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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 1904 -- Index for each Year -- Next Page: 1905

January 1, 1904 - 12 degrees above zero - It was cold and windy today. I was downtown to the PO twice but got no mail. This was not a very happy new years day for us. Ma and Anna was over to Ruggs awhile this afternoon. Mrs. Rugg is sick.

Saturday, January 2 - 2 degrees below zero - This was a cold clear day. I was downtown twice. Mr. Burkholder told me him and May was going to see a doctor in Nebraska about May Yeager next Monday.

Sunday, January 3 - This was a cold clear calm day. It was 10 degrees below zero. Ethel was here this afternoon. I was down for the mail.

Monday, January 4 - It snowed quite a bit last night and is cold and clear today. I was not downtown today.

Tuesday, January 5 - This was a fine day not cold but pleasant. I was downtown awhile to send Louis a draft for eighty dollars that he asked for to use in his business Mrs. Reiff was here awhile this afternoon. I got two bushels of wheat today at sixty cents per bushel.

Wednesday, January 6 - It was very foggy this morning, and up to noon. The trees and plants looked very nice with the frost hanging to them. The afternoon was fine. Mrs. Deputy was here this afternoon. I was downtown. Mr. Burkholder came back. May staid in the Bluffs for a week. The Dr. said she did not have a cancer.

Thursday, January 7 - This was a very fine warm day. Ethel was here all afternoon and staid to supper. I was downtown. Johny Deputy brought us three small cat fish to put in the jar with the minnie fish. Mrs. Selleck was here.

Friday, January 8 - This was a very nice warm day. We were going to go out to Millies but Anna would not so we staid at home. Mrs. Selleck was here awhile this afternoon. I was downtown.

Saturday, January 9 - I was at home all day except to the P0. for the mail. Anna is not well at all.

Sunday, January 10 - It was cloudy and damp but warm today. Mrs. Clerk was here. Louis came in the one o'clock train. Mrs. Reiff was here.

Monday, January 11 - It was cloudy and damp and a little bit colder than yesterday. Ma was at Mrs. Oslers to the flower meeting. I was downtown this afternoon.

Tuesday, January 12 - This was a cloudy damp day but not cold. Mrs. Wm. and Chas. Tuttle were here this afternoon I was downtown and saw Jesse. Our hens haves been laying fine.

Wednesday, January 13 - This was another cloudy day Mrs. Clark Mrs. Porter Mrs. Reiff were here this afternoon. Also Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Pickard. But Ma was not at home. She was over to call on Ethel. I was downtown. Anna was at home alone.

Thursday, January 14 - This was vary fine day. Mrs. I. A. DeCou was hare this morning also Mrs. Rugg was here this afternoon. I was downtown. Herb brought out his partner Mike White. I was downtown.

Friday, January 15 - This was a nice day but cloudy. We were out to Millies this afternoon. Jesse and Emily expect to go to Portsmouth tomorro if the weather permits. Mr. Burkholder came over while we were there.

Saturday, January 16 - This was a fine day. Jesse and family went to Portsmouth today. Ma was over to Reiffs and to Bennets this afternoon. I was downtown. Anna was at home alone.

Sunday, January 17 - This was a very nice warm day. I took a walk this afternoon and stoped awhile with Gid Hawley. Ethel was here this afternoon.

Monday, January 18 - This was a fine day. Mr. Wells and Mr. Hart Missionary's were here today. I was downtown.

Tuesday, January 19 - This was a fine day but clouded up this evening. Mr. Wells was here again but there was no one at home. I saw him down in F. M. Smiths store and gave him a dollar. Mr. Bennet and Mr. Crudkson left this evening for New York. They are going to Europe.

Wednesday, January 20 - It snowed during the night and a little today. I have a cold and am very hoarse. I stayed in the house all day except while I was doing the chores. It was cold and windy today and it sleeted some today. Anna was down to the post office and to butcher for meat.

Thursday, January 21 - This was a cold cloudy day. I am geting better but staid in the house all day except to do the chores.

Friday, January 22 - This was a clear cold day but did not look at the thermometer so do not know how cold it was. Anna was to the P0 and was very cold when she got home.

Saturday, January 23 - This was a cold day. It snowed little last night. Anna was not good at all today. 10 Below.

Sunday, January 24 - 10 degrees below - This was a very cold day and was some windy which made it seem much colder. Louis came near noon the train was four hours late.

Monday, January 25 - This was a cold day. I was downtown to the PO and for oil. I met G. E. Reiff, he is going to move to Fremont, Neb. He bought a stock of Merchantile and is going into the Merchantile business. There was no one here and we felt very lonely as Anna is very quite she does not speak a word and cried some but not as much as at other times. 12 below 4 below

Tuesday, January 26 - 12 degrees below - This was another cold day but not so cold as yesterday as it warmed up some after dinner and Anna and Ma was at Mr. Reiffs for a little while this afternoon. Mr. Reiff was over for dinner.

Wednesday, January 27 - 6 degrees below - It was not so cold as yesterday. Mrs. Reiff was here awhile to say goodbye as they are going to their New home in Freemont, Neb.

Thursday, January 28 - 4 degrees below - Cold day. I was downtown awhile today. Had a visit with John Hall.

Friday, January 29 - Cold day - I was down to the P. O. and came back immediately.

Saturday, January 30 - 4 degrees below � Still cold. I was downtown. Got a letter from Uncle for Ma. We were alone all week.

Sunday, January 31 - Still cold. Ethel was here this afternoon. She staid to supper and spent the evening with us. Site went home about eight o'clock.

Monday, February 1 - 4 degrees below - It was cold today. I was downtown for awhile this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 2 - This was a pleasant winter day. I was downtown awhile. Mincey paid me his rent to March 1st.

Wednesday, February 3 - This wee a fair winter day. I was downtown. Ma was over to Minceys awhile.

Thursday, February 4 - This was fine day. I was downtown. Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Pickard were here this afternoon. I took a letter that Anna wrote to Uncle down to the P0 this evening.

Friday, February 5 - This was a very nice warm day. I was downtown.

Saturday, February 6 - This was a cold raw damp day. Mr. Burkholder in coming to town today a log lying in the road at the R. R. crossing scared his horse. He run around so sudden that the buggy upset and threw him and Geo. Clark out and Burk. had a couple of ribs broke. I was down to see him at Jesse Burkholders. Jesse was in and took W. H. home.

Sunday, February 7 -This was a cold windy day. Louis cams home near noon. The train was very late again. 4 degrees above zero.

Monday, February 8 - This was a cold day. It snowed a little last night. I was downtown. Leroy Edgerton died last night and Grandma Hunt died yesterday. Louis went back again this morning.

Tuesday, February 9 - This was a cold day. Yesterday we got news that Baltimore, Md. had a very large fire all the principle business houses were burned a loss of over a hundred million of dollars. Over fourty business blocks of the finest skyscrapers in the city were burned.

Wednesday, February 10 - It was cold today. I was downtown awhile. I got an Omaha paper to read about the war in the far east between Russia and Japan.

Thursday, February 11 - It was cold today. I was downtown awhile, 6 degrees below.

Friday, February 12 - It was not so cold today as yesterday. I was down to the P0. twice but hurried back both times. Anna is troubled very much all day.

Saturday, February 13 - 4 degrees above - it was cold end clear today. I was downtown. Walter Link promised to bring me a load of straw next week. Mr. Lowrey and Ollie were here. Also Mrs. Clark.

Sunday, February 14 - 2 degrees below - It was colder and cloudy toward night. Anna was pretty good yesterday and today she was not troubled so much as for some length of time past.

Monday, February 15 - 4 degrees above - It was cold and windy today. I was down to the P0. and store.

Tuesday, February 16 - 2 degrees above � It. was cold and windy today. I wan down to the P0. Ethel was here this afternoon. Ma went with her to call at Mrs. Bennets.

Wednesday, February 17 - 0 degrees - This was another cold day. I was downtown to the P0.

Thursday, February 18 - Still cold but fair. I was downtown and Anna was downtown and Anna was downtown alone as she would not go out with Ma. Ma was down to see Mrs. Page and to Mrs. Porter.

