Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I got up this morning and built fires, found a big change in the weather from yesterday as it was blowing and snowing hard.  The storm has raged all day, I have hardly been out of doors.  I wrote a letter to Kate and on to pa.  Read over the Sunday school lesson for today.  Have been reading various things today.  Practiced singing a little also.  Fred and Jessie will be storm stayed.  I dreamed last night that my Kate was with me and I felt so happy.  I think sometimes I would give anything to be with her.  I hope I will never have to leave her again as I have this winter.  The wind howls strongly, a wild night.

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