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travel: a short trip to washington dc

This Thanksgiving we mixed things up a bit and spent the holiday in Washington DC. In addition to the Life Affirming Thanksgiving feast that we went to on Thursday, we made a few more stops around town. 304 more words


May 17, 1918

In Clermont

Fri 17  we bade good bye to Clermont at 9 am   Leslie took us to the depot in his auto   we bade Ericson & McNeland Bankers good bye   I bot 2 tickets for CR 3,84 & arrived on time & bot 2 tickets for Ioa City & while eating dinner at the Inter urban Restaurant came a very hard rain   Maybe the hardest I ever saw & hard wind   we got on the interurban & slowly started for Ioa city & the farther the slower til finaly found many trolley poles down & nearly on the track & we turned back to CR & the Co refunded our money & after a good strawberry supper I bot 2 tickets for Ioa City on the CR I&P & arrived near 9   dark & raining   Mother & I started for a hotel with a girl for guide   I carried both satchals & nearly gave out but finally reached the Jefferson   registered secured a good room & went to bed

1898-1923 Leaving The Farm Behind

September 16, 1915

September 16th 1915 in Desmoines  arose at 6-45  Slept well rain a little this morning & cleared off  a nice day  Mother went after breakfast to the M E Hospital to see John Brewer  I went to a business meeting of the brig… 153 more words

1898-1923 Leaving The Farm Behind