Mrs. Bilderback did Kate’s washing this forenoon. I spen[t] the time in writing and practicing. It snowed some and rained some this forenoon, but final[l] y quit storming and just thawed. I received a couple of blocks with my name engraved on them, but they are so large I cannot afford to have them put in the papers. I have been writing cards all the evening to send to my folks for Christmas, it’s all I can do this year. Have been getting the blues someway, but hope I can get over them.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)