It began to rain this morning and I had to carry an umbrella up to the store, but it soon stopped and has turned cooler.  I have been clerking all day.  I sent a telegram to Frankfort this morning, and the operator there tried to ask me some questions about it, but I got nervous and couldn’t read and I got to feeling bad over it.  I am afraid they will get sick of me on the line.  I wish I could have had a chance to learn as I could to so I cold read better.  I am afraid I will get into some bad scrape before Charlie gets back.  I finished a letter to Kate tonight.  I expect and hope the stage will go to Frankfort tomorrow, so I can hear from Kate soon.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)