District Conference at
little cooler, by daybreak. We are expecting Neppie to come in a
car, today, from Washington. Ate my dinner (?) at home, today: coffee,
bread, clabber, and peaches, and that would be a feast to the starving
Belgians and others. 2-30, p.m., Neppie has come with her friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul, and Mrs. (somebody). They have gone to the
pumping station. Neppie came around to my room and stayed a
while. Mr. Lupton kindly used his car for her to go to Oyster
Ck. To see if we could find her trunk on the boat – Lucile. We
found it was, and so N. [Neppie] was greatly relieved, for she was
uneasy about it. At service in our church, tonight.
Fair. Increasing cloudiness. Rain about noon. I ate dinner with
Mamie and Neppie, today. This evening, Neppie came
around, and she ate supper with me.
Rainy, this m. This is the morning we (Grant, R.D. Harris and
A. B. Swindell and I) are to start for the District Conference in
Ayden, in Harris’s car to Washington. (I ate breakfast at R.D.
Harris’s) We left at 7 Minutes to 9. Came over muddy bad roads to
Wash. and got in a hole, once and had trouble getting out. Pulled over at
the W. Bridge on our way to Aden. Got stuck again about a mile from A.
got a mule to pull us out. Am stopping at Mr. George A. Johnson’s:
his family are Episcopalians. A young boy, Willie Johnson, a
delegate from Aurora circuit is my roommate. Service at church, tonight.
Sermon by Rev. L.S. Massey. Conf. opens in the morning.
Partly cloudy. Had a good night’s rest. Conference opened at 9 a.m. I
offered the second prayer. Dr Few of Trinity College
spoke at the 11:00 o’clock hour. A very heavy rain fell during the
afternoon session. Bro. Lane, P.C., brot me home in his car, and
got stuck in the ditch in front of the house. Mr. Johnson’s wife
is named Penelope, his children, Anna (16) Elizabeth
(13), Tom (10), Ray (6). Col. Benton, of Wilson,
gave 65 minutes of address tonight, on the war situation and our duty to
Sunshine, this morning, a little. Conference this morning. Sermon by
Rev. R. – Daniel, pastor in Greenville. We (Grant, Harris, Hugh
Fortesque and I) left Ayden at 2-25 p.m., came through Greenville
without stopping, and reached Washington about 4:50 p.m. I am with my
good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Harrison’s, for the night. They
received me most cordially. He is out of the mercantile business and is
running his farm. We had a nice trip to Washington and did not get in a
hole, this time.
Partly cloudy. I had Dr Carter to examine my eyes. He
prescribed for them We (Grant, Harris and I) left Washington at 11
a.m., in the car. We stopt at Pinetown to get some gasoline. Went to
Pantego, got more and some oil. Rained right much while there: came off
in the rain and reached Swanquarter at 6:26 p.m. I am very much tired
Cloudy and close. Neppie came, this morning and brought my mail.
We ate dinner with Mamie. Rain this p.m.
Cloudy, with just a little sunshine. Red Cross exercises in both
S. S. and Church service hours, this morning. At Mamie’s today,
also, for dinner. Rain this afternoon. Service tonight. As the gas
lights are off, I carried my lamp and lantern. Others took lamps.
Mostly fair. I turned one leaf, here, too many, and made an entry on the
next sheet, as you will see. Learning that Florence and Maud Parkins
are here. I borrow Mr. Benners Swindell’s horse and buggy, and
drove out to Joe Rayburn’s house – a mile – and saw them all. Was
real glad to see them again. We made friends a year ago, in the
savannah. At 5 p.m. there is a dark, threatening cloud gathering: then
7-30 a.m. Dark cloudy, rain and thundering. On account of so much rain,
the crop prospect in Hyde Co. is serious. Fairer, later. Dinner at
Mamie’s. Neppie came around and ate supper with me. I had
cocoa, rice, batter-cakes, Bread, potted ham, etc. Tonight, John
Conner came in for a few minutes: glad to see him.
Rain about 4 a.m. Cloudy followed by sunshine: cooler early in the
morning. I put on a heavier shirt. Mamie sent Chas. and Lucile
around to tell me to go there for dinner. I went. It is fair, this
afternoon. Two little children – Earl and Fannie Gray Bell were
with me a while this morning. No lights. No prayer meeting tonight.
