Colder this morning, 8o above 0 when I made the kitchen fire. It has not stormed any today to amount to anything but was cloudy. I went over to my house this forenoon and got a few things I needed. I took my Blackboard up to the College this afternoon and fixed it up so I could have something to explain on in my teaching. Taught Bookkeeping and Penmanship as usual. Went tot the store and got me a pair of rubbers to wear on my socks, they feel gay and I propose to wear them to school. I got some good long letters from my Kate and from ma, tonight, containing lots of news which makes me feel good. Got the Jan. Art Journal too. Have been practicing this evening.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)