Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was daylight when I awoke this morning and I thought I was late but it was but 5:30.  Went up to the store and worked until noon invoicing.  It began to snow this morning and has stormed all day, wind in the north blowing hard.  I heard today that Kates cousin in Pleasanton is very sick and liable to die.  I must write home about it as soon as I can.  Helped at the store again after school.  Came home about 6 o’clock, and cared for Freds colts.  Fred came home this evening.  I have been visiting, reading, and eating nuts and apples tonight, instead of working.  I feel rather tired someway.

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