left there when we moved off our farm. Blair brought them in. Herb brought two loads of wood for G.E. Reiff from the timber. He brought several loads before and has a number more to bring. C.J. Tuttle commenced to dig a well on his lots east of us. Tomorro he will commence to the sellar.

Tuesday Feb. 26 � I was down town this morning, then Ma & I went out to Millie's, were there to dinner. I helped Jesse and Blair to pen up 48 hogs, 5 in each pen. Herb took his wagon, buggy and harness to put them up for sale at W.H. DeCou's sale tomorro. Ma, Bertha, Harold and I went over to Donaldsons this evening. Ethel has the Measles so we came right back again. Ida left and went home this evening, I paid her in full. I set a hen in the sellar this evening.

Wednesday Feb. 27 � Bertha, Harold and I drove out to the sale at Jesse Burkholder's, W.H. DeCou's stock & implements. Herb sold his wagon, buggy, horse and harness. Louis was out too. N.A. Donaldson brought over a refrigerator that I bought from him a day or two ago. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Thursday Feb. 28 � It rained a little this morning and is warm. It was sleety this morning but cleared off nice this afternoon. I did not feel well today. Herb went down town and brought the wash home. Fred Reiff came over this evening to tell Herb that Jesse phoned in for Herb to come out tomorro morning. Mr. Anderson was here for his fence machien while I was out at Donaldsons so he did not get it.

Friday March 1, 1901 � This was a very nice warm calm day. I was out to DeCou's farm where Donaldson is moving to. I then went to W.H. Burkholder where Jesse is moving to. I got Nell's old saddle and gave him his sheep shears. Blair Kenyon, Erven Gardner and three girls were here late this evening. Louis took their pictures in a group, a flash light snap shot.

Saturday March 2 � This was a fine day. I was to town. Met Aug. Anderson, I came up to help him get his fence machien out of Herb's barn. Jesse, Millie and Elsie were here to supper. Herb, Bertha and Harold were also here to supper.

Sunday March 3 � The wind blew heavy during the night. It blew Herb's privy over and was cold and windy. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff were here this afternoon.

Monday March 4 � This was a very windy day and cold. Blair brought two large chests and some quilts & carpet from Millie to have us store for them as they are short of room. I was down town and ordered a half ton of Hocking Valley coal at Quins.

Tuesday March 5 � This was another cold windy day, much worse than yesterday. I think the most unpleasant day we had this winter, we staid indoors all day. Therm. 14 above at noon. 6 above � 7 A.M.

Wednesday March 6 � This was a calm cloudy day, not cold. I was down town. I met Oscar Cole, I had not seen him for thirteen year. He lives in Colorado.

Thursday March 7 � I was down town to see the boys shoot blue rock. It was too windy to make good shots. Jesse and Herb were there and shot too. Millie was here with Ma while we were at the shoot.

Friday March 8 � I was down town. I have a severe cold. I took a sweat bath. Herb dug a privy and moved the house on it. The wind a few days ago blew it over, he moved it further south. Mrs. Reiff was here today.

Saturday March 9 � This was a disagreeable cloudy day. Cold but no falling weather but I think we will have a storm soon. I was at home all day as I did not feel well. I was not down town today.

Sunday March 10 � It blew hard all night and snowed near all day. A regular blizzard. Very disagreeable to be out of doors, the snow drifted very much. Herb, Bertha & Harold came over while we were at dinner. They were here to supper & spent the evening with us. It cleared off about four o'clock. Louis then went to church this evening. 10 above � 6 A.M.

Monday March 11 � This was a nice warm day. The snow is melting fast. I was down town and got a ton of S. coal from Quinn's yard. I paid $5.00 for it.

Tuesday March 12 � This was a fairly good day but looks as if it would storm before long. Ma & I were down town. We took Harold with us. I was over to Reiffs this evening to inquire after Lula, she is sick and Mrs. Reiff was out to see her.

Wednesday March 13 � It snowed and blowed very strong all night, was not cold. I was in to see Canfield about the Peoria stove and I made a bargain with him. I take the stove at fourty dollars and he allows me marked price for what fence wire I have and a dollar for our old stove.

Thursday March 14 � It was very windy and snowed some this morning. Mr. Young brought the stove up and set it up and took the old stove and wire away this forenoon. After dinner I went down and paid them for it.

Friday March 15 � This was a fine day. Ida was here. I did not feel good today. I went down to Berkley's and got a box of Rippan tablets.

Saturday March 16 � This was a very fine day. I was down town all afternoon.

Sunday March 17 � This was another fine warm day. Ma and I were to the Presbyterian Church this morning & Bertha & Ma were over to Reiffs. Mr. Brower was here this morning.

Monday March 18 � This was a very nice day. A.B. Deuel commenced the new houses north of Herberts. I was over awhile. Herb commenced to work in Rosenburger & Duval's barber shop this morning as a steady workman. C.J. Tuttle has his new house sheeted all around, now ready to put up the rafters.

Tuesday March 19 � It commenced to snow and blow about eight o'clock this morning and got worse and blew all day very heavy. There was a great deal of snow fallen and drifted very much and this evening at nine o'clock it is blowing and snowing as hard as any time today. Louis locked up at the store and did not go to the store after supper, as it was too stormy and no business doing anyway.

Wednesday March 20 � It stopped snowing this morning but blowed and drifted the snow near all day but it got some warmer towards evening.

Thursday March 21 � This was a nice day. Mr. Steehl and his son hauled four loads of bailed hay into Herb's barn to store until the roads get so that they can haul it out on the farm. Ma and I were over to Reiffs this evening and played Crocono.

Friday March 22 � I got a goat pelt from Wm. Selleck which I will try to tan. I worked around the house. The day was fine but very muddy walking. I cleaned out the stable which had not been cleaned out for some time.

Saturday March 23 � I washed some of the windows and swept four rooms, and washed the goat skin. I was down town twice this afternoon. Mrs. Reiff was here this afternoon. Bertha & Harold took supper with us.

Sunday March 24 � This was a damp drislin wet day. Mrs. Knapp was buried today. Herbert, Louis and I were at the funeral. The service was held in the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff, Herbert, Bertha and Harold were here to dinner.

Monday March 25 � This was a very disagreeable day. It rained & snowed a little off and on all day. I was down town to vote for Councilmen.

Tuesday March 26 � This was a cold cloudy disagreeable day. I was downtown. Ma was over to Reiffs. We think Harold is going to have the measles. Louis and I cleaned out the cistern this evening.

Wednesday March 27 � This was another disagreeable day. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. I worked at the goat skin some this afternoon.

Thursday March 28 � This was a pretty fair day, warm and the sun was visable part of the day. Mrs. Reiff, Ida and Mrs. Mills were here this afternoon. Mr. F. F. Brower came with Louis this evening and took supper with us. We dusted the clock with insect powder. Mrs. Reiff was here also today.

Friday March 29 � This was another cloudy and muddy day. I was downtown and broke the buggy pulling through the mud just as I passed the blacksmith shop. I got it fixed and Art DeCou said they would pay for it, 40�. I took Ma down to Swains and coming home she stoped in at Reiffs. This evening it is snowing fast and a heavy fall of snow and is still snowing nine o'clock P.M.

Saturday March 30 � This was another disagreeable day. The snow is melting fast. I was downtown. Bertha and Harold took supper with us. There was a heavy snow fall last night.

Sunday March 31 � This was a fairly nice day. I was over to Reiffs awhile. Paul was here this afternoon. Herb, Bertha and Harold were here to dinner and supper. Charles Hansen & Ida were here this afternoon.

Monday April 1, 1901 � this was another cold cloudy disagreeable day. I was over to see how Page's sick boy is. I was also over to Tuttle's new house. He is laying the rough floors now.

Tuesday April 2 � This was another cold, cloudy, muddy disagreeable day. Mrs. Fred Carrier was buried today. Millie and Wm. Burkholder were at Bertha's. Elsie was left at Bertha's while they were at the funeral. Ma stoped at Reiffs on our way from the funeral. I was down town this evening.

Wednesday April 3 � This was a pretty fair day. I was down town this evening. I worked at the goat skin today.

