February 20-23, 1916

Sun. Feb. 20, 1916

Sun was shinning fine when we got up but clouded over & was so till night. V & I went to Anna Boyce’s funeral and I was bearer. After we went to Smileys to dinner & had a good one. Finished my letter to our girls. V & I went to church this evening and heard Dr. Chase speak on “Billy Sunday,” it was very good. We also went into Pres. Church & heard their sing a little.

Monday 21

Cloudy & mild. A nice day. We did not wash and I varnished the couch. Went down to Bank & fixed up my papers at Bank. Wheat mkt. very punk. I wired to Keohane to talk it over with Elevator men & unless he could see justification for holding better sell at once.

Tues. Feb. 22, 1916

Cloudy & mild, Plummers went over to Emerald St. & found grease trap froze up. I took lot salt over & left it in trap & sink. No news to speak of only letters from Keohane regard McNeese quarter sec land. Went to Temple, got walloped. Mr. Vogt says call tomorrow. Mr. McKay says he will have 1600.00 loan ready in day or two.

Wednesday 23

Clear & mild. V & I went over to Flats & I worked on the frozen grease trap and got it in working order this p.m. Went to Temple for an hour. Went to see Vogt & he said he would get the money to me by Saturday. Went to see Adams, stayed to supper, had oysters. He ate as much as I. Keohane wired abt selling wheat & told him to sell.

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February 16-19, 1916

Wed. Feb. 16, 1916

Water was froze up over at Emerald St. 1127, froze in celler under the ground. Mr. Rayston was to send a man over but didn’t. Went to Temple & to Orpheum, poor show for me. Villa & I called on the Davises this eve & Helen & us went to bed through window a/c hall being varnished. Mr. Keohane thinks better hold wheat some longer.

Thursday 17

Clear, Fine. Mr Skaring finished up house and he told Villa he did not make a dollar on the job. I told McKay would take loan of 1600.00 on house over near my Emerald St. property 3 yr 6%. Mr. & Mrs. Smiley came to see us this evening – got our house in nice shape inside & out for this summer. Mr. Adams is better tonight.

Fri. Feb. 18, 1916

Cloudy & mild a nice day, was home all fore noon, called on Mr. Vogt this p.m. No money yet, guess will get it this week maybe. He is hard up for ready money. Anna Boyce died last night or this a.m., leaves Fred last survivor of Boyce family. Wrote to Hannah & Clara this p.m.

Saturday 19

Clear & mild. Paid 60.00 Int. on Emerald St. Prop to Am Ger Bank to W. W Warmer a/c. Wrote to Chas & Rose Patchin & sent them 1.00 a/c of their little son. Harold Palmer got letter from Lola & they are all well but Lester has cold – We tried to go to Basket Ball game but could not get in. We went to Smileys & played some R Set. Mrs. S. & I won.

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February 12-15, 1916

Sat, Feb. 12, 1916

Clear & mild, painters got through & went home right after dinner. I paid them 83.00 besides board & 1.45 freight chgs. Mr Skarning is coming back next week to do some more. I sent Eve Graves 20.00 and wrote to her abt the monument. Our paper keeps cracking. Hope it will let up soon. We got Amelia down stairs & we will go up ladder to sleep & have Helen climb too or go elsewhere.

Sunday 13

Clear & Cool & Pleasant. Villa & Helen went to church. I did not but I feel pretty well, but I hope to keep from catching any more cold. Helen has had great time with beaux today, kept telephone pretty hot. Wrote to both girls. We got a phone from Mable Alsop that Mrs. F.R. Melvin is to be buried tomorrow 10:30 at Brooklyn [Wisconsin]. Villa will go down.

Mon. Feb. 14, 1916

Clear & pleasant. Villa & I went to Brooklyn to attend the funeral of Mrs. F. R. Melvin who was brought to Alsops Sunday p.m. We went to Jap Ellis to dinner and had a good one & good visit, also called on Pillens. Met Austin Melvin at depot too, called on Mr. Foye & he paid 15.00 & said he wished I would give Hatfield a good Jacking up, so we meet tomorrow 5:30 to 6K at Hatfields.

Tuesday 15

Clear & very fine day. Warming & thawed quite a bit. I deposited some cks & did quite a few errands. We also did our washing. I was at the Temple this p.m. & played Ben Oakey, came out even. Went over to Emerald St. property & could not get the two men together so will let them fite their own battles.