Friday, February 19 - This was a nice day but a little cold. I was downtown. Anna and Ma were down to call on Mrs. Will Tuttle and Miss Markham. Several agents were here today.

Saturday, February 20 - This was a dreary cloudy day. I was downtown at Frank Knapp's sale but did not stay long. Ma and Anna were at home all day.

Sunday, February 21 - This was a nice day. Louis came in early. Ethel and he were here to dinner. I was over to visit a while with Gid Hawley.

Monday, February 22 - Louis left this morning for Westside. I was downtown twice today but got no mail. F. M. came in this evening took supper with us and went home in the nine o'clock train. This was a fine day.

Tuesday, February 23 - This was a fine cold day. Anna did not get up at all today. She lay in bed all day. Ma took her meals up to her but she would eat nothing until this evening. I was down to the P0. and came right back. Miss Livingston was here also Mrs. John Lyon.

Wednesday, February 24 - This was a warm cloudy day. I was home all day.

Thursday, February 25 - This was a cold disagreeable cloudy day. I was at home all day until near eight o'clock then I went to the P0.

Friday, February 26 - Today was cloudy and cool. I was to the P0.

Saturday, February 27 - Today was warm and cloudy. It thawed some I was downtown this afternoon Mrs. Mincey was here while I was gone.

Sunday, February 28 - This was a fine day. Louis came at one o'clock. He and Ethel were out to Millies this afternoon. Paul Reiff was here this morning. He came again this evening and spent the evening with us. Louis and Ethel were here this evening.

Monday, February 29 - George Clark helped me to clean out the cistern, he patched and washed it with cement wash. This afternoon I was down to Logan to see about Taking Anna away. As she is geting very much worse. Mrs. John Lyon was here while I was gone and Mrs. Bennet came this evening. Mrs. Rugg was here this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 1 - I went with Anna to Logan. Mr. Shinn and Mrs. Shinn and Mrs. W.D. Bennet took care of her. The committee examined her and pronounced her insane. I went with her to Clarinda. Mr. Shinn and Mrs. Sprinkle had charge of Anna. We got to the asylum about 9:30 PM. We then went back to Clarinda and stoped over Night.

Wednesday, March 2 - We left Clarinda about 6:30 AM. and arrived at Woodbine at 1:30 noon. The weather is warm and very fine but this evening the wind from the north blew furious and cold. Mrs. Bennet was here this afternoon. Ethel was here.

Thursday, March 3 - The wind blew hard all night. The thermometer was six below zero this morning and was cold all day. Ma and I were at Porters this evening. I was down to the PO.

Friday, March 4 - This was a nice day. The wind blew cold from the north. Mrs. Rugg was here this afternoon. Ma is getting some better of her trouble about Anna.

Saturday, March 5 - This was a fine day. I was downtown this afternoon. I saw W. H. Burkholder. He is all right again.

Sunday, March 6 - This was a very nice day. Ma and I drove out to Milles this afternoon. Ethel was here this evening. We received from Dr. Witte a letter asking a lot of questions which we answered and mailed them this evening.

Tuesday, March 8 - This was a very fine day. I rented the Ely street house to M. B. Cox until March the first 1904 at eight 35 dollars per month payable in advance. We got a letter from Dr. Max E. Witte saying that Anna is quiet but says she has made us a great deal of trouble. Miss Peckham was here this afternoon. Herb and his father were here this afternoon.

Monday, March 7 - This was a very fine day. I was downtown. We was to call on Mrs. Stienl and Mrs. Watkins.

Wednesday, March 9 - This was a fine day. I was downtown. We answered Dr. Wittes letter immediately.

Thursday, March 10 - It snowed and blew all day a regular little blizzard. Quite a bit of snow fell but it drifted very much. I was down to the P0. Ma was over to Bennets this afternoon.

Friday, March 11 - This was a nice day. I was downtown. Ma was over to Porters this afternoon.

Saturday, March 12 - This was a cloudy dismal Chilly day. Ma and I were down to see Haas new house. It is a fine house. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma got a letter from Dr. Witte and one from Uncle. Ma was down and called on Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Corry this afternoon.

Sunday, March 13 - It snowed a good bit up to noon. Louis and Ethel was out to Millies this afternoon, they spent the evening with us.

Monday, March 14 - This was a fair cool day. I was downtown this afternoon and was down to the caucus this evening. C. W. Reed was nominated for Mayor.

Tuesday, March 15 - This was a nice day. I was downtown. Ethel was this evening. She came for our advice as to Louis buying F. M. Smiths jewelery stock.

Wednesday, March 16 - This was a dreary drisling day. Mr. D. W. Bennet arrived home this morning from Europe with his grand Belgium Horse. He is a very fine horse. I was down town.

Thursday, March 17 - This was a damp cloudy day but no rain. I was downtown this afternoon.

Friday, March 18 - This was a fine clear warm day. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma and I was over to Porters this evening. I was down awhile this evening. I went down to mail a letter to Louis.

Saturday, March 19 - This was a fair day. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma was downtown too.

Sunday, March 20 - Ma and I drove out to Millie. Bertha and the children were there. It commenced to rain about three o'clock. We left there at four o'clock. It rained until we got home and during the evening.

Monday, March 21 - This was a damp cloudy day. I was down town to the P.O.

Tuesday, March 22 - This was a fine day. I sowed grass seeds, white clover and blew grass on the sidewalk and raked it in. I was down to the P.O.

Wednesday, March 23 - This was a fine day. I was downtown. Herb and his father were here. Herb sold out his business to Mike White, in Portsmouth, and bought out George Duvall, in Woodbine and takes possession on Friday. I did not see Herb as I was not at home when they were here.

Thursday, March 24 - It rained quite a hit today. W.H. Burkholder was here this afternoon. I was downtown I met him, we went to see D.W. Bennet and rented a house from him for Herb. He is going to move here on Monday next. We received a letter from Dr Witte today.

Friday, March 25 - It was very windy and cold today. Herb and his father came at noon and took dinner with us. Herb took his place in the barber shop this afternoon and is going to move Monday if the weather and road are good.

Saturday, March 26 � This was another cold day. Ma and I were downtown. George Reiff was here this morn.

Sunday, March 27 - It was cold today. Fred Carrier brought Bertha and the children over from Millies. Jesse is sick. Fred says they are all, sick except Guy. Louis and Ethel were out to Harrys. George Reiff was here this evening.

Monday, March 28 - This was a very nice day. Herb went over to Portsmouth yesterday. Harry Yount, Will Yeager and Fred Carrier each bought a load of household goods from Portsmouth for Herbert. Ma and Bertha were out riding this afternoon. I took the children downtown in the buggy.

Tuesday, March 29 - It was a little cloudy today. Bertha and I were out riding this afternoon. Ma did not feel well today. Miss Peckham worked some here today. Set a hen with 15 eggs this eve.

Wednesday, March 30 - It rained a good bit wet and damp all day. I was down to the P.O.

Thursday, March 31 - This was a cloudy day but no rain. I was downtown. Mr. & Mrs. Nicklen were here to see Bertha. Ma was over to Ruggs. It was too damp for Bertha to drive out. Harold was downtown with me.

Friday, April 1 - This was a nice cool day. Ma and Bertha were out riding this afternoon. I was downtown to P.O. Miss Peckham was to work here today. Jess set his incubator.

Saturday, April 2 - This was a nice day but colder than yesterday. Wm. Yeager, wife, Carrie and Miss Yeager from Boone were here to dinner. Ma and Bertha were out riding. They stopped at the doctors office but he was not in. May was here and took care of the children. I was to the P.O. got a letter from Anna.

Sunday, April 3 - This was a fine day. Louis came home this morning. His tooth bothered him so he came to see the dentist. This afternoon Bertha, Ethel and Louis drove out to Millies. Geo Reiff was here this afternoon and Carrie Yeager, Fred came this evening.

Monday, April 4 - Herb and I went to Portsmouth this morning to sell the property there. We stopped with Gill while in Portsmouth. Did not see the parties today. The firemen had a ball here tonight. Lula's baby born today.

Tuesday, April 5 - Herb was at the ball and played with the band, had his uniform on. Mrs. Outhouse could not get the money so we could not trade. We took dinner at Yeagers, got home at five o'clock.

