Henry S., age 26, Michigan

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)