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)