Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I went over to Neill’s this morning and took my cultivator over for Fred to use and got a thousand shingles, which I had bargained with him for.  They had ice cream, and I had a dish there and bought some home too.  Multched[sic] the currant bushes.  I have been working at the eaves-trough, off and on, all day.   Kate took Mrs. Neill up to the cemetary[sic] this afternoon, and also got the mail and did some trading.  I went down into my cistern and patched up the holes the hard rains had caused.  I think it will soon be all right.  Jessie came and picked a few strawberries tonight.  Built a smudge to drive off the pesky gnats.

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