Partly fair. No rain today. Cooler this evening.
Partly cloudy. Neppie, Lucile and Charles came to see me this
morning, and I went home with them, and ate dinner there. My little
friends, Florence and Maud Parkins came to see me just after I got
to my room; and they are here, now (4-10 p.m.) practicing on my
typewriter. I am real glad to have them with me. I am!
Fair, so far (8 a.m.) Fair yet – 5 p.m. I now have with me my little boy
friends – Clyde Tim Smith and Berry Credle, who came specially to
see me. I called in another – Edward Hayes: John Madison,
my grandson came, too.
Fair. I went with Grant to Soule’s Church, this morning, and
preached for him. Took “Moses” for my subject. I am very grateful for
the kind expressions on it from several. To God be all the praise, if any
be due. We ate dinner at Capt. Jim Berry’s. We went to “McGowan
S. Ho.” in the afternoon where the S.S. had Children’s Day Exercises, and
they were very good. We came home, aft'w'ds. Service at our church
tonight. Grant preached on the transfiguration. The gas
is still off and I carried my lamp and lantern again.
Fair. I had to go to the store and buy something for breakfast. This
P.M., I went to see little Maud Parkins who is sick at Mrs.
Fair. Stayed in the house most all day, for special reasons. Went to
Mamie’s about 5 a.m. and went with her out to Cecil Harris’s to
get his wife- “Miss Eula”; brot. her back to go to Belhaven with
her brother Carlos. On the way out, I stopt to see Maud: she
is up again. Grant came around about 4-30 and brought me the bal.
due, from Soule’s, on the parsonage painting and repairs.
he made an entry for the 8th Sunday and 9th Monday
and marked through it. He had turned one page too many. After marking
through it, the next line read:
Turn back to Page 108]
Fair. Mr. S.S. Mann has, today, borrowed my typewriter until his
is repaired, which will be about two weeks. It is cloudy and a little
showery this p.m. A young man, Mr. Simpson, whose parents lived in
Hatteras (not then married) when I was pastor there, called to me, made
himself known, and came in and spent a ½ hr. or so with me. He now lives
in Washington. There have been some showers, this p.m. One heavy one
Cloudy with some sunshine. Rain before day and after.
Cloudy and threatening. Rain by 11-15. A wind and rain storm about 1-30,
lasted about ten minutes. Rain this evening. Maud and Florence Parkins
came in this evening and spent an hour or so.
Cloudy: some sunshine. Much interest and anxiety is shown in the
government draft of men for service in the war. After S.S., several young
men came in to look over the list and check of the drafted. Ate dinner at
Mr. S. S. Lupton’s, so as to be with Florence and Maud Parkins.
More showers this afternoon. Hot.
Cloudy yet. Went to Staton Howard’s for some clabber. Got it and
he cut a watermelon. My first this year. Maud and Florence are
with me by invitation to have lemonade and cake. I hope they enjoyed it.
No entry made or to make.
Neppie came in town, and finally consented to come to my
room. Spent three minutes.
Nothing to record today.
Clouds still prevail. At 3 p.m. there is a severe windstorm with thunder
and lightning: some rain fell about 3-20. No News & Observer tonight.
Fair. Rain before sunrise. Some cooler: the wind has changed, at last.
Mr. Isaiah, and Milton Credle, both, brought me tomatoes.
Fair. I used both a sheet and counterpane last night. Florence and
Maud Parkins came in to see me after I returned from S.S. Am always
glad to see them. Miss Maysel Lupton came to my room and invited
me to take dinner with them. I did so.
Fair and hot & hot all day. 94°
in my room at 4 p.m.
Fair and hot again. Hot everywhere. The hottest weather throughout the
county in 2 ys.. 90°
in my room at 9-20 p.m.
Fair and hot right on 87°
in my room at 7:55 a.m. Rode with W.J. Harris, in his car, with
W T. and A., Berry. The Berrys got out about 4 miles. We
drove on to Mrs. Etta Weston’s where I got out to be with Neppie
until W. J. returned from somewhere. It has been hot all day until
this evening: it is 5°
cooler in my room tonight. The paper reports frost and damage to
vegetables in the State of Washington.
