April 20th, 1873, Sunday

Rather pleasant. Mother and Father spent the day here. Mother is troubled for breath quite bad. We have had a very backward spring after a terrible cold winter. Eugene is going to sow wheat tomorrow. We have had two pretty hard thundershowers this spring. I read in the paper that in Mississippi and Iowa they … Continue reading April 20th, 1873, Sunday

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January 19th, 1866, Friday

I helped May Swan yesterday and this forenoon. The thrashers were there thrashing clover seed. They broke down about noon and have now gone to Richmond. They could have finished in about 2 hours longer. I rode down as far as the school house with Ade. Called to see Miss Johnson a few moments. She … Continue reading January 19th, 1866, Friday