It was a year ago this morning that our little Johnnie it seems bad that Kate and I are so far apart at this time. I went up to the Court House this morning to send her a letter. I went over to Mrs. Barrs funeral with Fred this forenoon, but came back as soon as services were over to get my dinner and prepare for school. It has been very moderate all day and thawed quite a good deal. It is clear and beautiful tonight. I was at the store this forenoon and Mr. Case talked as though they should want me if I would work for them. I have been studying the telegraph alphabet tonight. Wrote copies also. Fred went up to a lecture. I didn’t feel real good someway.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)