June 30. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 65. Lastnight we had some quite heavyshowers, a thing very unusual forthis time of the year. This morningthe air seemed very refreshing.I do not think we had rainenough to damage the crops much.It is still cloudy, however. Itmay rain again. I have been writingto Sister Susie and Cousin A. A. H.July 1. Wednesday. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 78.S.S. 66. This afternoon, as the roadswere not dusty, and the sundid not shine too brightly, wethought it a nice time for riding.Accordingly, Miss Shackford,Luther and I started off. Idrove, and Miss S. held Luther.We rode down and called on Mrs.Vincent first. Found her anddaughters at home, and had a verypleasant call. Mrs. Vincent has, oflate, been losing her fowls, by asort of distemper. She has lostone hundred and sixty three. Thisis a great loss for them. TheyJuly 1. seem to be peculiarly unfortunate.From this place we drove to Brody &Heath's, and saw there two ladieswho have been staying there for ashort time. They are sisters, andtheir names is Melville. One ismuch older than the other, and Iwas not so well pleased with theappearance of the younger as of theelder. We next drove to Mrs. Thomason's.Found her at home, and aslong-faced as usual. She says sheshall not stay there long. If shedoes not go to N. E. she wishes to buya Ranch some where and move uponit. She and her husband do not agree.After making a short call, westarted towards home, and stoppedat Mr. Staples'. Made a little purchaseat the store, and stopped totea, after which we returned home.We have had in all, a drive of aboutfifteen miles, which is generallyconsidered quite a long drive.Yet we have accomplished it, and madefour calls in five hours and a half.
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