and pleasant. Funeral services over Mrs. Wm Benners Swindell –
(“Miss Emma”) were conducted, in our church, this morning, by the pastor,
Rev. R.R. Grant, assisted by Rev. Mr. Henderlite (a Presby.
Min.) and myself. The burial was at “The Lake Cemetery”, nine miles
east, near Soule’s Church. I rode with John and Mamie, in their car. A
large crowd was there. I assisted Grant at the grave. Dinner at Mr. John
Berry, Sr., John’s father. The day has been a fine one, glad to say.
[The "Lake Cemetery" is Soule Cemetery, named after the
Fair and pleasant - springlike.
The U. S. Congress is called to meet today in extraordinary session, to
consider the war question relative to the part the U. S. is to take in the
matter at issue between us and Germany, growing out of the U-Boat Affair
as conducted by Germany. Grant paid a pop-call this p.m.
3d Tues. Cloudy,
windy, dusty. Some rain, after 8
a.m. Began cleaning about 2-30. Ate
supper at the New Swindell Hotel. After supper, Benners S. came home with
me to see my typewriter.
4th Wed. Fair and
at 6 a.m. Cold wind all day. Bro. John W. Conner, of
Belhaven, came in to see me, tonight.
5th Thurs. Rainy. At
request of Miss Leta Berry, last night, I conducted the morning religious
exercise at the Academy. I got quite wet returning, and went to Mamie’s
and dried my clothes. There has been a very heavy rain, and much water on
the ground. It is still raining – 12-50 p.m. Sunshine at 6-18, after a
severe rain storm. Rain before 7 a.m.; stop before 11 p.m. = 12 hrs.
[Mary Leta Berry married Capt. Thaddeus Brown]
6th Fri. Fair and
windy. P.M. Strong wind and cloudy. The mail boat sprung a leak, here, and
we’ll get no mail, tonight. Went to see Grant, tonight, and witnessed a
marriage there – Mr. Jeff. Credle, of Sladesville, and Miss Sallie Hooks,
of Fremont, N. C. and who is one of the teachers in the Sladesville
School. [Hyde Co. Brides' Index indicates that Sallie G.
Hooks was age 24 and Jeff
Credle was age 29.]
7th Sat. Fair and cold, this m. The afternoon
has been pleasant.
8th Easter Sunday,
fair and pleasant, this morning. Easter Service and Communion at our
Church, today. By invitation of the pastor, I ate dinner at the parsonage;
after which I went to R.H. Tunnell’s [Robert Henry
for a short while. Miss Annie
Watson, also, ate dinner at the parsonage. Elizabeth & Minnie were not at
home for dinner. Rain, this evening. Supper at the New Swindell Hotel. No
service tonight, on account of the rain and the mud.
9th Mon. Cloudy and
cold wind. Water backed up in the streets, owing to lack of drainage thru
the piping. At 3-40 p.m. water is still backed up in the streets, and for
some miles, in the country. Fair this p.m. The rain, last night, was very
heavy. I finished reading the Old Testament, all of it,
this morning. The mail was an hour late – bro’t three days mail in.
10th Tues. Fair and
colder. At 2:00 F. Lodge tonight. Few out.
and 50°, at 6-30 a.m. Painted a small sign.
12th Thurs. Fair. 60° at 6-30. Dinner with
Dan Berry, today as I was invited to do,
yesterday. This is a real spring-like day.
A little hazy, not right clear, at 7 a.m. 66°. Today is the occasion of
the first Hyde County Commencement for the Colored people.
Prof. N.C. Newbold of Raleigh delivered a good, practical, interesting address, after
I led in prayer. There is a splendid and creditable exhibit, by the
colored schools, in the Court House. At about 12-25 bad weather
set in and
dispersed the crowd just as the spelling class was spelling in contest. It
is now, 12-37, thundering, and there is a light rain. It has turned
cooler. [Newbold was NC Director pf
at 6-40. Nothing special, today.
15th Sunday. Fair.
at 7-20. I went to S. S. to our class. Ate dinner at the Harris
Hotel. After dinner, I went to the “New Swindell Hotel” and spent about
two hours; of course I did not eat there, if dinner was on, and I was
asked to it. I had aplenty, and good enough for anybody. The day is fair,
but not clear. A__? Williams, of Boston, gave me the May copy of the
“Cosmopolitan”. I attended service in our Church, tonight.
Grant made a
16th Monday. Fair.