Wednesday, April 6 - This was a nice day. Ma and Bertha ware out riding. I was downtown and shaded a little in the garden and burned the trash.

Thursday, April 7 - It rained all day. Towards evening it got cold. The wind from the north west. I was down to the P.O. Ma sent letter to uncle.

Friday, April 8 - It snowed last night, the ground was all white this morning, but it rained near all day, the wind blew heavy all day and was cold and wet. I was at home all day.

Saturday, April 9 - It snowed a good bit last night and rained some this morning but cleared off this afternoon and got a little warmer. I was downtown this afternoon. I got a ton of washed egg coal $6.00 per ton.

Sunday, April 10 - This was a fairly nice day. Mrs. Porter and Ethel were here this afternoon. I was over to visit with Gid Hawley but he was not at home so I took a walk. Fred Carrier came this evening and took supper with us. Carrie and Fred were to church this evening.

Monday, April 11 - It was cold and cloudy today. I was downtown.

Tuesday, April 12 - This was a fair but cold day. I was downtown, I took Bertha out riding awhile but it was too cold for her. Afternoon it was nice so I took her out again and gave her a good long ride. Ethel rode with us part of the time.

Wednesday, April 13 - It is still cold in the morning. Bertha and I were out riding this afternoon.

Thursday, April 14 - Cold this morning a heavy frost. Mrs. Rugg was here this afternoon. Bertha and Carrie drove down to the house. Mrs. Pickard and Herb have been cleaning house today and yesterday. Bert and I drove down to see Mrs. Page. We were out about three hours driving all around.

Friday, April 15 - This was a cold day and somewhat cloudy. Bertha was not out riding today. I was downtown.

Saturday, April 16 - This was a fine day but cool. Bertha and I were out driving. We stopped at Page's also at Mrs. Porters then to the Dr. He says she is getting better. We took a good long drive. I was downtown and saw a lot of country friends. I paid the coal I got last.

Sunday, April 17 - This was a nice day but most to cold for Bertha still we were out driving. They moved to their home this afternoon they have a cozy little house. Mrs. Porter and Ethel were here this afternoon. I was over to Ruggs a little while this afternoon.

Monday, April 18 - This as a fair but rather cold day. Bertha and I drive out this afternoon. This eve Ma and I drove out. We were at Porters and at Kiblers store and took supper with Herb and family. Harold came up this morning. He did not go to school this afternoon but when this.

Tuesday, April 19 - It was cold today. Louis came home this evening. He is going to be married tomorrow. Chine came up this eve. I drove to the depot for her. We drove around to Bertha on our way home. Ethel was here this morning.

Wednesday, April 20 - It snowed a good bit last night and rained some early this morning. Very slushy and muddy. Louis was married at 8 o'clock this morning. They left in the 9 o'clock train for Omaha. Chine went home in the one o'clock. I was down to Bertha's this afternoon and downtown.

Friday, April 22 - This was a fine day. I was downtown twice and down to Bertha. She thought it was too windy for her to drive out.

Saturday, April 23 - This was a cold cloudy day with a light shower towards eve. Jesse, Millie, and the children were here to dinner. Mrs. Yount, Mrs. Watkins, Mary Marie, Bertha's little boy were here this afternoon. I did not go down to Bertha's today but was downtown, it is raining this evening. I got twenty five dollars from Louis today. He sent me a draft from Westside.

Sunday, April 24 - This was a cold damp cloudy day. I was down to the P.O. and down to Bertha's. Herb and Harold were here this afternoon.

Monday, April 25 - This was a cold cloudy day but no rain.

Tuesday, April 26 - This was a fine day. I took Bertha out driving and stopped with her at the doctors office. He examined her and said she was getting better. I was out to Lotspeech and got a cherry plum and apple tree and planted them immediately, I got them home.

Wednesday, April 27 - This was a fine day. I took Bertha out this morning and this afternoon.

Thursday, April 28 - A fine day. I took Bertha out this afternoon. She would not go this morning.

Friday, April 29 - A fine day. I took Bertha out morning and afternoon. Ma was down to Bledins and to Berthas this afternoon. I fetched Berthas hired girls clothes from Lewis's where she worked before Bertha got her.

Saturday, April 30 - This was a fine day. I and Bertha were a riding. Jesse, Millie and the children were here and were down to Bertha. Ms was downtown this afternoon.

Sunday, May 1 - Louis and Ethel were here today. And Ma and I were over to Mrs. Porter to dinner. Ma was to see Lula Page this afternoon. Jesse and Millie came in and took Bertha, Herb and the children out to Amy's. Louis and Ethel drove out this afternoon. They were to the river fishing and had a nice time together.

Monday, May 2 - This was a fine day. Had Bertha out riding but was rather cool for her. Ma and I were down to Bertha's this eve.

Tuesday, May 3 - This was a fine day. Bertha and I took a long ride. Amy and family were at Bertha visiting this afternoon. Frank Rugg helped me to take out the storm sash and put in the screens.

Wednesday, May 4 - W.H. Burkholder and I drove over to Portsmouth this morning to see what we could do to sell my house to Mrs. Outhouse or rent it but could do neither, rent or sell it. I got home at 7 p.m. It rained a little today.

Thursday, May 5 - This was a rainy day. Bertha did not go out riding today. I was downtown and to see Bertha. Harold was here over night and all day. He was to school yesterday and today I went home with him.

Friday, May 6 - This was a fair day but Bertha did not feet like driving out. She did not feel so well today. Ma and I were down to see her this afternoon. I was downtown.

Saturday, May 7 - This was a cool day and mostly cloudy. Ma and Bertha drove down to doctors office and home again as Bertha was too weak to drive around. I was down there too. Harold is sick and feverish.

Sunday, May 8 - I was down to see how the sick are this morning. Harold has the measles. Bertha is very weak can hardly be up and is in bed most of the time. Ma was down all afternoon. I went down this evening.

Monday, May 9 - Ma and I was out to Millies this afternoon. I got two little cedar trees and planted them after I got home this evening. Ma and I were down to see how the sick are getting on. Harold is sick.

Tuesday, May 10 - This was a fine day but Bertha could not drive out. Ma and I was down all afternoon and evening. F.M. wants some eggs for setting but we have not got them just now.

Wednesday, May 11 - This was a very nice day but. Bertha did not drive out. She said she was too weak. They called Dr. O'Conner to see Harold but he says Harold is doing well. We was down there all afternoon. Dick Mester moved in Portsmouth house today.

Thursday, May 12 - It was cold today. Ma was down to Bertha's all day. I was down three times. We put the heating stove away and took down the pipe in kitchen stove and cleaned out the chimneys.

Friday, May 13 - This was a cold cloudy day. Ma was down with Bertha all night. I was down late last evening, it rained a good bit last night. Ma was down to Bertha this afternoon. I was down a couple of times this afternoon.

Saturday, May 14 - This was a fine day. Bertha seems to be a little better today. Jesse and family were in this afternoon and took supper with us. Ma was down to Bertha when Millie got there, then came home. Ma and I were down to Bertha this evening.

Sunday, May 15 - This was a rainy day. Ma was down with Bertha all day. I was down to dinner.

Monday, May 16 - It rained all night and all day today. I was down to Bertha's three times. Ma was there all day. I brought her home in the buggy as it is very muddy. We got nine little chickens today.

Tuesday, May 17 - It rained some today and is very wet and muddy. Ma was down to Bertha all afternoon. I was down this eve and came home with Ma. I spudded out dandy line this afternoon.

Wednesday, May 18 - This was a fine day. Ma was with Bertha all day. I took her down in the morning and brought her this eve at 9 o'clock with the buggy. Got a letter from uncle.

Thursday, May 19 - This was a fine day. Ma was with Bertha all day. I got an transparent apple tree from Lotspeech which I planted right away. I hoed the garden and cut grass for Topsy and was downtown. Yesterday I was over on the show ground but did not take it in. It was Texas Bills Wild West Show.

Friday, May 20 - Ma was down to Bertha all afternoon and eve. Ma took cold and is not well. She was to the Dr. this eve. Dr. Cole examined her arid gave a prescription. I was down to Bertha three times. We took supper with them.