Fair and warmer – not so hot, today. Had a screen door put up to my room,
by John Berry, this p.m. Quite a number of men, women, girls and
boys, in two boats went out to “Sandies” and we went in bathing; this is
my first time “in”, in about two years. Water was warm.
Fair and hot again. While shaving, before breakfast, Mrs. Jack Parkins
and Florence and Maud, came to tell me goodbye. They are returning to
their home in Beaufort, N. C. Glad to see them, if I was not presentable
at the time. I bought three fresh mullets and took them to Mamie,
for dinner; and I am to be there, too. “John Madison” and Lucile Berry,
my gr.-chil. are in my room.
Rain, last night, was much needed. Partly cloudy today. The Class from
the Orphan Home is to be here to give an entertainment, tonight: I
painted a notice and put it up. While I was shaving, after my bath,
Mr. Wm. Bonner came and brought me a home-made loaf of bread, and a
cooked spring chicken, and I greatly appreciated it. The Orphan
aggregation got in after 8 p.m. and went, at once, to the Academy: They
gave the play “Princess Chrysanthemum", to a crowded house; and it was
well presented and well received. Harry Holmes and Beulah
Westmoreland recognized me. I was once in the Old Folks Home. This
is an ideal night for the entertainment. I did not get my mail tonight.
Partly cloudy. This is Weston’s birthday – 24 years old. Mamie
bro't. me some beef and cake for my dinner, today. Willie Stout,
of the Orphan Home is among them, too. He is a substitute member.
Neppie went to church with me tonight. The seven girls from the
Orphan Home sang in the choir – two of the songs.
Fair and hot. “Co. Com’s. Court” here today. The Orphanage crowd left in
cars, this morning, for Sladesville. Neppie spent awhile with me
this m'g. Grant came around here tonight. Mr. S .S. Mann bro't.
me a new typewriter ribbon he bought for me.
Fair and warm. Mr. Geo. Carter, Chair. Local Bd. for the Selection
Draft, of Hyde Co., had me mark two (2) notices for the “Medical
Examinations, here. 8th, 9th & 10th
inst. Charge 60 cents.
Fair, and a little cooler. Got up late (6-50) this morning. Neppie
is 22 years old, today 1895-1917. Annual Meeting of the “Knights of
Hyde”, today. Draft examination began this morning. Neppie came
to see me and spent awhile, this a.m. I went with a crowd of men, girls
and boys, to “Sandies”, and took a bath in the pleasant waters. I was
late at Prayer Meeting, tonight.
Fair. But she never has (see last two lines on page 23) but she has given
me a lot of clabber which I greatly (unrecognizable word). Went to
his home, this morning and got more clabber. She has been sick for
several days and is some better this m. I rode part of the way there in
Mrs. Sam Windley’s car, by her invitation. Walking the first part
(to our church) rode to their house, and walked to Mr. Howards.
Jack Windley went there for me, and brot. me back home in the same
car. I was fortunate. Rain from 5-5 to 6. There was a black cloud in
the N.W. before the rain. I signed a petition of Sanford Brinn for
keeper of the Co. Home. I attended service in the “Disciples” Church
tonight. Thos. S. Long, a lawyer of Washington, came in for a
social chat, after 9:00 p.m. See entry of June 12, 1916 – This is in
reference to the Berry-Long case.
Partly fair, and warm. An excursion to Great Island was planned for
today. I may be one of the party to go. 3-50 p.m. We are all back. Had
a bathing about noon; 28 went in the water, and all of [us] seemed to
enjoy it. Neppie was along, but did not go in the water. Had a
fish-fry on landing from the place of bathing, as we had to go about ½ a
mile in a boat to shallow water. I have eaten nothing since breakfast;
but I bro't my fish lunch along with me. Bro. Grant caught some
perch and at his request I took 3 of them. Mrs. Annie Jamie? (nee
Annie Whitfield) who was in Cohari High School with Etta, Mamie
and Weston) was along, and her little son Rowland. A heavy
cloud threatening a storm hurried us home – six miles away. We went on
the Gas-boat Mot, Capt. Thad Brown. There was a heavy rain
all the way home and after we reached the wharf. It slacked so we could
walk up home. It is still thundering. Quite a large crowd of women, men,
and children were along. I think everyone enjoyed the day, while we were
away. Rainy on.