Wrote 22 cards to advertisers,
3 letters to different ones, one of them to
Weston’s Capt. inquiring about him, another to Neppie and one to
Byrd. I rented a “Safety Deposit Box in the Bank of Hyde”, and placed in
it, “My Last Will”. My paid-up Policy ($200.00) in The Equitable; and also
Mother’s two china goats, the gifts of both her husbands. Clouding again.
17th Tuesday. Overcast,
some sunshine. Nothing to record.
18th Wed. Fair.
at 7 a.m. Dinner with Mamie today. Dr L.H. Swindell
examined and prescribed for me this a.m.
19th Thurs. Fair and
warm. I got my old Panama Hat, this morning. I had it cleaned, blocked,
and re-trimmed, thru
D.L. Berry. It was in very bad condition,
but is now as good as a new one. The work was done in Charlotte. Cost
$1.50. Quite a number of people from different parts of the Co.
here for the Co.
Commencement tomorrow. I ate supper, by invitation, at
the Lupton Hotel. Debate at the Academy tonight, held by the High Schools
of the county. I went, but my seat, (on the steps) was too uncomfortable
and so I left.
20th Fri. Partly
cloudy, early, fairing, warm. County Commencement today. 2:10 p.m. I ate
dinner at Mamie’s. Am glad to say I was not one of the judges in the
contest: I was for two years past. The day has been fair and warm up to
this time. Quite a large crowd in town today. There were several of the
Berry family at Mamie’s for dinner. This aft., I went around to the
Academy and saw the jumping contests and the hurdle contests and, at
another part of the town, I saw a baseball game. 8-37 p.m. The day has
been fair and quite a warm one.
21st Sat. Fair and
warm. Nothing special to record today.
22d Sunday. Overcast.
I did not attend S.S. this m. John and Carlos Berry carried me, in a car,
to C.C. (Lum) Cahoon’s, a mile out, where I stayed until about 4 p.m.
I ate dinner there, as promised. Mr. J.S. Barnes brot me to town, in his
buggy. Ate supper at Bob Tunnell’s.
23d Mon. Fair and
pleasant. Bro. Grant, PC., came in this p.m. I put up two screens to the
front windows, one Sat., the other this morning. John Berry (my
son-in-law) put up two at the ends.
cool. No mail, last night. Here this morning.
cooler. Rained, last night. Mamie sent me a piece of lemon pie, by
and Chas. Fair, mostly, this afternoon. At prayer meeting, tonight.
Invited to R.H. Tunnell’s for dinner tomorrow.
26th Thurs. Showery.
Dark cloudy at 8-50 a.m. Dinner, at Tunnell’s was
of “turnip-greens, dumplings, and pot-liquor”, as was promised. I enjoyed
it, too. After eating and sleeping, I arose – 3 p.m. and found a storm on
thunder and lightning: the street in the front of this house is covered
with water. No mail again, tonight.
7th Fri. Partly
fair. Nothing to record. Mail too late to wait for.
28th Sat. About as
yesterday. No mail for three nights. Late.
Overcast. Rained last night. Colder. This is the first Sunday in two
years, or more, that I either did not go out for dinner, nor have an
invitation, somewhere. With a N.E.
wind it is cold and unpleasant service
before 9. Nothing else.
1st Tues. Partly
fair, and warm. Cloudy and stormy, this afternoon, and windy, too. School
Exercises at the Academy, tonight. They were interesting, especially “The
Tom Thumb Wedding.” The Groom was little Jimmie Hayes, the Bride was
little Christine Windley [born 1909 & daughter of Dr.
Richard E. Windley and his wife, Pearl]. The officiating minister was Edward Credle in
the garb of an Episcopal Priest. There were several attendants. Little
Margaret Swindell sat in my lap.
2nd Wed. Fair and
pleasant. At the Academy, tonight the school held its closing exercises.
An able address from Mr. F.C Harding, of Greenville, was greatly enjoyed.
He told me he knew my wife, called her name and told me that his brother,
Judge Harding of Charlotte, wrote him a letter saying he met me in Troy.
The gold medal for Proficiency was given to Blanche Caraway
[this should be Blanche Carawan], and books,
went to two other girls, one of whom -
Marcelyte Swindell [daughter of Wm. Benners Swindell, Sr.
and his 3rd wife, Emily "Emma" Jordan], was not present.
_______ Ballance received the other book. The prizes were delivered by
Rev. R.R. Grant, with a talk. [The blank space before Ballance means
he did not remember her name. It was probably one of two sisters, Thelma
pleasant, again, and some warmer. I ate dinner with Mamie, today. Nothing
else to record.