Saturday, May 21 - This is a fine day. Ma was down with Bertha this evening late. Jesse, Millie & kids came just as we were ready to go down to Berthas. So they stayed to dinner. I went downtown and Millie went down to Bertha. Ma stayed at home with the children. Jesse & family took supper with us and started for home and ma and I went down to Bertha.

Sunday, May 22 - This was a fine day. Louis and Ethel was down to Franks today and came here this evening. Bertha is about the same, is very weak, can't be up any at all. Ma is better but was not down to Bertha today. I was down three times. Harold came home with me. He is going to stay with us awhile.

Monday, May 23 - Herb, Louis, Ethel were here this morn. Louis changed my glasses. Ma, Harold, & I were down to Bertha. We took supper with them. Louis went home this morning.

Tuesday, May 24 - This was a fair day. We were down to Bertha this evening. Ma had a headache today so did not get to see Bertha until this eve. Ethel was here today. I planted some sweet potatoes this evening.

Wednesday, May 25 - It rained last evening and during the night and all day today and is good for my potato plants. I took something good down for Bertha. Ma was not today down to see her it was to wet and muddy. Ethel went home to Westside today.

Thursday, May 26 - This is a fine day. Ma and Harold was down to Bertha. May and Carrie and the baby were in at Bertha's this afternoon. There was a mass meeting in the Methodist Church to talk up a means of stoping the sale of intoxicants from the freight house at the depot. There was a case at the city hall before the mayor against John Dugan for selling a case of beer to a minor which as decided against him.

Friday, May 27 - It rained near all day. Ma was down to Bertha towards eve. I go down every day a couple of times.

Saturday, May 28 - It rained during the night. Today was a nice but very muddy day. We were down to Bert until late this eve.

Sunday, May 29 - It rained a little today but we were down to Bert all day. She seems to be getting weaker. Frank came up this eve and went home again in the p.m. train. Chine and Herman went to Wisconsin as chine's father is very sick.

Monday, May 30 - This was a very nice day for the decoration. There were two games of baseball. Jess and Family went to Bertha's. Jess went up to see the game. I got some ice cream for the folks at Bertha's. We stayed late. We left Harold as his mother wants him at home.

Tuesday, May 31 � This was a nice day. May was in with Jesse. Will brought in hogs. Ma and I were to L.L. Samples child's funeral. We were down with Bertha until late this eve. Mrs. Damery, Mrs. Stiehl and Mrs. Watkins were to see Bertha this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 1, 1904 - It rained this morning when I got up and all day today. There was a cyclone passed here and took the roof of several buildings among them Mathews and Klings elevator and coal sheds. Herb paid me yesterday the balance 7.00 dollars of his rent for the Portsmouth house. J.W. Mincey paid eight dollars rent for the month of June. Ma & I were down to Bert this afternoon and eve.

Thursday, June 2 - It is cloudy and warm today. Helen phoned up here for ma came down that she was going home. She went away before ma got there. Mrs. Bonsal was there she said nothing to Herb. She told Bert that she would be back again on Sat. Herb hired another girl this eve.

Friday, June 3 - This was a very stormy day, rained very heavy and near all day. We were down with Bert all day and late this eve. Mrs. Bonsal tend Mrs. Van Scoy were with Bert last night.

Saturday, June 4 - It did not rain today but was cloudy and very muddy. Bert is getting weaker and is vary low. May, Jess, Carrie end the baby and Jesse, Millie and the children were at Bertha's today. She was very low this eve. I went down to there for him this eve, He stayed at home today. It was late when we came home this eve.

Sunday, June 5 - This was a cold day. F.M. was up to see Bert. Jesse, Millie and children were in to see Bert. Ma and I were down all day came home late eve at ten o'clock. It rained a little this eve. Last night Mrs. White, Mrs. Rosenberger, was with Bertha.

Monday, June 6 - This was a nice clear day but cool. Ma was down all day until this eve. We took our cot down for Herb to sleep on. Mrs. l.A. De Cou and Mrs. Van Scoy were there last night.

Wednesday, June 8 - This was a fine day. Louis came down to see Bertha she is about the same very weak. Ma was down with Bertha all day. We came home at ten p.m. Mrs. Honaker and Mrs. Bonsal tonight.

Thursday, June 9 - This was a very fine day. Henry Sparrow died last night. He was sick with measles but he also afflicted with asthma. Bert is growing weaker. May was in with the baby & Carrie. Mr. Burkholder was there also. Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Riggs will be with Bert tonight.

Friday, June 10 - This was a fine day. Bertha is growing weaker Ms. La Surad and Ms. Hulberd will stay with Bertha tonight. Ma & I were with her until ten o'clock this eve.

Saturday, June 11 - Bert passed away very quietly and peaceful at eight thirty this morn. Mr. Burkholder, Herb, Ma and I were with her until the last. Mr. Burkholder and I were out to Millie today. Frank came up this eve with some roses. He is going home again tonight and will be back again tomorrow to the funeral. Ma and I were downtown to get some things we need and a waist for Harold.

Sunday, June 12 - It was cloudy this morning but cleared off during the afternoon and was fair this after noon. Bertha's funeral was at two o'clock and was attended by very large gathering of friends and neighbors. The royal neighbors and odd fellows attended in a body. There were a great many friends in from the country. The odd fellows and Royal neighbors decorated the graves of their departed including Bertha's grave. We were down to Herb's this eve. The rest of the family from the country hurried home as it looked like as if it would rain before they would get home.

Monday, June 13 - It rained some last night but today was fine. Ma stayed to help Ida to wash and get the things in the house fixed up. Herb stayed at home to help them. Ma, Harold, and I was down awhile.

Tuesday, June 14 - This was a fine day. Herb moved some of his things up to us arid some he gave to May and Millie they finished and all came up to us. Mr. Burkholder came with them and took supper with us. Herb went down to the shop this eve. Ma was over to Porters.

Wednesday, June 15 - This was a fine day. Ms. F.M. Smith was here after dinner to get Hazel but she was asleep so she came again this eve, and took Hazel home with her. They want to keep her Will Yeager came for May, he brought a lug up from other things to take home with him. Jess took some to home with him yesterday. I brought two baskets full of coal up that was left down in the coal house at Herbs. We got a carpet cleaned by Mr. Duesler and took it down to Kibler & Son to sell. The rest of the household goods will be sold next Saturday by Tupper Bros. at auction.

Thursday, June 16 - this was another fine day. I cleaned out the hen house. Was downtown, several times to a pair of shoes for myself and had a time to got a pair of them to fit. I brought Ethel up to ma for awhile. She is going to Westside this eve. Herb is to work in the shop steady now. Ma wrote to uncle.

Friday, June 17 - This was a fine day. Clouded up some during the day but no rain. We was out to Millies but did not find them at home so we came right back.

Saturday, June 18 - This was a fine day but afternoon it clouded up in the north and looked very threatening but passed off with no rain. Jess came to town to help get Herbs household goods down to town to sell but when it looked so black Jesse went home and we thought we would postpone the sale but the dray men drove up and brought the goods down and the Tupper Bros. sold them on the street at the Bank corner and everything went off nice and smooth.

Sunday, June 19 - This was a very warm day. Herb, Harold and Hazel were out to Jess. He also drove over to Yeagers. A young man named Long was drounded today by swimming in the river down at the island. They said they had not got him yet when I as down.

Monday, June 20 - This was a nice warm day. Ma and I were out riding, we stopped at Porters, Beldins, Candfields. Ma was over to Crowels, the dress maker. I was downtown this evening. They have not found Long yet.

Tuesday, June 21 - It rained last night pretty heavy after midnight. They found Long, at about eleven o'clock last night and he was buried immediately. I was downtown this evening.

Wednesday, June 22 - This was a fine day. Ma and I drive out to Millie. They were glad we came especially the children. I brought nine little chicks that was hatched in Jesse's incubator out of fifty eggs of my white plymouth rocks.

Thursday, June 23 - It rained pretty heavy last night and was some wind with it. One of our tomato patches is all lodged. I was downtown awhile.

Friday, June 24 - Today was very warm, Ma and I were out with the buggy this eve.

Saturday, June 25 - It rained again last night and was very pleasant today. I was downtown this afternoon. Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Mills, were here this afternoon. Ma got her new dress this eve.