Thursday April 4 � This was a nice day until sundown when it clouded up and looked for rain. Ma was over to Reiffs and over to Younts & to Meeting this evening.

Friday April 5 � It rained all day. We did not go anywhere. Was cold and raw wind blowing from N.W.

Saturday April 6 � This was a fair day. Ma was downtown twice. She took Harold with her this afternoon. I was downtown, Harold came with Louis and me. We all took supper with Bertha this evening.

Sunday April 7 � This was a nice day. Mrs. Pickard and Ida were here today. I was over to look at Merrit Pelton's new house. Herb, Bertha & Harold were to dinner and supper.

Monday April 8 � This was a nice day. I wheeled some ground in the yard between the two houses where it was a little low. Mrs. Reiff and Harold R. was here to supper. Frank Teal came here this evening. He went with Louis over to Reiffs. They are having a grand surprise for Paul as today is his twenty first birthday. I expect they will have a fine time.

Tuesday April 9 � This was a nice day. Ma & I went over to Reiffs last evening at eleven o'clock to see the decorations, it was splendid. It was late when Louis came home. I was downtown for cracked corn and grass seed and the wheel for the bone cutter. Louis sowed some of his seed this evening. I raked it in but it was dark before we got much done. Minnie Reiff was here this afternoon and to supper.

Wednesday April 10 � We sowed grass seed and raked over about half, we have to get more clover seed. Ma and Harold were over to see Mrs. C.J. Tuttle awhile this evening. Bertha, Harold and Ma went over to Reiffs. I staid at home and washed the supper dishes then sit down to read. Herb came home early this evening.

Thursday April 11 � It was cloudy all day. We sowed more grass seed and I raked it in. I was down town this evening. It commenced to rain just before supper. Mrs. Reiff was here today. M. Vining finished the crossing at Gliden street this evening.

Friday April 12 � This was a disagreeable rainy day. was downtown this afternoon.

Saturday April 13 � I worked in the house until noon. I was down town and brought the wash. Ma was over to Reiffs. Mrs. Reiff and Ma was downtown. Mrs. Reiff was here also Ada McKinney.

Sunday April 14 � Millie, Elsie and Jesse were here to dinner. Herb, Bertha and Harold were here to dinner and supper. Mrs. Reiff and Lulu were here today awhile.

Monday April 15 � I took Bertha's wash down, then Louis went out to Lotspeich's and got four plum, three cherry and four apple trees and we planted them before supper. We also got six gooseberries, eighteen currants and one Wisteria. It got too late to plant the bushes. It commenced to rain about six o'clock.

Tuesday April 16 � Louis was called up about eleven o'clock to go for the Doctor and nurse. A girl baby was born to Herb and Bertha at about one o'clock. It rained heavy after midnight and near all day today. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. Mrs. Reiff was over to Bertha's this afternoon.

Wednesday April 17 � At about nine o'clock this morning there was a collision on the I.C. railroad at Woodbine station. Two passenger trains collided, one of the engineers was killed and the other was taken to Omaha, insane. No others seriously injured. Ma was down with Mrs. Mills to see it. Mrs. Ada McKinney came yesterday to nurse Bertha. I worked some at the chicken coop today. It rained and snowed a little today. This was a bad day to work outdoors. Louis sold two settings of eggs to Len DeCou today.

Thursday April 18 � This was a pretty fair day. Jesse, Millie, Elsie, Harry, Amy, Opal, Mame and Elizabeth all were at Herb's today. Ada got sick and had to go home so Millie is going to stay overnight. I was down for Bertha's wash. Mrs. Reiff was here and over to Bertha's today.

Friday April 19 � This was a fine day. Mr. Brown was here to supper. Louis took a picture of the house. Mr. Burkholder and Mr. Brower was taken with us on the picture also Grace Reiff.

Saturday April 20 � This was a fine day. I was down town for lime & also at the Mill for Bran. I finished the hen coop. Ma was downtown with Harold.

Sunday April 21 � This was a fine day. Louis and I were out to Teals visiting, we took dinner there, then romed through the timber to see if we could find some Linden trees to plant along side the walks of our lots in town. Ma took dinner with Bertha. She was over to Reiffs awhile.

Monday April 22 � This was a fine day. I slacked lime and whitewashed the hen coop that I just finished Mrs. Reiff was here today awhile. Harold & I were over to see C.J. Tuttle's house he is building.

Tuesday April 23 � This was a fine day. We marked eight little chicks. Harold and I were out to Teals. Mrs. Yeager and children were to Bertha's to supper. B. Kenyon took supper here too. G.E. Reiff and Paul are about finishing their new pile driver that they built this week. I spliced four long ropes that is used at the pile driver.

Wednesday April 24 � This was a fine day. Louis finished diging a patch for a strawberry bed. I choped a little wood. Ma was over to Mrs. C.J. Tuttles awhile this afternoon. Herb was over to Portsmouth to see about buying a barber shop.

Thursday April 25 � Herb, Harold, Louis and I were out to Teals today. The boys dug out a lot of Linden trees to plant along the side walk. Harold & I visited with Mr. and Mrs. Teal while the boys dug the trees. Louis staid out to help Frank bring them in this evening and Herb, Harold and I came home in the buggy. We left there about halfpast three. We all took dinner with Teals. Herb has the toothache and wants to get it drawn. We got up early this morning and planted one hundred and fifty strawberrie plants before breakfast. It was late until we got started to go out in the country.

Friday April 26 � We planted trees last night until ten o'clock. Louis & I then went at it early this morning and planted until breakfast was ready. Lou went to the store and I finished planted the rest. I finished them at eleven o'clock. Mrs. C.J. Tuttle was here this afternoon. Herbert says he is going to move to Portsmouth as soon as Bertha is strong enough to move.

Saturday April 27 � This was a fine day. Louis planted asparagus and other seeds. I was downtown. Jesse and Millie were here awhile. I soded along the walk in front of the house and wet it well. Ma was over to Reiffs awhile this evening.

Sunday April 28 � Louis and I were out to Millie's to dinner. Ada left last evening so Ma staid with Bertha.

Monday April 29 � I got up late this morning, did not feel well although I harrowed the grass seed and oats that Louis sowed. Harold and I were downtown.

Tuesday April 30 � Ma, Harold and I were out to Millie's. Louis took dinner with Herbert. I whitewashed one of the rooms of the hen house before we went away. Louis, ma and I took supper at Herberts this evening.

Wednesday May 1, 1901 � Herb left this morning for Portsmouth. He started on his bicycle intending to ride all the way. He bought half interest in a barber shop over there and intends to move over as soon as Bertha is strong enough to go.

Thursday May 2 � The weather is getting very dry and dusty. We bought twenty five feet of hose to wet the garden and things around the yard. I worked hoeing and barked and painted two poles to put up a wash line.

Friday May 3 � I scrubed the kitchen floor, swept three rooms, choped a little wood. Ma was going over to Reiffs but it commenced to rain, she then staid at home, but it rained very little after all.

Saturday May 4 � It rained very heavy during last night and today. I was downtown. Mr. & Mrs. Teal were here to supper. It rained so hard that we put his horse and buggy in the barn and they were going to stay here all night but it stoped raining so they made up their minds to go home and I think they got home before dark. Five of our chicks drowned today in a heavy rain while I was away.

Sunday May 5 � It rained a good bit during the night and also today. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff were here this afternoon. Bertha and the children were here to dinner and stayed until near night. We all were home all day except Louis was over to Reiffs this evening awhile, he took supper with them.

Monday May 6 � This was a disagreeable rainy day, cold and ugly to be out so we kept in the house.

Tuesday May 7 � This was another bad wet day. Staid in the house and played with Harold. I was downtown for butter this evening.

Wednesday May 8 � This was the first day the sun shone since last Friday. Ma was downtown today. She went to Church with Mrs. Reiff this evening. I was down town this evening. Louis threw up ridges across the lot to plant sweet potatoes.

Thursday May 9 � This was another cool, wet day, rained a little and misty all day. Ida was here this afternoon. She left DeCou's to go to S.L. Berkleys. She is still troubled with lameness in her feet. I was downtown and bought some tobacco stems to put in hens nests, we set two hens this evening.

