Henry S. age 25, Michigan

It began to snow this morning and has kept it up all day, the wind got in the north and a sort of blizzard has prevailed.  I guess I can’t go to Frankfort tomorrow.  Freed and I went to church this forenoon.  I painted and did pen and ink work on a birthday card which, I am going to send to Kate as next Friday is Kate’s birthday.  I wrote he [sic] a letter too.  I read some in my papers today so as to post up on the news.  It looks as though we was going to have winter until it is time for summer.  I would like to see the ground bare and hear the birds sing again.  I suppose we will in due time.

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