Sunday, June 26 - This was a fine day. Herb went out with Harry Yount last night and came home this eve. Ma and I took flowers out and put them on Berts grave also on each of the other Burkholder graves. Frank came up this evening and went home again on the 9:15 train. Mrs. Rosenberger and the boys were here this eve.

Monday, June 27 - Ma and I were out to Millies to celebrate Harolds sixth birthday. We took Hazel with us. Herb came out just before dinner was ready on a borrowed bike. We had a fine time. The day was fine.

Tuesday June 28 - This was a fine day. I swept the two front rooms whipped the ruggs and cleaned the walls. Mr. Teal was here to supper. I was down to hear the band concert. I stopped at Porters on my way home for Ma. She visited with them and Mrs. Clark. It rained a little before we went home and after we got home it poured down. Reiffs moved back to Woodbine today.

Wednesday, June 29 - This was a cool day. I was downtown, got a letter from Mrs. Aylesworth and one from Lizzie Hayer from Reading, Pa. Ma wrote one to Anna, she seldom answers them.

Thursday, June 30 � This was a fine day but the weather is too cool to make corn grow good. Ma and I stoned Cherries and put them up. We were at it near all day. Harold came this eve to stay over the fourth. Reiffs car came yesterday.

Friday, July 1 - This was a fine day. I was downtown for awhile today. Ma, Harold and I were out in the buggy this evening. We stopped in at Reiffs. They were putting down carpets.

Saturday, July 2 - A fine day. Ma and Harold drove down to Smiths for Hazel then dove around to give the little ones a ride. Mrs. Clark and Ms. Porter were here this eve. I took Hazel home and when I came back ma, Mrs. Porter, Ms. Clark went driving. Claud Clark, Harold and I then went downtown.

Sunday, July 3 - It rained heavy during the night and a little today. Am afraid it will spoil the celebration.

Monday, July 4 - It rained last night and there is a good bit of water on the street in front of Purcells house, but they have put a four horse team with the harrow on it. They harrowed it from Williams street to the north end of the street and this eve it is dried off all right for the race. There was a tremendous crowd here to see the race, and a lot of sports and horses from other places. It was a fine race and went off pretty well considering the large crowd. They only broke off one of my shade trees on Gliden street. The celebrate down on the island was fine balloon ascention and all. The ground was in pretty good condition considering all the rain we had. The lady that went up in the balloon and come down in the parashute done her part first rate. Wm. Yeager and family were here. We had supper on the lawn, Amy & children ware also here and Mr. & Mrs. Reiff.

Tuesday, July 5 - This was a fine day. Mrs. Rosenberger picked our gooseberries last week and today she commenced to pick the currants for the half. The band played again this eve until the rain drove them in at about 9:30. I got home just in time. Harold and Herb got caught in the rain.

Wednesday, July 6 - It rained a good deal today. It was downtown awhile. I mowed the weeds on the side walk on Gliden Street today.

Thursday, July 7 - It was cloudy and damp all day. I was downtown ma was putting up gooseberries and currants all day.

Friday, July 8 - This was a fine day. I was downtown. Ma was busy with the currants.

Saturday, July 9 - This was a very warm day, good for corn growing. Ma done up some currants. I was downtown all afternoon. Ma and Harold was down to see Hazel this eve. I met them coming home. Harold went down with me and ma came home.

Sunday July 10 - This was a very warm day. Harold, Ma and I drove out to the cemetery and put some flowers on Bertha's grave. Herb was out to Amy's this afternoon. Ma, Harold and I were over to Reiffs this afternoon.

Monday, July 11- This morning was coot and wet. It rained very heavy during the night. But this afternoon was very warm. I took a pail full of currants over to Ms. Porter. Ethel came home today.

Tuesday, July 12 - This was a very warm day. The city lads put in a cement crossing in the center of the business block today. I was downtown twice today. Harold was down with Hazel this afternoon. Ma, Harold & I were down to the band concert.

Wednesday, July 13 - It rained heavy this morning. Started for to visit Ana in the two o'clock train.

Thursday, July 14 - I was away.

Friday, July 15 - I was visiting with Frank and family.

Saturday, July 16 - I came home at two o'clock. I. found everything allright. Ethel, Ms. Porter and Ms. Clark were here when I came home. I hitched up Topsey and took Ethels satchel and valet to the depot she went home this evening in five o'clock train.

Sunday, July 17 - This was a very warm day. Ma, Harold and I were out to Millies today. Mr. Burkholder and Herbert, left this evening for Bouesteel to register a draw in the Rose Bud distribution of land. Ma and Harold were over to Bennets this eve.

Monday, July 18 - It was very warm today. I was downtown and was caught in the rain. Wm Sellick loaned me an umbrella as I would have got very wet.

Tuesday, July 19 - It was very warm again today. This is good corn weather and it is booming now. Herb came back this eve. Harold and I went down to the band concert. I got my hair cut this evening.

Wednesday, July 20 - It rained this morning early. I was downtown for bread and meat. I worked near all day mowing side walk and pulled weeds in the strawberries and sweet potatoes.

Thursday, July 21 - It rained this morning again quite smart. I was downtown this afternoon. Mrs. Reiff was here this afternoon. George Reiff and I walked down to see the grade they are making down at the Blue Front livery barn.

Friday, July 22 - This is a cool day. I cleaned out the strawberry bed and sweet potatoes today end was downtown. Ma, Harold and I were out riding this evening.

Saturday, July 23 - This was a very cool day. I worked around the house some today. Ma, Harold and I were out riding this evening.

Sunday, July 24 - It was cool today. Strange for the season of the year, so much cool weather. Ma, Harold, & I drove out to Millies today and found then all well. Mr. Burkholder came there this evening and Harry and family came just as we started home. They were visiting at his brother John's today. Herb went to Westside to visit Louis and Ethel.

Monday, July 25 - This was another cool day. I was downtown. Herb came from Westside this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 26 - This was a pleasant day but warmer than the last three days. I was downtown this afternoon. Ma, Harold and I were down to the band concert this eve. Ed Pace commenced to raise the Blue Front livery barn today. They are grading up the street along the barn.

Wednesday, July 27 - This was a fine day. Ma, & I was downtown. Then we went to La Suards and visited with Ms. Carrie De Cou, then we drove home. Ms. Page and Grace Reiff were here this eve. Harold and I drove out awhile this evening.

Thursday, July 28 - It was a fine day. I was downtown.

Friday, July 29 - It rained last night but was a fine day. I was downtown. They have the barn up to grade this morning. They are going to put in the foundation tomorrow.

Saturday, July 30 - This was a fine day. I was downtown and had a set of teeth made by Dr. Sweet. I got them this evening. Mrs. Carrie was here this evening.

Sunday, July 31 - This was a fine day. Ma, Harold and I drove over to Reiffs. I visited with Geo until Ma and Mrs. Reiff took a ride of about two hours. Blair Kenyon came home with Herb and took supper with us. Mr. Lotspeech two daughters came near having a run away. The horses got loose from the buggy and run up to Sam Purcels and stopped. Nothing was broke.

Monday, Aug. 1 - This was a fine day. I was downtown. Dr. Sweet took another impression for another set of teeth as this set will not do.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 - I was downtown they are getting along fine with the Blue Front barn and the grade outside. Ma, Harold and I were down to the band concert and got the second set of teeth this evening.

Wednesday, Aug 3 - It was cloudy this morning but cleared off so Ma, Harold and I went out to Millies this after dinner.

Thursday, Aug. 4 - This was a fine day. May, Carrie, Edith and Edna and baby were here all day. They took dinner and supper. Herb brought Hazel up too. We had a good visit with them. I was downtown twice.

Friday, Aug. 5 - It rained a little last night but was nice all day. I was downtown. Grace sad Bessie Damery were here this evening. I mowed the weeds along the sidewalk in front of the house.

Saturday, Aug. 6 - This was a fine day. I was downtown all afternoon. Ma, Harold and I were out driving this evening. Harold spent the afternoon down at Smiths with Hazel.

Sunday, Aug. 7 - Louis and Ethel came home this morning. Herb, Ma, Harold, and I were over to Porters to dinner. Ethel and Louis spent the evening with us.

