Abbie B., age 22, Kansas


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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