Gussie is five years old to day this morning at twenty minutes after eight. The children all have bows and arrows to day they enjoy it finely. Mr Henry has been gone all day to Tom Cooks very pleasant to day frogs hollering last night. Jeff has been sick several days. I think is some better to day. Pinck is tending Siddie I know he is tired so I will take him.
*(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)