Clear with a slight thunderstorm this P.M.
This has been one of those close and very warm summer days. It has also been one of those days when I have accomplished, it seems to me, nothing. I was supposed to go back to the Court House rather to the High School to speak to the Young Woman’s Club tonight, but I had such a headache that I was not equal to the task. I had planned to speak to them on how we (the Allies) may win the peace.
I fed and watered my chickens and ducks before supper and after supper Mr. Edwin and I reset the tomato plants. I put Carole Anne to bed which I do every night that I am home.
Tuesday, June 9, 1942
This morning I went to the Court House. I came home about 12;30 to get Leone and take her to the Doctor (Bowles). I had a meeting in the Court House at 2 p.m. of the workers assisting in the U.S.O. Drive. Not all the workers were present but be had a nice meeting.
I was asked this morning to serve as the toastmaster at a banquet to be had on the 19th by the Young Woman’s Club. The banquet will be at the High School and all proceeds will go to the U.S.O.
I came home and replanted some peas, fed the chickens and ducks and then cut grass about as long as I could see. After listening to the news broadcast I put Carole Anne to bed and then wrote to Homer Ferguson, President , Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Senator Carter Glass and Bishop Peele of the Methodist Church asking for their endorsement of the U.S.O Drive.
Wednesday, June 10, 1942
No Other Entry
Thursday, June 11, 1942
Cloudy in the Morning
There was a small shower this morning, but in our immediate neighborhood not enough to do much good. This morning I dictated a letter to Ellen Mile, secretary to Mr. Forrest, Superintendent of Schools copies to go to each of the members of the U.S.O. Fund Campaign Committee. Later I dictated a letter to Mary Green, Secretary to Mr. Minter copies of which will go to the various people of means in the county asking for their assistance- primarily financial in this Campaign.
Friday, June 12, 1942
Today has been, it seems to me, been the hottest day we have had thus far. I went to the Court House This morning and came home for lunch. I then took Leone back to Dr. Bowles (R.B.). He is treating her for anemia by giving her liver concentrate hypodermically. I trust that he will be able to help her. We got back to Church too late for Carole Anne to Practice her part for Children’s Day. We had a nice rain late this afternoon.
Saturday, June 13, 1942
Clear then Rain in the evening
It has been terrible hot again today. However this afternoon it clouded and cooled off for a little while.
Sunday, June 14, 1942
Clear, Rain in the Evening
It was hot again this morning but clouded up and rained a little around noon. Since then we have had two good showers. This Sunday School crowd was smaller this morning than for several Sundays. We had preaching and communion service this morning too. Ruth (my sister) was sick this morning with a severe pain in her side and nausea. She was better around noon. I have not heard from her since then. I went to Mama’s for dinner. Naomi and Elkanah were there- came this morning. He has been out from work for a week on account of pleurisy.