Feb 12-15

February 8-11, 1916


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Tues. Feb. 8. 1916

Cloudy, & cold – looked like snow all day, sun did shine in aft little. No letters from girls today – Wheat mkt. was better today & hope it may keep doing better till we can sell. The painters worked today on our bedroom & hall, think they will be thru by Friday any way. Told Dr Evans better come.

Wednesday 9

Cloudy & cool, but warmer than it has been. Dr. Evans was out & left some new medicine for me. I walked up to Drug Store and guess I did not catch any cold. Villa went over to the flats & collected the rent due. Painters got upstairs all papered – got bathroom to fix yet. Commenced on front room. We got everything in Music room. Villa went for club meet.

Thur. Feb. 10, 1916

Cloudy. Feel pretty bum yet. V & I called on Mrs. Smiley this p.m. & my head aches just awful. Will be glad when painters & paper hangers get through. Wheat down to 1.13. Wrote to Keohane.

Friday 11

Cloudy & mild. I lay abed all day today, felt pretty bum, I tell you head ache all day. Painters were busy & smell of paint was awful. Amelia has a terrible pain in stomach, hurts her when she coughs. Villa & Mrs Emerson went to see decorations at capital. Junior Brown had Dr. Evans out again.


February 4-7, 1916

Fri. Feb. 4, 1916

Cloudy Cold & snowed. Still shut in house, cold & head don’t seem to gain much, thought I felt better today, but cough is bothersome yet. I wrote to Luther today at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Helen felt pretty blue today when she found she had a poor in Harmony. No letter from Lola this week. She certainly is getting out of letter writing.

Saturday 5

Clear & cool, Very nice day & I am still shut in. Hope can go out Monday, head & cough seems better, appetite OK. We got nice letter from Lola. She & Lloyd have joined M & C at K3[Kankakee] – May God bless them abundantly. Mrs. Gordon died this a.m., only sick a few days with pneumonia. V’s Aunt Clara & Mrs B all went to Orpheum this p.m. Helen is going stay with Irene Polk tonite.

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Sun. Feb 6, 1916

Clear some – snowed some. V & Mrs. Biggert went to Chch, Clara stayed with Amelia. Helen to study & I to cough, hope to wear it out this week. Clara went home 3:45.  Mrs B went to depot with her. Mr & Mrs Emerson called on us little while this p.m. Mrs. Gordon buried today, was to church last Sunday. Wrote to both girls.

Monday 7

Cloudy & cold, 10 Below. A cold day, Skarney & Fritz Wolfe came from Evansville to do our papering & painting, got parlor done and kitchen all primed for second coat. Had Mr. Holt fix little corner in kitchen. No news to speak of. Auntie Brown got several cards & letters, she is 82 today & Lester Graves Pottenger is 1 yr. May God bless & keep them both.

Attend Tomado Montreal CA House. [?]


January 31-February 3, 1916



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Mon. Jan. 31, 1916

Clear & cold – 16 above. The folks washed today but I did not help as have been pretty bum all day. Had Dr. Evans out and he gave me some med. No news only wheat is on the bum too – Mkt lowest it has been for weeks. Clara [sister of Arvilla, married James Peck] with us yet. Helen Jones busy with final exams for Med Semister.

Tues. Feb 1

Clear & cold – 4 below zero. A nice cold day, I felt fairly well all day but got little more cold and made me cough more. Ernest Slauson came this pm & stayed till 10K then he started for S. Paul on way home he thinks Hitch & Son may buy the 80, but if they do they will pay 60.00 & I have the crop.

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Wed. Feb. 2, 1916

Clear & cold, Zero. Coughed till 1K then went to sleep & slept pretty well, but feel pretty bum, taking Med of Dr. Evans & don’t see much if any improvements. V went over to Fairoaks to dinner at Mrs. Bentley. Pretty cold nite I think. Had letter from Edna. They are all well. Mr. AW. Winegan wrote good letter abt Colorado land.

Thursday 3

Clear & cold, about Zero. A cold pleasant day. Wheat mkt is bum & so am I. Cough lots & head aches –got the grippe all right, but have fair appetite.

No news today, Clara & Villa went to town & called on a Mrs. Hickok. No chance to rent the flat beats the Germans

Jan 31-Feb3

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