Laura M., age 13, North Carolina
January 15, 1996

No school because of MLK. Got up at 6:30. Ate breakfast. Got to Sugar Mountain with Dad, Em, and Becca around 8:00. Skied until 4 ish. It was so fun! I was getting some major air, too. We stopped off at Subway for dinner and went on a long ride home. I slept in the car a little. Got home at 9:00. Got in shower after talking to Mom. Dried my hair.

Marcy S., age 16, Tennessee
January 15, 1941

Cool. Rainy. Rather nice, though. My hair looked positively grand. Your style of hairdressing certainly makes you feel different. No 12:15 class on account of picture show. Typed after school. Mary, ditto. Trying best to finish “House of 7 Gables” by Friday. Made 97 on English test. I wish Mary would study harder but telling her so doesn’t seem to do any good. Why? I haven’t figured that out yet.

Henry S., age 24, Michigan
January 15, 1886

Went to Ann Arbor today and had the floral pillow that the Reading Circle put on Bertha’s Coffin. It was awful rough going. Lizzie Cooper [?] came home with me. I had a class in Book-keeping and writing tonight. It is raining and freezing tonight.  *(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina
January 15, 1868

Matt got very angry with me about the children wasting her chalk, packed up her things to leave right away. If she don’t mind she will be sitting up in the cold like Mag Morris I have been weaving the children weary me a good deal about my weaving Eddie has no pants he looks so small.  *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)