Sorry, folks, had to post this!
Found online the diary of a Michigan lady, Thursday, April 1, 1880:
A lovely day. Whipped my boys. Went to Mr. B’s, had a nice time. Mr H. H. came home with me. He is very pleasant. They are going to move the church.
“Whipped my boys.” Such a lovely day! 🙂
All right, seriously now…I was not able to reach the Kulp descendant last night, but I have located her email address and will try there.