August 12th 
I’m in bed this morning but feeling better. Oh, how I do miss Edwin. I often listen for his footstep and merry whistle. It is hard to realize that he has left me for so long a time.
** Her son Edwin left on the 10th to attend college in Chapel Hill.
Source: Myrtle C. King, Anna Long Thomas Fuller’s Journal, 1856-1890: A Civil War Diary. (Alpharetta, Georgia: Priority Publishing, Inc., 1999)