I worked at trimming and digging around the young peach trees the most of the day. Grace Fitts brought the dishes back, which Kate let her take a year ago. I caught three mice today in my little box trap; it is better than a cat. Mr. Olsen went to Frankfort today, and brought me the barrel of cans and the box of nuts he couldn’t bring in the sewing machine this time. I opened the barrel and commenced to take out the cans. I found some of them working. I opened the box of nuts and took a part full over to Neill’s this evening. Mrs. Neill made me a load of bread today, which I got tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)