Friday May 10 � It was cloudy all day but no rain. Ma was over at Youngs and over to Tuttles and over to Reiffs. I took a sweat bath this morning and staid in the house all day. C.J. Tuttle sold his new house he is about finishing.

Saturday May 11 � This was a nice day. Bertha was here to dinner and supper. I was down this afternoon. I hoed the strawberries and fruit trees this morning. We had a frost this morning.

Sunday May 12 � This was a fine day. Millie, Jesse & Elsie were here to dinner. They went home at five o'clock. Minnie, Lula and Ed Page were here this afternoon. Herb came home at four o'clock from Portsmouth. Mrs. Tuttle stoped in awhile this evening.

Monday May 13 � Herbert got two teams and loaded his household goods and is going to start them for Portsmouth tomorro morning and this evening at halfpast six o'clock he started with Bertha, Harold and Hazel in a buggy for Wm. Yeagers where they will stay overnight. Louis was here and took a picture of the baby before supper, Louis went out to the Mill to meet Jesse about nine o'clock this evening. Mrs. Kiger was here this afternoon also Mrs. Reiff & Minnie and Mrs. Mills to see Bertha before they went.

Tuesday May 14 � I cleared up around the house Herbert left and carried the old boards and stuff away and I wheeled the pile of ashes back to the barn. Ma was over to Reiffs. We miss them very much. Ma and I were out driving a couple of hours this evening.

Wednesday May 15 � I cleaned out the hen house and whitewashed it which makes it nice and fresh. Ma & I drove downtown this afternoon. Louis took the lawn mower to Mr. Creeder to have it sharpened.

Thursday May 16 � Ma and I were down to Mo. Valley visiting with F.M. Chine was in Omaha. She came back in the train we left in this evening. We were very sorry she was not at home but we enjoyed the visit. We will want to go down again before long. The barn was rented to Jackson at $2.00 a month.

Friday May 17 � This was a warm day. I tried the mower. Ma was over to Reiffs today. We got one doz. tomato plants at Zimmers. Louis planted them after dark with a lantern. He also planted two Arborvita trees (seedlings) this evening. He planted sweet potatoes.

Saturday May 18 � This was a very warm day. Millie and Elsie came in with grandpa Burkholder. I made a cover for the sellar window to keep out the heat. I also made two lattis shades for the Arborvita trees.

Sunday May 19 � Ma, Louis & I were out to Younts to dinner. We stoped at Millie's coming back. This was a nice day, we enjoyed the visit. We were over to Reiffs this evening.

Monday May 20 � I worked in the house until dinner time. I was down town this afternoon.

Tuesday May 21 � It rained a very little this morning. Louis & I hoed in the garden until breakfast was ready. After breakfast I cleaned out the sweet potatoe ridges, they were green with oats that Louis sowed with the grass seed. I brought sweet potato plants. We planted 200, gave some to Rugg after we finished planting. Louis & Ma drove down to the 12 mile grove for ferns, he planted them north of the house after supper. Ma and I drove down to the doctor foe medicine for her cold. Louis is developing negatives this evening. Ma was over to Reiffs this evening.

Wednesday May 22 � This was a nice cool day. Ma is not feeling well today or we would have went out to visit Teals. I choped some old barrels and old boards for kindling wood.

Thursday May 23 � I was downtown P.M. Starns note falls due today which was attended to a new note given for a thousand dollars and the interest $84.00 and $200.00 of the principle paid to the Savings Bank. It rained very heavy this afternoon. Mrs. Pickard was here this afternoon to clean house.

Friday May 24 � This was a cold raw cloudy day. We expected Teals in today but they did not come. We sit around the house near all day. I was down town. Ma was over to Tuttles this evening.

Saturday May 25 � I was around home near all day. Ma felt bad. We bathed her feet in hot water and cold cloth on her head then she got much better. I then went down town awhile and brought three boxes of strawberries. This evening she took a sweat bath and went to bed feeling pretty well.

Sunday May 26 � We sprinkled the sweet potatoes and tomatoes on acct. of frost. Ma and I were out to Millie's. Paul took dinner with Louis. After supper Ma & I went over to Reiffs awhile.

Monday May 27 � Mrs. Pickard work here all day cleaning house. I helped in the house and worked some out doors. I strung a barbed wire over the top of woven fence wire to keep Topsy from reaching over at the oats on east side. Mrs. Gardner was here to dinner.

Tuesday May 28 � I was out to Gardners, there was no one at home, then I went over to Millie's and got dinner and horse feed there. I came home at four o'clock. I was downtown. Ma and I took a cabinet bath. Mrs. L.P. Kellogg was here this afternoon. I was at Mill.

Wednesday May 29 � This was a fine day. Ma and I drove down in the timber and got a lot of flowers for tomorro.

Thursday May 30 � This was a very fine day. Millie, Jesse & Elsie came in. We all drove out to the cemetery to see the decorations. Mrs. Peckham & Ella went with us.

Friday May 31 � I drove out to Gardners and got a sythe we left there. I took dinner with Millie. Mrs. Pickard cleaned up this afternoon. This evening Ma & I took a drive.

Saturday June 1, 1901 � This was a fine day, It rained a very little this evening. I was downtown. Ma was down visiting with Mrs. Carrie DeCou. G.E. Reiff cemented his sellar today. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Sunday June 2 � Ma and Louis was out to Jesse's. I was over visiting at C.J. Tuttles this afternoon.

Monday June 3 � Frank Rugg and I worked all day fixing up the porch at house No. 2. We put 2X6's under all around it and some new floor boards. We made a new door in the barn.

Tuesday June 4 � Frank Rugg came over this morning and made a window in the east end up in the hay mow. Louis dug up a bed for to plant celery. Mrs. Reiff was here awhile.

Wednesday June 5 � It rained last night and this morning. L. planted some celery this morning between the showers. He came in early to dinner and planted some more.

Thursday June 6 � Ma and I started for Portsmouth at eleven o'clock, got to Wm. Yeagers, fed Topsy and took dinner and left Yeagers at four o'clock and arrived at Bertha's at six o'clock. Portsmouth is a small but nice place. Herb has a neat little shop. They were all glad to see us.

Friday June 7 � We enjoyed ourselves, the visit was very pleasant to all of us. I walked over the little town with Harold. Herb took Bertha, Harold and Harold's little chum out riding with Topsy. It rained a little this evening.

Saturday June 8 � It rained a little last night but not enough to make the roads wet. They wanted us to stay longer but we were afraid of rain to make the roads bad so we started home at nine o'clock and got to Yeagers at eleven o'clock and left at two o'clock and arrived home at five o'clock. We stoped downtown quite awhile. C.J. Tuttle paid Jackson's barn rent to date, 3 weeks $1.50.

Sunday June 9 � It was well that we came home yesterday as it rained very heavy last night and some today. I washed a good bit of corn out in some places. Ma & I were over to Reiffs this evening.

Monday June 10 � I mowed around the house, gave Topsy a good bit. She had more than she wanted to eat. Mrs. Hunt was here to rent the house. It was not large enough for her.

Tuesday June 11 � I made a trellis for the honeysuckle vine. Ma & I was to Mrs. Huff's funeral from residence of James Prater, we were both downtown. I sold a seting of eggs to Detwiler. Mrs Reiff was here, they were over to Youngs together. Mr. D. Haas was here this evening to get us to take out some insurance but we did not take out any.

Wednesday June 12 � Louis and I hoed some in the garden. I cut a little wood. Louis and I were out to Millie's this afternoon. Ma was over to Reiff's this evening. I hoed some in the sweet potatoes this evening.

Thursday June 13 � Louis hoed in the garden this morning. I hoed the strawberry patch & finished the sweet potatoes. We took two hens and one rooster (sold) down to the depot. Then Ma and I were out riding. Ma got a new dress made by Mrs. Belden. Ma was over to Reiffs.

Friday June 14 � I choped a little wood this morning and set one of the posts for the wash line. Mrs. Pickard was here to work this afternoon. We were down to the ice cream sociable this evening. Reiffs and family were there too. Jackson left the stable today.

