Friday June 14th 1918 A fine warm day mostly clear I made a good picket fence in the alley where the barn stood at Zimmermans Esther Carr went away on the train at noon we 6 of us wrote to Leslie in Clermont Joe Albion called & got the gas drum Shultz from Washington with a Lawyer Wilson called with a note for $275,00 Signed by my dear misguided boy Vic & wanted me to pay it & they threatened me with legal proceedings & they evidently will make me all the trouble they can even when I might become reconciled to the loss of my dear boy something occurs to deepen the gloom in my old age
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