Clear and Rain
It has been clear and pretty today although a little cool after the storm last night as there was quite a bit of hail in some sections. Tonight we have had another storm and a little rain. Today I have worked the Milford Haven section. I didn’t quite finish- came by Church to bring Carole Anne and Leone home. They had been out to practice for Children’s Day. Carole Anne has her first little “piece to say” this year- “H is for hearts that believe and obey.” After I came home I fed the chickens, ducks and goslings and helped Mr. Edwin work on a chicken lot. I went to the wash woman’s for the clothes. I put her (Carole Anne) to bed after nine.
Tuesday, May 26, 1942
I worked this morning finishing up yesterday’s collections. This afternoon I worked out with Mr. W.M. Minter, Commonwealths Attorney a committee to assist me in the United Services Organization Drive. Afterwards I wrote letters to each one asking for their assistance. Ellen Miles, secretary to Mr. Forrest, Superintendent of Schools, is getting these letters out. The quota for Mathews County is $350.00 in a National quota of $32,000,000. The money will be used for the entertainment, the spiritual and cultural training of the men in the armed forces of the United States.
Wednesday, May 27, 1942
I have worked today completing the weeks work- or have about completed it. Tonight I went to Prayer meeting and talked to the group there. I came home and worked on my report. It is now almost 11:30, and I am going to be very shortly.
Carole Anne spent the day with Mama today. On the way back we stopped at Mr. George Watkins. (He told me on Sunday to stop by some day this week.) He gave me three gallons of gas- his weekly ration – which was very much appreciated but certainly unexpected. Miss Ruth game be some Deutzia cuttings (pink), flowering almond, …mock orange and japonica. Mr. George also game me some lettuce from his garden.
Thursday, May 28, 1942
Friday, May 29, 1942
Today I have been in the meeting of the Board of Supervisors practically all day. The only thing of importance done was to join the Regional Library System. This will cost the county $125.00 a year. It is apparent that the WPA will soon come to an end and since our local librarian has been being paid from those funds the end of it would, in all probability, mean the closing of our Public Library. There is some possibility that by joining the Regional Library System there may be funds for providing for a Librarian, even if the WPA should come to an end.
Saturday, May 30, 1942
Today has been the warmest day of the season. I worked this morning- came home about two o’clock and cleaned my chicken house and chicken pen and put in clean straw. Mr. Floyd Knight has been here today putting screens on our bedroom windows.
Sunday, May 31, 1942
Today has been another of those hot ones. We went to Sunday School this morning. Today we had preaching service at 9:30 followed by Sunday School. This was due to the fact that our Pastor was out of the County last Sunday which was his regular appointment. We had a fair crowd at Sunday School -178 and the offering was something over $10.00. We took a special offering for the Church at Tappahannock which amounted to $13.00. I went to Mama’s for dinner, but had to leave immediately after for the meeting of the Sunday School Association which was held at Emmanuel on the West Mathews Charge.