Saturday June 15 � I picked five quarts of cherries from the first tree west and eight quarts off the next one. I was downtown. It rained heavy and the wind blew hard. After I came home it rained very hard again, flooded everything in the garden. Mr. Burkholder, Jesse and Millie and baby are in town, Millie is going to stay overnight. Mr. Riddlemoser paid one weeks stable rent in advance from today.

Sunday June 16 � Ma and Millie were in church this morning. Ma and I were to church this evening. Mr. Hill preached in the Baptist Church to the graduates. He had a very nice sermon and gave then very good advise.

Monday June 17 � I was down for the wash this morning. It rained too heavy Saturday. I set another post for the wash line. I also put a two inch plank floor in the coal house. Ma was downtown this afternoon and came near being caught in a heavy rain. Louis fixed some pictures.

Tuesday June 18 � It rained a good deal last night. I put up the clothes line and mowed. I was downtown. Ma was downtown too. Mrs. Reiff was here this evening. It rained this evening.

Wednesday June 19 � It rained heavy during the night and very heavy this morning. Mrs. Pickard came over through the rain and got all wet. She worked in the house this afternoon. I mowed a good bit today.

Thursday June 20 � I mowed, cleaned out the sellar at the tenant house, also the cob house and mowed weeds on tenant lot. Ma was downtown and over to Pickards and at Reiffs. It was very warm today.

Friday June 21 � It rained and blew very heavy last night. I choped a little wood and mowed grass for Topsy, it was too wet to mow much. Ma and I were down to the Commencement exercises. It was fine.

Saturday June 22 � It was very warn and very damp today. Mr. Burkholder and Millie were in today. I was down town this evening awhile. I mowed and choped a little wood.

Sunday June 23 � This was a warm day. Paul and Harold Reiff were here awhile this afternoon. Ma and I were to church this evening.

Monday June 24 � It was very warm today. I hoed the sweet potatoes. Ma and I was out riding this evening.

Tuesday June 25 � It was very warm again today. I guess we will have hot weather right along now. I hoed the tomatoes, peppers & currants. Ma and I drove downtown, then we drove out to Millie's. Got home at nine o'clock.

Wednesday June 26 � Another warm day. I hoed the strawberries and mowed around the house with the lawnmower. I was down town. Ma and I were out riding this evening.

Thursday June 27 � It rained quite a little shower, wet things nicely. I was downtown and then mowed the rest of the weeds along the fence around the oats and mowed grass for Topsy.

Friday June 28 � I was downtown a couple of times today. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff went to Mo. Valley in the three o'clock train. Millie was here to supper. Jesse came as we finished.

Saturday June 29 � It was cool this morning, the therm. 54 at six o'clock this morning. I was downtown three times today. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff came home in the six o'clock train.

Sunday June 30 � This was a very warm day but the wind blew a nice breeze but still it was very warm. I was down to the post office at one o'clock for the mail. Herb, Bertha and Harold came this evening about six o'clock. And Jesse, Millie and Elsie came about eight o'clock so we had a fine time together this evening. Jesse, Millie and Elise went home near eleven o'clock.

Monday July 1, 1901 � Harold and I had a fine time together with his squeeting toy pig. Herb Bertha and Harold went downtown, came home about eleven o'clock and shortly after they started to go to Millie's. They forgot a coat and cape so I drove out after dinner and got to Millie's just as they were hitching the horses to the buggy. Harold wanted to come home with me to Woodbine. It rained quite a shower this afternoon.

Tuesday July 2 � Ma and I were downtown this morning. It rained a little today. This afternoon Ma was very sick. She eat some raspberries, she blamed them. Louis was home this afternoon and made a lot of pictures.

Wednesday July 3 � This was a very warm day, 94 in the shade. I was downtown awhile. Mrs. Pickard worked here today about seven hours. Ma is very sick this evening. I was downtown and got some repositories from Dr. O'Conner. Minnie Reiff was here while I was away.

Thursday July 4 � It is very warm. Millie, Jesse & Elsie came in early. Ma is not much better. I stayed with Ma, the rest went to celebrate. Frank, Chine & Herman came up. It rained this evening. Jesse & Millie went home in the rain. We received a case of beer this morning.

Friday July 5 � Frank, Chine & Herman staid here last night. It is very cool today, though the sun is very warm. Ma is some better but can't get around very well. I was downtown. Mrs. Reiff was here this morning. Mrs. Peckham was here this afternoon. Mrs. Rugg was here this evening and Florence Reiff.

Saturday July 6 � This was a fine day. i was downtown. Mrs. Pickard was here this afternoon. Ma is much better. I sent picture and tickets to Denison.

Sunday July 7 � Louis and Paul Reiff were out to Teals and Jesse's. They did not come home until late.

Monday July 8 � I was out to Millie's for butter. Ma is geting better. I wanted her to out with me to Jesse's but she thought it was too warm to try it. Louis planted some more celery. Ma was over to Reiffs. Mrs. Mills was here.

Tuesday July 9 � I rented the house to C.W. Deputy at seven dollars a month without the barn and barnyard. Rent paid in advance. Mrs. Reiff was here this afternoon and stayed to supper. I was down town today.

Wednesday July 10 � Mrs. Pickard worked until noon. Louis went out to some byou fishing with Miller Harshbarger. We just no got a letter telling us brother Henry died last Sunday night at eleven o'clock from a stroke and heat prostration. I wrote them immediately and mailed the letter.

Thursday July 11 � It was very warm today, 100 in the shade. I made a screen to feed the small chickens in to keep the hens from eating their feed. Ma and I went out riding this evening.

Friday July 12 � I was out to the Mill this evening too late to see anyone. I chored around some. It was very warm.

Saturday July 13 � I was out to the Mill this morning and got two sacks of bran. There was a horse and foot race on the street in front of our house. The street on both sides were crowded with people and some wagons and buggies. There was a race between two men standing upright on two horses each. That was a very fine race, the horses seemed to enjoy it as well as the people. It was very warm today. Therm. 106 in the shade. Jesse, Millie & Elsie were here and a good many other people in our house & a large number to drink at the pump. Jesse was sick today, we had to send for Dr. O'Connor. They took him down to the Dr.'s office.

Sunday July 14 � Ma, Louis and I were out to Millie's today. Jesse is much better. We had ice cream there. We went up to Younts and stoped there quite awhile. We stoped at Damery's awhile on our way back to Jesse's. It was about night when we got home.

Monday July 15 � I mowed about a third of our oats and shocked it. Louis carried it to the barn and pitched it up and I mowed it away. I changed the ladder and hole where we go up in the barn, to make it more convenient. Dr. Cole and Louis were here this afternoon.

Tuesday July 16 � I picked eleven quarts of cherries from the trees farthest east this morning. We gave the cherries on the tree next to it to Deputy's. They got four quarts from their tree. I mowed, raked and shocked another third of the oats. Louis helped put them in the barn. Louis was down to the sociable & brought Ma & I some ice cream. Ma was over to Reiffs. Mrs. Deputy washed & ironed for us today.

Wednesday July 17 � I mowed the rest of the oats. Mrs. Pickard worked here this forenoon. I mowed weeds on lot No. one this evening. It was very hot for the last week or more.

Thursday July 18 � I mowed weeds on lot one. It was not quite so warm today. Ma and I was out visiting with Teals. They have got through with their harvest except to thresh next week. I received a paper from Philadelphia to sign for a petition for Henry G. Hoyer's widow, which I signed before a notary and sent it to Wm. J. Wray, 122 South 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Friday July 19 � It is so very warm that a person does not feel like doing anything. 102 in the shade.

Saturday July 20 � No sign of rain yet and geting warmer. I done nothing but was downtown awhile.

Sunday July 21 � It was very warm today but Ma and I were out to visit Page's and went over to Millie's and took supper with them. Jesse was harvesting his grain on the DeCou 60 today. As his grain is geting very ripe. He expects to cut on Damery's tomorro. The therm. registered 106 in the shade.

Monday July 22 � This I think was the hotest day, 110 in the shade, the most oppressive on Ma and I. The fire bell tolled before five o'clock this morning. It was at Woomers Meat market.

