Fri. March 3, 1916
Cloudy – Cool, Sun shone some, but wind was very chilly. Than came the first thing this morning, went to Bank & got what papers I had for Mortgage on Evansville house of Amelias. N.T. Says its sold & they are to pay up the Mtg. Wrote to Keohane abt discount on his ck, also to Denver abt stone to C.S. grave, read a good letter from Lola.
Clear, nice day. I pasted up some bills for the anti-Saloon lectures that are to be delivered next week. Went to Temple early & stayed to 3’d degree work & to supper. Went to abstract office to get an abstract but it was not done. Pd my sub to paper & telephone line.
Sun. March 5, 1916
Cloudy & mild. V & I walked to church. Myra Harker & the Smileys were here to dinner. V & I went to Hi school to hear Mr. Bass in a recital. We came home with Ted Pott in auto & we did not go out again – Sub 100.16 towards Masonic Temple. Prof Reeds boy was arrested with a loaded automatic in his pocket & they sent him to Mass Military School.
Cloudy & mild & rainy. We washed & hung clothes in the cellar & they got dry by night. I went to town this p.m. and had quite a time playing pool Billards. I won 3 games. We did not go to hear Dan Smith as it was too lowery, had letters from Laura & Clara. I wrote to Laura today too, also to our girls.
Tues. March 7, 1916
Clear & bright & mild. A nice day. I loafed around home & did not have very much fun out of it. We got no letters today. I went to town with Smiley & came home with Ted. Uncle David H. Wright 96 years old, oldest member of our lodge, died today, been sick good while. No letter from girls.
Clear & chilly but mild. V & I went to Edgerton to see the two ol hens Clara & Hannah and we were there to dinner & supper, & had a good visit. We came home at 8K. Wis beat Chgo basketball 24 to 12. Helen with Mr. Jordan, Edith was home the most of day. I walked down town to see the fire ruins, burned out several stores yesterday in Edgerton.
Thur. March 9, 1916
Vogts time up today. Will wait till Monday before making any move, but he certainly is indifferent as to my actions in matters of foreclosure on Butler St. property. Uncle David H Wright buried today & a very large attendance the M E Church was packed full. V went to her club at Mrs. Bishoffs, quite Windy. No letters from girls as yet.
Clear & Pleasant. I called up the City-Treas office and found out that Vogt had not paid taxes on the Butler St. Property 94.88, 2% penalty. So got Richmond after him & he says he will have the whole amount tomorrow. Mr. Hall sent out nomination papers & I went calling on people & got quite a few names. Got Edgar Smith to work too. Bobby has the measles.
Sat. March 11, 1916
Clear & Fine this forenoon, clouded over at noon & was snowing at dark this evng. Mr. Vogt pd the taxes on the Butler St. Property & I have told Mr. Richmond to force him to live up to his contract. Went to Temple this p.m. & had good time, But got very lame as Rheumatism is bothering my legs. No letters from Lola all week.
Clear & very pleasant. We walked to church and it made my lame leg worse, aches like fun tonight. Mr. & Mrs. Adams was out to our house to dinner. We had chicken. They went home at 4:30 or 5K. Helen had two men today, one in p.m. & Mr. Jordan this eve. They went to Pres chch. We had Spanish Prof Cantu lecture on Mexico, had illustrated slides.
Mon. March 13, 1916
Clear pt of time & cloudy the balance of day. We did not wash. I read some to folks, got dirt in celler for tomatoe plants. Went down town this eve, recd tax receipts & find that Mr. Hines pd the 31.00 that was assessed on the Emerald St. lots. Helen had a crying spell because her Pa sent Mr. Emerson his picture & did not send her any.
Cloudy & cool. and I did not have very much to do. Wrote to Geo Hines he owes me 4.o7 & put it up to him to pay it or not. Went to Temple. N.T. was at our house to supper & all nite. V went to church to the S S Convention. Lattie Richards is at Smileys. We sent out the girls letters today.
Wed. March 15, 1916
Cold & Raw. N. T. went to attend court this a.m. he walloped me good on ckrs. I wrote to Bills Bros again this a.m. also to Em as we got a letter from them but they sent no receipts at all. Went over to the flat this a.m. Mr. Redders moves to the lower story at 14.00 til we rent the upper story then pays 15.00, rec’d letters from Mr. Jones & guess we will let Helen go.
Clear & Mild. I read to the folks & finished a book called “Spinner in the Sun.” Went to Temple, my left leg is so lame is fairly hurts me. No news. We got a nice letter from Edna & they are all pretty well. Bobby is getting anxious for a baby sister as Jack has one. Helen is going to board at Hannomans after Monday.
Fri. March 17, 1916
Clear & Raw. I was at home all a.m. Started a Wren house. Got nice letter from Lola, they are all well. Went to the Temple. V & I went to hear UW girls Glee Club concert at Library Hall, Very good. Mr. Vogt did not pay anything today to Richmond. After Helen goes, guess we will go down to Kankakee.
