Clipping from The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) January 29, 1916. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/Iccn/sn83045487/1916-1-29/ed-2/seq-14/
Wh 1.19 Monday
Thur. Jan 27, 1916
Cloudy & mild. 40 above. Rained considerable during the nite, tank run over. No letters from Lola this week at all, spose Lester [Lester Graves Pottenger, Lola’s first son, born 15 February 1915] & her work keeps her busy the most of time. Hope it will get to 1.25 soon & get that off our minds. We went down to Smiley’s & Mrs S & I got beat again. No other news to speak of. We talked some of going to Florida but nothing definite.
Cloudy, Mostly, 20 above. Not cold at all. I had pretty bad nite caught more cold yesterday someway and coughed all nite. Felt bum all day. Got card from Keohane saying wh[eat] was 1.21 Wednesday, down some today & yesterday too. Wrote to A. W. Winegas, Burlington Col [Colorado] about the farm down there. Did not go out doors all day – looks like storm of some kind coming.
Wh 1.21 Wednesday
Sat. Jan 29, 1916
Cloudy & misty. Sleeting. I walked over to Emerald St. and then took car to West Mad. to meet Clara – but the walking was very slippery. My cold is rather bothersome. Commenced to write the girls. Wheat mkt on down grade. Helen gone to stay over night with Miss Olson. Edna wrote about Fordyce [Edna’s son Robert Fordyce Ames] having near escape to getting killed or drowned. Thank God for the care & protection.
Cloudy & mild, 18 above. I did not go out only to feed the chickens. Cold does not let up much if any. V & Mrs. Biggert went, Helen was away. Helen & Mrs. B went this eve to see Pilgrims Progress in Motion pictures in M.E. Church. No news to speak of. Snowing little this eve. Having terrible floods in California. Pray God may guide her & us all in everything.