Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

The children came home early from school they ride when it is muddy. They enjoy it finely. Zona has a great notion of riding by herself. She is growing very fast now. Willie is very sensitive thinks he is ugly. It wounds his pride. He is very passionate I hope to cure him of it when he gets older. Pinck and Gus have dispositions something alike. Eddie threw his shoe in the fire yesterday morning burned it so he can’t wear it. He has an old one of Gussies he is very bad to throw things in the fire.  *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)