Tuesday July 23 � The fire yesterday morning was the refrigerator in Woomer's Meat Market. It is still very hot and no sign for rain. . I was downtown for Kerosene. Ma and I were in the theater tonight. 108 in the shade.

Wednesday July 24 � There was a nice shower during the night & was cooler this morning. But very warm through the day. Therm 102 at two o'clock. I drove stakes and tied up the tomato vines. The wind blew them all down badly last night. The therm. registered 100 and above for the last two weeks at noon and was hot all day during that time. Mrs. Deputy washed and ironed for us.

Thursday July 25 � It rained last night but not night before last as stated above. I made a mistake as I wrote for both days just now, and got the rain in yesterday record. It was very warm today although the rain seemed to cool it some, 98 in the shade. Mrs. Reiff and Mrs. Yount were here awhile and Ma was over to Reiffs awhile this afternoon.

Friday July 26 � It is still warm but a little breeze stiring the air which makes it endurable. 100 in the shade at noon. I keep in the shade all day.

Saturday July 27 � A nice breeze stiring today, makes it a little more endurable, but still very warm. Mr. Burkholder brought in the butter. He was here to dinner. I was down town near all afternoon.

Sunday July 28 � This was a warm sultry day, cloudy near all day. It rained a good bit last night, a good soaker which makes the lawn and garden things look quite different from what it did before the rain as everything was about dried up. Miller Harshbarger was here to supper, he came with Louis.

Monday July 29 � This was a pleasant day. Ma and I were out to Millie's. Mrs. Deputy sent some ice cream over for Ma and I. Ma was at Reiffs awhile.

Tuesday July 30 � It was a warmer day again today. It rained a little last night. I laid around the house. Was down town awhile this evening.

Wednesday July 31 � It was warm all day. Ma and I were out riding this evening. No sign of rain this full moon.

Thursday Aug. 1, 1901 � This was another very warm day. The therm. was 100 in the shade at two o'clock. Jesse, Millie and Elsie were here this afternoon. Millie and Ma were over to Reiffs. Jesse and I were down town awhile. Mrs. Deputy washed for us.

Friday Aug. 2 � A partie of young men and ladies serenaded us last night after ten o'clock. I was in bed and asleep when they commenced to sing. Mrs. Reiff was here quite awhile this forenoon. One of Young's boys got hurt yesterday. He was bathing in the river and diving, struck a snag with his head. Ma was over to Reiffs.

Saturday Aug. 3 � This was a nice cool day. I was downtown this morning. It rained all forenoon, a nice cool rain. I was at home all afternoon and slept some.

Sunday Aug. 4 � It was cool again today. Louis went to the country. Miller Harshbarger went with him. Ma was to church. Jesse, Millie & Elsie came in just before dinner. Mr. & Mrs. Reiff went to Okiboji Lake.

Monday Aug. 5 � This was a nice day. Ma was downtown and over to Reiffs this evening. I was downtown for oil to grease the buggy.

Tuesday Aug. 6 � I got up at four o'clock this morning intending to go to Portsmouth to bring Bertha and the children for a visit. When I got to Yeagers, Bertha was there. She came with Will that far yesterday so I brought them from there. Will, his wife and Edna came to town too, but did not have time to come up to our house.

Wednesday Aug. 7 � This was a fine day. Ma and Bertha were over to Deputy's this afternoon and this evening Mrs. Pickard, Ida, Charley and a niece from Omaha were here. I hoed weeds and cleaned out the garden and Louis planted some more celery.

Thursday Aug. 8 � Bertha, the children and I were out to Millie's. It rained this evening.

Friday Aug. 9 � I mowed the yard with the sythe. We all were out riding this evening.

Saturday Aug. 10 � I raked the oat stubble. Mr. and Mrs. Teal were here this forenoon quite awhile. Ma and Bertha were over to Mills this evening. Harold was down to Rodgers all afternoon. I had Harold downtown this evening.

Sunday Aug. 11 � It looked very much for rain last night but did not get any. Bertha, Harold, Baby, Ma & I were out to Donaldson's visiting.

Monday Aug. 12 � Bertha and the children and I were out to Amy's visiting. Harry, Mr. Burk, Jesse, Gardner and I were down to the river for fish but only got four nice ones. Washing all paid before this.

Tuesday Aug. 13 � Chine and Herman came on the noon train and Herb came at five o'clock. After bringing Chine home I took the boys and Frankie Deputy out riding. Herb went down to practice with the band this evening. Mrs. Deputy washed today, 50�.

Wednesday Aug. 14 � I took the boys out riding again this morning. Harry Yount and family, Herb and family, Jesse and family and Blair were here to dinner and supper. Wm. Yeager and family came after dinner and staid to supper. Ten children, twelve grown persons, the occation was a shooting tournament.

Thursday Aug. 15 � Frank & family left in the early train. Herb & family left at nine o'clock which leaves us alone again. Mrs. Deputy washed for Bertha yesterday, 25�.

Friday Aug 16 � This was a warm day. Therm. was 45 this morning at five o'clock. Ma and I was in the house near all day. Yesterday I was out to Millie's for butter and to Donaldson's for apples.

Saturday Aug. 17 � I choped a little wood this morning and baked bread and Ma did not feel well. Millie & Elsie was here. Jesse went downtown. They were here to supper. I was downtown this afternoon.

Sunday Aug. 18 � Ma & Louis were to church. After supper Ma & I were out riding.

Monday Aug. 19 � I cut a hole in the back door in the barn & put a piece of plate glass in for light. After supper I was out riding. Ma would not go along, she had sewing to do. Mr. D. Sellick died this morning, aged eighty four years.

Tuesday Aug. 20 � I was to David Sellicks funeral and staid down town awhile. Ma and I were out riding this evening.

Wednesday Aug. 21 � I choped some wood this morning. Mrs. Pickard worked here this forenoon. I was out to the Mill and got three sacks of bran at sixty cents per hundred.

Thursday Aug. 22 � Ma and I were out to Millie's today. Mr. Burkholder and I drove up to Clarks. They were threshing. Jesse was there helping them. We came home at neat nine o'clock in the cool of the evening after we got supper there. Mrs. Deputy washed for us yesterday, 50�.

Friday Aug. 23 � I was out to the Mill and ordered six sacks of flour ay 82 � cents a sack and paid for it but get the flour as we need it. Jesse, Millie and the children went over to Portsmouth to visit with Herb and family.

Saturday Aug. 24 � There was a fire broke out in the Baptist Church this morning, caused by spontanious combustion from some oily rags used at different times for cleaning the pews. I was downtown this afternoon and got a suit of heavy clothes for winter.

Sunday Aug. 25 � Louis was out to Donaldson's visiting today. This evening it rained heavy and hailed some too. Ma and I were over to Deputy's this afternoon.

Monday Aug. 26 � Ma wrote home today. It is nice and cool now after the rain this morning. Louis and I washed the buggy. I was over to Willis for milk, we can get no more at Mills. Ma was over to Reiffs this evening. Mrs. Deputy washed today for us, 50�.

Tuesday Aug. 27 � I drove to Dunlap today. They are having a great time there. They are having a street fair, everything in the streets so that teams cannot go through the streets that are taken up with the show and booths. One of them has twelve dogs and eleven ponies, each one performs his part. There was a large crowd there today. Jesse and his father was here awhile to get a couple of cream pails to hang cream in the well as their ice is all gone. I took dinner with the McKnights.

Wednesday Aug. 28 � I cleaned out the hen house and whitewashed it. This was a nice day but very cloudy this evening. Mrs. Pickard worked more than � of a day.

Thursday Aug. 29 � This was a nice day for the Woodman picnic. Col. W.J. Bryan was here and spoke on the grounds. Mrs. Wm. McKnight was here. Jesse & family, Harry Yount & family, Herbert & family and Mr. & Mrs. Chase who came from Portsmouth with Herb. They had a horse race on the street in front of our house again.

