Jul 8 – Lela went to Elgin on 8 a.m. train. Went to Joes [Johanna’s] first, all drove over to see Lou. Children and I to Bess. Martha to Mrs Woods. Lela stoped for us in evening. We got home about 10-30. She thinks Lou a little better.
Jul 9 – My 71st birthday. I went over to Claudes for dinner. We went to Riveria in eveing. Dorothy came up and stayed with Lela. Joe to camp this week and next. Girls made candy. Will Noelle[?] married to day.
Jul 11 – I sewed some to day. Ruth Heinrich[?] brought Jean home from Bessies. They came alone on Street car. Ruth here for supper. Will over a few mintes to see if I would go to Mich to morow in car with them. First we have seen Will since his operation. He lost 25 pounds.
 Joe was a member of the Civil Defense or National Guard