Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I expected I might have to work for Fred today but he got Mr. Olsen, so I did not have to go.  I began shingling the barn.  I am rather slow at it however.  Kate had such a bad toothache, that we drove up to the dentists, so is now is town, and had it pulled this afternoon.  We got the mail also.  Kate got a letter from home.  It has been an awful hot day, but a good breeze has blown so we could stand it.  It looked so much like rain tonight that I tired to fix things so some water could go into the cistern, if it did rain, but I hear I have not go it in good shape.  I am pretty tired tonight.

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