Wed 17 Moderate & rain slow & easy all the AM Crosset boys came early & took my Cow to pasture first this yr Maude went to Dr. Mcintosh’s for the day & she sent our mail by a little girl Bolens the granite man Called after dinner but when he found we had bot a stone he didn’t stay long the sun came out warm flies & bugs hummed a couple of hours this PM then thunder in the west & dark clouds arose with much thunder & lookd as tho we would have a hard storm it only raind a moderate cool shower & some hail & the sun set clear Maude went to a hard time social  at the M E church
 I couldn’t find the meaning for a “hard time social”. However, it was 1918, and the “Great War” was still raging. There was a world-wide flu epidemic in progress. This may be the reason for this term.
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