Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It rained some this morning, but stopped so that I hitched up Jimmie and drew my buckwheat over to Neill’s and cleaned it in Fred’s Mill.  I had about 5 bushels.  Willie Waters picked some berries this forenoon and Mr. Bilderback and the Hubbell’s, this afternoon.  I went after my Buck-board this afternoon, it took me a long time to get is as I found the wheels were not washered as they should be, and waited to have it fixed.  Jimmie seemed to know he was hitched to a good looking rig once more.  It rode nice and easy, and I am glad we have a way to go around now.  It has been cold today, for a summer’s day.  I hoed the garden this evening.

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