Henry S., age 26, Michigan

It began to grow cold this morning and I went to work and made shelves in the cellar and moved our canned fruit from the wood shed down where I think it will not freeze.  I put the potatoes down also and made a door to the cellar way.  Taught this afternoon.  Went over to the store after school and learned that the stove had come.  It is freezing hard tonight and I dug what potatoes I raised this year, about ½ or 2/3 bushel and put in the cellar.  Fred Neill was here and spent the evening.

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