Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mostly Cloudy cool & pleasant Uri Taylor came early & workd for mother 5 hours & I pd her one dollar I pd electric stove bill for July 2,90 I mowed the lawn south of the house I got mail at noon & got bacon & steak 45c Tea 30c sugar 19c war news still favorable to our side Electricity failed just at noon so we didn’t get our meat cooked in the eve I went for the mail got none I expected a letter from Leslie Dr McIntosh our Mayor invited mother & I to ride in their fine new car we went to Washington (Sat eve) I got some ice cream lemonade musk mellon &c 75c we had a fine ride Sam, Jessy Ashby & I heard that Fletcher Graham is dead home near 11 fine ride
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