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)