Friday Aug. 30 � I mowed weeds and cleaned up the back of the barn. I was downtown, got the N.Y. World renewed. Ma was over to Youngs & Crandels this evening awhile. Ma and I were out riding, we stoped quite awhile at L.P. Kelloggs. Louis went with a party out to surprise the Pages. Reiffs girls and boys and Frank Teal were of the number that went, they all went together on a hay rack.

Saturday Aug. 31 � I was downtown. Mrs. Damery was here to dinner. Ma and I was with a number of others to surprise Mr. and Mrs. rank Haas as they are going to leave here to move to Missouri. It was late when we came home. Millie was here all day and is going to stay all night. She kept house while we were away to the surprise party.

Sunday Sept. 1, 1901 � Millie and Ma were to church, also Louis. I staid at home all day. Millie staid until evening. Jesse came and staid to supper, they then went home after supper. Elsie has been a very good little girl all day.

Monday Sept. 2 � This was a fine day. I was out to Teals and got some wild grapes and wild cherries. Mrs. Reiff was here near all afternoon.

Tuesday Sept. 3 � I choped a little wood and cleaned three jugs and attended to the vinegar & was going to press out the grapes and cherries but the strainers to the press was mislaid in moving so I could not use it. I was downtown to get one but could not. Ida was here to supper. Mrs. Deputy was over this evening.

Wednesday Sept. 4 � Mrs. Pickard worked here until noon. Mrs. Deputy washed for us today, 50�. I cleaned the sellar and looked for the fruit strainer but did not find it. Louis gave Miss Lawrence a lesson on the guitar. Millie, Lotta, Florence Reiff and Lola Arnold were here this evening.

Thursday Sept. 5 � I was downtown and got Canefield to make a strainer to out fruit press. We lost the one we bought with the press. I was out to Millie's and brought three pounds of butter, then I pressed the grapes and wild cherries. I was downtown this evening for brown sugar for the grape juice. Ma was over to Reiffs this evening. It rained some this evening. I made four gallons wine of the wild grapes & wild cherries.

Friday Sept. 6 � The sun was very warm today. I staked boards around the celery and was downtown, got two cases of peaches, $1.70 for the two cases. Mrs. Crandell was here this afternoon. They are going to move to Dow City next week. I ordered coal for the winter. President Wm. McKinley was shot at four today.

Saturday Sept. 7 � Wm. McKinley, president was shot twice last evening at Buffalo Expo, by Leon Czolgosz who claims to be an anarchist and a deciple of Emma Goldman. The papers say there is hope of the President's recovery. Ma called at Mills, Crandells and at Reiffs today.

Sunday Sept. 8 � It rained a good bit during the night and all day today. Everything got a good soaking. Louis was not in church this evening, it rained too hard.

Monday Sept. 9 � I was at home and helped Ma. We put up two cases of peaches and made several jars of marmalade. I put a chicken coop up overhead in the barn and set a rat trap up stairs in the barn.

Tuesday Sept. 10 � I helped Ma until noon. After dinner Louis and I were out to see Jesse about taking the bees that are out at Teals. Then we went to Teals.

Wednesday Sept. 11 � It was cool and cloudy all day but no rain. It rained very hard near all night and was very wet this morning. I was downtown. Charley Deputy got his cow home from the farm a day or two ago.

Thursday Sept. 12 � Ma and I were out to Teals to dinner. They had their sale today. There was a good gathering there and things brought fair prices. We went from there over to Millie's and came home at sundown. The day was lovely to take a ride. We got a sack of flour at the Mill.

Friday Sept. 13 � It rained heavy all afternoon. I was in the house near all day. Mrs. Pickard was here but did not work any on account of the rain.

Saturday Sept. 14 � It is still cool and cloudy. Frank Teal and his Mother were here to dinner. President McKinley died last night at 2:15 from the wounds inflicted by the anarchists. Jesse & Millie were here to supper.

Sunday Sept. 15 � It rained some today and was cool and cloudy all day. Louis and Miller drove out to Bert Praters and got some grapes. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Monday Sept. 16 � Cool today and cloudy off and on throughout the day. Ma was downtown shopping and over to Reiffs this evening. Mrs. Riddlemoser was here and got four bunches of celery. Deputy paid the rent today. Washing paid before this.

Tuesday Sept. 17 � Mrs. Pickard was working this afternoon. I made nine gallons of wine of tame grapes got from Bert Prater at two cents a pound, and Ma bade some grape butter. I made it half & half and three pounds of sugar to the gallon. There was a light frost this morning. The first this fall. . Mrs. Deputy washed today for us, $1.00. Therm. 34.

Wednesday Sept. 18 � There was a heavy frost, in fact ice from one eighth of an inch thick, everything in the garden froze. Louis dug half of the sweet potatoes and I cleaned them and put them away. We had the celery covered so that did not get frozen. Ma was over to Reiffs this evening.

Thursday Sept. 19 � It rained heavy again last night and is cool and cloudy all day. I sent A.C. Basler Mfg. Co. for their No. 5 Oil Heater Cataloged at eight dollars, sent to Lake St., Chicago. Funeral services for President McKinley held in the Baptist Church this afternoon.

Friday Sept. 20 � I was downtown today and this evening I pressed out rhubarb that I got from L. Haas and made about six gallons of wine. Ma was downtown today.

Saturday Sept. 21 � I was downtown quite a time today. Mr. Burkholder and Elsie were here to dinner and supper. Ma and Millie were over to Reiffs, Lula was there. I finished diging at the sweet potatoes today.

Sunday Sept. 22 � Louis, Ma and I were out to Donaldsons to dinner. Ed Hushaw and young Willis were there fixing the engine and battery. We went around over the hills and stoped at Millie's on our way home.

Monday Sept. 23 � I commenced to lathe the hen house. Ma was downtown this morning.

Tuesday Sept. 24 � I lathed near all day. I had to go downtown for more nails. Ma and I drove downtown this evening for her hat. Millie, Jesse and Elsie came in late this evening. Millie is going to stay all night. We are going to Mo. Valley tomorro if it does not rain.

Wednesday Sept. 25 � Ma, Millie, Elsie and I went to Mo. Valley to the County Fair. We stayed at Frank's all day and all went to the theater and enjoyed it very much.

Thursday Sept. 26 � We all went out to the fair except Frank. He had to stay in the Galery. We were all tired and staid at home this evening.

Friday Sept. 27 � We came home this morning. Bertha & Mrs. Chase and the children came here at one o'clock and just as they stoped at our hitching post they broke the buggy pole. I fixed it so I think it will take them home.

Saturday Sept. 28 � It rained heavy last night and until noon today. I went downtown with our visitors, they went shoping.

Sunday Sept. 29 � Mrs. Chase, Bertha & Children left here to go home at eleven o'clock. Today was fine but muddy. Louis was out with the buggy.

Monday Sept. 30 � I lathed today Ma was downtown this evening. It was cloudy some today. Deputy's W W seems to be getting better.

Tuesday Oct. 1, 1901 � I finished lathing the hen house. Mrs. Pickard worked here today. It was very cloudy until noon. I was downtown awhile.

Wednesday Oct. 2 � I was out to Millie's this morning and Louis was out to Millie's and extracted honey. I sifted sand this afternoon and was down to get Mr. Duseler to help tomorro.

Thursday Oct. 3 � Mr. Duseler worked until eleven o'clock and Mrs. Pickard worked all day. I was downtown awhile. Mrs. Deputy washed today, 75�.

Friday Oct. 4 � Mr. Arnold sent some coal today. I sifted sand for plastering the hen house.

Saturday Oct. 5 � Mr. Arnold sent up the coal and filled the coal bin for winter, 11230 lbs. besides a ton we got shorted some time ago. I made a gallon of tomato wine to see what it is like as we never tasted any.

Sunday Oct. 6 � Ma, Louis & I were out to Millie's today. We stoped a good while at T. Kigers. It rained a little today while we were gone. Ma was to church this evening.

Monday Oct. 7 � It rained some last night. I racked off the grape wine today and helped Ma some. Ida Pickard is geting some better but cannot be up.

Tuesday Oct. 8 � Mrs. Pickard worked this afternoon cleaning. I plastered the henhouse. Ma put up a jar of quinces. Today was cloudy all day. It rained a little last night but none today.

