We had a heavy rain and windstorm last night and today is much cooler. Grady Brooks was killed this morning while in the woods cutting logs. He is about forty-five leaves a wife and five children.
Today is Carole Anne’s birthday. She is five. Charlie gave her a pair of socks and material for a dress, bedroom slippers and a box of candy. Manie gave her a handkerchief. Barbie Ann Stuart sent her two handkerchiefs. Leone and I gave her a dress, and tonight when I came home I brought her ice cream. Leone had the table all set and a cake for her with five candles. Miss Lena was here. She had a letter from Thomas (Capt. J.T. Hudgins) stating that his baby died last Friday. It was 2 weeks old
Tuesday, August 25, 1942
Today has been very pretty and cool.
After a discussion with Mrs. W.M. Minter, Chairwoman of the Library Board, we decided to permit Mrs. Mary M. H. Vawter of Brown County, Indiana exhibit three of her paintings in the Library. Mrs. Vawter was formerly Mary Murray of Williams Wharf. She is seventy-one and apparently very active and accomplished.
Wednesday, August 26, 1942
I helped Mrs. Vawter arrange her exhibit this morning. She is quite remarkable for one her age. She is surprisingly vivacious and active.
I came home about two o’clock to go to Grady’s funeral which was held at Bethel.
Thursday, August 27, 1942
I stayed home this morning and made out my report.
Friday, August 28, 1942
Attended Board of Supervisors meeting today. About three I came home and got Leone and took her to the Doctor.
Saturday, August 29, 1942
Attended meeting of the Ration Board this morning, in fact it lasted until one p.m. I did some collecting this afternoon. Tonight I’ve been trying to prepare a sermon for tomorrow at the Disciples Church. If nothing happens I shall speak on Deuteronomy 30- 10:20 or more specifically on part of the 11th (it is not hidden) and 14th (But the word is nigh unto thee) verses.
Sunday, August 30, 1942
We had a fine crowd at Sunday School this morning. After Sunday School I preached at the Disciples Church at the Court House. We went to Mama’s when I came back. This afternoon I went to Beulah Church at three P.M. for a meeting of the Sunday School Institute. There was a very small crowd present. Two gentlemen from Ferrum Junior College were there and spoke briefly. It was decided to make the next Institute an all-day affair. The next meeting will be at Bethel in November the last Sunday. We plan to have a visiting speaker and to conduct an Institute for S.S. Workers.