I found the pattern for this 7" Midsummer Night block free on-line here:http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MidsummerNightBlock.html
In these diary entries, Minerva is Hattie's oldest sister, already married with children. Howard is her 18-year-old brother.
Saturday, June 24, 1916 - Midsummer Day
"Although this is supposed to be the Romantic Day, nothing very romantic has happened here. It has been a nice day, filled with the usual Saturday duties.
"This was the most beautiful morning. I was permitted to sleep until breakfast was ready, and the sun was making a glorious light and everything was so dewy and green. But if I want to sleep later tomorrow morning, I think I'll have to close the curtain a little if the sun shines."
Sunday, June 25, 1916 -
"The sun didn't bother me any this morning as it was cloudy but cleared off in time for us to go to Sunday School and has been quite warm all day. Mrs. Mc (Grace) and Minerva both asked me to stay for dinner, but as I left Mother in bed, I came home and helped with dinner. Howard took us out in the car all afternoon. We went to Lusk's and Petty's but didn't find anyone at home. Then we came back and stopped at Minerva's, ate fried chicken and cake, and came home about six o'clock.
"Just as supper was ready, I had the misfortune to scald my foot with the tea kettle of hot water. It hurts some, but I 'doped' it up and went to church with Howard."
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