Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I got up this morning and built fires.  It was 2o [blow?] zero at that time but grew warmer soon and has been a very pleasant day.  I went to church and sung in the choir this forenoon in the place of their regular tenor singer who was absent today.  I did not stay to Sunday school but came home with Fred.  Grace and Charlie came down to dinner.  We had fish that Fred got in Frankfort yesterday, it tasted good.  I have been reading a good deal from Longfellow’s works, today.  I read the Spanish Student and beaan[sic] Hiawatha.  I began a letter to my Kate this afternoon and evening.  I am afraid it will be a long time before I shall see her.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)