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. <>  (back)

2 comments on “Wednesday, 23rd May, 1866

  1. Bev Pflugrath says:

    Who’s Bev?

    • Bibb says:

      Beverly Arnott Littlepage, now 26, is a son of the late Col. Edmund and Martha Ann [Hilliard] Littlepage.

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