It has been rather cool today. I have worked the section from the Glebe through Tabernacle, Laban, Onemo, Sarah and through to Beaverlett. Tonight I have been to Church. There was a rather small crowd but we had a splendid sermon. Wortley (Mrs. Ernest Woodson) sang, “Have You Counted the Cost?” very nicely.
Tuesday, May 19, 1942
Today I have been working the section from Diggs Wharf Road through New Point and back to the Court House. Mr. Rufus Diggs and I went on duty at the Air Observation Post at midnight and stayed until three o’clock this morning. I got to bed about four slept until seven and have worked all day today. Tonight I have been to church. Mr. Dunnville preached a splendid sermon on “What it Means to be a Christian”. I could not enjoy it as I would like to have done because I was so tired. Carole Anne spent the day at Mama’s today. Leone and her mother canned eleven quarts of peas. Mama canned twelve.
Wednesday, May 20, 1942
I have been working today trying to finish up collections for the week. Tonight Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Church. One of my ducks (Muscovy) came up this morning with six baby ducks. I set four goose eggs and them are alive- one of them was chipped this morning.
Thursday, May 21, 1942
This morning I dictated letters to each of the Superintendents of Methodist Sunday Schools in the County reminding them of the Sunday School Institute which will be held at Emmanuel Church on the West Mathews Charge on the last Sunday in this month. I worked until about three thirty and came home and fixed a pen for my ducks and goslings. I have two goslings out and another egg chipped.
Friday, May 22, 1942
Clear, Cloudy, Rain
Today has been rather peculiar. I was clear this morning but soon clouded up, then cleared up again. It has been like that most of the day with occasional light showers- merely a sprinkle. Tonight it is perfectly clear.
This morning I put out my goslings and ducks. After a struggle I caught the old duck and put her in a pen with the little ones. This afternoon I went to Mrs. Ida Brooks burial. She died Wednesday morning around nine o’clock.
In the morning I shall put out my turkeys (4) if nothing happens.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” Hebrews 2:3a
Saturday, May 23, 1942
Worked this morning until about eleven o’clock. I went to the barber shop and had my hair cut and washed. I came home for lunch and after feeding the chickens I helped Leone open some clams I bought this morning. This afternoon I took some of the boys of one of the Sunday School classes on a hike. I got back home about four thirty and after supper Carole Anne and I went to get my Turkeys.
We had a nice shower this afternoon. Although it was not as much as is needed I am very thankful. I had a letter today from J. Marshall Lewis, appointing me County Chairman of the USO campaign for Mathews County. Mr. Lewis is first District Chairman. The drive for funds to United Service Organization will come over the next month.
Sunday, May 24, 1942
We had a right nice crowd out for Sunday School this morning -180. The offering was $17.00. After Sunday School Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Mama’s for dinner. After dinner went to see Mabel (my cousin) who has just come back from the hospital. We fed the chickens when we got home and I spent the balance of the afternoon planning the talks for Vacation Bible School- The Bible- The Hymnbook of the Bible and Muscial Instruments of the Bible. We had a storm tonight and a nice shower though not near what is needed. However for this much I am very thankful.