Sunday August 18 1918 This is getting to be a rainy time it rained by times all last nite & now near 9 am is raining steady & bids fail to be a rainy day I hope Roys place in Wayne co is getting some of it I saved & tied 11 ears seed sweet corn it cleared off about noon & we have enuf rain for this time we attended Chantaugua  & heard poor music on a so called $35000,00 fiddle he was in my Estimation a 85c fiddler Ex Gov Shaw spoke 1 ½ hours Easy to himself & instructive to the listners a pleasnt afternoon went again eve & left before it was one poor foolish fiddling & singing equally poor
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