Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday, August 9, 1936

Sunday plesant & warm
Dusted all through and made cornstarch custard and got swiss chard greens for dinner-
Took my bath before I dressed this morning-
Gibb Malone came for Aunty about 4-30 and we had supper at Vera & Gibbs and then went to Freeville Camp Meeting* and heard Mr. Ceney from Illinois speak & give messages
very good sermon & messages too.

Description of a camp meeting in Freeville, NY in 1875*

*Camp meetings were frequent in Central & Western NY. Above is a excerpt of a camp meeting held at Freeville in 1857 (p.76) from Historical Sketch of the Village of Freeville by Albert B. Genung published in 1942.

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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.