Monday, Aug. 8 - Louis and Ethel left here for Millies at half past five o'clock this morning with Topsy. Louis and I planted celery. He left to go to Westside in the one o'clock train. Harold, Ma and I were out riding this evening.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 - It rained heavy last night and blew very strong for awhile. Today was cloudy but no rain today. Hazel is sick since yesterday. They celled the doctor twice today. Herb and I were to see her today and ma, Harold, and I were to her this evening.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - This was a fine day. Ms. Lowrey, Ms. Williams, Ms. Bonnet, Ms. Loyd, Ms. Mills, Wm Yeager were here today. I played the phonograph for them. We all enjoyed it very much. Wm Yeager took dinner with us.

Thursday, Aug. 11 - This was a warm day. I was downtown and Dr. Sweet took an impression for the lower set of teeth for me.

Friday, Aug. 12 - It was warm today. Ma, Ms. Reiff and I drove out to Ms. Damery and visited with them Mr. Burkholder came up after dinner and we all enjoyed the visit.

Saturday, Aug. 13 - This was a very warm day. I was downtown twice and drove out with ma this evening.

Sunday, Aug. 14 - It was very warm today. Ma and I drove out to Millies and Herbert and Hazel came just before dinner. So we all had a good visit together.

Monday, Aug. 15 - This was a very warm day. I was downtown awhile.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 - This was a very warm day. I was downtown this eve. Ms. Reiff drove out with us. They are filling up the street to grade in front of the Hoffman Hotel to intersect with the filling around the corner at the city hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - It was very warm this morning but cooled off this eve with rain. Florence Reiff was over to tell me to be ready to go to Willits tomorro morning. Carrie and Edna Yeager were here with their father and baby Jessie and another girl. They were to Mr. Coopers funeral, they took supper with us.

Thursday, Aug. 18 - This was a nice warm day. Ms. Reiff and Ma went down to visit with Ms. Willit, they came home in the five o'clock train. I went and brought them home in the buggy. Topsy shied at the cars run around and broke off one of the thills. It rained this eve. The band played driving the rain.

Friday, Aug. 19 - This was a very warm day. Mrs. Reiff and Grace and children were here this eve. We had the graphaphone going, they all enjoyed it very much.

Saturday, Aug. 20 - This was a warm day. I was downtown.

Sunday, Aug. 21 - It rained some today and got much cooler towards eve. Ms. Porter, Ms. Clark and Ms Carrie De Cou were here this evening.

Monday, Aug. 22 - It was very cool this morning and was pleasant all day. Ma and I drove out to Millie this afternoon. We met Jesse coming to town on the way.

Tuesday, Aug. 23 - This was a cool pleasant day. I was downtown. Pears sell for $2.10 a crate. I got part of a crate all they had left.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - This was a pleasant day. Herb went to Logan to the soldiers reunion and base ballgame. I was downtown Ma and I were out riding. We took Hazel with us. She can walk a little now but cannot use her arm yet. It was two weeks last Monday she was taken sick.

Thursday, Aug. 25 � This was a cool pleasant day. I was downtown. Grace, Florence Reiff were here. Ma was over to Ruggs and over to see Mrs. Purcel, Charley Reed speeded his horse again this evening.

Friday, Aug. 26 - This was a fine day. I was downtown. Herb ma and I were over to Reiffs this evening. We took the graphaphone along. There were a lot of young folks there and had a fine time.

Saturday, Aug. 27 - This was a fine day. I was downtown all afternoon and this eve. There was a performance on the street of acrobats by two collered men. Mrs. Porter and Ma were out driving this evening.

Sunday, Aug. 28 - Ma was to church this morning we were going out to Millies but it rained just as we were going to start to go so we stayed home but it rained a very little.

Monday Aug. 29 - It was cloudy all day. Ha and I were out to Millies. Jesse helped me to get about one and � bushels of wild grapes to make wine.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 - It rained a little last night and was cloudy today but no rain. I made nine gallons of wine and ma made one gallon of' unfermented wine and I washed up the mess we made. I was down to the band concert this evening.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 - It was warm today but no rain. I was downtown twice and was downtown this eve. Ms. Porter, Ms. Clark and Ma was out riding this evening. Ma drove downtown for me. We drove home together.

Thursday, Sept. 1 - This was a pleasant day. I was downtown and ma and I were out driving this evening.

Friday, Sept. 2 - This was a fine day ma and I drove downtown stopped at Smiths store and got Hazel. We then drove around until dinner time. After dinner we drove around again. We stopped at Reiffs quite awhile. Ma and Hazel stopped at Mrs. Geo. Lewis over an hour. We then drove down to Smiths but Hazel wanted to go to the store so we took her over to the store then home.

Saturday, Sept. 3 � This was a pleasant day. I was downtown and ma and I were out driving this eve. I fixed the fence in front of our house and was downtown all afternoon.

Sunday, Sept 4 � Ma and I drove out to Millies. We helped to eat two fine watermelons and brought a bucket full of apples and plums. A fine day.

Monday, Sept. 5 � This was a holliday, the post office was closed near all day. Ms. J.B. Lowrey was very sick since Sunday morning but is much better this evening.

Tuesday, Sept. 6 � This was a nice cool day. I was downtown three times today. This eve ma and I were over to Reiffs. Mr. Reiff is in Omaha.

Wednesday, Sept 7 � This was a fine day. I was downtown. Dr. Sweet took another impression and made me another set of teeth. Ma and I took supper with Mrs. Porter. Ethel is at home this week. We spent the evening with them.

Thursday, Sept. 8 � This was a fine day. Ethel was here awhile her mother went to Westside to see about moving up there. We were out driving this evening. Ma stopped with Mrs. Lowrey while I drove downtown, then we drove to I.A. De Cou's house and spent the eve there.

Friday, Sept. 9 � This was a fine day. I drove out to Millies. Ma did not go along. Herb came home again.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - This was a fine day. I took topsy to fetch corn from De Cou Bros. hog yard. I fetched the graphaphone from Lewis where Herb was was sometime while Geo was away. W.D. Cromie made a great stir around town with the drum core and small boys advertizing his special.

Sunday, Sept. 11 - It rained some last night but was fine today. Jesse, Millie and the children and Ida came in Louis and Ethel, Mrs. Clark awl Mrs. Porter all were here to dinner. We enjoyed ourselves until near sundown when they all went home. Blair came home with Herb last night and slept with him.

Monday, Sept 12 - It was cloudy all day. Ma went to toke Ms. Hanna and Ms. Porter out driving this afternoon. I was at home all afternoon.

Tuesday, Sept 13 - It rained some last night and rained until noon today then cleared off but is very cool as if it would frost tonight. I received a draft from Louis for twenty eight dollars.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 - It was cold this morning but no frost as I could see. Some say there was frost at some places. Thermometer 38.

Thursday, Sept. 15 - There was a light frost on the board walk this morning. The first this season. Ma was down to Porters but they were not at home, she stopped at Burkholders. At Arnolds and with Mrs. Foltz, at Miss Hillas.

Friday, Sept. 16 - This was a pleasant day. Herb and I drove out to the Cemetery to see them put up the tomb stones for Bertha and the baby. Hazel is worse again. Ma and I drove down to see her. We brought her up with us and took her down again after supper. Mr. Stephen Crow died last night near eighty nine years.

Saturday, Sept. 17 - This was a fine day. The suppers and Percells played a game of baseball this afternoon The Percells beat nineteen to twenty. Jesse came late this evening to fetch Herb to spend Sunday with them ma and I were down to Smiths twice and late tonight too. Hazel is much worse. We got home it was near twelve o'clock.

Sunday, Sept. 18 - I was down to see Hazel this morning and I went to S. Crows funeral he had a very large funeral. Ma was down to Smiths to see Hazel this afternoon. I was going down to meet her this evening. Herb came home from Jesse this eve. They were all over to Yeagers.

Monday, Sept. 19 - This was a nice day. Ma and I were down to see Hazel. I was also over to see John Browning he has been very sick for two weeks but is getting better. It rained and hailed this evening.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 - It was cloudy near all day. I was down to see Hazel this morning and ma and I drove down this eve after I came home from Jim's where I went to get a sack full of apples. Hazel is no better. She lies still unconcious.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 - It was cool today. Hazel is no better. We were down with her today and this evening.