4th Fri. Overcast.
This is Mamie’s birthday -
26 years old. She and Lucile and Charles are
now (8-48 a.m.), I suppose, on the mail-boat going to Belhaven to be with
Carlos and Helen until Sunday. I wish them a pleasant trip there and back.
Half past ten, and there is rain. Partly fair before night. Mr. R D.
Harris is trying a new remedy for rheumatism; he told me about it. It was:
(unrecognizable two words) - 2 parts, sulphur - 1 part, honey to
mix well. Am trying it, too. [Carlos
Randolph Berry, Sr. married Helen Eugene Jarvis.]
5th Sat. Overcast
and warm. 70° at 8-15 a.m. Nothing special.
6th Sunday. Partly
cloudy, and mostly, it is much cooler this m’g: Was at S.S. and taught
the W.B. Class, in the absence of the teacher, W.F. Credle, who has gone
to Raleigh to enlist in the Army. After S.S., I went to see R. H. (Bob) Tunnell, who is sick. From there, I left in a buggy, with 2 young ladies,
for Thomas A. Harris’ for dinner, as promised, yesterday. I learned that
Mr. Tripp (Harry) had his arm broken while cranking his car in Currituck.
It is cloudy and right cool. It has sprinkled rain, a little. Service
tonight. Few out.
7th Monday. Partly
fair, but not much. Tom Harris asked me to go with him over to Bridgeman’s
Store. I did so. He made me a present of a 4 in hand tie which I
appreciated. It is cold and cloudy. The mail-boat has an earlier schedule.
Came an hour or more sooner. Raining,
windy and disagreeable. Rained last night, all night, perhaps, and this
morning is misting. Tide rising, also. On account of the rough day, the
mail-boat stayed here, so no mail tonight.
9th Wed. Fair,
this m. The Epis.
minister, Rev Mr. Noe, is conducting a “mission”, or
series of meetings in our church, here; Rev Mr. Matthews, of Ohio is doing
the preaching – only night service. I attended, tonight.
[Noe was Alexander C.D. Noe. He later would be
appointed to St. Thomas Parish in Bath, NC with the mission of restoring
the Colonial church. He retired from St. Thomas in 1953.]
10th Thurs. Cloudy
early, but fair the bal.
of the day. Cool weather now.
Fair and pleasant. I arose a little after 5 a.m., got my breakfast and went to
the boat to see if frances had come. Bro. Grant kindly took me, in his
car, to service at the Presbyterian Church, this afternoon. With us were
Bro. Robt. Jennette, and Grant’s three girls. The girls stopt at
Harris’s. Bro. J. stopt at Mr. Bridgeman’s store and there-about.
I went to the church where the prot. Mtg.
was. Rev. Mr. Crane was doing
the preaching, helping Mr. Hinderlite, the pastor. Mr. McNut was song
leader. I bought some things at Bridgeman’s; and coming back, we stopt in
at “The Co. Store” where I made some other purchases. Nice daytime. Mr.
Lupton invited me to a dinner of turnip greens and so I gladly went. The
mail boat came in sooner than usual. At service tonight. Some rain.
12th Sat. Cloudy
with occasional sunshine. Took my bath this a.m. Mrs. Leilia Brinn gave a
supper to Rev. John Matthews, tonight and Rev. R.R. Grant and I were
invited, and we went, and all enjoyed the occasion. Service tonight, by
Mr. Matthews. Fair. [Leilia
was the widow of Greely Brinn, Sr.]
13th Sunday. Fair and
cool. This m. -
6 a.m. At S S. and taught the class. Service by Mr.
Matthews followed with the communion. Dinner at Mr. C.A. Jones. Cloudy,
in part this afternoon. Special service for men at 3-30. I took part –
hymn – prayer &
reading. Mr. M. played the organ. Supper at the Swindell
Hotel. The “Mission” service closed, tonight. Sill cool.
14th Mon. Fair.
Still cool. Nothing special.
15th Tues. Fair and
more pleasant. Mamie and the children (Lucile
& Chas.) are here (11-05)
for a while. This evening, Mamie handed me a Marriage License for
Clifford Cahoon and Laura Berry, who wish me to marry them at her (Mamie’s) home
tomorrow night. There is a $5.00 bill with the license – Good.
[Hyde Co. Bride's Index states Laura Berry was age24 & Clifton C.
