Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Finished putting up the window shades this morning.  Fred brought us a big chunk of ice when we went to the farm.  I did it up in woolen blankets and it has lasted all day and I think will do for a good while tomorrow.  We have had beef soup today, which tasted good for a change.  Kate got Mrs. Beck and drove up town to get the washing; she got back about noon.  We had strawberries for dinner and supper.  I have tinkered at various things today.  It has been quite warm.  I expect to go out with Fred in the morning to help him in the haying.  Don’t know how I will stand the work.

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