Worked all day covering same route as on March 2nd. I purchased a plate from an old colored woman which is supposed to have belonged to Mrs. Jefferson Davis. This old colored lady is now 82 years of age. The mother of a friend of hers nursed Mrs. Davis who gave her these plates, one of which was given to the colored lady from whom I purchased it.
Tuesday, March 31, 1942
Today I have been finishing up the work left over from yesterday. Mrs. Effie Diggs gave me some Chrysanthemum plants and Tiger Lily bulbs which I put out tonight.
Wednesday, April 1, 1942
Worked completing the weeks collections
Thursday, April 2, 1942
I have worked again today completing weeks collections.
Friday, April 3, 1942
It has been lovely today. I worked this morning. This afternoon we had an Easter Egg hunt for the children of our Sunday School. A large number of them came, and I think they had a good time. On account of the sugar shortage we were unable to get the larger penny size eggs so had to get the tiny ones. Carole Anne found four.
Saturday, April 4, 1942
It is warm today and the weather is lovely. I worked this morning. This afternoon Leone, Carole Anne and I went to the Court House. Leone had her hair waved. I gave Leone a corsage of gardenia’s and Carole Anne one with a single pink carnation.
Sunday April 5, 1942 (Easter Sunday)
Today has been unseasonably warm. Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Church for a Sunrise Service at seven. The crowd was small but the service was very simple and inspiring. We went to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and I taught the Women’s Bible Class. At 11:30 O preached at The Disciples Church in the Court House and used as my test the words of Job: “If a man die, shall he live again?” Tonight I attended Epworth League. These young people have gotten started wisely and are doing well. They started League meetings several Sunday nights ago and thus far are having interesting programs and good attendance.
Note: Epworth League is a Methodist young adult association for individuals aged 18 to 35 years old. Martin was 32 years of age while writing this in 1942.