Wednesday Oct. 9 � I plastered in the henhouse today. It rained a good shower about four o'clock. Ma was over to see Ida Pickard. Mrs. Reiff was here this evening.

Thursday Oct. 10 � It rained heavy near all day. I finished plastering the henhouse. It looks good and I think it will make a warmer henhouse.

Friday Oct. 11 � Today was pretty nice but it clouded up again towards night. I racked off the rhubarb wine and strained the tomato wine, it was too thick with pulp. I do not know anything about either as I never made any of it before. I was downtown today. Mrs. Pickard worked four hours this afternoon.

Saturday Oct. 12 � This was a cold day and rained a little this afternoon. Jesse, Millie & Elsie were here this afternoon and stayed to supper. I was downtown and paid Quinn & Co. bill in full. I was also to see a large shreder & husker to work at Yeager's Implement Yard. Deputy's cow feed was taken away from his stable this evening.

Sunday Oct. 13 � Louis and I were over to Reiffs this afternoon. Louis staid to supper. I had to go home to feed the chickens. This was a nice day.

Monday Oct. 14 � I dug a good sized hole to get ground to fill up the hen house and some in the stable. I then pulled up the tomato and pepper vines and tramped them in the hole I had dug, so I got rid of them. I also put a lock on the barn door to lock it at night.

Tuesday Oct. 15 � Ma and I were out to Peter Campbell's sale. I met a good many men there I had not seen for a long time. The stock and hay brought good prices. The day was fine. We were up to Chambers. Bertha Chamber's is very poorly. We then drove over to Millie's for butter and she gave us some milk along. This evening we were over to Reiffs.

Wednesday Oct. 16 � I nailed galvanized iron on the south stable door sill and refited the door so that it will close easily to lock it. I was downtown and out to the Mill for bran.

Thursday Oct. 17 � Ma and I went over to Portsmouth visiting with Herb, Bertha and children. I do not think Portsmouth a very desirable place to live in, at least it does not suit me.

Friday Oct. 18 � At Portsmouth

Saturday Oct. 19 � At Portsmouth

Sunday Oct. 20 � At Portsmouth

Monday Oct. 21 � Left Portsmouth at nine o'clock, got to Yeager's at eleven o'clock, took dinner there and left at two o'clock and arrived at woodbine at four o'clock. At about five o'clock a scaffold broke at the new Odd Fellows new building, with two or three men. And a narrow escape or seriously hurting the men that were on it. I was downtown this evening to see about a small house that is for sale.

Tuesday Oct. 22 � I was out to the Mill for flour. I was down to see L. Haas about Mr. Lillie's house that he wants to sell. He asks nine hundred and fifty dollars for it. Mrs. Heflin was here and Rev. Nicklen was here. Ma was over to Reiffs awhile.

Wednesday Oct. 23 � I was downtown. Mrs. Yount was here to supper. She takes the train this evening to go to visit James Boyd and family. Jesse Millie and Elsie were here this eve.

Thursday Oct. 24 � Ma and I were out visiting with Mrs. Damery all day. Louis had to get his own dinner and supper as it was a little late when we got home.

Friday Oct. 25 � I choped a little wood and put two wire hoops on the old churn to put vinegar in.

Saturday Oct. 26 � I cleaned off the drop boards in the hen house and painted the roosts with Lee's Lice K. Jesse was here and I got the bee hives. Mr. Burkholder brought Millie in, I went downtown with Mr. Burkholder. I saw Haas about buying Mr. Lillie's house. He had wrote to him about it but did not hear from it yet.

Sunday Oct. 27 � Louis was out to Millie's and east of our old home. Ma was over to Reiffs today and this evening we both were over to Reiffs. Louis and Miss Patrick stoped in after church.

Monday Oct. 28 � Herb, Bertha and children came about one o'clock. I made some postum as an experiment. I was downtown and signed a contract for the purchase of Mr. Lillie's house and lot for nine hundred dollars cash.

Tuesday Oct. 29 � I put a strip on the ally door at the stable to make it tight so the snow does not blow in. I was downtown. Peter Campbell's home farm sold again at seventy five dollars an acre. Ma and Bertha were down to the Presbiterian Instalation this evening. I stayed home with Harold.

Wednesday Oct. 30 � Herb, Bertha and children left to go home at about nine o'clock. They expected to stop at Millie's but it looked so for rain, I guess they went on without stoping.

Thursday Oct. 31 � It rained heavy last night and blew hard. Jesse, Millie and Elsie were here quite awhile. This was a fine day. I was downtown to a meeting of the Citizens to arrange for a gas plant to light the City.

Friday Nov. 1, 1901 � I was down to the Bank and settled with Mr. Haas for the Lillie property. I paid nine hundred for the house and lot and borrowed eight hundred until the first of Jan, '02, until my certificate is due. I also subscribed five hundred dollars for five shares in the contemplated gas plant.

Saturday Nov. 2 � This was a cold rainy afternoon and evening. I was downtown with Ma to see the flower show. It was splendid, it is a wonder where all the plants came from. There was a gas meeting held in the Hotel Columbia. They organized a gas company and appointed two committes to visit some towns that has the kind of gas plant that is contemplated building here. To asertain all the facts about it and if satisfactory we will go ahead and get things fixed to build one here.

Sunday Nov. 3 � It snowed last night so that everything was white this morning. I have taken cold and did not feel well so I took a sweat bath in the bath cabinet this afternoon and am feeling much better this evening. Louis cleaned the old grandfather clock so she runs first rate again. It is cold this evening.

Monday Nov. 4 � This was a cold cloudy day. I was downtown and for the insurance transfered from Mr. Lillie to me. I mended an old pair of leather gloves for choring. Miss Peckham was here awhile.

Tuesday Nov. 5 � It snowed a good bit during last night but was nice during the day. The election was very quiet.

Wednesday Nov. 6 � This was a cold windy day and snowed a little. I was downtown. They say that the County went Republication.

Thursday Nov. 7 � I was out to see Mr. J.S. Knapp, he is very sick, so much that they let no one in to see him. They say he was geting better. Ma was down town.

Friday Nov. 8 � I made a horse blanket of some old feed sacks to cover Topsy in the stable on cold nights so she will be more comfortable. I also peeled the poles I bought from Herb last summer. I think I will use them for fence posts. I was downtown. Ma and I were over to Reiffs this evening.

Saturday Nov. 9 � This was a very nice day. I was downtown this afternoon. The football team created a great excitement on the street. Ma was downtown too. Jesse, Millie and Elsie were here to supper this evening. Ma and I were over to Reiffs this evening. Mrs. Reiff feels some better this evening but is very sick. Charles Deputy rented the house for his brother Frank.

Sunday Nov. 10 � Ma and I were over to Reiffs. Harold is here until tomorro.

Monday Nov. 11 � It is geting somewhat cooler but is fine weather. I was home all day.

Tuesday Nov. 12 � I drove out to Tom Binnels sale. C.D. Stevens went with me. Ma was over to Reiffs & other places today.

Wednesday Nov. 13 � I was out to Millie's to dinner and came home at about five o'clock this evening. Louis was very late to supper this evening. Ma was downtown twice today. We expect to go to the Opery House to hear the Off Fellows lecture this evening.

Thursday Nov. 14 � Ma and I were out to Millie's to dinner. Frank Deputy came to get in the house. Louis came up with him to give him the key to the house. His brother spoke for it a week ago.

Friday Nov. 15 � I worked at a screen to put behind the heating stove. Ma was over to Reiffs. Mrs. Reiff is better today. Mrs. Pickard worked four hours this afternoon. I was downtown to see about the shoes I ordered through K. and Sons. Frank Deputy moved today.

Saturday Nov. 16 � Mrs. Pickard worked here until noon. I worked awhile at the screen. I was downtown all afternoon. This was a very nice day.

Sunday Nov. 17 � Louis and I put up the heating stove and changed the pipe in the kitchen stove up through the room upstairs. Mr. and Mrs. William Tuttle was here to dinner, visiting all afternoon. Mr. N.A. Donaldson and his wife were here this afternoon until about sunset. F.M. Hoyer rented the Booth galery and expects to be up next Tuesday to make pictures for the Woodbine people and he expects to come up weekly if it will pay to do so.

