I went to a New Year's dinner at Aunt Ann's on New Years, so you see I eat a Christmas and New Years dinner both. I wonder if I shall ever happen to such luck again. We had a nice "Social" that night, and I and Dolphus stayed until about ten o'clock and started home. We hadn't gone more than three miles when the wind blew up cold as Greenland from the north, right in our faces, and it commenced to rain. We had to face it about five miles and you may guess we were cold when we got home.
I have been in the cold ever since I came home. I went to mill yesterday, and got back about dark, cold as could be. Have to go about 12 or 15 miles to mill. I expect to be in the cold for several days yet unless the weather moderates. I want to go out on prairie tomorrow (and see my prairie flower).
I will close as I want to write to
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, January 3, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128725/. Accessed October 22, 2014.