I have been very busy all day getting ready to start for Benzonia tomorrow. Pa is going to take me and my things to Plymouth where I will take a freight car and go to Manistee with the pony and drive from there. I went over to father Queal’s and got their “jogger,” so Will can drive Jimmie to Plymouth. I visited with John Williams a while at noon, but I have visited but few of my friends here this time. Henry and Nellie were over a while tonight. It has sprinkling some today, but did not rain much of any. Kate and I packed a barrell[sic] full of cans and jars of fruit, butter, etc. I have my satchel nearly ready.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)