Saturday, 18th May, 1867

Pretty weather, but too cool for vegetation. We all oversleep ourselves as of late, must turn over a new leaf. – – Bill went out to feed and soon came in to tell me Fannie had a colt. I went to see it after breakfast and thought it a very fine one and named it “Shakespeare” after his Pa’s riding horse, the best one he rode on. – – Mr. Cooke came in his buggy about ten to take Pigeo to the Cooperation Meeting at Smyrna.1 Had lemonade and cake for them before they started. 1, 2, 3, 4 cakes made after breakfast. – – Walked with Mary to the barn to see the colt before dinner. She was very much pleased with it.

  1. This would be Smyrna Christian Church near Bruington in King and Queen County. Cooperation Meetings were regional meetings of representatives of individual Christian churches, much like Baptist Associations and Methodist Conferences. Caroline’s former church, Jerusalem Christian Church, would certainly be represented.  (back)