"Clifton was bound to go and I thought I would go rather than stay here alone with the children I spoke about going there to stay with you but Clifton thought it want best he thought we had better all hang together and then we soul not be a worrying about each other I hope to live to see the day to come back and live among you but life is uncertain I have one thing to comfort me I know that I have the same God to protect me a going to California that I have here"
"January, Monday 20, 1890 -- Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly than to
divide the spoil with the proud
I feel so homesick this morning--hearing Mrs. Sloan singing it just makes me think of the home away in Iowa, where if I ever had any happy days, I tried to be happy."
"February, Saturday 15, 1890 -- I drove on thinking oh such hard thoughts--why is this life for me, a home lover? I do so crave a home, will I ever have a home?"