Cahoon was age 25.]
16th Wed. Fair
and pleasant, this morning. I married the couple – Cahoon- Berry – at the
home of John and Mamie, tonight. Fee $5.00.
warm. I learn there were four marriages, last night, in this section,
Cahoon-Berry; Nat Credle – Eloise Lupton; Branch Spencer – Ora Caraway
and another couple I do not know Carrawan – Bridges: all four married by
different ones: Later – heard the last two not married – no license issued
said the R. of D. [Register of Deeds]. Dinner at
Bob Tunnell’s today – not expected. [Eloise Lupton, age
18, married Nathaniel Credle, age 25, on May 16, 1917; Ora Carrowan, age
18, married Edward B. Spencer, age 22, on May 16, 1917]
18th Fri. Fair,
Foggy early this m. Warm day. Mrs. Lupton again invited me to eat turnips
with them, and I did. It is warm weather.
19th Sat. Fair and
continued warm. Nothing transpiring.
20th Sunday. Fair and
warm. At S.S. Dinner at The Swindell Hotel: had turkey, and strawberry
short cake. Service at our church tonight. I asked Mr. C.A. Banks, of
Windsor to go with me and we went and came together. He is a Baptist.
21st Monday. Fair and
warm. I changed to summer under-clothes, this morning. Superior Court,
this week. Judge Frank A. Daniels, presiding is a brother of Josephus –
of the Navy.
22d Tues. Fair and
pleasant. Henry Boomer, from the Lake, brot. me a piece of butter that his
wife sent me. Mr. T.R. Benson also brought me some (1/2 #) butter. I
ate dinner at Mamie’s today. John’s Mother, father, and bro. Rube, and
little Marjorie were there for dinner, also. It is a warm, windy and
dusty, and disagreeable day. [Henry
Clay Boomer of Lake Comfort married Ina Ballance Benson. T.R. Benson
was Thomas Ruffin Benson and was Henry C. Boomer's father-in-law.
Rube was Reuben Walton Berry. Marjorie was Marjorie Holderby,
daughter of Betty (Berry) Holderby.]
23d Wed. Some
rain, last night. Partly cloudy, this morning. Cloudiness increasing
before 7 a.m. By invitation, I ate my dinner at Mr. Lupton’s Hotel,
after which, I came home with a piece of their cake, and ate it with the
nice strawberries brot. me, this morning, by my old friend and former
school-mate [in Elizabeth City] – Dr (Bob) R.N. Cartwright, of Fairfield. It is now (1-22
p.m.) thundering and cloudy – looks rainy. At 1-34, it is hailing.
Broke out two south window lights in this house. I learn that cotton is
badly injured by the hail. There were two hail storms, and
another storm, all three making up in about the same place. Cleaning. At
seven p.m. another rain and thunderstorm is upon us.
24th Thurs. Fair and
cooler, since the hail, of course.
a little warmer. Had oysters for supper.
a little cooler. Bath this m’g. Nothing special.
27th Sunday. Dark
clouds gathering 7-32 a.m. At 8-30
the sun is shining, there has been no
rain, so far. At S.S. Class this morning. Dinner with my daughter, Mamie
Berry. There has been no rain here today. Somewhat cloudy this p.m.
28th Mon. Fair and
warm; it is not clear, this morning. Today 33 years ago, wife and I
were married. She has been dead nearly 19 years – July 31st next. 14 yrs.
of married life. It is cloudy and very windy and dusty, this afternoon. Up
to 2:15 p.m., I have not been off the lot, today. Quite windy.
30th Wed. Fair.
Nothing to record yesterday. This evening I secured $28.00 in subs. & cash
for painting the parsonage. This is Memorial Day in the State and Nation.
cloudy. Sub. increased to $42.50
Friday] Fair, this
morning, and warmer. Some clouds. Went, in the car with Bro. Grant, to the
burial of Bennie Cahoon [Benjamin Franklin Cahoon
was born Nov. 3, 1890 & died May 31, 1917], about 1 ½ miles east, on Credle Road. Very warm
2d Sat. Fair and
warm. Qr. Conf. at Soule’s, today. I went to Soule’s with Bro. Grant.
Constable preached, and the Qr. Conf. followed. Grant, Read and I went to
Bro. Fisher’s [Major Graham Fisher] for dinner, and we had a good one. We came to S.
in the afternoon, leaving at 3 p.m. Bro. Fisher came with us. The others
returned to “down the Bay”, and I stayed home.
