Done a big* washing today and saved all the water for the garden and mopped the south porch-
Mended Harry's shirt-
We rec'd a letter from Clara from "Palmer House" in Chicago^-
She says Mother is fine-
Aunty helped carry some water to the garden to water tomatoe plants
**Mildred & Iliff came & brought sprayer-
|The Palmer House that Clara, Harry, & Mother stayed in^|
*This word is underlined twice in the diary entry.
^The Palmer House is an historic hotel in Chicago. The first one burnt in the Great Chicago Fire (1871) shortly after it was built. The second one (1875-1923) was replaced by this third, & final edifice (1925). <Image attribution: By Teemu008 from Palatine, Illinois (Palmer House Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons>
**This line is written vertically up the left hand side of the diary entry.