Mon. Partly cloudy. I attend service in the Disciples’ Church, last
night. Rev. Ellis of Englehard (?) preached a good sermon. A
special Term of Court, for Hyde Co., begins today - A 2-week term.
Judge W.M. Bond, of Chowan Co., presiding. I had to hunt eggs before
breakfast, this m., so I could observe “wheatless Monday”: got them (6)
from Mrs. Tim.
I typewrote some Terms Notices for Harris Hotel, and I made no charge; but
Bro. Harris (W.J.) asked me to take dinner with them; and it being an
extra occasion, I willingly accepted the invitation. At the table with me
were Judge Bond, Lawyer Clay Carter, and the court stenog. - Mr.
Boettcher, of Elizabeth City. No others. The other table was full.
I especially enjoyed the fish and egg-bread. Dark clouds and thunders at
3 P.M. Raining at 3-40, P.M. A letter from my son, Weston, says
he has been made a Sergeant. He said, also, that he would make an
allotment of $15.00 for me; this with $10.00 from the Govt - will help me
very greatly till Conf.
Tues. Fair, windy & cooler. I was in the C.H. this m. and all of the
afternoon session hearing evidence in case of Geo. W. Harris vs.
The Sanford Harris numerous heirs. I hope “Uncle George”
Wed. Fair. Court on the Harris case both morning and afternoon session.
It is in the hands of the jury tonight. Prayer meeting in our Ch.
Thurs. FOURTH of JULY 1776-1918 = 142 yrs. of our
Independence. Fair Fourth. Picnic in C.H. yard in front of my room, for
the township. Judge W.M. Bond spoke an hour and ˝ on the war, in
the C.H., to a full house of men, women & children. It was a fine
address. Judge Brogan was then called out & he spoke a short
while, in which he repeated his poem, “We are Coming”, etc.
Fri. Fair at
Ate dinner at the Lupton Hotel, today. Cloudy this aft’n. Court
until 9-30 Mon. morning. Our News & Observers failed us tonight,
and is very disappointing. Bro. Geo. W. Harris brought me about 2
˝ lbs. of honey: Many thanks.
Sat. Cloudy. Rained in the night –
Sunshine before 9.
Sunday Foggy, early; then sunshine. hot, today. Dinner at Mamie’s.
Mon. Cloudy. Court again, today. Light rain this afternoon.
Tues. Cloudy. Rain continued into the night. Faired off, this morning.
Capt. Ed Harris little girl (6) died during the day.
Wed. Fair. I went to Capt. Ed’s home, this m. This P.M. (4-40+)
it is cloudy, dark, windy, thundering and dropping rain.
Raining. Fair at 5:20.
Thurs. Partly cloudy. Faired off later. Nothing to record, today.
Fri. Fair. Clouds and dark & thunderings at
it is stormy with light rain. This followed by harder rain & clearing.
Sat. Faired off this m: cooler. Exchange of clouds & sunshine, today.
Sun. First fair & then foggy: then fair. Service at our Church. Ate
dinner at A. Berry’s. Service again tonight. The day has been
Mon. Fair, warmer. Carried ribbon to Mrs. C.A. Jones, and she
made and sent me (by her husband) another service flag: the other one is
Tues. Fair. Nothing to record today. Our mail was an hour later.
Wed. Red sky early, then cloudy
Thurs. Cloudy yet. Sunshine later. Went around to Mamie’s, this
m. and found Mary Weston and Etta Rina Barnes, M’s cousins,
there. I ate dinner with them. Thundering, dropping rain at 4-50 P.M.,
and cloudy, of course. Rain, thunder & dark, at 6-30.
Fri. Cloudy right on. Rain this evening, and also after night.
Sat. Clouds & sunshine. No rain today. Nothing worth recording.
