Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I put in a couple of hours practicing writing this morning and then cut fodder corn until about noon.  After dinner I hitched up and took Kate and baby for a ride.  We went down to Crystal Lake and drove along the shore on the east end.  We saw a handsome bald eagle on a tree there.  I had to wave the whip to get him to fly.  I went in and took a good bath; the water did not seem too cool.  Finished cutting the corn when we got back and then went to the creek and tired to catch some fish but couldn’t.

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