It was very cold this morning, 5o below zero at half past five. I went up to the store this morning quite early, my fingers and nose got cold too. I opened the safe this morning without any help, sent a letter to Kate this morning. I wish I could go see her and our baby girl tonight but of course I cant. I hope they are getting along all right. I telegraphed with the operator in Frankfort again tonight, but couldn’t do much because they wanted to use the line all the time, and kept breaking us up. I expect to go to Frankfort Monday and get acquainted with him. I call at Mr. Waters and told them of my daughter, today noon.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)