Thursday, Sept. 22 - It was very cool and cloudy today. Herb was down to Smiths all night and we went down this morning. Ma and Herb were there all day ma and I came home late this evening. Hazel is growing weaker.

Friday, Sept. 23 - This was a warm day we were down to Smiths. Hazel died at two o'clock. Mr. Smith phoned to all the relatives and told them as to the funeral. Mr. & Mrs. Reiff were here this eve. It rained this evening.

Saturday Sept. 24 - This was a fine day. Hazel was buried today. She had a large funeral at the house and a large number of carriages followed to the cemetery. Jesse and family were here. Louis and Ethel could not come.

Sunday, Sept. 25 - Harold stayed with us over night we were home all day except Ma she went to church this morning and Herb took Harold out to Jesse this evening and will stay out there over night.

Monday, Sept 26 - This was a fine day. I was downtown twice today. Herb came home this afternoon.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 - This was a nice day, Geo Reiff and I were out to Jim's for apples he got two bushels. After we got the apples home we drove down to Pages and just as we crossed the bridge at Vinings Topsy fell and broke one of the shafts at the buggy we then went out to Reiffs and fixed it. This evening we were at the moving pictures shows. It was first rate it rained a little this evening.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - This was a nice day but it is raining a little this evening. I was downtown.

Thursday, Sept. 29 - It was cloudy all day and rained a little this morning and during the night and is quite muddy. I was out to Jim's to look for my glasses which I thought I lost out there when we picked up apples.

Friday, Sep. 30 - This was a rainy day. It rained slowly near all the time today. Herb, Harold went with an excursion train this morning to Ames to the Iowa Agr. college. I do not think they had much pleasure. It will be late when they get home tonight. We got 11670 lbs. La Sall Ill. coal from Quinn Lbr. Co. yesterday.

Saturday, Oct. 1 - This was a nice cool day. I was downtown all afternoon.

Sunday, Oct. 2 - We was to church this morning. After supper we walked over to Porters but they had left for church, so ma and I went to the baptist church took Harold with us.

Monday, Oct. 3 - This was a fine day. Ma, Harold and I drove downtown. After I took Ms. Porter and Ethel home from the depot. Ethel came home for the noon train, ma Harold and I were over to Porters this evening.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 - This was a fine day. Ma, Harold and I drove downtown this afternoon. Ma got a new hat. It was very warm today, in fact it was real hot in the sun.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Herb, Harold and Ma went to Mo. Valley fair this morning. It was cold today for this time of the year. They did not come home this eve. I was down to meet them with the buggy.

Thursday, Oct. 6 - It was very cool again today. Wm. Yeager, May, Jesse and Jessie were here to dinner. Hall and Sample Circus is here today. Harold and Jesse Yeager were in this afternoon.

Friday, Oct. 7 - It is still very cool and cloudy it rained some today. Mrs. Porter and Ethel were here this afternoon. I was downtown.

Saturday, Oct. 8 - It was cloudy all day and rained some. Jesse and family came in this afternoon. I went downtown with Jesse. They took Harold home with them.

Sunday, Oct. 9 - Louis came last night. Him and Ethel took dinner with us. Mrs. Clark was here awhile today, Herb walked out to Harry's. It was showery today, Louis left for home this eve in 5:45 train.

Monday, Oct. 10 - This was another cloudy day. I paid for my teeth today. Ethel was here this afternoon. I was downtown twice today. C. J. Tuttle has the foundation of his new house finished.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - I have taken a bad cold and do not feel good at all. I was downtown to see Ethel off at the train. Mr. Burkholder was here to dinner.

Wednesday, Oct.12 - This was a very nice day. Ma and I are getting ready to clean house. I took up the parlor carpet and took all the rugs out and whiped them. Mrs. Pickard is coming tomorro.

Thursday, Oct. 13 - It rained near all day. Ms. Pickard worked here eight and a half hours. I paid her and she went home at five o'clock.

Friday, Oct.14 � Ms. Pickard was here this morning but it looked so much for rain we thought it would not be safe to hang out the carpet to whip it. So Ms. Pickard went home again. So after dinner I took up the setting room carpet and whipped it and fixed up the parlor put up the picture and other work.

Saturday, Oct. 15 - This was a nice day. Ms. Pickard worked all day. I did not pay her this eve. Ida was here this eve and went away with her mother after supper.

Sunday, Oct. 16 - It was some cloudy during the day but no rain, ma and I were at home all day. Mrs. Wm. Tuttle was here this afternoon.

Monday, Oct. 17 - It rained today. I was downtown.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 - It rained today. I was downtown. Herb went out to Yeagers to do the chores and stay with the children. Will and May went to the Bluffs to the doctor. And Herb stays on the farm until they come back.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - It rained all day and is cold. I was down to the P.O. but came home immediately.

Thursday, Oct. 20 - This was a fine day but very muddy. Ma went to Westside on the one o'clock train. Wm and May Yeager got off the train as ma got on. They phoned out to Herb then he came in and Yeagers went home and Herb stayed here.

Friday, Oct. 21 - There was a good stiff frost this morning. I was downtown this afternoon.

Saturday, Oct. 22 - There was a heavy freeze this morning the first of the season. Ma came home in the two o'clock train. Herb is going out to Jesse tonight. Ma was at Lula Pages and at Ms. Porter this evening.

Sunday, Oct. 23 - This was a fine day, ma and I drove out to Millies. We had to come back from between the two roads at the depot to get a bolt to fix the buggy, Topsy run around again and broke the thill.

Monday, Oct. 24 - Frost this morning. I was downtown.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 - It froze a little this morning. I was downtown.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - This was the coldest morning we had this fall. Thermometer registered twenty two above zero. Ma was out calling at Ms. Reiffs and Ms. Wm Tuttles and Ms. Smiths but she was not at home.

Thursday, Oct. 27 - It was cold again this morning. Ma wrote letters to uncle and Anna. Jesse was here to dinner. He came in to see John Browning about renting his farm for next year. I was downtown this evening.

Friday, Oct. 28 - This was a fine day. W cleaned the seller, Ms. Oviatt, Ms. Lowrey, Ms. Williams & Ms. Clark were here this afternoon. I was downtown this evening.

Saturday, Oct. 29 - This was a fine day. I was downtown.

Friday, Oct. 30 - This was a fine day. Ma was to church. I was home all day

Monday, Oct. 31 - This was a fine day. Ma and I cleaned up the southeast room. I took up the carpet and whipped and cleaned it. I was downtown this morning.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 - This was a fine day. We cleaned the northwest room. I was downtown this evening.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Mr. Eshelman was here this morning to look at the premesess and get my price but he thinks it is too much for his friend. We were out to MiIlies today. A fine day.

Thursday, Nov. 3 - This was a very fine day. I put a box full of celery in the cellar and was downtown.

Friday, Nov. 4 - This was a fine day. Geo. Reiff was here this morning. Ma went with me as far as Davis where she visited Oley until I came back from James Monroe.

Saturday, Nov. 5 - This was fine day. Geo. Reiff was here this morn and took home with him some celery to plant in a box in the cellar as I did on Thursday. Mills was here this evening.

Sunday, Nov. 6 - This was a fine day. Jesse and family were here to dinner and Blair came just after. We had a fine visit with them all.

Monday, Nov. 7 - This was a fine day. I made a box and painted it to put our box plant in as the other box is getting too small for it. Mr. Hull was hare and took my application for Ely St. house.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 - This was a fine day but this evening it looks as if there was a storm brewing. I was downtown and voted. There is no excitement at all it does not look as if a presidential election was held today.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 - It rained near all day. Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Clark, Ethel and Mr. Burkholder took dinner with us. Ethel stayed until after supper, Herb went home with her this evening.

Thursday, Nov. 10 - The rain turned into snow during the nite and this morning. Everything was white with snow. It was not cold but very disagreeable. Ms. Jennie Hanna and Ethel were here this afternoon.

Friday, Nov. 11 - It is colder today. Ma was over to Reiffs this afternoon I was downtown. Temp was down to 20 this morn.