Shower about 5 a.m. followed by sunshine and the prospect of more showers.
Went with John Berry and Mr. Alec Berry, to Soule’s Quar. meeting.
and the children were along, but stopt at Mr. John Berry’s (Sr.). Bro.
Read preached on “Render to Ceasar
&c”. The Communion followed the
sermon. Returned to Mr. Berry’s for dinner. About 3 p.m., I walked on
to see Mrs. G.H. [George Henry]
(my wife’s sister) [who was Henrietta Tripp (Weston)
attend services, at the School House in front of
Mrs. Weston’s,. Service by Mr. Hinderlite, the
Presbyterian Preacher. Quite a dark cloud hung over us, and Dr
Baxter-Bell kindly brot. me, in his car back to Mr. Berry’s. While there,
we had a very heavy rain, and we came off before it stopt. The rain stopt
just after we got back to Swan ¼ about 7 p.m. On account of the weather
the P.E. did not preach here, tonight.
4th Mon. Cloudy and
cool, and some rain early this morning. Some sunshine, this aft’n. On my
way home for dinner, Walter L. Spencer called me in his home to talk about
Rev .13 in ref. to this world war. He insisted on me staying for dinner,
and I did so, reluctantly. Rev. Jno. P. Bross, now of Oriental, came in my
room to talk to me on the Pecan Tree Business he has engaged me for, in
Currituck Township, of this co., and for Beaufort Co. Nothing else
5th Tuesday. Cloudy
with a little sunshine. This is the great Day in the whole nation for the
Registration, under the “Selective Draft Law”, of young men born between
June 6th 1886 and June 6th 1896, to be drafted into the military service
of the country; and may God have mercy on us, and give us victory. This is
for the “War of 1917”: between the United States with her allies and
Germany and her allies.
7th Thurs. Fair Went
to see Mr. Jim Hayes who is sick; afterwards, rode out to the Co. Home,
in car with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Harris. Went to see Mr. Joe Sawyer, the
Supt., who is very low. Between 2 & 3
p.m. it is very cloudy and dark; now misting rain and thundering (3 p.m.) Got a long
delayed letter from Weston, my soldier son, tonight. He is now in
8th Friday. Fair and
warm. Our S.S. W.B. Class went on a picnic to Great Island, this
morning. I did not care to go, and did not. Stormy, this afternoon, and
raining at four thirty. Dark.
9th Sat. Cloudy
yet – looks stormy. No storm, however.
A good deal of rain before 7 a.m. and occasional showers and sunshine since.
It looks like a stormy day. I attended S.S. and taught the class, in the
absence of the teacher. A very heavy rain fell during preaching service,
and rained and poured for quite a while. I went home with Staton Howard,
in the rain and we were all wet, more or less. I gave my umbrella to
Mr. H., as I had my raincoat and overshoes. The rains were severe
and frequent. Part of the road and walks are under water, so I had to go
around another street to get home; but I stopt in to see Bro. Rube Harris,
and stayed for supper. I left there after 8 p.m. My windows were all
up, but fortunately very little rain came inside. Windows are all on the
North East and South, but none South West when rains came.
11th Mon. Thick,
cloudy and showery, this morning. Another dreary rainy day (10-30 a.m.)
Still rainy, thunderous & gloom. A wide drain is being made to run off
the water in front of the C.H. Went to see Eddie Credle – he is sick. Mr.
Milton Credle loaned me his horse and buggy, and I drove up to Staton
Howard’s, got some clabber; stopt to see Mamie, on the way back. It is
fairing off some; it will ruin potatoes & truck for the
sun to shine out hot for a day or so, now. Nothing else.
12th Tues. Fair,
with some clouds. Nothing worth recording.
13th Wed. Fair
and hot. I drest to go out calling and (Soto Voce) to get my dinner,
without special invitation, with visiting kin folks of my wife’s people;
but after I bathed, shaved, put on my white tie with blue cross-stripes,
and my best summer black suit, and sallied forth to the expected, I
learned the aforesaid kin folks had gone elsewhere for the day; and so I
returned and donned my every day suit for the balance of the day. The
painter (Jones col.) began painting the parsonage today. I am given the
honor of being the starter of this much needed work. I have collected, to
date, $48.25, but we want to raise $100.00. Prayer Meeting tonight.
cloudy. Watched the painters. Went to see Eddie Credle.
15th Friday. Mostly
cloudy. Some rain in the night. Still cloudy.
