Wednesday, 23rd May, 1866

Quite a pretty day again. Zac attended the singing school. Bill remained in bed, and took Shallenberger pills and missed his chill.1 – – Zac returned to supper. Bev spent the evening. – – Jim laid up a few potato beds late this evening. Patsy worked in the garden again today. Nan and I ironed some eight shirts this morning before breakfast for Bill and Zac. – – Cut out a pair of tweed cashmere pants for Zac, and Nan and I stitched them up. – – Had a waiter of strawberries gathered for Bev. Nan sent a few to her Aunt Martha. Nan wrote to Bake. – – Sowed a row of peas late this evening by the tomatoes.

  1. The click-through advertisement is from The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.), 10 Aug. 1870. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82003389/1870-08-10/ed-1/seq-4/>  (back)