Sunday Fair. There being no sexton, I rang the bell for S.S. and opened
up the church - my back hurts. Dinner at Mamie's. Service
Mon. Heavy dew, this m. 8 or 9 young men left for camp - Job
in charge of them. News tonight, that the Allies have broken thru
Wed. Fair. Mamie, L. & C. [Lucile & Charles]came to see me
Thurs. Fair. A wire message from Belhaven, this evening, that the Allies
had captured the Crown Prince of
and 150,000 prisoners. I hope it is all true.
Fri. Cloudy, and some sunshine. Later full sunshine. This afternoon
dark clouds & thunders in the N.W. I have been fortunate, this week: have
had tomatoes, honey, potatoes, and grapes & grape preserves given me. May
the Lord bless the donors.
Sat. Dark and raining at
7.05 A.M. Rained in the night. The news about the capture of the Cr.
Prince was untrue; and I did not believe it when I heard of it. So dark
at 8-35 that I had to light a lamp to see how to cook breakfast. Dark &
raining. Heavy showers until after
but no good signs of clearing.
Sunday Rain before
Was at S. S.. Went to the Disciples’ Church: Rev. Smith, not our
pastor, preached on “Give us this day our daily bread.” I left before
communion service, after a hard shower. Charles came around before
my breakfast, and said, ”Mama said come to her house for dinner; she’s
going off after dinner.” I ate my breakfast, went to the S.S., and then
to Mamie’s, but they were gone. Chas. must have got the
message wrong. No rain since about
Attended service at the Disciples’ Ch. tonight.
Mon. Fair. A sprinkle of rain this P.M. Service at Dis. church tonight.
Tues. Rain in the night, cloudy this m. Ate dinner, entirely
unexpectedly, with Mr. Bob Tunnel & wife. Yesterday, I began
reading “Prudence of the Parsonage”, and finisht it this afternoon. It is
very good. I have the sequel – next book “Prudence Says So”. Mrs. D.L.
Berry loaned them to me last week. Still cloudy. A letter from
Neppie, tonight, says she expects to come Thursday. As Mamie
is going away Thur or Friday, I sent her (N.) a Special Delivery letter to
not come until next week when M. is expecting to be back Monday.
it is dark, cloudy and raining. I have my lamp lighted. Heavy rains this
m. It seems to be clearing off this afternoon: glad of it.
Aug. Thurs Indications of fairer weather. John, Mamie, John Madison &
Etta Rives Barnes left, (on the Mot) this m. for a trip to
via Washington. The P.O. is being moved to the S cor. room of the
Building, glad to say. I was the first to buy stamps & cards in the new
P.O. and Jesse Murray the first one to put a letter in.
Neppie came in on the mail boat, unexpectedly; as I sent her a
S.D. Letter not to come until Monday so as to come with Mamie.
Sprinkling. The first piece of mail I got from the new P.O. was a long
looked-for-letter from my dear boy, Weston. It’s been about a
month since I had heard from him.
Somewhat cloudy. Began taking a qt. of milk (Friday’s and Tuesday’s) from
Staton Howard. Onslow brings it ˝ way – to Thad Brown’s
house. Dr Lewis Swindell, wrote an affidavit, and went before a
Notary Public, recommending me to the Govt. for an allotment by Weston.
Several (12) friends signed an endorsement of the affidavit.
Sat. Cloudy and a little rainy. A regtd pkg came for Neppie, and
I sent it to her by Mr. Rube Harris who lives near Mrs. Etta
Weston. She got it.
Sunday Clear, this m.: Cloudiness later, then fair. Children’s Day
Exercises this morning, but there was so much uncertainty about it, I left
and went to the
Disciples Church. Bert. Berry took 2 letters for Neppie: he
is to leave with 29 others for Camp, in the morning. The class, all but
two, ansd to roll call in the C. H. this afternoon: both came in later.
At service at Dis. Ch. tonight.
