To day the boys are at work on the garden fence. Sam* Sharp is still at work making the loom for Mother [Mahala* Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and progressing very well. Roberta & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to see Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the little Stranger [James Hall "Major" Sharp] and who are doing very well. I ground 8 bushels of corn. weather cloudy and cold with occasional showers of rain. at night there was a hard freeze.
*Sam and Nellie are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is Sam's Mother, and is the mother-in-law as well as the step-mother to JMH.