the whole country was deep in dust the entire long long summer. Washing of feet! What an ancient custom _ connected with the oldest of religious observances and especially in hot countries. Cf. Kitto_s Cyclop p. 779. When I was a guest at Gravetye Manor in 1905, on returning from a day in the woods with Mr. Robinson, there was brought into my spacious bedroom in the manor house of the county of Sussex, built in the days of Queen Elizabeth, a bathtub. This was set in the middle of the floor and filled with hot water brought from the kitchen! The practice is novice different from early day California usage in Solano Co. _ for in Solano Co. I never saw a modern bathtub until I was say 25 years old. _ Sept. 13, 1931.
The flowering of the alkali patch at Little Pak _ a spirited account of the spring flush on the white alkali. See F.B. 7:119. See also p. 33 seq.
The springtime Flush on the Playas.
No place where there has been a human habitation but that should it for decades on decades. Does the fact of human dwelling ever become obliterated? Down the Brock road a mile, on the west side, lived the Olingers. There is mark there visible still. Down the east lane lived Johnny Foree say 75 years ago. One finds there still bits of broken crockery. _ Oct. 11, 1931.
_Hard times, hard times, come again no more._ Sung in the hard times following the panic of 1873.
_And the Lark singing home to old Missouri_.
Mrs. Hutton was an Olinger. The Huttons owned the place west of us before bought by Butchers.