December 28, 1897

Tuesday December 28th 1897  A moderate cloudy winter day  Harve got a load of wood from the Hughbanks timber  Harriet & Willard went to Keota & will go to Ollive Scrantons wedding tomorrow in Washington to Ed McCauley & then home  we have had a good visit with Harriet  we covered 2 corn pens with Straw & got a load to put in the Barn  a young Mapel[1]  called wanting to borrow money  I had none to lend

[1] Simon & Savannah Mapel and their family lived in the English River Township, Washington County, Iowa.

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