Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It looked very much like rain this morning and I fixed the cistern to catch water, but although it threatened all the forenoon, and sprinkled at times, it did not rain.  Hoes a little in the garden, but loafed in the house more.  Put brush to some peas and poles to some tomato vines this afternoon.  Did some repairing of brush fence, up in the woods.  Picked some raspberries and some strawberries.  Went up town tonight, Fred rode up with me.  Kate and baby went over there and stayed while I was gone.  It has been very warm and continues so this evening.

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