On Monday morning I told Mom and Daddy all about the horrible rumor that had been told to LV about me. They were quite flabbergasted as well and gave me permission to go see my friend Martha to see where the story had started.
Daddy hitched our horse Fern to the little top buggy and I was on my way. I loved driving Fern, the morning was beautiful, and with the relaxing clip clop from Fern's hooves beating rhythmically on the asphalt I began feeling a little more mellow.
Driving up to the hitching rack I tied Fern and then walked up to the house and knocked on the door. Martha came to the door and seemed happy to see me. We chit chatted for a little and then I told her all about what LV had said she told him about me.
She immediately started apologizing profusely. Saying she should have come to me first to see if everything was true before she passed it on to LV. That she and her family had been invited to Edith's house recently and Edith had been telling her that I had confided in her all of those awful lies, and since LV had always been one of her favorite cousins she immediately went to tell him.
Everything made sense now. Edith had never been happy for me that LV and I were courting. Martha and I spent the rest of the forenoon visiting and working. I was so happy that we were able to get everything patched up.
I felt Edith had hit a new low even for her and was not enthused about having to see her the next Sunday in church.
After telling Daddy and Mom about everything they suggested John and I might like to visit one of the neighboring districts the next Sunday. That way I had more time to clear my mind and not say anything to Edith that I might regret later.