This is the first I have been able to write since the last day of Apr. as I came down with Diptheria that night and have been living all by myself since until yesterday, when I washed, changed my clothes and came forth again.  Kate wrote some in here I see while I was sick.  I came over and got Kate and baby and we visited at home until after dinner.  Ma and I went to Dexter this afternoon.  Ma was getting things for Effie, who has been married, and gone to housekeeping sine I was taken sick.  I have quite a number of folks that I knew at Dexter, and enjoyed talking with them.  I came over tonight to begin helping Kate again.  I am feeling much better each day now.

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