Cloudy and thundering, this morning – now 6-35. Raining at 7-40, while I
was at breakfast. Sunshine before 8. Fair the rest of the day. Ate
dinner, at Mamie’s, with Neppie. Mr. Mann bro't. my
typewriter home, and I cleaned and oiled it.
Fair. Late, purposely, at S.S., but in time to attend class at the
beginning of the lesson. Church service followed. Dinner of postum,
bread, butter, and honey, at home. Neppie came around just
before dark, and went part of the way to church with me. She followed
shortly, after with her twin friend Annie Swindell. I went home
with her, and came home. Grant preached on “Thomas the Unblessed
friend of Jesus”, and at his request, I read the General Rules without
Partly cloudy. “Nothing Doing” today. Pleasant day.
Fair. Mrs. Staton Howard is to go to the Fowle Memorial Hospital,
in Washington, N.C. this morning. She (Shelah) has been very kind
to me; and I pray God she may return much better. Neppie
came in with me, and is now (9-18) reading the “News & O.”. There is
light rain now (3 p.m.) falling. Cleared off. Neppie came home
with me, and we had cocoa for supper, with loaf bread only.
Partly cloudy. I rode in Bro. Grant’s car, with him to Rev. Mr.
Hinderlite’s parsonage (2 miles out). He went for Mrs. Elmore
(nee Rosa Langston) to bring her to his home for the day, or
longer. She is the daughter of Rev. J.D. Langston, one of our
fellow – superannuates. She has been blind for ten years. She is
visiting among her friends. Grant kindly invited me to take dinner
with them, but I declined, pro. bono.
It is now (8-10 a.m.) raining. My egg-bread, this m. was good; so was the
mullet & postum – all I had, and all I needed. Thunder at 9-15. Heavy
rain. Mrs. Howard (Shela) is getting along nicely, as her husband
reports: am as glad to hear it. He bro't. me 2 erasers – ordered.
Cloudy and close. Neppie came around this morning; I treated to
choc. milkshake, her favorite. It is raining, at three p.m. Another rain
since the above; and still another about 7 p.m.
Partly cloudy, early: fairer later. Took my bath at noon. I received a
much appreciated letter, tonight from my dear friend – Bro. A. Cameron,
Vass, N.C. It greatly relieved my anxiety at his delay in answering a
former letter: he, at once, answered my letter of inquiry.
Fair and pleasant. After S.S., I went to see Troy Jeannett who is
just out of the St. Vincent Hospital in Norfolk. I found him eating
watermelon. I ate some of it, then went to Mamie’s and while
there, I saw someone driving Tom Harris’s calico horse, and I went
and we found Miss Dollie Ball, and Annie Bertha her sister,
who had come for me to go to Tom Harris’s (the girls’ uncle) to
spend the day. I went, and had a pleasant visit. The same girls brought
me back home this evening. Neppie came around, and we went to
church – Grant’s service. I went with her to Mamie’s and
returned home. Mamie and Charles are planning to go to Belhaven,
tomorrow on the mail-boat, and later go to Aurora, N. C.
Fair. Got up about 5 a.m. to mail three letters for Dollie B. Mamie
is now (6-50 a.m.) at the boat for her trip. Increasing cloudiness. I
did a trick, this morn'g: I left my postum to boil, and as I did not need
it for breakfast, I forgot it, and found it still boiling at about 1 p.m.
It boiled out about 2/3 and I put that much boiling water to what
remained, and it was o.k. In the meantime, I made another pot full.
Mostly fair, now – 7-22; but there was a sprinkle between 5 and 6 o’clock
this morning. I cleaned up my two rooms, before breakfast, in
anticipation of company this a.m. Annie Swindell was coming with
Neppie, but home duties kept her away. Neppie came. There
is now (6-30 p.m.) a shower of rain. Another shower after 9 p.m. The
mail was very late tonight.
7-40 a.m. Fair, but rain before 6 o’clock. Fairing, later.
Partly cloudy. No rain, today. Nothing special. Suppose Neppie
went “down the Bay”, sometime today: she did not come around.