Clear & nice the most of day, snowed some this a.m. I was home all forenoon. Went to Temple this p.m. did not hear from Vogt affair today at all. TCR said he would phone me but presume he was too busy to attend to it. The Mexico trouble with Villa may amount to pretty large war. No news to speak of.
Sun. March 19, 1916
Clear & nice. V & I rode to church on St. Car & back on Nacoma Bus. We had chicken dinner. Helen was not with us. She was at Helen Olsons last nite & to Blanch Foxes for dinner. She does not feel very well tonite. I did not feel so very well myself this a.m. but soon got better. If I was free from rheumatism I would be OK. Thank God for the many blessings we do have. We sent girl’s letters out tonite.
Clouldy & Mild. We did not wash as looked for rain. Did not do much, got another dirty letter from Denver Tombstone Men and he threatens to remove the stone if his bill is not paid by Apl 1’st. Will write to Ev to take money & settle with the old man Hefner at Arriba, got letter from Forrest Richards about Marsh land.
Tues. March 21, 1916
Clear & Mild. We washed & got out large one by 10K. Wrote to Eve, Forest Richards, Keohane. Keohane made a poor lease. I told him to make a better one or order man off the place McMinigal. Forest Richards wanted I should go to Portage to look some land up with idea of buying – don’t want it. Wrote Eve to get Mr. Graves address in Denver. Chas Richards phoned me tonite from Watertown, coming here tomorrow.
Cloudy & mild. We had abt a foot of snow on the ground the a.m. & I had a great time cleaning off the sidewalks. T. Gilberts walk too as Ted was not at home. Charles Richards was coming to see us today but he did not get here till after 9K as trains were late. We had nice letter from Edna, Fordyce is out of bandage now & feels better.
Thur. March 23, 1916
Clear & Fine, nice day. Chas Richards was here & visited, all fare now. We walked over to Zoo & saw animals after our dinner. We went to town to see the Hooks, called on Nome & Stebe too. He was sick & in his room. I got 50.00 ck from Vogt and agreed to let him have till end of 6 mos for payments instead of beginning, if he paid all up by April 15th.
Clear & Warmer, thawed lots. We decided to go to Kankakee tomorrow for couple weeks. Made arrangements to have a ballot mailed me so can vote by mail. Had Denver Med put on my knee. Water annoying me again at 1127 Emerald St, over flowing the sink in lower story. Got nice letter from Lola today. Sent ck 20.oo to Mr. Graves Denver a/c Em.
Sat. March 25, 1916
Thunder & Lightning & Raining. We got away on 8K train for Lola’s. Met Mrs Baus at depot, she went to Detroit to visit her son. We got to KKK at 2:30, could not find any trace of Pottengers. We went to house but Lola did not come till 5:45. Lloyd met us at little store where he stopt to get gasoline & was surprised enough. We visited & played Rook. Lester is fine little baby.
Damp, Misty & Rainy. We 4 went to church & heard good sermon, had chicken dinner & James & wife were here too. We had good sleep after dinner. We did not go out this evening. Rained hard this afternoon. Lloyd is busy getting out trees to ship. Little Lester is busy buzzing around & trying to walk.
Mon. March 27, 1916
Cloudy, damp & Raining all day. Lloyd put in a busy day getting out trees, shipped carload & started another, all on exchanges. I was home all fore noon & went to YM to play billiards, played Mr. Troup & Mr. Butler & got beaten both games. Wrote to Edna & invited her down to spend Sunday. We all went to YM to watch them play Basket Ball.
Cloudy & damp all day. I put some shellac on cupbord in pantry. Went down to YM this p.m. and played 4 games billiards, 2 with Clyde & 2 with Mr Perry Armstead, & won half of them. Villa, Lola busy dressmaking. Lloyd has quite fun, men working for him getting out trees & shipping. Bot Lola’s Telephone stock & gave it to Arvilla.
Wed. March 29, 1916
Cloudy this a.m. Clear the p.m. & was pretty nice day. I did not do much only take care of Lester while Lola & Arvilla went down town to trade. He did not sleep 10 mins. This p.m. they went to Woman’s Club Meeting. I stayed here till 4K. Got card from Mrs. Adams saying Mr. Adams had double Pneumonia again, am very much afraid he will not pull through.
Clear & very nice day. I loafed around the house this fore noon & went to YM this p.m. had pretty good time meeting different men. We all went to the T S. Board supper at Mr. Meyers & had a good one. We played some cards & visited some, rec’d another card from Mrs. Adams saying Mr. A was better.
Fri. March 31, 1916
Cloudy & Rainy. I was going out to paint some stakes for nursery but it rained & Lloyd did not come in for me. He has a force of men working for him. I got Ballot from Madison & voted by mail for Mr. Nelson. Wrote to Mrs. Adams again & sent her Lester’s picture. Lola & Villa went down town & rubbered & traded some. Alice the girl went home for Sunday.