Maggie L., age 24, Illinois

Mamma got up about 4:30 A.M. and got breakfast and at 6 o’clock Willie and I started from the Grove for McHenry where he took me to the train. It was a cold ride and the roads very rough. Took the 7:30 A.M. train for Elgin and arrived about 8:30. Aunt Sarah and Mr. Wood were at the depot to meet me. I took the street car at the square and came to Woods. It has been a beautiful day but is cold again to-night. Wrote a letter home.