April 1, 1903
We have had one more week of dry weather and the roads have become passable again.
Everything is flourishing as usual. The saw mill runs right along regardless of rain. The plaining mill was shut down one week for the want of cars to shop lumber, but they are getting plenty of cars now and are doing a fine business.
The farmers are all wearing a broad smile now, and pushing their preparations for a crop. It looks like everybody in this section is using fertilizers from the amount that is shipped to this place.
Our little town has bought about fifteen hundred bales of cotton; shipped about twenty-two car loads of seed and is not done yet.
Several of us are counting on going to the reunion at New Orleans in May. How is it over your way? Let us try to get as many old soldiers as possible together, as we may never again have as good opportunity.