Mon. Fair & warm, and mosquitoes a plenty: most this year. To-Day, My
Boy – Charles Weston Brothers, is Twenty Five Years Old. 30
young men started for camp in S. C. this m.. I saw them off. Warm
today. Mamie & John & Jno. Mad. & Marjorie, came in on the Mot
this P.M. John went to
Bay to take Capt. Thad. Brown’s car to him, and to bring his horse
and buggy back: he brought Neppie, Lucile and Charles. I went
around to Mamie’s and carried a letter from Dr. G. to “Randdie”.
Tues. Fair and hot; yesterday & last night were hot times.
Lucille came around soon to get her great big soldier doll her
Aunt Neppie brought her. Neppie spent a short while with me
this A.M. Came again this evening; and I walked back to Mamie’s
with her. Hot today.
Wed. Fair, hot. Took dinner at Mamie’s today, with Neppie.
This is very, very, hot weather. Papers report high temperatures.
Thurs. Mostly cloudy & hot. I had my bed set windows last night.
Today, My Baby Girl – Penelope Clary Brothers is Twenty
Three Years Old. Fair and hot late in the m. Dinner with Neppie
at Mamie’s today. Neppie, and Agnes Weston (20),
came around to see me tonight: glad they did.
Fri. Fair and not so hot. This is the day for the Singing Class from The
Orphan Home -
Goldsboro to come. They came in at 11-10 A.M.
from Sladesville. I took 2 girls around to Mamie’s; she was not
expecting them as John “FORGOT” to tell her last night. I knew
only one of the Class - Ruth Stout. I am feeling too sick, & will
not go out tonight.
Sat. Partly cloudy. Sorry, indeed, I could not go to the Orphans Home
Concert last night. Feeling weak this morning. Have been feeble all
day. Neppie came around about
I went to the Slide War Pictures in the Dis. Ch. by Rev. Mr. Smith,
Sunday Partly cloudy, at
A.M. At S. S. & Church Service. Dinner with Mamie & Neppie & co.
Laura and Clifford were there also. Neppie came around
Have been feeble today. Service tonight. Warm.
Mon. A little cloudy. Fair later. This has been a very hot day. One of
the hottest of the hot. Neppie came around this evening.
Tues. Cloudy again. Mamie sent J.M. around to come eat
stewed chicken with them, and I went. M. & N. came this evening.
Wed. Fair, continued hot. Neppie left, this morning
on the Mot, for
Washington. Dinner with Mr. S.S. Lupton today. Annual Meeting of
the Knights of Hyde, today. Rev. G T. Adams, P.E. Eliz. City,
Dist. came last night. He came in my room for a few minutes, this m. –
too hot in here to have to stay long. I didn’t light my lamp, last night,
on acct. of gnats & mosquitoes. I retired before
At Prayer Mtg. tonight, Rev. Smith, of Vt. conducted the service.
He and every man there shed their coats –
Thurs. Fair and not cool. Am drinking artesian water at W.J.
Harris’s, to see if it benefits me. Went bathing this P.M. – first
time this year. Cooler today.
Fri. Fair and cool. Mamie and the children came to see me this
Sat. Fair. Nothing special. Annie Swindell brot. her hand-bag
for me to put her initials on it: Miss Bruce accompanied her.
didn’t come in.
Sunday A little cloudy and cool. Increasing cloudiness through the day.
At S.S. & Ch. Service: Service by Rev. Chas. C. Smith (Bap) of
Durham. He is here looking over the Baptist situation in this section.
He and I ate dinner at R. D. Harris’s. They are to go out to Rose
Bay this afternoon.
Mon. Cloudy and cooler. Mr. Smith preached again last night. A
letter from “Over There” somewhere in
France came tonight to Neppie from B.M. Weston.
Tues. Fair and continued cool. Nothing further to record today.
Wed. Fair, and some warmer. At his invitation, I ate dinner with W.J.
Harris today. I recd a card from Weston, tonight. He
had just ar.at
Camp Meade, Md.
