Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I got up about 6 o’clock this morning and went to the depot and ate for my breakfast some of the good lunch ma put up for me. Left Grand Rapids at 7 o’clock and got into Traverse City about 1:30 P.M. We encountered several severe snow squalls on the road. I am stopping at the Boardman River House. Wrote a postal and sent to Kate. It is pretty cold, and the north wind off the bay is chilling to face. The stores are most all closed. I caught sight of the Toboggan slide they have here. I am going to resolve to be a better man etc., for the coming year & I sincerely hope for the sake of those dear to me that I will succeed in my new business. I am feeling very tired tonight.