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16
February 1898

Tues. 1st
Very cold and windy
Snow drifting badly all day. Farmer's
convention postponed on account of the [illegible]
brims cold. Bro. C. went to Sandy Spring
to pay some [illegible], and to Cousin
Joe [illegible] to dinner, where he had a
very good time. brought little from sister
Annie and Mary. They are having a pleas-
ant time. I have been working over the
flowers and helping keep up the fires -
the [illegible] a little frog we [illegible] soon thawed
out. we rim the price up to full blast to
midnight. I brought some flowers into
the sitting room and burned a lamp
and stood in the [illegible]. nothing
[illegible] though the thermometer is down to
8 (degrees) here and grew in some place.

Charlestown
Very cold, windy and blustering. Mother
and I aren't to Mrs. Brown's to get my
watch hand fixed. She left me and I
was to meet her at the P. O. but in my
[illegible] I went to the wrong "office," one of
the 13!! we called just a minute at
Cousin Fammie, then walked up to the depot.
a bitter time, saw Hannah Hornell. Miss
Letty Carey [illegible] called. we talked of
books and many things. Mother and
Cousin Dellie went out after dinner we [illegible]-
ed till about 4. When we started out in the
wind. had a funny time. went to Palm-
[illegible]. I bought my shirt waist to the
China Store, and to Mr. Dave Howell's to

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