Monday Nov. 18 � I finished the stove screen. I was down to a stockholders gas meeting this evening.

Tuesday Nov. 19 � Ma and I drove down to see Frank as he was too busy to come to see us or even come to dinner. Mrs. Deputy was over to visit awhile with Ma. I was downtown this evening.

Wednesday Nov. 20 � I was out to see Mr. J.S. Knapp this afternoon. He is getting along fine but cannot sit up long at a time. I was down to a gas meeting but there was not enough there so we meet again next Friday evening.

Thursday Nov. 21 � I went over to Portsmouth today to see Mr. Bell about buying their house but Mr. Bell is sick in bed and could not come to town.

Friday Nov. 22 � Herb got a livery team and him and I drove out to see Mr. Bell. He was too sick to be up out of bed so we left the business for another time and I came home and stoped at Yeagers and staid to supper and arrived home about half past four this evening. Millie, Elsie and Grandpa Burkholder were here to supper.

Saturday Nov. 23 � Last night I was to a gas meeting and we agreed unanimously not to do any work on the plant before spring. Ma and I were to the Aid Society Social last night and had a goods time. Louis was there too.

Sunday Nov. 24 � Ma and I was at home all day. Louis drove out in the country this afternoon. Ma and I were over to Reiffs this evening.

Monday Nov. 25 � I was down with Topsy, took Ma to Wm. Tuttles and then drove out to the Mill and got a sack of flour and a bushel & a half of wheat for the hens. They started up the steam engine this afternoon for the first time at the Woodbine Mill.

Tuesday Nov. 26 � I was downtown to Frank's galery. Ma was home all day as she was baking. I was over to see Sam Berkley's new house. It is a fine house, heated with hot water and gas all over the house, a private plant of his own.

Wednesday Nov. 27 � I was downtown. They took Mrs. Reiff to Omaha this evening. Ma and I was over to see her before they took her away. Ma then went downtown. This was a very fine day, as has not been for some time back.

Thursday Nov. 28 � Mr. Burkholder, Millie, Elsie and Miss Ethel Patrick were here to dinner and all enjoyed it. After dinner Burk, Jesse and I went down and took in the football game between Omaha and Woodbine, fourty six to nothing in favor of the home team. I was over to Reiffs this evening to hear how Mrs. Reiff stood the trip to Omaha. George came home this evening.

Friday Nov. 29 � Mrs. Pickard worked here four hours today. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. The weather is fine.

Saturday Nov. 30 � I was downtown. There was a great many people in town from the country. The day was very nice. Mr. Reiff and the boys and girls and Miss Arnold were here this evening until near eleven o'clock.

Sunday Dec. 1, 1901 � It was cloudy and colder all day, looks as if we would have snow soon. Louis was at home all day finishing some pictures. Ma and I were at home all day.

Monday Dec. 2 � Today the voters voted for or against granting a franchize to put in a gas plant. It carried by one hundred & thirty for and seven against. I was downtown all day trying to get out a large vote. F.M. came up this evening. Ma and Minnie Reiff was down to the Opera House this evening.

Tuesday Dec. 3 � Frank came up last evening and is doing fairly well in Booth's old galery. F.M. was here over night and took breakfast with us. Ma was down to the galery, I was down too.

Wednesday Dec. 4 � I was downtown twice today. I put a lath on the back storm door. It looks as if it was going to snow. I took three pairs of scissors to get sharpened but the man had left. It began to snow before we went to bed.

Thursday Dec. 5 � It snowed a good bit last night and some this morning but is warm and clear this evening. I was downtown today.

Friday Dec. 6 � This was a nice day but very muddy as the snow is near all melted already. I was downtown today. Miss Peckham and Ella was here this evening.

Saturday Dec. 7 � I was downtown. Mrs. Foltz was here this afternoon. Jesse, Millie and Elsie was here. This was a cloudy chilly day.

Sunday Dec. 8 � This was another cloudy day. Ma and Louis were to church. I was home all day.

Monday Dec. 9 � I was out to Jesse. The day was very fine. I came home just at dark. Ma was at the Flower Ass. Meeting and this evening she was over to F. Deputys. Jesse butchered a pig and scalded his hands in the operation.

Tuesday Dec. 10 � We are having a heavy fall of snow. It snowed a good bit last night and until noon today. Frank is up again taking pictures. Ma was over to Reiffs. It is geting colder this evening. I paid five dollars on account of my gas stock subscription today.

Wednesday Dec. 11 � I was downtown for the mail. Ma was over to Mills this afternoon.

Thursday Dec. 12 � It snowed a little this morning and was cloudy and chilly all day.

Friday Dec. 13 � This was a cold day, the wind is sharp. We kept close by the stove near all day. Therm. 2 degrees below.

Saturday Dec. 14 � It was very cold today. Millie and Elsie came in with Mr. Burkholder. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. Therm. 18 below at 7 A.M.

Sunday Dec. 15 � This was another cold day. Ma and I was over to Reiffs this afternoon. They brought Mrs. Reiff home last evening. She is looking good but cannot get around very well yet and must keep in the house yet awhile and take good care of herself. It is snowing a little this evening. Therm 16 below at 7 A.M.

Monday Dec. 16 � Ma was downtown today. It was not so cold as the last two or three days. I was at home all day. I darned an old pair of woolen gloves. 2 above.

Tuesday Dec. 17 � This was a pretty cold as the wind was very sharp. I was downtown and visited awhile with F.M.H. as he came up again. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon. 2 below

Wednesday Dec. 18 � This was another cold day. I was at home all day. Ma was over to Deputys this afternoon. I glued the E. walnuts together and painted them gold for Christmas decoration. 10 below.

Thursday Dec. 19 � It was not so cold today but the wind cuts like a knife. I was downtown and paid ten dollars on account of the Capitol Stock of the gas company. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Friday Dec. 20 � I was home all day and sowed kid facing in the woolen gloves I darned the other day. Ma was down town this forenoon.

Saturday Dec. 21 � I was downtown all afternoon. The day was warm. The snow is going fast.

Sunday Dec. 22 � Ma and I were out to Millie's and Louis and Ethel were out sleighing this evening. They had Bruce Mills cutter.

Monday Dec. 23 � Jesse and Millie were in today. Ma went downtown with them. I was downtown. This was a nice day, also yesterday.

Tuesday Dec. 24 � I was downtown this afternoon. I fixed up a doll cradle for Elsie. Ma was over to Reiffs and over to Deputys.

Wednesday Dec. 25 � Ma, Louis and I went down to Mo. Valley to spend Christmas with F.M. & family. We enjoyed it very much, we had a very fine dinner. We brought a fine Pointer pup along which F.M. presented to Jesse for a Christmas present. He gave Ma and I a fine water colored picture and Louis a fine pastel as Christmas presents.

Thursday Dec. 26 � I took the Pointer pup out to Jesse. He is highly pleased with him. Mrs. C.J. Tuttle was here this afternoon. They are going to build another house. She wanted to get some pointers from our house, as to the plans for our house. Wm. Evens took our Christmas box over to Portsmouth for the folks there.

Friday Dec. 27 � I was downtown. Ma was over to Reiffs and down to Wm. Tuttles. Jesse was here for awhile, ha brought Mr. and Mrs. Gardner to the train. Ervin is going to married next Sunday the 29th to Miss Larsen. Ma was over to Deputys this evening.

Saturday Dec. 28 � Millie, Jesse and Elsie were here near all afternoon. I was downtown. This was a fine day.

Sunday Dec. 29 � Louis and Ma was to church. C.J. Tuttle was here quite awhile today. Louis, Ma and I were over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Monday Dec. 30 � I did not feel well today & took a sweat and staid in the house all day. Ma went down to Tuttles at the flower meeting.

Tuesday Dec. 31 � Millie, Jesse and Elsie came at noon. Millie and Elsie intend to stay a few days. I was down with Frank. He done a good business today. Ma, Millie and Elsie were down too. Frank brought Herman up. Herman intended to stay over night but when his father went home, he wanted to go with him and we had to let him go.

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