Henry S., age 25, Michigan

We did not get up very early this morning.  Dr. Mack came and got Jimmie and the Buckboard, to go out and see and patient this forenoon.  I rebuilt the buggy shed and made it stronger.  Hoed some in the garden.  This afternoon I took Jimmie and the Acme and cultivated among the peach trees, the squash and melon vines and the front yard.  Found that Morrow’s hens had eaten all our currants, they do us lots of mischief.  I wish I could make him shed them up.  Went over to Fred’s this morning and helped him grind scythes, and borrowed an old one of him to use in cutting grass for Jimmie sometimes.  It has been quite a pleasant day.  I am feeling pretty tired tonight.  

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