On this date I went home with Buford Beard. We went up to Mr. Algie Hutchinson’s. T.C. Adkinson went up there with us. We had a nice time. Mildred Hutchinson and I whipped Earnest with a strap. T.C. came back down to Pauline’s with us and ate supper.
I went back to school again today. It was raining again this morning. Carmack carried me to meet the bus. I promised Buford I would go home with him tomorrow if nothing happens. I was supposed to carry Mr. Wade a note for the reason I missed school yesterday but I didn’t take any.
This morning it was raining a little and I didn’t go to school. I suppose I should have gone thought because Rulan and I have been in a fuss all the time he has been at the house. I read a little of my English and wrote a little of my Economics. I’m far behind in all my studies.
I had a lot of company today. Joe J. and Earnest Beard came before I got through with breakfast then Aunt Mattie and her family came. Baxter and Dallas Phillips came. Mary and her family came. Dale Baker came (I like him o.k. but they say he isn’t so nice). I talked with him until Douglas Sewell came then I went out and talked to him until Herman came. Then Dale went home.
This morning I washed some clothes- and my hair- I had to wash a blanket for McKinley to carry to Clarksville tomorrow. About time I was half through Mama called me and said Maudy Humphrey’s little boy was dead. We went to the funeral this evening. A group of us girls had to lead the songs.
Dear diary, it is useless to repeat. Nothing I plan ever happens. I meant to study again tonight but Aunt Emma, Uncle Jim, and Ether Pearl Caldwell came up here and stayed until bed time. Ether Pearl stayed all night with us. It was pretty late when we went to bed.
I wish I could go to the play at Water Valley tonight but I can’t go because I didn’t have any way. I wish I had come back home last night and stayed down there tonight but I suppose I can go to bed early and be benefited by it more than by going to a play.