Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It threatened to rain this morning, but finally cleared away, and has been a bright day, cooler than the previus[sic] ones this week.  I spent the day in shingling on the barn.  It will keep Jimmie dry now, I think.  I don’t pay to build board roofs; they are bound to leak.  I have accomplished about half I wished to do this week, but I can’t do any more now.  I went over to Fred’s and got more shingle this forenoon.  It took more than I thought for.  We have plenty of strawberries to eat yet, but, they are getting then and it takes longer to pick a mess then formerly.

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