Sat. Jan. 1, 1898: Wea. very fine Being in Rockville in the morning I went home on horse back with uncle John. We had a large crowd at home, and had a picnic and some nice music We had a dance at Springdale in the evening. Sunday 2: Wea. clear and beautiful Fast day I attended School and meeting, after which we had a teachers meeting in which we had some instructions in regards to how to visit this winter.