Up at 12:15 M. Mr. Thrift and Mrs. Heacock come before breakfast. Mrs. Green comes while eating. Mr. T. fixes our chair, stove, etc. Couldn't get along without him. Begin to think that man is a necessary article – Ho! for new Year - leap year. Nell goes to Dee's to fix masque. Comes home with letters. Ribbon and bodkin from Olive - Bless her heart! Kerchief from Bessie beautiful. Betty tells of package sent us. Go to masque ball - look on. After unmask - go down and dance. Supper with Barker. Bed at 4:30 a.m.
Bodkin - "a sharp slender instrument for making holes in cloth or a blunt needle with a large eye for drawing tape or ribbon through a loop or hem."