The above clipping from The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) February 08, 1916, Last Edition Image 27. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1916-02-02/ed-1/sez-27/
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.
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.
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.