Saturday, Nov. 12 - This was a fine cool day. I was downtown this afternoon.

Sunday, Nov. 13 - Another fine day, ma and Herb were to church this morning and evening.

Monday, Nov. 14 - Another fine day, ma was out to Ms. Jimmers at the flower meeting this afternoon. I was downtown and got some underwear.

Tuesday, Nov. 15 - This was a fine day I was downtown. Mr. Slavin told Herb that Mr. Mester moved out of our house to Portsmouth.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 - This was a fine day. I was downtown and saw Ed Roundy about a team to go to Portsmouth tomorro as R.A. Mester moved out of the house over there.

Thursday, Nov. 17- This was a fine day, Herb and I drove over to Portsmouth. Ma went with us to Millies. We did not see Mr. Mester so I did not get the balance of the rent. I rented the houses to Frank a Lacy of Neola. He is going to move between now and Dec. First.

Friday, Nov. 18 - This was a very fine day. I was downtown Mr. and Mrs. Reiff was here this eve. Ma was out calling this afternoon.

Saturday, Nov. 19 - This was a very fine day, ma was down to call on Ms. Smith and Ms. Wm Tuttle. I was downtown. The new merchant at the hawroth brothers old stand done a very good business. It was very much over crowded with customers, they must have a very large business.

Sunday, Nov. 20 - This was a fine day. Ma and I were over to Ms. Porter this afternoon. Ma was to church this morning.

Monday, Nov. 21 - This was a fine day but a little colder. Herb was out to Jesse yesterday and come back this morning.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 - This was & fine day. I was downtown.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 - This was a fine day. I made a clock shelve and screwed it on the wall in the kitchen. I made it out of red cedar.

Thursday, Nov. 24 - This was a fine day. Herb, Ma and I were over to Mrs. Porters to dinner, Ethel and Louis came down last evening.

Friday, Nov. 25 - This was a fine day. I was downtown and got a piece of Redwood Board to make a small table for the kitchen. Reiff girls were here this eve. Charley came in with Herb. Mrs. Porter, Ms. Clark, and Ethel were here too. We had a very pleasant evening.

Saturday Nov. 26 - it was cloudy near all day and looks and feels as if we would get snow soon. Ma and I were down to see Ethel off on the train, she went home this evening.

Sunday, Nov. 27 - This was a fine day. Wm Yeager, Wife, Edna and little Jessie were here to dinner. We had is very enjoyable visit with them.

Monday, Nov. 28 - This was a fine day ma was down to the flower meeting held at Mrs. Haas. I was downtown awhile I got a very wide board at the lumber yard to make a table for the kitchen. It is two feel wide and two and & half long, California redwood.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 - It was cold and very windy today very disagreeable to be out. The air feels as if it would snow before morning. The temp. register 20 degree this eve but the wind is very cutting in the face coming from downtown this evening. This is the coldest evening we have had this fall.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - This was a fine cool calm day. I was downtown and got a new elbow and got on twisted to the proper angle to put the pipe up stairs through the floor. Mr. Burkholder came home with Herb and took dinner with us. Ms. Rugg was here with her sewing this morn and Ms. Rosenberger was here with her sewing this afternoon and Ms. Peckham and Ell was here yesterday. I was downtown awhile this evening after supper. Walter got in a large lot of hay as he bought a cow and calf, he also bought two pigs.

Thursday, Dec. 1 - This was a cold windy day. Harold and I were downtown awhile this evening. We put up the pipe through the bedroom above the kitchen today and cleaned out the range.

Friday, Dec. 2 - This was a cold cloudy day. Mr. Burkholder was here to dinner. He is going to take Ida Vitell. out to Harry Younts . She is going to work there. I was downtown this after noon. Harold was over to Miss Mills this afternoon.

Saturday, Dec. 3 - This was a cloudy cold day feels like snow I was downtown. Sam, Jesse he is coming with family to visit tomorro.

Sunday, Dec.4 - This was a nice cool day. Jesse and family were to dinner. Had a fine time with the little ones. When Jesse hitched up he wanted to turn around in the yard caught his buggy at the barn door and broke it off. We then got out our buggy arid hitched his horses to it and started for home.

Monday, Dec. 5 - This was a fine day. Jesse, Millie, the baby were here to dinner, I was over to the Ely Street house and rehung three doors and repaired the roof of the water closet and got some lumber to make two storm doors to the #1 normal street house.

Tuesday, Dec. 6 - This was a fine day. Walter made two storm doors to the house he lives in, I helped him. I was downtown this afternoon. Jesse brought a load of corm to Ms. Peckham, he was here to dinner. Ma and I were down to visit with Mrs. Porter and Ms. Clark this eve.

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - This was a fine day. I was downtown.

Thursday, Dec. 8 - This was a fine day. I was downtown four times.

Friday, Dec. 9 - This was a fine day. I was downtown four times today. Ms. Rich was buried today.

Saturday, Dec. 10 - This was a fine day but is clouding up this eve. Ma went to Mo. Valley in the 2 o'clock train this afternoon.

Sunday, Dec. 11 - It was colder last night and today it snowed quite a little but left very little on the ground by sundown. Ma came home this evening, I was down to the train to meet her.

Monday, Dec. 12 - The snow is all gone but is getting colder. I was downtown, the wind is pretty sharp.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - It was pretty cold this morning. I was at home all day. I lined up pair of mittens with flannel so they will be warmer. I was downtown after supper. Cold and clear.

Wednesday, Dec. 14 - This was a nice day. I was downtown twice today.

Thursday, Dec. 15 - It was not cold today but cloudy all day. I was downtown twice today. It commenced to snow this evening about eight o'clock.

Friday, Dec. 16 - It snowed a good bit last nite. Some were out sleighing today, but it is not very good sleighing. I was downtown this afternoon and over to Reiffs. Ma was over to Reiff's to have her waist fitted.

Saturday, Dec. 17 This was a cold day. I was downtown this afternoon.

Sunday, Dec. 18 - It was very windy and cold today. I was at home all day. Ma was to church this morning but not this evening.

Monday, Dec. 19 - This was a fine day, not very cold, I was downtown with Ma. She got christmas presents for the children. This evening we were over to Reiffs awhile.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 - This was fine day. We expected Jesse and family in today but they did not come. I was downtown.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 - This was a fine day. I was downtown.

Thursday, Dec. 22 - This was a fjne day warm and clear. I was downtown twice. Mrs. C.J. Tuttle was here this afternoon. Mrs. Bennett was here also. I was downtown 3 times today.

Friday, Dec. 23 � This was a cold cloudy day and still looks as if it would snow before morning. I was downtown twice this afternoon.

Saturday, Dec. 24 - This was a cloudy day but not as cold as yesterday looks still as if it would snow. Jesse brought Harold in this afternoon. Ma and Harold were down to the Methodist church to the christmas tree. They both enjoyed it, I was downtown.

Sunday, Dec. 25 - It was cloudy today but not very cold we had a fine visit. Frank and family Louis and Wife, Jesse Millie and the children, Mrs. Porter, Ms. Clark and Geo. Clark and his daughter. The children were all in high glee all day with their toys and goodies and we older ones enjoyed ourselves very much.

Wednesday, Dec. 26 - This was a very disagreeable stormy day. It was very cold and snowed a greater part of the day. I was downtown this afternoon and the wind cut like a knife. Herb was over to Reiffs this evening. It was too windy and cold for ma and I to go. 10 above.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 - This was worse than yesterday. I could hardly go to the barn to feed the chickens and get coal. It was colder and the wind stronger than yesterday. I did not go downtown today. 2 below.

Wednesday, Dec. 28 - The wind stopped blowing at sunrise, as the sun rose clear and nice. Mr. Burkholder came up with Herb and took dinner with us. The day was nice but cold. Harold Reiff and wife and Minnie were here this evening

Thursday, Dec. 29 � This was a nice day. I was downtown ma was at the ladies aid society at Mrs. Porters this afternoon.

Friday, Dec. 30 � This was a fine day. I was downtown.

Saturday, Dec. 31 - This was a nice warm day. Ma was over to Porters this afternoon and went with Ethel to the depot. Mrs. Clark went with them, Ethel went home this evening. I went down too but the train left just as I got there. Ma and I walked home together.

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