Abbie B., age 23, Illinois


We went to the log church this p.m. The people seem devout. There was a good lesson in the sermon. A woman, and a child two or three years old, sat in front of me. The boy wore leather boots. They stood up when they sang, and the boy stood on the bench, and refreshed himself from the ma­ternal fount.  Why not? The days go by so fast. We visit, and sew. I made a dress for cousin Sallie, and wrote many letters.  *(kansasmemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society, copy and reuse restrictions apply)