Louisa P., age 70, North Carolina

Rain – Sleet. Much warmer – but very bad walking – Fell down going downtown. Did many errands and returned in rain. Water pipe thawed. Wrote letters and read but didn’t go out again. Mary nearly well – A. seems to have started a cold – But we hope it won’t be severe.  *(Louisa Pitkin Diary #M2003.5.1, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)