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)