Louisa P., age 72, North Carolina

Rain. Colder. Emma’s Sunday off, so we got our own breakfast – then M and I went to church – rather sleety. Mr Upton read the Service. Small congregation. Had nice dinner and quiet afternoon and evening. Have hosts of letters to acknowledge and cards – about 100 of the latter.  *(Louisa Pitkin Diary #M2003.5.1, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)