Burrell’s Journal, Entry 1

10 January 1912

Brrr! minus 8 degrees again! I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this brutal cold. There is something funny going on next door. Late last night there was a dim light coming from Uncle Ed’s basement window. I would never have noticed if I hadn’t been up to stoke the fires. (Did I say it was cold this year?? I feared that my slippers would freeze to the floor when I got out of bed!