Partly cloudy, this morning. 12-50 p.m. A storm brewing – heavy clouds
and thunderings. Rain began at about 1-40. I ate my dinner by the light
of the lamp, about 2 p.m. Mary Rives arrived this p.m. She went
out to Tom(?) Weston’s. I saw her and Etta in Washington
last February (?)
Mostly fair, this m. 82°
at 8-40, a.m. Rev. C. L. Read, P.E., came in with Grant,
from the Quarterly Conf. at Sladesville, this p.m
Fair and cooler. 74°
at 7 a.m. Got up at 5-15 to get my breakfast, and be ready to go with
Mr. Tripp who will take me out to Soule’s where I am to conduct the
service in the absence of the pastor, Grant, who is to be at
Sladesville. The Protracted Meeting begins at Soule’s this morning.
Mr. Tripp and I left a 1/4 to 9, and I got out near the Church (at the
corner) and went to the church, before S.S. time. I conducted the
service, using the words “We shall all appear”, (2 Cor 5:10) for a text.
I rode in the surrey with Mr. John Berry, and took dinner with
him. Came back here, in a car with Mr. Ed O. Spencer and family,
getting to my room at 5-55 p.m. It has been real cool all day. I went
around to see Mamie, tonight. She left Mrs. Rives (her
aunt) beyond Aurora, this morning at 20 ms. to 8, and came all the way
home-100 miles (?): then had to go “down the Bay” to carry Rube’s
car they used, and then came back with Rube who wanted his car
tonight. They must be tired.
at 8 a.m. Neppie came in about 11-30 to get her mail: Marie
Rives is with her at Mamie’s, I suppose. Yes! I went around
and ate dinner with them. I went for a ride to Rose Bay with Mr. S.S.
Lupton and others: on the way there, the inner tube bursted; and a
new tube was inserted. Two other cars came along, and rendered aid. It
being late, I rode back with Mr. Sam Spencer, of Engelhard. The other car
Fair. Neppie is to leave us, this morning. Before seven it began
clouding up. I met N. [Neppie] on the way from M’s [Mamie's], and went with her and
Annie Swindell to the gasboat, Mot. Troy Jennette was taken to the boat,
on a cot, to go to the Hospital in Washington, N.C. Rev. C. L. Read, P.E., and several ladies also went as passengers on the boat. Darkening
clouds, and some rain-light, as we returned home. Thundering and some
sunshine at 9-45. Nothing else to record this evening.
Showering now (6-50 a.m.) Went to see the new principal of the
school, who came in last night. He is quite sick from eating stewed
fish yesterday, in Belhaven, he thinks. He is at Harris Hotel.
thinks the trouble with him is a gall-stone.
Fair and warmer. 84° at 10-15 a.m. I bought a suit – 2 piece –
light, summer suit, as I needed something decent to wear. I also bo’t a
belt to go with it – My first belt. I shaved, put on a clean shirt and
collar, and I feel better. Took dinner with Mamie, today; she
has a case of “Mad-Itch”, and is lasting her longer than heretofore; she is
subject to it, from youth. Mr. E.J. Perry, the new principal of the
school, referred to above, died about night. He is being carried to
Washington, on the “Mot”, uncoffined, to be embalmed awaiting location of
and instructions from his people. He has one sister.
Partly cloudy and hot, this m'g. Dinner with Mamie, again.
Fair and hot. 85- at 8:45 a.m. I learned, last evening, that
Perry’s sister telegraphed to send his body to Wilson, and she would meet
it there. It was embalmed. I painted a notice for the Red Cross Concert,
tonight, by the Belhaven talent. They gave a fairly good entertainment in
the Academy, but not by the program, as all the members were not here. It
began at 9-30, and lasted about 2 hours.
It is foggy, this m. at 7-45. It is cloudy, also. Mamie
and family came around, in their car, about 9 a.m. and she brought me some
chicken, biscuits and jelly-cake. Thanks. They are going
“Down-the-Bay”. Attended service in our church tonight.
Monday Labor Day
Partly cloudy. Preston Jones came in, this
m., and told me he bro't me some butter. He had me to give him
some points on Baptism: I did so. At 2-30 p.m., there is rain and very
heavy clouds from the east. Quite a rain.
