Helped Kate until about 9 o’clock this forenoon and then I went home, shaved, washed my head etc. I helped a little about cleaning the room Kate and I used to occupy. After dinner I got ready and went to Dexter, driving the pony. It was a cold ride, the wind blew hard from the south West too. I called at the Leader office and subscribed for the paper. Saw a good many people I ain[sic] acquainted with. I went to the Doctor’s office and got some things for Kate. I took supper at home tonight and then came over to send the night with Kate. The Dr. was here this morning to see Nellie who has a sore throat. I had him see Kate and the baby too.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)