Another early mornin' saw me fixin' a hearty breakfast of flapjacks, bacon and eggs today! I also got the day's bread dough mixed and ready to rise. It's refreshing to get up before everyone else and start the day. Little Jim was dressed in a clean , ironed shirt and pants and sent off to school with his books and lunch tin. Where has the time gone? That little boy of mine looked like a man walkin' down the lane to school all smiles. Makes my momma's heart proud. John was just returnin' from the milkin' and gave little Jim a pat on the head and some more encouragin' words about his school studies. Jim seems to be a bit happier going out the door to school since John has been helping him with his math and spelling in the eves. My husband is really such a lovin' man and I feel blessed to have him! John was looking confident this morn as he told me he was on his way to see Percy at the store. I had a clean and ironed shirt and pants for John's trip this morn' and told him to head on up to the bedroom to change into them. He looked right perplexed and asked me what was all the fuss about. "Well, I figured since you would be discussing business you may want to be lookin' your best", I told him. "Yes, I reckon your right Jennie", he replied. John came down a few minutes later lookin' right smart and I told him so. "I'll be back around lunch time or a bit after I spose'. I think I will get to the hayin' the field and work right to suppertime", John surmised. "When you get back I will have some lunch fixed up for you, can't be working on an empty stomach all afternoon, now can you", I said. John gave me a sweet kiss goodbye and told me I was lookin' real pretty. I swear I hadn't seen John stand so tall and sure for a good long time. A quick prayer was offered up that Mr. Percy would need that hay and eggs . The extra bit of pocket money would come in mighty handy!