Not fair, but sunshine. Mrs. Leta (Berry) Brown and Miss Essie Brown
called at my door, last evening and invited me, (as a preacher) to attend
the supper, given last night, to the young men who are to go to the
war-camps. There were only two of them present, out of 12 or 17 certified
boys. They were Rube Berry and Grady Credle. Two of the five colored
boys were also entertained, at separate tables, in separate rooms. Beside
quite a number of ladies present there were the four men of the Local
Board of the Selective Draft present. Messrs
Geo. Carter, Chrm., S.S. Mann, Dr R. E. Windley and
Watson. Rev. R.R. Grant was an invited guest. We were all the men
there. It is to be greatly regretted that all the drafted boys were not
there. Mr. Mann was called upon and gave and edifying account of the work
of the Selective Draft and the Local Board. The ladies had prepared a
splendid menu for the occasion. The supper was given in the Odd Fellows
Hall. It is cooler today. The thermometer at 9-21, tonight is down
Cloudy and cool. 72 at 6 a.m. Neppie’s school-work, at
Morganton, begins today. Haven’t heard from her since she left, August 28th.
Mr. Mann came and borrowed my Typewriter again this morning before
9 a.m. Surely regretted seeing it go, but he is perfectly welcomed to
use it. I letter 2 signs - "Keep Out”, for Mr. W.B. Swindell, and stayed
for dinner there, the first meal there in many weeks. I had to do the
talking at prayer meeting tonight, as Grant was tired. I suppose
he was tired from working on “The Old Ark” (his car) as I call it. He
conducted the service, and had me to read and talk.
Rain. Colder. 66° at 6-14. Nothing to record, today.
Fair, mostly. 80° at 7-30. Some of the drafted boys left, this
morning. This p.m., clouds are gathering thick and thunders are rolling:
now 4-14. Rain at 4-26. Some cooler this evening.
Fair, some wind, warm. It is thick cloudy at 5 p.m. Looks
stormy. Raining at 6 p.m. and till night.
Cloudy with sunshine. At S.S. and taught the W.B. Class, in the absence
of the teacher. Church service followed with Grant, P. C. preaching of
the message of John the Baptist to Christ. A shower at 12-55, but soon
over. At service tonight.
Rainy. The High School begins this morning. John N. Duncan, principal,
as last year. This is a week late in opening, on acct. of the death
of Mr. E.J. Perry, prin., elect. Well, I have been up to the school
opening; not many “old folks” out; and not a full attendance of the
students. A song, prayer and talk by County Superintendent Credle, Rev R.R. Grant, Dr “Plum” Swindell, and
Mr. Is. Credle. Mr. J.S. Barnes threw
a dollar bill in my cap, in the store, and passed on out. Thanks, and God
reward him: this gift on his part is one of many he has given me. Much
cooler, and cloudy this afternoon.
Mostly fair. Colder-60°
at 6 a.m. More cover last night. I
married a couple, at the parsonage, tonight, in the absence of the P. C.
who is assisting in a meeting at Watson’s Chapel The couple were Harvey Credle and Mary Elizabeth Fortiscue – ages 23 and 16, with written consent
of the girl’s father. The fee was $5.00. I received a nice letter from
Carl Brothers Wilkinson, tonight. Still cool.
Fair, cool. 61° at 6-30
a.m. This morning, I was asked to perform the rite of matrimony,
tonight, at 8 p.m. I will: D.V.
I united in matrimony Metra Swindell and Luella O’Neal, at the
residence and Hotel of W.J. Harris, between 8 & 8-30, tonight. The
Ring Ceremony was used. I not being aware the ring was to be used, I had
to make up a ceremony for it. I did not use a book at all, have never
committed the ring part to memory, as this is my first. The fee received
was $3.00. The party left for Belhaven after the service.
Cloudy. 66° at 7-50 a.m. I took dinner at the Harris Hotel, by
invitation of the Proprietor W J. Harris. It is yet cloudy at 3-19 p.m.
It kept cloudy and cool all the day.
