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)