This afternoon, I took up a subscription and secured $34.00 + $9.00 from
Sec. Wesley Bible Class, all for the relief of the starving, suffering;
Jews in Europe. Good!
Thurs. Fair and warm. Sent check $45.00 to A.B. Joseph,
for the Jewish Relief Fund.
Fri. Fair. Nothing else.
Sat. Fair. A shower before day layed the dust for a while. Increasing
cloudiness, and occasional light showers. Stormy and rain, and heavy
clouds – storming on tonight. No mail at
P.M. South East wind, and the tide rising in the streets & walks.
Sunday Retired at
last night; arose at 12 m.& and found water coming in my room. I
hurriedly dressed, and waded to Mamie’s, nearly waist deep. Found
Ephron Spencer and family, and Macon Harris & family there.
Wind S.E.: it later shifted to S.W. & then W. The worst storm I’ve
seen since 1887 – Hatteras. The water is swaged much but still covering
the land. I waded home about 7 A.M. over ankle deep: found my floor in
bad shape: the water rose 10 ˝ inches in my room. It is raining yet.
Got breakfast at about
at Mamie’s. Came back and hired two boys to help me clean up my
bedroom. I had to scour it Sunday as it was, but it had to be done. I
ate supper and spent the night at Dan Berry’s. This 4 lines is
written Tuesday morning.
Fair. Late breakfast –
Returned home and set to work on my dining room. A boy helped me about 10
min and left. Could get no help and I had to tote the things out doors.
Scoured the floor thoroughly – all by myself. Ate dinner at
Harris Hotel. Drinking water is at a premium. Now. I was literally
fagged out, and about every strand on me wet with “sweat”: looked bad
about 7 P.M. and put on dry clothes. I retired at
half past 10.
Tuesday fair. Got my Sat., Sun. & Mon. mail at
A.M. this morning: it came too late – (9-30 P.M.) for me to wait for it
last night. I had to go to Mamie’s to get a bucket of drinking
water. I made up a batch of dough, and found I had used a rusty
fork in mixing it, and I had to make a new batch. This afternoon, I
bought linoleum for my bedroom, and Dan. Berry put it down
for me, and I am so glad he did. It is lightly raining at 8-20 P.M.
Wed. Mostly cloudy at 7-45. Nothing special occurred today.
Thurs. Fair. Rained last night.
Fri. Fair, cloudy and thundering in the afternoon. Dark and sprinkling
Sat. Fair, this m. & cooler. Mamie & L. and C. came around this
Sept. Fair with clouds: clouds increasing before 10 a.m. At our S.S;
attended service in “The Christian Church”. S.T. Smith, pastor.
Mon. Partly Cloudy. A quilt cooler last night. This is Labor
Day, and a holiday. Luke Sawyer, deserter several mos. came in
Tues. Fair and cooler. Two more young men to go to camp tomorrow.
Wed. Fair & cool. Neppie’s school begins today in Morganton. I
walked – a mile – to Joe Rayburn’s and took dinner with them. I
went chiefly to see Florence & Maude Parkins who with their Mother
and little sister are visiting Mrs. P’s Mother - Mrs. R.
Rode back in the buggy with Joe.
Thur. Partly cloudy, warmer
Fri. Fair cloudy, & rain at 7-23 p.m. A heavy rain after night fall.
Boat late. Mail came up about 9-10 P.M.
Sat. Cloudy. Colder. I received Weston’s Liberty Loan Bond
for $100.00, this morning. I have deposit it in our bank here.
Sunday Cloudy, warmer, and rainy. Heavy rains before day. Sunshine by
9, A.M. I rang the bell for S.S., but only a few came out, but we had our
S.S. Lesson with all present (men, women & children) in one class. Rain
fell during the time. No service on acct. of conditions. Dinner at
Mamie’s. It is still cloudy and light raining at 3-30 P.M. Prospect
no night service.
