Maggie L., age 24, Illinois

Zella’s 19th birthday. A very nice day. We got up early and Willie took us to McHenry and we came to Elgin. I traveled around all day hunting for work but found nothing. Called to see Mrs. Wheeler and at Woods. Wrote a postal home. Went up to Fishers with Zella in the evening but came back to Aunt Sarah’s and stayed all night. I gave Zella a gold pen and holder as a birthday present.