I put the last course of shingles on the barn this morning. Helped Kate do some washing this forenoon and cultivated some in the front yard. I went out to pick raspberries just after dinner, but met with no good success at it, so quit, got enough for our supper though. Used my wheel hoe in cultivating in the garden this afternoon. It has been another decidedly warm day. I drove up for the mail tonight and Kate and baby went up and called at Mr. Waters a while. I got a letter from ma. I think she is very lonesome, and I wish I lived there again.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)