Mon. Cloudy, damp, cool. Mr. O.B. Eaton, of Winston-Salem, was to
have spoken in our church, last night, on W.S.S. and Patriotic subjects,
but weather being inclement, he did not. No service at all. I went to
the School House this m. to see what was to be done. On acct. of the
condition of the House and lot, the school was postponed indefinitely, by
the Masters. The teacher – Mr. Parham- is not suited for the
position, and there is dissatisfaction. I learn that the school committee
will discharge him, on the ground of incompetency. Later: he has been
notified; another teacher is being sought for. J.N. Duncan, teacher
for 2 yrs. past, will be telegrapd for.
Tues. Partly fair. Mr. Parham left this morning, not so “Happy”
apparently, as he was yesterday morning. The Com. gave him $25.00 for his
expenses home near Hendersonville, and are to pay his board-bill here.
Wed. Prob fair. Cool. Nothing transpired today worth recording.
Thurs. Partly fair. REGISTRATION
Those who are 18, and not 46 have to register for Army Service, except
those who previously registered in former drafts. Quite a number of
people in town today. Increasing clouds this P.M.
Fri. Somewhat cloudy. J. Mad., Lucile, and Charles came around
and spent a while. Nothing else today or 14th Saturday.....
Sunday Mostly cloudy, and cool, at 7-30. Sunshine later. I was elected
Sec. of our Wesley Bible Class, this morning. Dinner at Mamie’s
home. Fair this afternoon. No service today, nor tonight.
Mon. Fair and warmer.
Tues. Fair and warm, today
Wed. Fair becoming somewhat cloudy about noon. Incr. clouds and
thunders. Darkening clouds and rain about 2 P.M. Wind W. or W.N.W.
Cleared off. Ate a fish-supper at Mamie’s this P.M. She gave me a
can of honey.
Thurs. Partly clear at 8-30
Fri. Mostly fair. I rode out to Soule’s Church in car with Bro. J.C.
Whedbee, Bro. R. R. Grant and Etta Bell Grant. Bro. W.
has been helping Bro. G. in his meeting, this week. Service
morning and night. Dinner at Bro. Major Fisher’s; supper at
Mrs. Etta Weston’s. In the afternoon I went to see Mr. & Mrs. John
Berry; then we 3 preachers and Bro. Fisher rode out in the
Donnell Farm. We preachers, Etta Bell & Minnie Grant returned home
after night service. I reached my room at 20 minutes to Eleven P.M.
During service a very heavy rain fell; stopt before service was over.
Sat. Rained through the night. Faired off about 9-30 a.m. COLD!
Sunday Fair and cold. I rang the bell for S.S.; taught our class.
Mamie and L. & Chas. came around and stayed a while with me.
It is so cold. I brought my oil-cook stove in my room. Fall has begin in
Monday Fair and cold yet. I attended the 2d opening of the
High School, here, this m. Miss Maysel Lupton is the
Principal. Misses Lillian Watson, Ella Credle and Viola Williams –
teachers. Lucile Berry, my gr-dau. began her career as a pupil,
Tues. Fair and warmer. John Berry helped me put up my wood
Wed. Fair & cool. Nothing doing.
Thurs. Cool and cloudy “somewhat”. Capt. Thad Brown took
his wife (Leta Berry) to the Hospital in Washington, N. C.
this morning. She was carried to the boat on a cot; by several of the
Fri. Mostly fair, I guess. A letter from Neppie, last night, says
she had a chill the night she wrote before; and “Taking some of the worse
medicine ever put up”. Hope she will soon be well.
Sat. Thin cloudy all-over. Sprinkle of rain, and more tonight.
Sunday Cloudy altho it was fair at 4-30 this m., stars & moon. It is
fair weather this afternoon. Dinner with Mamie, today. Rev.
Mr. Noe, (Episcopal Clergyman) preached in our church, here, tonight.
I went with Mamie to church, and came back with her, as promised.
Mon. Heavy fog. Fair this m. Cloudy this aftn.. So it is tonight.