Raining and warmer. 77° at 7-20
a.m. This morning about 8
a.m., I carried a birthday present to little Minnie Grant. It was a box
of Lowney’s Choc., and a hkf: they were wrapped several
times, put in a rolled oats box, wrapped again and put in a sack. When
she saw the oats box, she did think I brought her oats. I told her to
open that, and then she pulled out the package, and began unwrapping
again. She is 10 today.
Rainy-probably rained all night. Breakfast by the lamp light at 8
a.m. High water on the streets. Mail boat did not leave today. No mail
before Monday night, now. After dinner, light rains most all day.
Occasional let-ups. Water is standing in the street in front of these
rooms. Sunshine 1-4.
Cloudy. 74° at 8:30 a.m. Spent latter part of the morning with
Mr. W.B. Swindell (Hotel). Ate dinner with Mamie,
about 3 p.m. No S.S. on account of high tide. Still cloudy & windy.
Mostly cloudy, some sunshine. 70° at noon. The mail came in after
9 p.m., too late for me to wait for it to be opened and as I am home,
and sleepy enough to retire. It is cool tonight.
Fair and cool. 66° at 7-30. Got 3 days mail this a.m.
Fair and cooler 60° at 6-15.
Grant came in tonight.
Fair and warmer 70°
at 8 a.m. 12 young men were taken to Belhaven, today, to be sent to
Camp Jackson in S. Ca.
Fair. 72° at 7-45. By invitation, I conducted the opening service
at the High School, this m., and gave a talk on striving for the
“Best Things”. I stayed until recess at 10-30. Bo’t a dish of
oysters-stewed, at the Episcopal supper for their church.
Cloudy at 6-35, and temperature 70°. Nothing else to say.
Cloudy, cool wind and high tide. 68° at 8. Dinner today with
W. B. Swindell (Hotel). Equinoxial
storm appears on.
Rainy. The shoes I got, June 29th (q.v.), having given way at
the soles, were exchanged today, for a new pair, by Dan L. Berry-the
merchant I got them of, at even exchange. Thanks! The new pair
have the “Neolin” soles, and rubber heels
Still cloudy, damp and cool and I have a cold. Brother Grant came to see
me, again, last night, and I was glad of it. Four more young men were
taken, by the Hon. Pomposity, G.P. Carter, to Belhaven, this m. to
entrain at for Camp Jackson. Good Luck to them.
Fairing 68° at 6-45. Presbytery over the creek today; but I found
no way of going. Grant came in the p.m. Am glad the day has been fair.
Sun set was clear. O.K. Bright moonlight. Rains predicted for tomorrow.
At prayer meeting tonight.
Fair, so far. 70° at 8-20. Rode with
Mr. Alec Berry out to his
farm to get water from his pump, three gallon jugs, one for me and two for
his son. We have been using it for some time. Cloudy at 11 a.m. I
painted a notice for a “Pie Party”, at the Academy. It was in rhyme by
Willie F. Credle who brought it to me. It is to be tomorrow night. It
has been fair all the afternoon.
Fair mostly. 76° “summer heat”, at 6-40 a.m. About 9-30, a young
gentleman came in and asked me a few questions about, - O, well – Good
morning, sir. I’ll see you later. At about 11 I rode over the creek
with Mr. R.D. Harris (in his car) and Mr. W.J. Harris. We went to
attend service at the Presbyterian Church, but found no one there. Stopt
at E.E. Bridgeman’s store, and I bo’t some canned goods (83 cents), and
an extra vest for 25 cents. It was left out of the suit they sold. It
clouded up while we were out, and rain began to sprinkle before we got
home. It looks a little stormy, now – noon. Varying sunshine and clouds
later. Went to the pie-Party tonight.
Rainy and warm. The same young man came this morning, and left two
important papers and made arrangements for - q.v. further on. It still
rains. 1-35, and raining right on, and my dinner is not ready. I took a
bath this morning 6-12, and the rain is falling and has about all day
long. Ice Cream Supper by the Episcopalians, and Professor Duncan insisted
on treating me, because I would not charge for marking the notice for the
Cloudy and warm. As there is so much water on the ground, there may be no
S.S. this morning: and there was none. Went around to the parsonage to
see Brother Grant who is ailing somewhat, and the weather kept him at
home, or, rather, the condition of the road, and lack of a horse to go.
1-25, after dinner, and it seems to be faired off again. So it is.