Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was very warm when we got up this morning, and reached 91o at 9 o’clock, and 94 at 2 P.M.  I fixed a road out to the wood in the slashing this morning, and drew up some wood.  It was so hot that I gave up work this afternoon and Kate, baby, Jessie Neill and I went to Crystal Late and each took a bath.  We got back about 6 o’clock feeling much refreshed.  We are finding enough volenteer potatoes for our own use now, which is very convenient.  It appeared very much like rain a short time ago, but does not now, and seems very warm again.

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