16th Sat. Cloudy
and cool, this m. A card from Neppie, this m. said she was in Washington:
am somewhat expecting her here tonight. She did not come. I went to the
boat, in a car, to meet her. Disappointed.
17th Sunday. Fair and
warmer, glad to say. At the kind invitation of Miss Annie Swindell (Neppie’s
special friend) I am to eat dinner with her today. Afternoon, I went there
for dinner and had a good one. Visited the sick this aft. Service at
our church tonight.
18th Mon. Nothing to
fair. I ate dinner at Mamie’s, and left immediately afterwards as she made
it unpleasant for me by talking politics.
20th Wed. Partly
cloudy. There was a meeting in the C. Ho. tonight, in the interest of
the Red Cross. An organization was effected. Several speeches were made.
About $79.00 raised.
21st Thurs. Partly
cloudy. Looked for Neppie on the Mot, but not contrary to what was to be
expected, she did not come. O. well!
22d Fri. Fair. Made
coffee, this m., the first in many years. It was weak. There was a good
shower during the night. Didn’t hear it. Grant and I went out (3 miles) to
Joe Tunnell’s and took dinner there, as arranged previously. Minnie G. stopt to visit
Marina Jarvis. I spent an hour or two with Cecil Harris’s
family, next house. This evening, late, I rode in the car with Mr. W.J.
Harris. He carried Rev. Mr. Crawford, (Presby.) to
Rev. Mr. Hinderlite’s (Presby.)
– two miles or more. He came in on the mail boat. There is an ice cream
affair in the C.H. yard, tonight. I
loaned them my lantern, and bought some ice cream and cake.
[Marina was daughter of Jerome Jarvis and Annie Harris.
Marina later married Robert Glenn Baum.]
23rd Sat. Fair.
Hot, today. Dinner with Grant, today, unexpectedly.
24th Sunday. Fair and
hot. At S.S. this m. Dinner at Mr. Lupton’s. I went up to see Edward Credle; he is up, now – about well again. Two girls
Beattrice and her
little sister, Lizzie May, and Maggie Griffin went with me to see
Mrs. Tooley who is very low. Mamie and family came around, in their car, for me
to go over the creek with them, to Cecil Harris’s. The family were not at
home. “Miss Mary” Somebody was the only one of the family there. We soon
came back. I am to have service at our church, tonight, not to preach. The
lighting plant being out of commission, there was no service tonight.
[Edward, Beatrice & Lizzie May were children of Thomas
Martin Credle and Lizzie McCauley Payne. Maggie was daughter o David
Macklyn Griffin and Sallie Bett Cason. Mrs. Tooley was Petrona
Conklin, wife of Calhoun H. Tooley. Cecil Truman Harris was husband
of Eula Ree Berry.]
25th Mon. Fair and
hot. Went out to Mr. Sanford Harris’s, (after dinner) and got some new
honey, just taken. Elizabeth and Minnie, Grant went also, in their car.
Mr. Grant went on after a lady, and we stopt at the lane, and got the
honey. Grant drove in for us, on his return. Rev. Mr. Crawford preached in
our church, here tonight. A small congregation.
26th Tues. It is hot
again. Dinner at Harris Hotel, by invitation of Mrs. Harris.
[Mrs. Harris was Amanda Swindell, wife of Wm. Jabin Harris of the
27th Wed. Fair
and no cooler. Dinner at Mamie’s. Painting the C. Ho.
red. Grant had
me to hold Prayer Meeting, tonight. He went over to the “Tiney Oak” S.
Ho., with others, in the interest of Red Cross Work.
28th Thurs. Still
fair and hot. We had no mail, last night, because some fool had tampered
with the boat machinery as she could not leave here at all, yesterday. A
29th Friday Fair and
windy. This aft. I attended the burial of Mrs. Calhoon Tooley
[Petrona (Conklin) Tooley was born Dec. 2, 1850 & died June 28, 1917] at the
residence. Went and came in car with Mr. W.J. Harris. The Episcopal
Minister, Mr. Noe, conducted the service. Bro. Grant led the prayer, at
the grave; I pronounced the benediction. A new pr. of shoes were given
me, today, to go to the Dist. Conf. in next week. (See Sept. 24th 1917)
Grant and C.A. Jones gave 50 on them, Bro. Tim Berry
[William Timothy Berry] made made a present
of the ballance: the special price was $3.25. God bless these men. Very
dusty and windy this p.m. There is rain, tonight & thundering.
Nothing special. Annie talked with Neppie on phone.