I went up to the store this morning and worked hard all day, but the hours I was teaching, helping take the inventory. We booked the Boots and Shoes, Crockery, and Groceries. I brought home some old figs tonight that were pretty dry but still sweet. Something ailed the telegraph line today as it refused to work until about night. I wrote copies for my tomorrows writing class and also began a letter to Kate tonight. Jessie cracked some of the hickory nuts I brought up when I came, and we ate them. It has been quite cold today. Fred has made preparations to go to Traverse City tomorrow with lumber for Will Case. I am tired tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)