It turned much colder in the night and has been bitter cold all day and is tonight. I have just come home from my duty as one of the workers at the Air Observation Station.
My work for today covers the route outlined in the data for January 5th. I was very much surprised and sorry to find Mr. P.B. Williams in such bad shape. The poor mans nerves are gone and he just broke down and sobs without any reason whatever.
Tuesday, February 3, 1942
I have worked all day today. It has been bitter cold I went to Lee-Jackson school to take materials for the Infantile Paralysis Drive among the children there. They will emphasize this next week.
Tonight I helped Leone make a freezer of ice cream. Carole Anne had great fun scraping the paddle. I went with her at about eight o’clock to put her to bed-went to sleep myself and didn’t wake until Leone called me at ten after nine. I had to go out to catch ducks to be killed for Sunday. They went under the kitchen and I couldn’t get them.
Wednesday, February 4, 1942
This morning Leone and I caught the two ducks.. I went to Cobbs Creek this morning and made some collections. This afternoon I worked the Court House and down ‘Possum Point.
I did not go to Prayer Meeting tonight. After supper I fixed radio aerial wire, went to the store after the paper and then put Carole Anne to bed. After that I worked on my report. Powell had a fire today just beyond the store burning trash. He left it and we and to put it out, Ralph, Mr. Edwin and I.
Thursday, February 5, 1942
Worked all day today. Went to Gwynn’s Island School and talked to the children about Infantile Paralysis.
Friday February 6, 1942
Cloudy and Rain
Worked all finishing collections for the week. Tonight Ladye came a little after eight and said that Mr. Lloyd was worse and asked that Mr. Edwin and I go there. I went but he was dead when I got there. Mr. Foster will bury him, funeral at Bethel Sunday at 2:30. It has almost rained a flood tonight.
Saturday, February, 7, 1942
I sat up all night last night- came home this morning about five thirty and made finre in the kitchen and living room. I went to work about nine o’clock. I went over to Mr. O’dells for a few minutes. He died yesterday morning. His wife has nursed him faithfully for several years as he became increasingly helpless- deaf, unable to feed himself, unable to talk so one could understand him, it must have been a blessed release to go home. At 2:30 I went to his funeral and took Mrs. Ruth Watkins. Her husband was in the ministry with Mr. O’dell and both of them have been superannuated for several years.
Sunday, February 8, 1942
I went to bed last night about 7:30 and slept until seven this morning. I got in some wood after breakfast and fed the fowl. Leone, Carole Anne and I went to Sunday School. This morning we used Holy, Holy, Holy for our opening hymn. After Sunday School we had preaching service. Carole Anne and I went to Mama’s for dinner.
I went back to Church for the funeral at 2:00 P.M. The time was changed so that Mr. Dunnville might get to St. Matthew’s Church in time for the 3:00 P.M. service