Henry S., age 25, Michigan

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)