1895 Aug 28
August 28, 1895
Mr. S. J. Harden
After so long a time, I will try to answer your kind letter. I reckon you think I have forgotten it, but not so. I have been going to meeting so much till I neglected to write.
Well, this leaves us all well but Ma. She is not very well this evening.
The people round here have had a bad time to save their fodder. It has been raining so much. Pa has not lost any of his yet, but it is not too late yet.
Camp-meeting begins at Bluff Springs next Friday. I guess I will go Sunday, if no more. There is so much drinking I will be almost afraid to go. There was a boy thrown from the buggy about three weeks ago and almost killed. They did not think that he would ever get well. The doctor told him if he drank a pint in three months he would be a wild man.
I guess your Sallie when you said you did not tell me the rest of her name, but someone else did first the same. You are ahead of me. I have never found out my fellow’s name, if he has one. The fortune teller was up in here the other week. I ought to went and got her to tell me whether I had one or not.
I have no news to write that will interest you, and as I am in a big hurry, I will have to come to a close.
Hoping you will excuse bad writing and spelling. Write soon and a long letter.
P.S. If you cannot read this, just put on your specs or get someone else to help you to make it out.