Today I have worked from the Court House to Gwynn’s Island- covering same territory as on February 9th.. When I got back to the Court House Mr. Minter (Marvin) Attorney for the Commonwealth told me that he would like to put me on the Board of Supervisors in place of George Enos Brooks, recently appointed Oyster Inspector. Papa had mentioned wanting this too and Mr. Minter asked me to talk with him to see how he felt about it. I talked with Papa tonight. He advised me to take it. I have not sought this place nor do I want it, and I shall take it at a great deal of personal sacrifice. I only hope that in that capacity I may be able to help my people more. I stayed at the Air Observation Post from 12 to 3 A.M.
Tuesday, April 7, 1942
It has been terrible warn again today- temperature in the upper eighties. I have worked in Gloucester today covering the same route as on February 10th. There were two very serious forest fires in Gloucester today. Two or three negro homes were destroyed and one white. The destruction of timber was heavy. However most if it was young growth.
The people who raise jonquils, and there are more in Gloucester than Mathews, are busy picking flowers for market. Some fields look almost like huge shots of gold.
Wednesday, April 8, 1942
I went to Gloucester again today to finish my weeks work. Tonight prayer meeting and I shall speak on “Steadfastness”.
Thursday, April 9, 1942
Cloudy and Rain
Have been finishing up some odds and ends of the week’s work.
Friday, April 10, 1942
Cloudy and Rain
Have been working all day- wrote one application for insurance which made three for the week. William Smith, Clerk of the Court told me this morning that I had been appointed to the Board of Supervisors. I had a brief talk this morning with Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state who was in the office of Mr. Forrest, local Superintendent of Schools. Tonight we had a meeting of the County Federation of Parent Teacher Association at the High School. Officers were elected, rather reelected as all the officers were renominated and elected. Dr. Lancaster spoke very interestingly. I am president of the Federation, Mr. B.E. Bing vice-president, Mr. Holland R. White Secretary and Mrs. Enoch Hudgins is Treasurer.
Saturday, April 11, 1942
I worked this morning- had my hair washed and fooled around until about three o’clock. I came home then and put out some iris given to me by Mrs. Kenneth Noble- also a rose bush I purchased and some lily of the valley pips given me by Mrs. Ben Murray. Carole Anne stayed out door with me all the time. We fed the fowl and I turned off and fed two hens I have sitting. It turned much colder this afternoon.
Sunday, April 12, 1942
It has been real cold today. I went to Sunday School- Leone, Carole Anne and I. We had fair attendance- 168. Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Mama’s for dinner.