Tuesday, 28th May, 1867

Quite warm today. Lucie and Mollie with Eddie Harrison spent most of their time rambling about and wading up and down on the river shore. About the happiest time of their lives I imagine. Mary and Pigeo took a long walk likewise after eating a snack to see the destruction the birds are making with the wheat. Its very early and they are literally destroying it. Bill went to the C. H. to procure more powder and shot for killing them. They are the smallest kind of birds. Mary and Pigeo returned to dinner with a bucket of ice. – – Ju came down this evening in his buggy to carry Mary up to stay all night, but she framed some excuse for not going and promised to go up in the morning. She enjoyed the birds at supper, said she ate ten or eleven. – – Patsy came this evening to spend the night with me, slept in my chamber. I am always glad to see her. – – Mr. Cooke came in his buggy this evening to bring Eddie home. Sent basket of peas by them. She is very much opposed to going, wanted to stay longer with the children. – – Ju walked with Bill to see the wheat, then walked in the garden. I sent Stuart strawberries with him. Pigeo and Mary rode with him as far as the meadow. Ju carried a pair of shoes for Jesse Dungee, 10½ sole. Pigeo gave letters to Mr. Cooke to mail to Sadie, Hardie and Zac.

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