Philip went to W was gone one night. He brought me chocolate, nutmegs, cookies and medacine. I wanted two pounds of brown sugar for cookies – have plenty white he got seven pounds, because he could get that much for a dollar. They do so much buying here by the “dollars worth,” Last eve a skunk walked up to the door, I was almost afraid to breath, for fear it would come in but it turned and left. The prairie is on fire acrost the river, and behind a divide. In the evening the reflectin is georgeous. Brother says it is early for prairie fires.
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