Monday, May 4, 1942
Today I have worked the Gwynn’s Island section. Mr. Rufus Diggs and I went on duty at the Air Observation Post at Midnight and stayed until three a.m. So far we have seen one plane while on duty. Actually we did not see this one merely the light on it.
Tuesday, May 5, 1942
This morning Carole Anne and I went to Mr. Berry Hudgins where I bought fifty harredrock baby chicks ($5.50). On the way home I picked up a nail and had a flat tire just this side of the Church (Bethel). Fortunately there was a phone near by and I called the garage and had a man come and fix the tire. I wanted to be in Gloucester early as I had to work there today, but on account of the flat tire I didn’t get there until after twelve o’clock. Due to the tire shortage I had to put the Gloucester people on a mailing basis. This will little hardship on them, but will mean quite a bit of extra work for me.
Wednesday, May 6, 1942
Thursday, May 7, 1942
We had a nice rain this afternoon- not enough to relieve the drought, but enough to freshen things up a lot. I have been watering my flowers and the shrubs I have put out almost every day, but I won’t have to do it tonight or possibly for two or three days.
The jonquils and the tulips have finished blooming. The spice pinks are in full bloom and the roses are full of buds. The regal lilacs are putting up their stately stalks, the Madonna lilies are a little ahead of them and will bloom shortly. The pansies are putting on a brave show all their own and the sweet peas- though a little late are beginning to blossom. The flowers- how they cheer when all the earth is drenched in the gloom of war.
Friday, May 8, 1942
I am thirty-three years old today. Leone gave me two pairs of shorts and made me some candy. Miss Sarah gave me a pair of socks. Charlie gave me two pairs of white socks and Mama gave me a pair.
Saturday, May 9, 1942
I worked all the morning and part of the afternoon. I came home about three o’clock intending to get some work done but Evelyn (my youngest sister) was here waiting for me to take her to the dentist. He filled two teeth for her.
Sunday, May 10, 1942
There was a fair attendance at Sunday School this morning-181. At the eleven o’clock Church service Bishop James Cannon, Jr. spoke. The subject was – The Three Certainties- Life, Death, Judgement. He spoke again at 3:30 at a Temperance Rally at the Mathews Baptist Church (Old Baptist Church). I did not attend this service. Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Mama’s. I gave her a print dress for Mother’s Day. I am
grateful for my mother.
Brother Dumville, our pastor, began revival service at our Church today. They will continue through the week- longer if the interest justifies.